Dr. Gavin Malcolm Spence

Dr. Gavin Malcolm Spence

BA, MB BS, MSc (Orth), MD, FRCS (Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

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1 specialist

27 years of experience
14 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.95

Bedside Manner

4.97

Explanation

4.98

Top feedback

“Dr gavin was very pleasant and Professional. Gave us a good understanding and did a thorough investigation concerning my sons leg length discrepancy. Wewill definitely keep seeing him in the future. Very good with children too.“
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Subspecialty

  • Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • Dubai Health Authority: 54244381
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    Practices worked at

    Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery Dubai

    Sheikh Zayed Rd - Al Quoz, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    33 reviews

    Burjeel Specialty Hospital Sharjah

    Al Kuwait St - Halwan SuburbAl Fayha, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
    0 reviews

    About

    Mr Gavin Malcolm Spence is a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon currently based at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. His areas of specialism are congenital and acquired deformities, limb lengthening, neuromuscular conditions and paediatric trauma. His areas of expertise include Infant Hip Dysplasia/ DDH, Congenital and Acquired Limb Deformity Reconstruction/ Lengthening, Surgery for cerebral palsy and Pediatric Trauma & Fractures.

    Mr Spence qualified in Medicine in London with Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degrees. He has also completed a Master of Science in London and a Doctor of Medicine in Cambridge. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Trauma & Orthopaedics).

    In addition, Mr Spence is interested in Teaching and served as a Surgical Tutor to Great Ormond Street Hospital. He has also run educational courses for trainees. He is also interested in research and has published in many peer-reviewed publications and has received the award “Trainer of the Year” in 2019.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • External fixation
    • Ilizarov frame
    • Deformity correction
    • Epiphyseodesis (8 plates)
    • Clubfoot correction
    • Hip Preservation Surgery
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteomyelitis (Lower Limb)
    • Osteomyelitis (Upper Limb)
    • Adolescent Hip Preservation
    • Children’s Joint Problems
    • Growth Disorders
    • Paediatric Fractures

    Procedures

    • Hip Arthroscopy
    • Hip Replacement
    • Joint Injection
    • Knee Replacement
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    Special interests

    • Children’s Joint Problems
    • Fracture (broken bone)
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Growth Disorders
    • Limb Length Discrepancies
    • Clubfoot (Talipes)
    • Osteomyelitis (Lower Limb)
    • Osteomyelitis (Upper Limb)
    • Paediatric (Pediatric) Fractures
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    Education

    • BA (Hons) (Cambridge)
    • MB, BS (London)
    • FRCS – Tr & Orth (RCS Edinburgh)
    • MSc – Orth (London)
    • MD (Cambridge)
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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.95
    Bedside Manner
    4.97
    Explanation
    4.98
    Children’s Joint Problems
    36/62
    Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery
    6/62
    Fracture (broken bone)
    6/62
    Cerebral Palsy
    1/62
    Growth Disorders
    1/62
    Limb Length Discrepancies
    1/62
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr gavin was very pleasant and Professional. Gave us a good understanding and did a thorough investigation concerning my sons leg length discrepancy. Wewill definitely keep seeing him in the future. Very good with children too.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    DR. Spence took his time to explain the diagnosis to both myself and my son. Dr. Johann was in the consultation and it was great to hear both their point of views. My son said they were kind and funny. That's what makes a doctors visit positive for a child. Thank you doctors.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Described the issue with solution
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    He was very genuine and friendly and he gave us the time needed.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Well experienced physician and very relaxing and straight to the point..one of the best in use but needs advertising
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I liked my doctors. They told me very good information ! We came for a second opinion regarding additional knee surgery for my daughter. We were on the fence. Dr. Gavin and Johann were amazing. They took the time and gave our daughter 100% of their time. We were very pleased.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Gavin Spence was of a great help, his advices were extremely good for our child. An expert to consult with we highly recommend
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    The doctor explained very well the condition, Both doctor and physiotherapist were great and very helpful.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Very professional, figures out the issue very fast, humble and friendly
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Very good experince. He managed to explain the situation in very simple and clear way.i recommend him with 7 star
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Dr. Antony Louis Rex Michael
    Dr. Antony Louis Rex Michael
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    09-12-2020

    Pleasant knowledgeable and skilled in Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Also an excellent teacher/trainer :)

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Limb Length Discrepancies, Clubfoot (Talipes), Children’s Joint Problems
    For procedures: Limb-Lengthening Surgery
    Connection: I have referred patients to them