Professor Richard Field

Professor Richard Field

PhD, FRCS, FRCS(Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

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2 specialists

39 years of experience
25 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

4.97

Bedside Manner

4.95

Explanation

4.97

Top feedback

“Professor Field surpassed my already high expectations. His exceptional knowledge and experience shone through the total consultation. Straight to the point, admirably precise in his diagnosis, explanations and advice together with a most welcome sense of humour. He has my complete trust. I feel privileged to be treated by him.“
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Subspecialties

  • Hip Surgery
  • Sports Injury
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2659839
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

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

    Chelsea Outpatient Centre

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

    About

    Richard Field is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in the management of hip related problems. He is the Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, St George's University of London. His NHS clinical practice is undertaken at the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC) where he has been the Director of Research since 2004. His Private Practice is undertaken at The Lister Hospital in Chelsea and occasionally at SWLEOC.

    Prof Field is the UK's most experienced surgeon in Direct Anterior (minimally invasive, muscle sparing) Hip Replacement and has been using this approach since 2008. He uses the standard longitudinal and the less visible, bikini incisions, as appropriate. He lectures internationally and has operated with surgeons in more than ten countries. He is a pioneer of Arthroscopic Hip surgery and was the President of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA - www.ISHA.net) in 2017. He was the first surgeon in the London area to adopt hip resurfacing and continues to use the Birmingham Resurfacing Hip (BHR) in selected patients. Prof Field has been actively involved in the design and evaluation of new implant designs since 1983. He is currently undertaking clinical studies on short femoral stem implants as well as some of the new generation of hip resurfacing designs. He is comfortable using robotic assisted surgery and patient specific custom cutting blocks to achieve optimal component alignment, where appropriate. Patients wishing to be considered for inclusion in studies on new implants may need to be treated at SWLEOC.

    Prof Field completed his medical training at the Westminster Hospital in 1980 and went on to hold positions at a number of hospitals across London, including St Stephen's Hospital, University College Hospital, and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. After being awarded a PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1988, he continued to his specialist training in Orthopaedics in London, Cambridge and Melbourne. He was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at St Helier Hospital, Surrey in 1994. Over the past 25 years, he has gained enormous experience in complex sports and developmental related hip problems and is a world leader in hip preservation and rapid recovery hip replacement surgery.  He continues to undertake over 200 hip operations per year. He has previously been an adviser to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

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    Medical procedures

    • Hip Replacement
    • Arthroscopy
    • Anterior Hip Replacement
    • Chondral Grafting
    • Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) Hip Replacement
    • Hip Arthroplasty
    • Hip Arthroscopy
    • Hip Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic Acid, PRP and nStride)
    • Hip Preservation Surgery
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Injection
    • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
    • Revision Surgery
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Osteoarthritis
    • Arthritis (Hip)
    • Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip
    • Femoroacetabular Impingement
    • Hip Dysplasia
    • Hip Impingement
    • Hip and Groin Pain
    • Labral Tear
    • Sports Injuries
    • The Young Hip
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    Education

    • PhD University of Cambridge 1988
    • FRCS
    • FRCS(Orth)
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    Reviews

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Hip Replacement
    25/63
    Anterior Hip Replacement
    10/63
    Osteoarthritis
    4/63
    Arthroscopy
    3/63
    Hip Surgery
    3/63
    Direct anterior approach (DAA) hip replacement
    2/63
    Hip and Groin Pain
    2/63
    Hip and groin pain
    2/63
    Arthritis (Hip)
    1/63
    Bilateral hip replacement
    1/63
    Chronic left hip pain
    1/63
    Consultation pre hip replacement
    1/63
    Gluteal tendinopathy and planta faciitis
    1/63
    Hip pain
    1/63
    Hip replacement
    1/63
    Knee Pain
    1/63
    Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
    1/63
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    1/63
    Possible hip replacement
    1/63
    bilateral
    1/63
    increasing pain and disability of my hip joint
    1/63
    left hip replacement
    1/63
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Osteoarthritis Hip Replacement Hip and Groin Pain
    Professor Field surpassed my already high expectations. His exceptional knowledge and experience shone through the total consultation. Straight to the point, admirably precise in his diagnosis, explanations and advice together with a most welcome sense of humour. He has my complete trust. I feel privileged to be treated by him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    Professor Field has made my hip replacement surgery a positive experience, he has explained every step of the procedure and answered any queries my wife and I had. It is now two months after the replacement and the recovery and the improved mobility has been beyond expectations. Thank you.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Anterior Hip Replacement
    I was instantly impressed with Prof Field the first time I met him. I felt as if I'd known him for a long time. He has the ability to immediately put the patient at ease. His explanation of what to expect with hip replacement surgery and post surgery was complete and thorough in every way. Professor Field made it a point to call me two or three times within the first week post surgery just to ask how I was feeling and if I had any questions or concerns. Truly impressive!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Anterior Hip Replacement
    Professor Richard Field provided full comprehensive information about my condition, explained choices of management including national statistics and arranged consultations. Professor provided detailed information about the hospital stay, explained in detail different aspects of postoperative recovery, physiotherapy and pain relief. I was given an access to the Recovery App which allows the link between patient and himself. Professor Field is supported by an outstanding Secretarial Team.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Anterior Hip Replacement
    Professor Field provided me with the confidence to go ahead with the anterior hip replacement operation due to his kindly manner in explaining the whole procedure, his focus and care for what was right for the patient before and after the operation.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    I felt like I was in very safe hands. Would gladly recommend.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    Excellent in every respect
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip and Groin Pain
    My meeting with Professor Field was excellent. I chose him because of his experience and skill. He was also very kind and caring. He listened to me carefully, was professional and understanding. He took his time to tell me how he could help me in a clear and precise way. I would highly recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    Explained everything in detail in words I could understand, I have full confidence in him after speaking at length about my procedure
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arthroscopy
    From my initial consultation to surgery, Professor Fields has been meticulous with every detail of the process. I have been reassured and kept informed every step of the way. I felt in good hands throughout. Thank you.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Mr Benjamin Caesar
    Mr Benjamin Caesar
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    09-01-2019

    Prof Field is an internationally renowned expert on the anterior approach to the hip. I have looked after a number of patients who have seen Prof Field for their hip surgery and they all eulogise about the care and treatments they have received under Prof's team. We share an anaesthetist, secretary and theatre team and cross refer patients.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Hip Impingement, Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip, The Young Hip, Arthritis (Hip), Hip Dysplasia
    For procedures: Hip Arthroscopy, Hip Replacement
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Professor Mohamed Imam
    Professor Mohamed Imam
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    20-01-2021

    Prof Field is an internationally renowned expert on the anterior approach to the hip. He is one of the most diligent and innovative surgeons I have met. I have looked after a number of patients who have seen Prof Field for their hip surgery and they all eulogise about the care and treatments they have received under himself and his team. Highly recommend!

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Hip Replacement, Arthroscopy, Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery, Total Knee Replacement, Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) Hip Replacement , Anterior Hip Replacement
    Connection: Is a colleague

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