Mr Andrew Chambler is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with over 14 years experience. He is also the Chairman of Circle Bath Hospital. He specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery, mainly shoulder and elbow joint replacements and tendon problems.
Mr Chambler qualified at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School and received his Masters of Surgery degree in 2000 at the University of London. In addition, Mr. Chambler has received Shoulder and Elbow Fellowships at Oxford, the Mayo Clinic in the USA, and many other places in the UK and Europe.
As a doctor he began the shoulder and elbow service at Yeovil District Hospital. This combined the latest techniques in joint replacement with high quality control to ensure the highest standard.
In 2013 Andrew moved to CircleBath permanently and was appointed its clinical chairman in 2016. He also occasionally provides orthopaedic service at Bahrain’s King Hamad Hospital.
His surgical knowledge includes sports injuries, tendon injuries, and shoulder and elbow replacement. Mr. Chambler also works as faculty for arthroscopic shoulder and elbow courses, peer reviews Journals, and lectures both in the UK and abroad.
In his free time, Andrew likes following sport, skiing, and spending time with his family.
- Shoulder joint replacement surgery
- Shoulder arthroscopic debridement
- Shoulder arthroscopic release
- Rotator cuff repair
- Shoulder stabilisation - Bankart repair
- Elbow replacement
- Elbow arthroscopy
- Elbow ganglion excision
- Ulnar nerve release
• Shoulder and Elbow Arthrsplasty
• Arthroscopic Keyhole Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
• Upper Limb Sports Injuries
- MBBS (1992) - University of London
- BSc (1991) - Univeristy of London
- MS (2000) - University of London
- British Elbow and Shoulder Society
- European Shoulder and Elbow Society
- British Medical Association
- British Orthopaedic Association
Having been suffering from pain and limited mobility in both shoulders, I was referred by my GP to a shoulder specialist at CircleBath early in 2016. Following approval by medical insurers and an X-Ray at my local hospital, I was seen by Mr Chambler within 2 weeks. His initial recommendation was for steroid injections under ultrasound guidance into both shoulder joints. This took place within 2 days and the ultrasound scans indicated 2 torn tendons in one shoulder with inflamed tendons in the other. After 3 weeks, it was clear that the steroid injections had provided only limited relief and following further discussions with Mr Chambler I agreed to proceed with his recommendation for the replacement of my right shoulder joint. Mr Chambler went though in detail with me the various options for replacement surgery and the benefits of proceeding with a ceramic prosthesis. Availability of the prosthesis and Easter holidays meant that it was a further 5 weeks before the surgery was carried out. A pre-assessment visit to CircleBath enabled all the necessary checks, such as blood tests and an ECG to be completed clearing the way for my admission for surgery. Having arrived early, I was shown straight to my room and met both the anaesthetist and surgeon who again went through the detail of the forthcoming surgery including explaining the risks. The operation itself went extremely well and I was back in my room within a couple of hours. The nursing staff were most attentive and ensured that I was comfortable and that pain relief and medication was maintained. Catering too was excellent although my lack of appetite could not do justice to the delicious selection on offer. I was out of bed later in the day and saw the physio for initial exercises and mobilising the joint. After a two night stay I was fit to be discharged and left with detailed instructions on the care of the wound, as well as a protocol for the ongoing rehabilitation by my local physiotherapist.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your hard work, professionalism and expertise with my shoulder. The progress has been amazing and I am now back to playing golf and swimming.
Mr Chamber is an expert shoulder surgeon.