Professor John Hollingdale

Professor John Hollingdale

MB BS FRCS

Orthopaedic Surgery

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2 specialists

44 years of experience
24 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
4.98
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4.98
Explanation
4.98

Top feedback

“Professor Hollingdale was clear and straight forward from the start. I had seen another surgeon and went to Professor Hollingdale for a second opinion. He recommended a partial knee replacement instead of a full replacement. The operation was a resounding success. I was walking within two days and am now pain free and so impressed I want him to do the same operation on my other knee. What I liked was his assured confidence. Yes I could start practicing my golf swing after a few weeks, he encouraged me to play as soon as I felt able and was not over cautious like so many medics. He called me on my mobile regularly through the Covid outbreak to check on progress and offer support. “
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Subspecialties

  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Sports Injury
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2241870
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £220

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    160 reviews

    Chelsea Outpatient Centre

    280 Kings Road, London, United Kingdom, SW3 5AW
    36 reviews

    About

    Professor John Hollingdale is a consultant in trauma & orthopaedic surgery and has over 32 years experience.

    Professor Hollingdale qualified at the Westminster medical school in 1975 and then went on to complete his orthopaedic training on the Northwest London hospitals training rotation in 1987.

    Since 2004 he has been actively involved in the development and promotion of minimally invasive techniques in total knee replacement in the United Kingdom. Recently he has been trained in Robotically assisted hip and knee replacement. Professor Hollindale has taught on many cadaver courses in Europe to teach other surgeons

    Professor Hollingdale was president of the International Society for technology in arthroplasty and served on the council of the British Orthopaedic Association for three years.

    Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic he has started doing virtual consultations. 

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    Medical procedures

    • ACL Reconstruction Surgery
    • Ankle Instability
    • Ankle Pain
    • Ankle Replacement Surgery
    • Ankle Surgery and Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Bunion Surgery
    • Foot surgery for toe problems
    • Ganglion Removal Treatment
    • Hip Replacement Surgery
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement Surgery
    • Mako Robotic assisted knee replacement
    • Mako Robotic assisted hip replacement
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    Special interests


    Robotically assisted hip and knee replacement surgery

    Utilising the Mako Robotic Arm Assisted system to perform complex hip and knew surgeries where patients feel less pain, recover more quickly and gain better function and motion.

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    Education

    Primary Medical Qualification

    MRCS 1975 Royal College of Surgeons of England

    LRCP 1975 Royal College of Physicians of London

    MB BS 1975 University of London

    FRCS 1979 Royal College of Surgeons of England

    Specialist Register entry date

    Trauma and orthopaedic surgery From 29 Feb 1987

    Professional Memberships

    Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

    Fellow of British Orthopaedic Association

    Life member International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty

    Visiting Professor Anna Medical and Research Centre in Mauritius.

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    Reviews

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Partial Knee Replacement
    2/44
    Total Knee Replacement
    1/44
    couldnt walk on knee
    1/44
    ski injury multiple issues including meniscus tear
    1/44
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Partial Knee Replacement
    Professor Hollingdale was clear and straight forward from the start. I had seen another surgeon and went to Professor Hollingdale for a second opinion. He recommended a partial knee replacement instead of a full replacement. The operation was a resounding success. I was walking within two days and am now pain free and so impressed I want him to do the same operation on my other knee. What I liked was his assured confidence. Yes I could start practicing my golf swing after a few weeks, he encouraged me to play as soon as I felt able and was not over cautious like so many medics. He called me on my mobile regularly through the Covid outbreak to check on progress and offer support.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I was initially referred to Professor Hollingdale with a serious, unusual hip injury. After having looked at my MRI, he told me that he had not seen this type of injury in years and immediately referred me to another Surgeon who specialises specifically in this injury. Although I never met Professor Hollingdale in person, he was responsive, kind and very helpful given this time sensitive situation.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    ski injury multiple issues including meniscus tear
    Thank you - MRI and explained injuries. Operated on meniscus successfully.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Total Knee Replacement
    I’ve been seeing mr Hollingdale now for 16 years, had various procedures done, his knowledge is unbelievable but most importantly he tries to avoid surgery which says everything, great surgeon
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    Overall
    (4/5)
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    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Partial Knee Replacement
    Good care and communication. Appointments at a nearer hospital post surgery. Anaesthetist recommended for 2nd procedure very considerate of a very needle phobic patient and made me feel very comfortable. Ongoing care very good despite physio and hydro-therapy cancelled because of Covid.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    couldnt walk on knee
    Very got back to me after I applied for help on doctify. On Time. Came back with recommendations sone hours after the mri Scan. At lister hospital.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    I did not end up being the patient of Professor Hollingdale, but I was looking for a surgeon to help my father. Professor Hollingdale was immediately responsive, practical, helpful and kind.
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    Professor John Hollingdale

    Emily Thank you very much for your kind review. I was glad to help. I am pleased your fathers treatment is back on track. John

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    Fully explained injury & in safe hands!
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    Overall
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    (5/5)
    Perfect operation, recovery going on directed Prof Hollingdale was extremely helpful and professional
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    Overall
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    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Great experience with prof Hollindale, helpful and efficient
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    Overall
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very helpful and professional. Promptly seen and dealt with
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    Overall
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very helpful and professional. Promptly seen and dealt with
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    Overall
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Fourth arthroscopy by Dr Hollingdale. Excellent care!!
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    Overall
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    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Friendly and good advice.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Very pleased with hip replacement and aftercare.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    made me feel at ease through the time of the first consultation to the final consultations.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Informative, professional and put me at ease.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very well looked after and cared for at every appointment and during my stay, the care and support were fantastic. Follow up care was excellent. You feel like your care is in everyone's interest.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    puts me at ease- found the reason, was my back and not my hips. Sent immediately for MRI, scans and sent me onto the next specialist - arranged same day as a follow-up. Excellent
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Professor Hollingdale was very patient with my insistent worrying and questions after my knee surgery.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Mr Matthew Sala
    Mr Matthew Sala
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    15-02-2019

    John is a very experienced and excellent surgeon, providing sound opinion in all aspects of orthopaedic surgery. He has a wealth of specialist expertise in lower limb ( knee and hip) surgery. A very well respected colleague

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For procedures: Hip Replacement
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Enrique Saavedra
    Mr Enrique Saavedra
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    30-07-2020

    I know Mr Hollingdale for many years. I did part of my training with him. Very good lower limb surgeon and a good colleague.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Arthritis (Knee)
    For procedures: Hip Replacement
    Connection: Is a colleague

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