Mr Jonathan Bird

Mr Jonathan Bird

BSc, FRCS(Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

Recommended by  
3 specialists

22 years of experience
10 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

4.79

Bedside Manner

4.79

Explanation

4.79

Top feedback

“Had a full knee replacement less than a month ago and I have good mobility. Not bad for a 68 year old. I can only put this down to Mr Bird’s exceptional skills. Mr Bird is a no nonsense, straight talking man but he keeps everything in perspective. So far so very good. “
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Subspecialty

  • Knee Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4419693
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1227 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1543 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    14:00 - 17:00
    Tue
    Not available
    Wed
    Not available
    Thu
    Not available
    Fri
    Not available
    Sat
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    Sun
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    About

    Mr Jonathan Bird is a London orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in knee surgery. While studying at the UCL School of Medicine, where he eventually qualified from, Mr Bird joined the British Army. It was here that he saw firsthand the highest quality of medicine given to our military. He eventually qualified from UCL in 1997, and continued to serve until 2004, gaining experience while treating both soldiers and Iraqi civilians hurt by the conflict.

    After leaving the army in 2004, Jonathan had more specialized orthopaedic training in London before taking his current NHS post at University Hospital Lewisham. It is also here that he is the premier knee surgeon and initiated the Acute Knee Service. At the same time, he also leads the undergraduate medical students at King’s College.

    Mr. Bird is still always striving to improve his orthopaedic practice, going to conferences and learning the latest therapies and techniques for his clients. He can treat the knee injuries of elite athletes as well as someone suffering daily pain from arthritis. He’s always trying to give his patients the best care and improve their quality of life.

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    Medical procedures

    • Knee Replacement
    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Arthroscopy
    • Joint Injection
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Ligament Repair
    • Knee Preservation Surgery
    • Meniscal Repair
    • Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery
    • Multiligament Reconstruction
    • Osteotomy
    • Partial Knee Replacement
    • Patella Realignment
    • Patellofemoral Joint Replacement
    • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction
    • Tendon Repair
    • Tibial Tubercle Transfer
    • Total Knee Replacement
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Knee Pain
    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    • Arthritis (Knee)
    • Knee Cyst
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Patella (Kneecap) Dislocation
    • Posterolateral Corner Injury
    • Sports Injuries
    • Stress Fractures
    • The Young Knee
    • Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
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    Education

    • BSc (1994) - University College London
    • MB BS (1997) - University College London
    • MRCSEd (2001) - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
    • FRCS (Orth) (2009) - Intercollegiate Surgical Board
    • Member of British Association for Surgery of the Knee, British Orthopaedic Association and the European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy

     

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    Reviews

    4.79 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Knee Pain
    9/67
    ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    1/67
    Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction
    1/67
    Knee Replacement
    1/67
    Knee Surgery
    1/67
    Laparoscopic (key-hole) Surgery
    1/67
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    Sort by:
    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain Knee Surgery Knee Replacement
    Had a full knee replacement less than a month ago and I have good mobility. Not bad for a 68 year old. I can only put this down to Mr Bird’s exceptional skills. Mr Bird is a no nonsense, straight talking man but he keeps everything in perspective. So far so very good.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain
    Very comfortable in his company. Clear precise information
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Excellent service. Information. Details. Bedside manner and attitude. Grateful for his assistance
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain
    Very professional and have used this GP before.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain
    Very happy with the level of care and knowledge
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Laparoscopic (key-hole) Surgery
    The care and experience received was very good. Very well explained, I was very well take care of and felt very comfortable in the hands of Mr Bird and the hospital staff.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain
    Mr Bird has operated on me twice (Knee Arthroscopy). On both occasions the outcome has been very good - I went from significant pain to minor niggles and can now manage my knee pain easily without drugs. Of course you have to put the effort in yourself with physio and exercise for rehabilitation but this can't start until the surgery is complete. All in all a very positive experience for me.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain
    My overall questions regarding my forth coming high tibial knee osteotomy surgery were answered truthfully, as he pointed out the reasons for the procedure and possible benefits.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain
    Good empathy and manner, listened well and advised further examination.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain
    Excellent so far
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 doctors for:
    3

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Mr Baljinder Dhinsa
    Mr Baljinder Dhinsa
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    11-01-2021

    Mr Bird is highly regarded for his excellent patient care, as well as surgical outcomes, and that is why i highly recommend him to patients who have knee pain.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Knee Cyst, Torn Meniscus (Cartilage), ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury, The Young Knee
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Cartilage Surgery (Knee), Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Professor Tony Kochhar
    Professor Tony Kochhar
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    12-01-2021

    Happy to recommend Mr Bird for knee conditions. Patients we have in common have commented that he has gone to great trouble to make sure they are well cared for.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Knee Cyst, Knee Pain
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Cartilage Surgery (Knee), Meniscal Repair
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Arfan Malhi
    Mr Arfan Malhi
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    22-06-2020

    An excellent soft tissue knee surgeon.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For procedures: Multiligament Reconstruction, Meniscal Repair, Patella Realignment, ACL Reconstruction
    Connection: Is a colleague

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