Dr. Gavin Malcolm Spence

Dr. Gavin Malcolm Spence

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

Orthopaedic Surgery

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1 specialist

26 years of experience
14 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
4.94
Bedside Manner
4.98
Explanation
4.98

Top feedback

“He is one of the friendliest doctors I met in Dubai. My daughter is usually scared of doctors. By the end of the consultation, she didn’t want to leave. He explained her case in details and shared with me a supporting document describing her case. I highly recommend him!“
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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
    23 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
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    Medical procedures

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

    • Children’s Joint Problems
    • Fracture (broken bone)
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Clubfoot (Talipes)
    • Growth Disorders
    • Limb Length Discrepancies
    • 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
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Children’s Joint Problems
    31/50
    Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery
    5/50
    Fracture (broken bone)
    5/50
    Paediatric Orthopaedics
    5/50
    Paediatric Rheumatology
    3/50
    Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    2/50
    Curled toes
    1/50
    Cerebral Palsy
    1/50
    Check up
    1/50
    Clubfoot
    1/50
    Eye problems
    1/50
    Femoral Torsion (Anteversion)
    1/50
    Femoral torsion
    1/50
    Flat Feet
    1/50
    Intoeing
    1/50
    Knock knees
    1/50
    Leg Pain
    1/50
    Legs bones size problem
    1/50
    Paediatric fractures
    1/50
    Sports Injuries
    1/50
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Femoral torsion Children’s Joint Problems Femoral Torsion (Anteversion)
    He is one of the friendliest doctors I met in Dubai. My daughter is usually scared of doctors. By the end of the consultation, she didn’t want to leave. He explained her case in details and shared with me a supporting document describing her case. I highly recommend him!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Sports Injuries
    Very nice Dr, very elaborative and patient with kids. His approach to explaining stuff is brilliant t and kids feels extremely conformity him. We highly recommend him
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Legs bones size problem Children’s Joint Problems
    I really got my answers regarding my daughter medical case thanks to doctor Dr.Gavin who made us comfortable from the moment we step in and gave us the information clearly even for future matter .Already decided that he will be my kids doctor forever I hope he stay here forever thank you so much Dr.Gavin
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Children’s Joint Problems
    Good experience. The doctor explained well and in detail.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Leg Pain Children’s Joint Problems
    Informative and engaged well with child and explained prognosis clearly
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Children’s Joint Problems
    The doctor was helpful and he explained the patient situation very well. Thanks
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Children’s Joint Problems
    Very professional and lovely to my son , actually first time my son didn't cry with doctor I wish I came to burjeel long time ago
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Children’s Joint Problems
    Great explanation in all
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Children’s Joint Problems
    It was very nice and giving to people the evrey details about the patient and without to be worrying about it
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Children’s Joint Problems
    Great experience with Dr Gavin.
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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