Mr Laurence James

Mr Laurence James

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

Orthopaedic Surgery

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3 specialists

22 years of experience
11 years as a specialist
Video consultation
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Overall Rating

Overall

4.97

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.97

Top feedback

“My experience with Mr James has been extremely positive. He is very polite and made me feel very comfortable. He examined my foot thoroughly before sending me for a MRI and called me right away as soon as the results were in. Very professional and efficient.“
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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
    1227 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

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

    • Foot Pain
    • Ankle Sprain
    • Arthritis (Ankle)
    • Arthritis (Foot)
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Achilles Tendon Problems
    • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
    • Claw Toes
    • Corns
    • 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

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Foot Pain
    12/35
    Foot & Ankle Surgery
    10/35
    Plantar Fasciitis
    2/35
    Swollen Feet & Ankles
    2/35
    Ankle Sprain
    1/35
    Ankle pain
    1/35
    Arthritis (Ankle)
    1/35
    Arthritis (Foot)
    1/35
    Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
    1/35
    Calcaneum stress fracture
    1/35
    Fibula and tibula surgery to insert pin
    1/35
    Foot Fractures
    1/35
    Hammer Toes
    1/35
    Ingrown Toenail (Onychocryptosis)
    1/35
    Painful, swollen ankle
    1/35
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot Pain
    My experience with Mr James has been extremely positive. He is very polite and made me feel very comfortable. He examined my foot thoroughly before sending me for a MRI and called me right away as soon as the results were in. Very professional and efficient.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot & Ankle Surgery
    Practical, knowledgeable in specialism, kind and professional. Very Trusted.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot Pain
    Mr James examined my foot & ankle thoroughly before sending me for an x-ray straight away. Throughout the whole experience Mr James he was professional and friendly as well as being extremely reassuring, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Calcaneum stress fracture
    Experience was overall positive. Competent doctor - the calcaneum stress fracture was diagnosed correctly as the MRI scan. Good recommendation to get other tests done like Dexa and blood. Would find it very helpful and beneficial to receive more clarity on what happens when I come off the boot and crutches, what activities I can safely resume, what I should be avoiding and be careful of instead and what are the estimates for safely resuming running (understand it won’t be any time soon but still, are we talking months, years?) also based on medical experience and evidence. Also, relying on advice from other experts is not always practicable. For example, my experience with physios is they’re not familiar with calcaneum stress fracture and don’t necessarily know what to do with my foot to help me to resume to normal life. I haven’t seen the Orthotics yet so that’s an area I cannot comment on yet but I would prefer to follow doctor than physio. More information from doctor is key, I think. Especially in more rare cases like the one I had.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot Pain
    Very good communication and understanding
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot Pain
    First time seeing Mr James and was amazed how good he was. Polite and made you feel at ease. Explained everything and made you feel welcome.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Ankle Sprain
    Great consultation, professional and efficient.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot Pain
    Mr Laurence James was both knowledgeable and welcoming. He provided an efficient and professional service. I would highly recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot Pain
    A big Thank you to Dr James for looking after my right foot problem. I am able to walk again without pain after couple of years and going back to practice the sports I like. He explained all the options I have in order to treat my problem and done all the investigations needed. Thank you,
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Foot & Ankle Surgery
    Helpful and professional, answered all my questions clearly and thoughtfully.
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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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