Mr David Houlihan-Burne

Mr David Houlihan-Burne

BSc MB BS MRCS FRCS

Orthopaedic Surgery

Recommended by 1 specialist
27 years of experience
16 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

4.98

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Mr H-B carried out an extremely successful replacement of half of my left knee joint. It was done six months ago and I can now easily walk for 30 minutes per day without ill effect, and the knee is continuing to improve. He and his most efficient secretary arranged and carried out the whole process very effectively and in a very friendly manner. I shall certainly approach Mr H-B again should my other knee need replacement or if I need any other surgery which is in his field. “
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Subspecialty

  • Knee Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4191616
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    2,370 reviews

    OSD Healthcare

    Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom, HP2 7YU
    1,758 reviews

    Cromwell Hospital

    164-178 Cromwell Rd, London, United Kingdom, SW5 0TU
    933 reviews

    The Chiltern Hospital

    London Road, Great Missenden, United Kingdom, HP16 0EN
    278 reviews

    Bishops Wood Hospital

    Rickmansworth Road, Northwood, London, United Kingdom, HA6 2JW
    257 reviews

    Fortius City Clinic

    75 King William Street, London, United Kingdom, EC4N 7BE
    47 reviews

    Fortius Clinic

    17 Fitzhardinge Street, London, United Kingdom, W1H 6EQ
    23 reviews

    About

    Mr David Houlihan-Burne has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since 2005 and is currently working within the private sector. He covers all aspects of knee surgery and has surgical interests on knee cartilage and ligament injuries.

    Mr Houlihan-Burne qualified in Medicine from Imperial College Medical School in 1995. Following this, he undertook his postgraduate medical training in London and his fellowship training covering Knee and Sports Injury Surgery at the Jonathan Webb Clinic, Bristol and the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

    His areas of interest include knee pain, meniscal disease, sports injuries, cartilage repair, hip replacement, knee replacement surgery, ligament reconstruction and knee arthroscopy. Furthermore, he holds a membership with several organisations including the British Orthopaedic Association. 


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Robotic and robot assisted knee replacement

    • Knee ligament surgery
    • Minimally invasive hip and knee surgery
    • Cartilage transplant surgery
    • Robotic knee replacement surgery
    • Sports knee surgery
    • Osteotomy surgery

    Procedures

    • Robotic Assisted Knee Surgery
    • Partial Knee Replacement
    • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
    • Total Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Ligament Repair
    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Custom-Made Knee Replacement
    • Knee Preservation Surgery
    • MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan)
    • Multiligament Reconstruction
    • Arthroscopy
    • Cartilage Surgery (Knee)
    • Joint Injection
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic acid, PRP and nStride)
    • Meniscal Repair
    • Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery
    • Patella Realignment
    • Patellofemoral Joint Replacement
    • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction
    • Postoperative Rehabilitation
    • Revision Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tibial Tubercle Transfer
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    Special interests

    • Arthritis (Knee)
    • Knee Pain
    • Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Sports Injuries
    • Bone Spurs
    • Knee Cyst
    • Patella (Kneecap) Dislocation
    • Posterolateral Corner Injury
    • The Young Knee
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    Education

    • BSc
    • MB
    • BS
    • MRCS
    • FRCS (Tr & Orth)
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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4.98
    Explanation
    5
    Robotic Assisted Knee Surgery
    17/50
    Partial Knee Replacement
    10/50
    Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
    10/50
    Total Knee Replacement
    9/50
    Arthritis (Knee)
    3/50
    Knee Pain
    3/50
    Knee Replacement
    3/50
    Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
    3/50
    Knee Ligament Repair
    2/50
    ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    1/50
    ACL Reconstruction
    1/50
    Custom-Made Knee Replacement
    1/50
    Knee Preservation Surgery
    1/50
    Knee Surgery
    1/50
    MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan)
    1/50
    Multiligament Reconstruction
    1/50
    Osteoarthritis
    1/50
    Sports Injuries
    1/50
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr H-B carried out an extremely successful replacement of half of my left knee joint. It was done six months ago and I can now easily walk for 30 minutes per day without ill effect, and the knee is continuing to improve. He and his most efficient secretary arranged and carried out the whole process very effectively and in a very friendly manner. I shall certainly approach Mr H-B again should my other knee need replacement or if I need any other surgery which is in his field.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    My experience with Mr David Houlihan-Burne is that he is kind, caring, funny, informative and very reassuring. I was extremely scared, terrified really, and he was immensely patient and empathetic which enabled me to feel less panicky and actually look forward to the operation. He answered endless questions, making me feel empowered and positive about my decision. Although these operations are normal to him, he appreciates they are huge to us, the patients and he never underestimated my fears or concerns but met them with calm, straight and informative answers.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I have found Mr Houlihan-Burne to be excellent in all respects, which is perhaps more significant as this is my second knee replacement. I had a very good experience with the other one where the consultant no longer does knee replacements. - I found his explanation of the robotic technique to be very helpful, especially with the very bad state of my knee (and I recommend his video). - The whole setting up of, and passage through, the procedure was very smooth, with helpful and appropriate discussion and feedback. - The follow up was both informative and, fortunately, reassuring. All very good indeed.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Houlihan Byrne is very confident in the service he can deliver and this in return is very confidence giving . You feel like you are in very safe hands and the techniques are the best available. I was very happy with my procedure
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    David is quite simply brilliant. From the diagnosis to the treat options, to the procedure and onward to aftercare I cannot speak highly enough of David and his team. David said the procedure would be life changing and indeed it has been. Thank you.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Houlihan Byrne doesn’t waste words . He is friendly but efficient. He is confident, knowledgeable and very good at his job. He offers leading edge techniques and I felt very safe that he would deliver the best healthcare … and he did . My partial knee replacement assisted with robotic technology is life changing
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    After the X-rays and MRI on my knees Mr Houlihan-Burne gave a clear explanation of his diagnosis and recommended bi-lateral knee replacement. The operation went well and his response to a minor post operative issue was extremely rapid (an email reply within 10 minutes and a consultation within 2 hours). I am very happy with the treatment I received.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Very confidence-inspiring. Clear explanations.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Before meeting Dr H-B , I wasn’t even aware that the procedure I had ( Knee Osteotomy) was even an option. As an active & sports playing 54 yo I was worried that after having an arthroscopy 4 years earlier, the only option was a total knee replacement. After the initial consultation & from the information provided by Dr H-B, I knew straight away that this procedure was perfect for me , and 18 months later & completely pain free, I wasn’t wrong. I continue to play sports at a high intensity level & confidence that I hadn’t been able to before the procedure. For me anyway… 100% success & very grateful for the advice and skills of Dr Houlihan - Burne.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Throughout the whole process David has given me every confidence that he will achieve the best possible outcome for my knee condition.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 specialist
    Dr Daniel Fishman
    Dr Daniel Fishman
    Rheumatology
    I have referred patients to them

    "Mr Houlihan-Burne has very successfully operated on a number of my patients and I am very happy to refer to him, and have seen patients he has sent to me for a Rheumatology opinion."

    07-05-2020

    Recommended for:
    Torn Meniscus (Cartilage), ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury, The Young Knee

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