Mr Simon Lambert

Mr Simon Lambert

BSc MBBS FRCS FRCSEdOrth

Orthopaedic Surgery

36 years of experience
24 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
4.6
Bedside Manner
4.6
Explanation
4.6

Top feedback

“Mr Lambert is personable, kind and instills total trust in his treatment. His explanations are clear and he makes you feel as if you are his only patient as he gives so much time to reassure and explain. “
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Subspecialties

  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2923642
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £275

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at 30 Devonshire Street

    30 Devonshire Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6PU
    1 review

    The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront

    The Waterfront Beaufort House Elstree Road, Elstree, United Kingdom, WD6 3BS
    110 reviews

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    374 reviews

    About

    Mr Simon Lambert is a Consultant Surgeon with a specialism in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and Trauma Surgery. He is currently based at the private practises Spire Bushey Hospital, Princess Grace Hospital, HCA Healthcare UK, and Spire Bushey Diagnostic Centre. His current posts are University College London Hospital Foundation Trust and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. His areas of interest include joint replacement, shoulder replacement, shoulder revision replacement, elbow replacement, elbow revision replacement, rotator cuff disease and clavicle and humerus fractures.

    Mr Lambert qualified in Medicine at University of London, Charing Cross Medical School, in 1984 with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees. Subsequently, he completed an extensive rotational programme in Orthopaedics in London along with a Fellowship in Switzerland. He was appointed consultant in 1996 at the University Hospital of Southampton and received the prestigious North American Travelling Fellowship of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow in 1998.

    In addition, Mr Lambert is interested in research regarding elbow replacement, the anatomy of the musculocutaneous nerve and more. He has over 100 professional publications, has received many awards including Wessex regional training programme Trainer of the Year 2000 – 2001 and offers courses to GPs regarding examination of the shoulder, the elbow: when to refer and the shoulder: when to refer and more. 

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    Medical procedures

    • Joint replacement (arthroplasty, adolescents - adult):
    • Shoulder Replacement;
    • Shoulder Revision Replacement;
    • Complex Shoulder reconstruction including replacement;
    • Elbow Replacement;
    • Elbow Revision Replacement;
    • Rotator cuff disease:
    • Rotator Cuff Disorders including tears, impingement, biceps tendon disorders, trauma;
    • Complex Rotator Cuff Reconstruction, including muscle and tendon transfers;
    • Shoulder and elbow instability (adolescents - adult):
    • Complex Shoulder Instability, including bone augmentation, realignment, and capsular reconstruction, complex pain, rehabilitation;
    • Trauma (childhood - adult):
    • Shoulder Joint fractures and dislocations;
    • Elbow Joint fractures and dislocations;
    • Acromioclavicular Joint fractures and dislocations;
    • Sternoclavicular Joint fractures and dislocations;
    • Clavicle, Scapula and Humerus fractures;
    • Musculoskeletal sequelae of neuromuscular conditions including muscular dystrophy, Erbs Palsy, Sprengel Shoulder (childhood - adult)
    • Cryptogenic shoulder pain: investigation and management
    • Arthritis (Elbow)
    • Arthritis (Shoulder)
    • Elbow Instability
    • Elbow Stiffness
    • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
    • Rotator Cuff Injury
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Shoulder Labral Tear
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Shoulder Tendinopathy (Pitcher’s Shoulder)
    • Tendon Repair
    • Arthroscopy
    • Steroid Injection
    • Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Replacement
    • Shoulder Stabilisation
    • External Fixation Devices
    • Fracture Fixation Surgery
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    Special interests

    • asessment and research into the anatomy of the rotator cuff and biomechanics of shoulder motion control
    • research into the anatomy of neural control of the shoulder and shoulder pain mechanisms in complex shoulder instability
    • development of total elbow replacement: research into the biomechanics of fixation and durability
    • treatment of complex shoulder arthritis and failed shoulder replacements complicated by nerve injury or neuralgia
    • assessment and treatment of shoulder girdle pain syndromes
    • assessment and treatment, including surgery, for complex and cryptogenic shoulder pain syndromes 
    • teaching principles and practice of shoulder and eelbow trauma at all levels of expertise within the International faculty of the AO Foundation
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    Education

    • BSc 1981 (University of London)
    • MBBS 1984 (University of London at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School)
    • FRCS Edinburgh (1989)
    • FRCS England (1989)
    • FRCS EdOrth (1993)
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    Reviews

    4.6 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Shoulder Replacement
    5/10
    Rotator Cuff Injury
    2/10
    Shoulder Pain
    2/10
    Shoulder Surgery
    2/10
    Arthritis (Shoulder)
    1/10
    Fracture (broken bone)
    1/10
    Revision Surgery
    1/10
    Shoulder pain
    1/10
    Shoulder replacement revision
    1/10
    post accident shoulder review
    1/10
    post accident shoulder review
    1/10
    shoulders
    1/10
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder Replacement
    Mr Lambert is personable, kind and instills total trust in his treatment. His explanations are clear and he makes you feel as if you are his only patient as he gives so much time to reassure and explain.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder replacement revision Shoulder Replacement Revision Surgery
    Mr Lambert was excellent throughout, both expertise and manner
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder Replacement Arthritis (Shoulder) Shoulder Surgery
    This was my first operation. I was anxious, but mainly about the 'recovery' and length of time. Unfortunately for Mr Lambert, it took many months for me to actually be referred to him, by which time, according to the X-rays/MRI, my shoulder was in a pretty bad state! From that first appointment, he explained everything to me clearly, in language that I could relate to, responded to my questions frankly and reassuringly. The pre op/op/post op and all follow up appointments were handled with care, concern, support, encouragement and the best professional standard that I could have wished for. My shoulder has been pain free since the operation and the mobility has improved from good to very good to very very good. He's a star !!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder Pain
    Unfortunately the rating scale only goes up to 5 as I would give Mr Lambert a 10! Amazingly talented with patience and compassion. I feel I am in the best hands possible. Thank you!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder Replacement Shoulder Surgery
    Mr Simon Lambert is an excellent consultant. So professional and experienced, he put me at ease and made me feel happy and confident about having major sugery. I would highly recommend Mr Lambert, and feel fortunate to have had him as my surgeon.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Fracture (broken bone) Shoulder Replacement
    A rare privilege to be looked after by a doctor who is as knowledgeable and as caring
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    Overall
    (1/5)
    Explanation
    (1/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (1/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Rotator Cuff Injury Shoulder pain
    Very caring and knowledgable
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    Mr Simon Lambert

    Thank you for your kind comment. I was concerned that, given the star rating you kindly left, that your experience under my care was rather less than acceptable, which does differ somewhat from your generous remarks. I hope I have not misread your review inaccurately. Should there be anything you would like to discuss please do let me know. With kind regards, and sincere good wishes for the Christmas holiday.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder Pain Rotator Cuff Injury
    I saw Mr Lambert on the strong recommendation of a family member, who had also seen him in the past. I am exceptionally glad I did. He is a lovely gentleman, as well as being a top expert in his field, He quickly spotted that my issue was not focused in the shoulder, but was stemming from a cervical spine issue - which subsequent MRIs bore out. I am now being treated for the core issue, which would otherwise not have been addressed. I am really relieved that I saw Mr Lambert, and highly recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    post accident shoulder review post accident shoulder review
    This is one of the best medical experiences I've had. Dr. Lambert is excellent, both as a medical expert and the way he treats you. Extra star for his communication skills.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    shoulders
    Mr Lambert has been So very kind & caring... I have had excellent care as well as from his fantastic secretary who is kind & amazing... I know I have had excellent care. I cannot thank him his secretary & physio Sara that he recommend. Thank you very much
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