Mr Andy Forester

Mr Andy Forester

BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS Ed(Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

38 years of experience
26 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.96

Bedside Manner

4.79

Explanation

4.96

Top feedback

“Excellent service and extremely helpful in managing my situation. Would definitely recommend“
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Subspecialties

  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Sports Injury
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2913968
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £260

    Follow-up appointment: £175

    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    1,257 reviews

    Nuffield Health Parkside Hospital

    53 Parkside Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom, SW19 5NX
    368 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
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    Wed
    09:00 - 12:00
    Thu
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    Fri
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    Sun
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    About

    Mr Andrew Forester is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in shoulder and elbow surgery. He is based in London and has over 25 years of specialist experience in orthopaedic surgery.

    He completed his medical degree in 1984 from the University of Leicester. He completed his higher surgical training in Northwest Thames and became a Fellow in Orthopaedics at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1989. After training he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Trauma and Upper Limb Surgery than began practising as a Consultant at Imperial College Healthcare, Charing Cross Hospital, London.

    To enhance his knowledge of orthopaedic principles, Mr Forester completed a degree in Design and Engineering at the Open University in 1993. He also completed a Diploma in French in 2001.

    In his current consultant positions, he sees patients with sports injuries and common shoulder & elbow conditions, including: frozen shoulder, stiff elbow, rotator cuff injury, shoulder instability and tennis elbow. He has special interests in minimally invasive surgery, shoulder replacement surgery, shoulder resurfacing and shoulder stabilisation, among others. He has proven expertise performing a range of reconstructive procedures and both open and arthroscopic surgery.

    Alongside consulting, Mr Forester actively teaches and trains general practitioners, residents and post-graduates. He is also a member of the Anglo-French Medical Society and the British Elbow and Shoulder Society.

    Procedures

    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Tendon Repair
    • Arthroscopy
    • Steroid Injection
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Shoulder Replacement
    • Shoulder Stabilisation
    • Ulnar Nerve Release
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    Special interests

    • Frozen Shoulder
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Dislocated Shoulder
    • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
    • Elbow Instability
    • Elbow Stiffness
    • Rotator Cuff Injury
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Shoulder Tendinopathy (Pitcher’s Shoulder)
    • Sports Injuries
    • Stress Fractures
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    Education

    MBChB - University of Leicester, UK in 1984

    FRCS (Orth) - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK in 1989

    BSc Design and Engineering - Open University in 1993

    Diploma in French - Open University in 2001

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    Reviews

    4.9 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.96
    Bedside Manner
    4.79
    Explanation
    4.96
    Frozen Shoulder
    5/24
    Shoulder Pain
    4/24
    Shoulder Arthroscopy
    3/24
    Dislocated Shoulder
    2/24
    Tendon Repair
    2/24
    Arthroscopy
    1/24
    Steroid Injection
    1/24
    Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
    1/24
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    Excellent service and extremely helpful in managing my situation. Would definitely recommend
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    (5/5)
    Mr Forester was one of the most pleasant and down to earth consultants I have met. He took the time to explain all the options and I would definitely recommend him.
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    Patient seen for:
    Very positive experience of operation and discussions with Mr Forester
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    (5/5)
    Really loved the pragmatic and individualised approach to my care. I would highly recommend Mr Forester
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Thorough , friendly and reassuring.
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    (4/5)
    useful consultation
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    Excellent knowledge, very helpful.
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very caring with a manner that relaxed me. The care has been very successful! Additionally he has cared for my son and partner with success. His office team are also very helpful and professional- thank you Diane.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Forester is extremely experienced and knowledgeable. His is also honest and trust worthy. As a Fitness Professional and an endurance runner, my activity level is daily and demanding. So, to find my self injured and in professional need of a surgeon was extreme worrying and very sad. However, I did not have to worry for long as Mr Forester and his team were caring, sensitive and understanding. I put my complete trust in him. He is a surgeon that truly puts the care for his patient first and foremost. I felt reassured and in good hands the whole time. I can not recommend Mr Forester highly enough. Surgery is a scary and evasive procedure and it is vital you put your trust and body in good hands. Mr Forester is that, one hundred percent.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I have been very appreciative of the care I have received from Dr Forester. Should I require further treatment in future (hopefully not!), then I hope to return to him.
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