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Usual practice - Appointments available most Wednesdays (flexible for urgent self-pay cases)
Mr Sam Vollans is a subspecialist upper limb orthopaedic surgeon.
He has undertaken special training in the UK and abroad in shoulder and elbow surgery. He has worked alongside and been trained by three of the world's most renowned elbow surgeons (Mr D Stanley, Prof D Eygendaal, Dr van Riet).
Mr Vollans graduated from the University of Leeds in 2005 and then completed his specialist training in Yorkshire. Following this, he undertook further training in both elective and trauma shoulder & elbow surgery in Sheffield. As well as this, he also completed a European Travelling Fellowship awarded by the British Elbow & Shoulder Society.
Mr Vollans has developed a particular interest in elbow surgery including primary and complex revision elbow replacement, elbow arthroscopy, and paediatric/adolescent elbow deformity, osteochondritis and instability.
He prides himself on excellent communication with patients and is passionate about innovation that improves patient care and experience.
Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
Mr Vollans is a specialist shoulder & elbow surgeon treating all the most common conditions. He prides himself on excellent communication and will always take time to explain your diagnosis before offering you all treatment options (with and without surgery) quoting current evidence and results.
Mr Vollans' main interest is complex adult and children's elbow surgery. He has written a number of book chapters on Elbow Replacement, for which he receives referrals from all over Yorkshire and beyond. He also performs revision elbow replacement when previous ones have failed.
Mr Vollans regularly treats children with shoulder and elbow complaints. These include problems with deformity, clavicle instability (Sternoclavicular instability), shoulder instability, elbow instability, elbow pain and osteochondritis of the elbow.
Areas of expertise
Based on patient reviews & endorsements by other professionals
All conditions and treatments
General Medical Council
Primary Medical Qualification
MB ChB 2005 University of Leeds
Specialist Register entry date
Trauma and orthopaedic surgery From 04 Aug 2015
FRCS (Orth) RCS 2013
British Elbow & Shoulder Society
British Orthopaedic Association
Specialist's working hours
at All locations
18:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 17:00
I had surgery on my right elbow due to long standing arthritis. Mr Vollans explained every option available to me and the experience from start to finish has been 5*.
Mr Vollans was very personable and explained everything fully to me. He gave me options for my treatment and advised me of the probable results allowing me to make my own decisions regarding what treatment was best for me.
I was referred to Mr Sam Vollans for a problem with my oft shoulder. He has a good bedside manner, listening well and giving support and detailed explanations of the problem and the options available to put it right. He gave me time to think, support and reassurance that the decision I made whether to have surgery or not, was the right one for me.
I have nothing but the highest praise for Mr Vollans. Although I have a rotator cuff tear, we agreed that he would do a sub- acromial decompression,, which was much less invasive than a full repair. Recovery was very fast - no pain and sling off after a couple of days. Six weeks after op, the procedure seems to have been successful. Still no pain and substantial recovery of movement already. Mr Vollans’ communication at all times has been excellent and therefore confidence in outcomes is high.
Mr vollans explained everything to me about the op he did and showed photos...he also listened to any questions i had he was very pleasant and professional
Mr Vollans was very pleasant, professional and helpful, also listened to what I had to say. I felt that he really wanted the very best for me!
Mr Vollans has been absolutely fantastic from the beginning. Although we live in Cornwall that hasn't once been an issue - Mr Vollans has been in frequent contact with me and my daughter and made himself fully available should we needed. He was able to make my daughter feel supported and safe to voice to her opinions and ask questions. He facilitated surgery on 2 occasions this year and ensured this was as simple as possible given our travelling distance. My daughter is now pain free and has full mobility. Mr Vollans was always respectful, professional and gentle in his manner towards both of us. Thank you!!
Very helpful and professional helped get the operation done as quickly as possibly
Professional easy to talk to and friendly I felt relaxed and everything he told me I understood 5 stars
Have you worked with this specialist?
I know Sam since he was my trainee years back in Mid Yorkshire. His passion for Shoulder and Elbow surgery was already very clear then. Sam is very knowledgeable, great fun and an excellent communicator. He has trained with the best Shoulder and Elbow surgeons around. I am very happy to recommend Sam for all aspects of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. We are lucky to have him close to us in Mid Yorkshire to benefit from his expertise.
Sam is a great colleague and a superb surgeon. He has a kind and caring attitude towards patients and he has excellent communication skills. Sam is an exceptional surgeon and he gets great results. I would happily recommend him.
Mr Adam Lomax
Sam is an excellent colleague and is always willing to take up challenging upper limb problems. His patients love him as he produces great outcomes for them.
Mr Sanjeev Anand
Sam is an enthusiastic and forward thinking clinician with a wealth of experience dealing with both trauma and elective problems affecting the upper limb. He has a specialist interest in elbow replacements and complex elbow problems, for which he offered a tertiary referral service from Leeds. Highly recommended!
Mr Neil Pennington
What are Mr Sam Vollans's reviews like?
Mr Sam Vollans's overall patient rating is 4.97 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 83 reviews
What languages does Mr Sam Vollans speak?
Mr Sam Vollans speaks English
Where is Mr Sam Vollans located?
Mr Sam Vollans primarily practices at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital, located at 2 Leighton Street, Leeds, United Kingdom, LS1 3EB
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What are Mr Sam Vollans working hours?
Mr Sam Vollans is working Tuesday (18:00 - 19:00), Wednesday (08:00 - 18:00), Friday (08:00 - 17:00)
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