Mr Laurence James

Mr Laurence James

BSc(Hons) MBBS MRCS(Eng) FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

Recommended by  
3 specialists

22 years of experience
11 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“Very friendly and explained things in a clear manner.“
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Subspecialty

  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4418331
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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
    755 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1165 reviews

    About

    Mr Laurence James is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. He is clinical director of Orthopaedics at University Hospital Lewisham & Greenwich trust and an Honorary Lecturer at The Institute of Orthopaedics, University College London, as well as being a team doctor to Saracens RFC.

    Mr. James qualified in medicine from University College London. He completed his postgraduate training at University College Hospital, London and Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. He then went on to undertake a Specialist Fellowship Training in Foot & Ankle Surgery at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London and Southmead Hospital, Bristol.

    Mr. James is active in research and has been widely published in peer review journals, has presented at international conferences and written book chapters in major orthopaedic textbooks.

    Mr. James is a specialist in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery including arthroscopy, bunions, toe deformity, tendon and ligament injury, ankle replacements, achilles and plantar fasciitis.

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    Medical procedures

    • Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
    • Ankle Joint Fusion
    • Ankle Replacement
    • Bunionectomy
    • Bunionette Deformity Correction
    • Cheilectomy
    • Claw Toe Correction
    • Flatfoot Correction
    • Hammertoe Correction
    • Mallet Toe Correction
    • Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery
    • Partial Nail Removal
    • Plantar Fascia Release Surgery
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Achilles Tendon Problems
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Arthritis (Ankle)
    • Arthritis (Foot)
    • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
    • Claw Toes
    • Corns
    • Foot Pain
    • Foot Sprains
    • Hallux Limitus or Hallux Rigidus
    • Hammer Toes
    • Heel Bumps
    • Mallet Toes
    • Morton's Neuroma
    • Neuromas
    • Peroneal Tendinopathy
    • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Turf Toe (Toe Sprain)
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    Education

    • BSc(Hons) 1993 UCL
    • MB BS(Hons) 1997 UCL
    • MRCS 2000 RCS
    • FRCS (Tr&Orth) 2006
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Foot & Ankle Surgery
    6/19
    Foot Pain
    3/19
    Plantar Fasciitis
    2/19
    Swollen Feet & Ankles
    2/19
    Ankle pain
    1/19
    Arthritis (Ankle)
    1/19
    Arthritis (Foot)
    1/19
    Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
    1/19
    Foot Fractures
    1/19
    Hammer Toes
    1/19
    Painful, swollen ankle
    1/19
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot Pain
    Very friendly and explained things in a clear manner.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hammer Toes
    Laurence James is very personable, he is very professional, he is very technical but also gives the simplified version for those of us that do not understand technical. He makes you feel comfortable and at ease in his presence, he is more like a colleague than a Consultant. I would have no reservations in recommending him to others for his surgical procedures, in particular to those relating to my issues with my toes.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot Pain
    Really great, super clear explanation, made me feel really reassured he understood what to do.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot Pain
    Very clear. Approachable and understanding.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arthritis (Foot) Arthritis (Ankle)
    He had a very thoughtful and carefully considered approach to a complex and worrying problem. He was very courteous and listened to my concerns with care.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Plantar Fasciitis
    I found Mr. James to be very knowledgeable in his field and immediately understood my condition. He put me at complete ease for which I was and am extremely grateful.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot & Ankle Surgery Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
    Everything was explained very well.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot & Ankle Surgery
    Very friendly and good listener. Excellent.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot & Ankle Surgery
    Mr James was very friendly and approachable, listened and explained the problems I was experiencing very clearly. He was also very sensitive and gentle when examine
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Swollen Feet & Ankles
    straightforward clear detailed explanation and reassurance gave me complete confidence
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 doctors for:
    3

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Professor Tony Kochhar
    Professor Tony Kochhar
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    11-01-2021

    Happy to recommend Mr James as very good technically. He's very easy to talk to and has a great bedside manner with his patients.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Bone Spurs, Ankle Sprain, Foot Pain
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Jonathan Bird
    Mr Jonathan Bird
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    11-01-2021

    Mr James is an excellent surgeon. I've known him for years and have asked him to see friends and family. I have no hesitation in recommending him.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Bone Spurs, Ankle Sprain, Foot Pain
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery, Tendon Repair
    Mr Arfan Malhi
    Mr Arfan Malhi
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    22-06-2020

    An extremely competent surgeon. Highly recommended.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For procedures: Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery, Claw Toe Correction, Bunionette Deformity Correction, Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
    Connection: Is a colleague
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