Mr Hugh Apthorp

Mr Hugh Apthorp

MBBS FRCS (Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

32 years of experience

Overall Rating

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5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“I could not be happier with Mr Apthorp and his Team. I had a hip replacement 6 weeks ago at London Bridge Hospital. I have had very little pain and it has healed very quickly. Mr Apthorp explained everything very clearly and came to see me in the hospital soon after surgery to check how I was. Since then, I have had several further meetings with him and have followed his advice which has led to my speedy recovery. His assistant Abigail is amazingly friendly, helpful, efficient and patient - and was on call from the beginning to the end. A fantastic team who I recommend highly!“
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Subspecialty

  • Hip Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3359965
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £300

    Follow-up appointment: £250

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1280 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    845 reviews

    About

    Mr Hugh Apthorp is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon. Within the field Mr Apthorp specialises in Hip Surgery and joint replacement, performing around 600 primary and revision joint replacements each year. His clinical interests lie in rapid recovery hip replacement, minimally invasive surgery, complex and revision hip surgery and hip problems in young adults.

    After qualifying from St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, Mr Apthorp commenced Orthopaedic training at St Thomas' Hospital. Following this, he moved to Perth, Australia where he spent a year working with Professor David Wood developing his expertise in complex hip surgery.

    In addition to his practice, Mr Apthorp assists with the training of young surgeons as well as teaching established surgeons new and advanced techniques. He pioneered rapid recovery hip replacement surgery in the UK with his patients enjoying the shortest length of stay for hip replacements in England.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Rapid recovery Hip replacement

    Young Adult Hip Replacement

    • Rapid Recovery Hip Replacement
    • Revision Hip Replacement
    • Young adult Hip Problems 
    • Complex Hip Surgery
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    Medical procedures

    • Hip Replacement
    • Anterior Hip Replacement
    • Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) Hip Replacement
    • Hip Arthroplasty
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
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    Special interests

    • Hip Dysplasia
    • Arthritis (Hip)
    • Arthritis (Shoulder)
    • Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip
    • The Young Hip
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    Education

    Primary Medical Qualification

    MB BS 1988 University of London

    Specialist Register entry date

    Trauma and orthopaedic surgery From 01 Apr 1999

    Memberships

    Member of the British Orthopaedic Association

    Member of the British Hip Society

    Member of the British Medical Association

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Hip Replacement
    12/14
    Anterior Hip Replacement
    1/14
    Hip Dysplasia
    1/14
    Hip Surgery
    1/14
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    I could not be happier with Mr Apthorp and his Team. I had a hip replacement 6 weeks ago at London Bridge Hospital. I have had very little pain and it has healed very quickly. Mr Apthorp explained everything very clearly and came to see me in the hospital soon after surgery to check how I was. Since then, I have had several further meetings with him and have followed his advice which has led to my speedy recovery. His assistant Abigail is amazingly friendly, helpful, efficient and patient - and was on call from the beginning to the end. A fantastic team who I recommend highly!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    Absolutely fantastic, would not have any other surgeon. Second time around.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    Mr Apthorp was totally reassuring about my operation. I was up and walking only a few hours after my hip replacement operation. I have the smallest of scars. No pain to speak of. I can now personally vouch for his excellent reputation in hip surgery.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    This was a first consultation and I was very happy with the explanations given to me and the treatment options suggested.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    I found Mr Apthorp to be very approachable and empathetic whilst also being professional. He was excellent at answering my questions/queries in an easy to understand but not patronising manner. I have every confidence in him and his ability to carry out a successful operation to replace my hip.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    From the very first consultation, instilled confidence and explained things clearly.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    My whole experience with Mr Apthorp and his team were exceptional throughout! I had a replacement left hip I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending anyone to be totally confident in a good outcome.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    Perfect in every way.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    Mr Apthorp is clearly extremely competent and an expert in his field. He is a good listener, takes the time to explain and answer questions. He is also personable, easy to talk to and has a good sense of humour. I have no hesitation in recommending him (as i do)
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    He and his team with John Criswell the anaesthetist make the whole operation an extraordinarily seamless experience which I would recommend 100% to anyone wishing to have a new hip.
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