Mr Andrew Goldberg

Mr Andrew Goldberg

MD MBBS FRCS FRCSI FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

Recommended by  
5 specialists

25 years of experience
12 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.97
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4.97
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“An exceptional doctor who goes the extra mile. I had a torrid time with my ankle and after lots of injuries thought I was going to be disabled. Not only did Mr Goldberg pick up things several other specialists missed but he had a new technique which solved my problem and whenever I had a query I would get his personal touch. His team and the ward staff are so nice I could not recommend everyone more.“
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Subspecialties

  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Sports Injury
  • Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 4113571

Practices worked at

The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront

The Waterfront Beaufort House Elstree Road, Elstree, United Kingdom, WD6 3BS
18 reviews

The Wellington Hospital

St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
89 reviews

The Portland Hospital

234 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
174 reviews

About

Remote consultations

Mr Goldberg is delivering remote consultations to reduce the need for patients to travel and come into contact with others during the evolving COVID-19 situation. Please call 0207 042 1828 to organise a remote consultation.

Mr Andrew (Andy) Goldberg is a world leading expert who specialises solely in foot and ankle conditions and his practice is entirely focused on listening to patients' needs and he believes strongly in outcomes-based treatments. He is known for his non interventional approach and helpful neutral opinions and only recommends surgery when he believes it is in your best interest.  By working in a multidisciplinary setting, including podiatrists, physiotherapists, Pilates instructors and orthotists, Mr Goldberg helps avoid surgery on more than 85% of patients he sees.  

Have you suffered a nasty injury? Are you suffering from pain in your foot or ankle? If so then Mr Goldberg is an excellent opinion to help advise you on the best treatment options. 

Mr Goldberg is fellowship trained and runs large national clinical research studies to discover new and innovative treatments. Mr Goldberg was awarded an OBE by the Queen in 2011 for services to Medicine. Mr Goldberg lectures internationally and is a well-published author in peer-reviewed journals and his work has been cited over 1200 times by other researchers Mr Goldberg is the UK lead on ankle replacements for the National Joint Registry and sits on the Editorial committee for the UK National Joint Registry. 

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Medical procedures

  • Regenerative Medicine Techniques
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Achilles Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Bunion surgery
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Bunion
  • Foot Pain
  • Any ankle and foot surgery
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Special interests

  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Flat Foot
  • Stem Cell Treatments
  • Hammer Toes
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Heel Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Talar Osteochondral Lesions
  • Cartilage Repair
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Education

Education & Training

  • St Mary's Hospital Medical School (Imperial College London) - 1994
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust - Junior Doctor (1994-1996)
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland - FRCSI (1997)
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England - FRCS (1998)
  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust - Specialist Registrar (2001-2002)
  • Northampton General Hospital - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (Locum) - 2009
  • University College London (UCL) - Clinical Senior Lecturer (2010-2018)
  • University College London (UCL) - Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer (2018-present)
  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust - Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (2010-present)
  • The Wellington Hospital (2011-present)

Mr Goldberg is a member of the following organisations:

  • General Medical Council (GMC)
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS)
  • British Orthopaedic Research Society (BORS)
  • American Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS)
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Reviews

Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

An exceptional doctor who goes the extra mile. I had a torrid time with my ankle and after lots of injuries thought I was going to be disabled. Not only did Mr Goldberg pick up things several other specialists missed but he had a new technique which solved my problem and whenever I had a query I would get his personal touch. His team and the ward staff are so nice I could not recommend everyone more.

Patient seen for:
Arthritis (Ankle)
25-06-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

He is so caring and friendly. He communicates very well and has really looked after us well. He has looked after my husband and me and we are both so lucky to have him as our consultant. I tried to see him for our routine follow up but the hospital is closed because of the virus problem so we will wait a few months before coming back.

Mr Andrew Goldberg

Thank you for your lovely review. Sincere apologies for the interruption of service during Covid-19 lockdown. Delighted to report that with all social distancing and cleaning measures in place we are now re-open in what is becoming the new normal.

Patient seen for:
Foot Pain
24-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Exceptional service despite the circumstances around Covid lockdown. Thank you

Mr Andrew Goldberg

Thank you for the kind feedbck.

Patient seen for:
Fracture
22-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr Goldberg is amazing. We had to do a video call because of the lockdown but he was worried my daughter had broken her ankle of the climbing frame. Despite the difficult circumstances Dr Goldberg offered to drive to our house to fit her with a special boot, which he did and we will get an X-ray next week. I cannot thank him enough for going out of his way for us. Above and beyond. As we had private insurance we are really glad we could use it to avoid burdening the scarce NHS resource.

Mr Andrew Goldberg

Hope you are all safe during the Covid-19 pandemic - see you soon.

Patient seen for:
Fracture (broken bone)
11-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I would strongly recommend Dr Goldberg for being there in my hour of need and always being accessible

Patient seen for:
Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
06-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very useful remote consultation and thank you for the information you send me. Thank you.

Patient seen for:
Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
01-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I had a video consultation with Mr Goldberg because I am self-isolating in the COVID-19 epidemic. He was so helpful and reassuring and I didn’t mind doing it by internet. He has given me helpful advice and I will go and see him in a few weeks if the swelling has not settled. Thank you for being so caring.

Patient seen for:
Ankle Sprain
01-04-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Such a lovely doctor - courteous and very knowledgeable

Patient seen for:
Ankle Sprain
20-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Great Dr. Listened to my concerns and gave me a fantastic response. I now know what my issues are, my options and have a plan of action. Would definitely recommend to my friends and family.

Mr Andrew Goldberg

Thank you for your kind feedback

24-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I have had superb care from Andrew Goldberg

11-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Dr Goldberg treat me since my first appointment with a lot of respect and willing to get my pain sorted out. The whole process: exams, surgery, after surgery went very well. The whole staff is amazing and the nurses are lovely and always remember my face. Best experience ever for me. I'm very excited to get better soon with the help from the staff.

10-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Excellent care and attention at all times. Delighted with my treatment.

04-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Always courteous, always professional. I have full trust in him.

03-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I had a revision ankle replacement by Andy Goldberg and have got my life back. The first ankle replacement was done by a surgeon at my local hospital but was never right. I had pain from the day I was out of my plaster. I saw two other specialists who said there was nothing they could do before my osteopath recommended I see Mr Goldberg. From the moment I met him I knew I should have seen him in the first place. He confirmed it wasn’t right but was honest about my options, which called on more surgery. He sent me information to read and allowed me to speak to another patient to put my mind at ease. I’ve had 7 operations on my ankle now all together so recovery was never going to be easy. I’m now two years down the line and I sail, I hike, I play tennis. In fact I feel like I have a normal ankle. Andy Goldberg is the best ankle surgeon in the UK for me.

Patient seen for:
Ankle replacement
Foot & Ankle Surgery
01-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Extremely professional, quick, friendly, efficient service. Great experience. Thank you. Highly recommended

29-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I highly recommend Mr Goldberg as he's very professional in his approach.

21-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Andy is very personable, he builds confidence in his patients and provides excellent care. You never feel rushed and it's a pleasure to have met him.

16-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Mr Goldberg is an outstanding consultant who has completely changed my life for the better and I’m only 3 months post op from my TAR. His kindness and patience with all my concerns has made me feel so confident in his care. His exceptional knowledge that he shares with me at every appointment, answering so many of my questions with ease and absolute confidence gave me the push I needed to have an operation I have dreaded for many years. I am so thankful to have Mr Goldberg as my consultant and hope that anyone out there with ankle problems gets an opportunity to see him and have the same success in the start of this journey as I feel I have.

Patient seen for:
Ankle replacement
09-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

He explained what has happened to me in a way I can now clearly understand, using models, pictures and scans. Previous doctors did not do this and I was never sure what was wrong with me. His guidance has helped me get the right treatment and it did not involve more surgery as was recommended elsewhere.

Patient seen for:
Cartilage Injury
Foot & Ankle Surgery
02-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I had great support from Mr Goldberg and his team. Very clear and quick on strategy (which I liked).

Patient seen for:
Foot & Ankle Surgery
Arthritis (Ankle)
27-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Excellent foot specialist and marvellous with children.

Patient seen for:
Ankle Sprain
21-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Very thorough, fast answers, lovely team.

Patient seen for:
Foot & Ankle Surgery
31-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I was referred to Mr Goldberg by a friend who I am sure was very demanding. If she recommended him, I knew I was with the best person. It was a pleasure being treated by Mr. Goldberg from the first minute. Personable, pragmatic, explained everything very clearly and I obeyed all his instructions. I am US citizen and wished I could get such timely and accessible care there. All of the support help was equally as impressive from the receptionist. Radiology, the admin help, nurses, all of it!

27-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I could nothave expected or got more.

16-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

My son has flat feet. We saw two GP's and a podiatrist and everyone just said there is nothing that can be done. I wish we had seen Mr Goldberg sooner. At last we understand the issues and now we have a plan that we have confidence in.

Patient seen for:
Flat Feet
Back Pain
15-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Fast diagnosis, and same day treatment! Last time I sprained my ankle I was sent away for a scan to return a week later. Dr Goldberg saw me and arranged an MRI there and then and saw me back and told me I had also pulled off a piece of bone. I was out within 2 hours with a boot and a full plan. Wish all doctors could work like this.

Patient seen for:
Ankle Sprain
Ankle Fractures
11-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I cannot fault the care I have received from Mr Goldberg. During the past twelve months, he has made me feel at ease each time I have met with him. He has answered my email queries promptly even when he has been on holiday or at a meeting abroad. I consider him almost a friend such is friendliness and professionalism even though there are many years between us. I cannot thank him enough for the new lease of life he has given me. I was always an athletic man who participated in every sport and almost overnight I was unable to carry out any of these activities. I now can walk 18 holes of golf without any discomfort at all although I am disappointed that my technique has not improved! Thank you, Mr Goldberg.

Patient seen for:
Severe arthritas of the ankle
06-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Great and understanding !

Patient seen for:
broken toe
05-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I have been under the care of Mr Goldberg for the past two years and underwent Achilles revision surgery fourteen months ago. After two previous operations with disappointing results, I was determined to find the best foot and ankle surgeon I could, and I am pleased to say the best I found! Unfortunately, non surgical treatments proved insufficient to ease my condition, but Mr Goldberg exhausted all options before considering surgical intervention. In addition to his surgical expertise and patience to explain everything in detail, what I admire most about Mr Goldberg is his continued aftercare and genuine interest in my recovery. I was determined to return to running and sport and enjoy my passion to the full. With Mr Goldberg’s help, what once seemed like a dream is now turning into a reality!

Patient seen for:
Achilles tendon problems
28-06-2019
Overall
4
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
4

Very good at explaining the options and responding to my particular needs. A true consultant who tries to include the patient in the decision making.

Patient seen for:
Achilles tendon problems
19-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Mr Goldberg is an excellent surgeon. He has performed an ankle replacement on one ankle and an ankle fusion on the other ankle. I have regained my mobility and am hugely indebted to him and his excellent team. He is definitely the best ankle surgeon in the UK.

Mr Andrew Goldberg

Thank you so much for your very considerate and helpful feedback.

Patient seen for:
Arthritis (Ankle)
Ankle replacement
17-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

A very friendly and caring doctor who is top of his game, what more can you ask for.

Mr Andrew Goldberg

Thank you for your feedback.

17-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

An extremely skillful and committed surgeon who engenders confidence that one is receiving the best and latest treatment. Also caring and considerate and keen to retain responsibility for longer term outcome.

Mr Andrew Goldberg

Thank you so much for your very considerate and helpful feedback.

07-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

MR GOLDBERG IS A BRILLIANT CONSULTANT WHO HAS HELPED ME ENORMOUSLY. THE TREATMENTS I HAVE RECEUVED FROM THE WELLINGTON AND THE HCA CLINIC HAVE BEEN BRILLIANT . I WOULD LIKE TI THANK ALL THE STAFF THAT HAVE HELPED ME OVER THE LAST SIX MONTH. A SPECIAL THANK YOU GOES OUT TO MR GOLDBERG WHO CORRECTED MY ANKLE AFTER A PREVIOUS CONSULTANTS BOTCHED WORK LEFT ME IN PAIN FOR FOUR YFARS ALLOWING ME TO WALK AGAIN PAIN FREE. HE IS A BRILLIANT PERSON AND MY ONE REGRET WAS NOT SEEING HIM IN THE FIRST PLACE.

04-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

In 2018, having developed arthritis in my right ankle and suddenly finding I could hardly walk, I made an appointment to see Mr Goldberg whose name as a leading expert on ankle surgery I had found on the internet. After a careful and thorough examination he ordered a scan which showed that I had end-stage arthritis in my ankle and that I had also ruptured the posterior tibial tendon which was why I was unable to walk.He said I would need an operation and that the ankle could either be fused or I could have a replacement joint and the tendon could be repaired or replaced. He also said that if I decided to have the joint replacement I would need two operations but that the fusion and tendon could be performed as one. He explained everything very clearly, he was very attentive and I knew immediately that I was going to be in the best possible hands. He arranged for me to be fitted with an orthopaedic boot and to come back and see him when we had had time to think about the options. Being so well-informed, it wasn’t difficult to make a decision. When I talked it over again with Mr Goldberg, he was very supportive and agreed it was the right one. He said I would be surprised at the amount of movement I would have with a fusion and now, just over a year since the operation I am absolutely delighted with the result. The operation itself was completely painless afterwards and although I was sent home with a supply of pain killers, I didn’t have to take any of them. He had performed some kind of miracle with the tendon and the fusion, I can walk normally on that foot now and there is hardly any sign of a scar. During the long recovery period he looked after me wonderfully and I always looked forward to my appointments with him. When chatting with his grateful patients in the waiting room, we all agreed he was an outstanding surgeon and we were extremely lucky to be under his care.

Mr Andrew Goldberg

Thank you so much for your very considerate and helpful feedback.

Patient seen for:
Arthritis (Ankle)
Foot & Ankle Surgery
Ankle replacement
02-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I ruptured my Achilles‘ tendon and sprained my ankle and went to see a specialist whose name I won’t mention and he put me in a plaster but I wanted a second opinion and found Dr Goldberg who I had read is one of the best doctors for Achilles problems. He was much more thorough and scanned my tendon to show one end of the tendon was stuck and not moving and he did surgery the next day and after 6 weeks had me back in the gym. I’m now 4 months from the injury and almost fully recovered with the neatest tiny scar. My physiotherapist said that is one of the quickest recoveries she has seen. I’m so glad I found Dr Goldberg. I felt extremely well looked after and I don’t think I could have anywhere near the result if I had not taken the second opinion. I thoroughly recommend him.

Mr Andrew Goldberg

Thank you so much for your very considerate and helpful feedback.

Patient seen for:
Achilles tendon problems
Ankle sprain
Foot & Ankle Surgery
19-05-2019

Peer recommendations

Recommended by 5 doctors for:
5

Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr Ruth Whitby
Dr Ruth Whitby
General Practice

27-04-2019

excellent and skilled surgeon. very pleasant manner and dedicated availability

For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
For conditions: Fracture (broken bone), Sports Injuries
For procedures: Tendon Repair, Arthroscopy, Ankle Joint Fusion, Flatfoot Correction, Bunionette Deformity Correction, Ankle replacement, Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
Connection: We trained together
Dr Richard Seah
Dr Richard Seah
Sports & Exercise Medicine

27-04-2019

Andrew is a highly regarded foot & ankle surgical colleague. He deals with both simple and complex cases, for example the consideration of ankle replacement surgery in severe ankle osteoarthritis. He is also excellent for cases whereby diagnosis and management is not straightforward and a comprehensive consultant 2nd opinion is sought.

For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
For conditions: Sports Injuries
For procedures: Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery, Arthroscopy
Connection: Is a colleague
Dr Tim Lebens
Dr Tim Lebens
General Practice

14-08-2018

Excellent surgeon, helpful, available and very affable!

For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Connection: Is a colleague
Mr Omar Haddo
Mr Omar Haddo
Orthopaedic Surgery

07-06-2020

I have known Andy since early on in our training. He is a great doctor with excellent clinical skills and bedside manner. He is also an innovator with keen interest in research and technology.

For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
For conditions: Fracture (broken bone), Sports Injuries
For procedures: Multiligament Reconstruction, Arthroscopy, Ankle Joint Fusion, Flatfoot Correction, Ankle replacement, Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
Connection: Is a colleague

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