Mr James Bliss

Mr James Bliss


Orthopaedic Surgery

Recommended by 4 specialists
31 years of experience
19 years as a specialist

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“Mr Bliss explained what was going to happened going forward and what might be wrong. He was professional, but caring and with empathy. He also listened very well and his explanations were straight forward but not patronising. “
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  • Knee Surgery
  • Sports Injury
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3479553
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £230

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    2,297 reviews

    31 Old Broad Street

    31 Old Broad Street By Tower 42, London, United Kingdom, EC2N 1HT
    77 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    18:00 - 20:00
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    08:00 - 12:00
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    08:00 - 13:00
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    After graduating with medical honours from The University of London in 1990 and gaining the general FRCS in 1995, Mr Bliss underwent specialist orthopaedic and trauma surgery training. Mr Bliss advanced orthopaedic training was based at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington and The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.

    Mr Bliss obtained the Walter Mercer Gold Medal at the completion of his orthopaedic training in Orthopaedics and Trauma in 2000. Mr Bliss subsequently spent a year in sub-specialist fellowship training at The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. During this time, Mr Bliss focused exclusively on knee surgery.

    He was appointed as a consultant to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London in 2002, with his elective practice being exclusively knee surgery. Currently, he closely involved in training surgeons in complex knee surgery and is a senior Inter-Collegiate Examiner for the FRCS exam in Orthopaedics - the final examination before trainee surgeons become consultants.

    In his practice, Mr Bliss manages all aspects that relate to knee injuries and with a particular experience and depth of knowledge in ligament reconstruction, joint preservation (osteotomy and mensical transplant) and revision knee replacement.

    In his knee practice in both his NHS practice based Guy's Hospital and his private medical knee practice in central London, he provides second opinion and surgical support for a number of knee surgical colleagues, who refer complex cases to him, in addition to providing direct support to patients with knee problems who come to see him directly.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Revision ligament reconstruction
    • Meniscal preservation surgery
    • Meniscal allograft transfer surgery (M.A.T.)
    • Osteochondral allograft transfer surgery
    • Osteotomy
    • Medial patello-femoral ligament reconstruction
    • Revision knee replacement surgery
    • Medial Pivot knee replacement surgery
    • Knee preservation surgery in the young and middle aged athlete
    • meniscal root tear and meniscal ramp tear repairs


    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Meniscal Repair
    • Arthroscopy
    • Chondral Grafting
    • Joint Injection
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic acid, PRP and nStride)
    • Knee Ligament Repair
    • Knee Preservation Surgery
    • Knee Replacement
    • Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery
    • Multiligament Reconstruction
    • Partial Knee Replacement
    • Patella Realignment
    • Patellofemoral Joint Replacement
    • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction
    • Revision Surgery
    • Tendon Repair
    • Tibial Tubercle Transfer
    • Total Knee Replacement
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Knee Pain
    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Patella (Kneecap) Dislocation
    • Posterolateral Corner Injury
    • Sports Injuries
    • Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
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    • BSc in Experimental Pathology (University of London)
    • MB BS 1990 University of London.  Distinction in Medicine.
    • FRCS.  1995. Royal College of Surgeons of England
    • FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics).  2000.  Intercollegiate Examination Boards.  Gold Medal for 2000
    • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England
    • Member of British Association for Surgery of the Knee.
    • International Member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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