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
13 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
4.92
Bedside Manner
4.97
Explanation
4.97

Top feedback

“I would highly recommend Dr Malcolm. He’s very professional, knowledgeable and pleasant doctor. Thank you “
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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
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    Burjeel Specialty Hospital Sharjah

    Al Kuwait St - Halwan SuburbAl Fayha, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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    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
    • Growth Disorders
    • Limb Length Discrepancies
    • Osteomyelitis (Lower Limb)
    • Osteomyelitis (Upper Limb)
    • Paediatric 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

    4.95 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Children’s Joint Problems
    22/36
    Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery
    4/36
    Fracture (broken bone)
    4/36
    Paediatric Orthopaedics
    3/36
    Paediatric Rheumatology
    3/36
    Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    2/36
    Curled toes
    1/36
    Cerebral Palsy
    1/36
    Check up
    1/36
    Clubfoot
    1/36
    Eye problems
    1/36
    Flat Feet
    1/36
    Intoeing
    1/36
    Knock knees
    1/36
    Paediatric fractures
    1/36
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Check up
    I would highly recommend Dr Malcolm. He’s very professional, knowledgeable and pleasant doctor. Thank you
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Children’s Joint Problems
    It was great to meet Dr Gavin. He asked us enough questions to understand our concerns and gave us answers to all of them. He eased our worries out and gave us logical explanations to each worry. He gave us something to read as well that would not let us trust external sources. Thanks to him for his support and expert consultation.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Children’s Joint Problems
    Dr Spence has been absolutely excellent. He was very patient and accommodating with our 2 year old, did a thorough examination and took time to explain things to two very concerned parents. We had a great experience and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him. The other staff has also been very helpful and polite. All in all, a great experience.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Paediatric Orthopaedics Clubfoot
    Dr is very good advisor
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Children’s Joint Problems
    Good Knowledge, empathy and understanding.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Children’s Joint Problems
    Doctor was very helpful and positive
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Children’s Joint Problems
    Excellent experience
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Children’s Joint Problems
    Doctor Gavin is incredible. Not only has he taken great care of my son health, but also he is so lovely to speak with the best explanation about my son's disease. He motivated us and it is good to know we are not alone in our way.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Children’s Joint Problems
    Excellent
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Fracture (broken bone) Children’s Joint Problems
    Very helpful and kind especially dealing with children. Also takes his time to thoroughly explain everything
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Paediatric Orthopaedics Flat Feet
    Thank you for all your valuable inputs!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knock knees Children’s Joint Problems
    Excellent with childrens, wide knowledge and very long experiences
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery
    An ideal Doctor.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Children’s Joint Problems
    Very polite and courteous
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Children’s Joint Problems
    Excellent patient care ❤
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Curled toes
    He’s very gentle, welcoming and knowledgeable. Put us at ease.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Fracture (broken bone)
    Excellent
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Children’s Joint Problems
    Great doctor, friendly with the kids, the room was prepared with toys .
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cerebral Palsy
    Dr Gavin is one of the most wonderful doctors we have met in our journey (and we have met a few!). His bedside manner is unparalleled, he is thorough and gives the family more than sufficient time. It is always a pleasure meeting him, and looking forward to seeing more of him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery
    Humble, well explained and treating the patient as one of the family .very concerned doctor about the patient problem, I recommend dr.Gavin cordially
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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, Children’s Joint Problems
    For procedures: Limb-Lengthening Surgery
    Connection: I have referred patients to them