Mr Gordon Shepard was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 2001 following training in Leicester, Liverpool and Manchester as well as travelling to visit and work with world-renowned surgeons in Sports and Arthroplasty Surgery in Boston, Denver and Adelaide. After 16 years at the Royal Bolton Hospital, he left to pursue non-emergency surgery for the NHS and privately within the private sector.
He has always had an interest in regenerative and reconstructive techniques and has practised what is now becoming known as biological surgery since he was appointed to his consultant post and so has many years experience of these techniques.
Mr Shepard was appointed as one of the sports orthopaedics consultants to the Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002 although a call-up to serve as a surgeon in the Army prevented him from taking up this post. He has provided orthopaedic surgical services to professional football clubs in the northwest of England.
British Orthopaedic Association
British Association for Surgery of the Knee
Biological Knee Society
MBChB 1990 Leicester University
FRCS 1995 Edinburgh
Intercollegiate FRCS(Tr and Orh) 1999
PGDip Sports Science 2001 Liverpool John Moores University
Very thorough explained everything well and in detail - partial knee replacement went ahead as planned and recovery is going well
7 weeks ago today Mr Shepard gave me a partial knee replacement. I saw him earlier in the day when he explained things to me and put me at ease. He performed the operation and joked with me at the end and I felt very relaxed and confident he had done a good job. He came to see me the next morning to check everything was ok and I was very happy with his manner. By doing the exercises I was shown I made a speedy recovery, I was soon walking without crutches, I was able to go up and down stairs easily and apart from the light ache,, of which I was told would occur, I feel as good as knew. My scar is healing well and looks fine . If you don't use it you will lose it was my motto. Mr Shepard did an excellent job and I am very grateful to him, if I ever need my other knee doing I will make sure that I ask for him to do it. I can recommend him highly.
I can not express my thanks enough for Mr Shepard and his team, from my 1st appointment right through my procedure and to my last appointment with him, everything was explained fully and easily so that I understood exactly what was going to happen during the operation and after the operation.
Mr Shepherd explained everything to me in a very simple and easy to understand manner.nothing was too much trouble for him in regard to explanations to my questions. the operation was a complete success and i am now pain free
Excellent surgeon kept me informed at all parts of my treatment and surgery First class service
I cannot fault any part of my hip replacement operation. The whole procedure was carried out most professionally to the highest standard.
Mr G SHEPARD. Very kind and considerate can’t fault anything about my op and after care looked after very well , thank you.
Mr Shepherd did my knee replacement on 23rd of April 2019 I could not have had better care after sis weeks I was off sticks I am going on cruise in July just 3 months after surgery thank you so much to Mr Shepherd who is a brilliant surgeon and also a great guy very down to earth and easy to talk to.
Excellent couldn’t ask for more after 6 weeks pain free and walking again.
Excellent surgeon, very easy to talk to, takes his time explaining everything to you and answering your questions to make sure you understand what is going to happen, and I’m so pleased with the results, can’t praise him and his staff enough
Progressed faster than I thought ,operation went really well and the care after was good
I had two full knee replacements by Mr Shepard. One in July 2016 and the second October 2017. I can not praise Mr Shepard and his team enough for the excellent care I received. I couldn’t walk for more than 10 minutes before I Was in awful pain. Although a painful operation it was well the pain for the positive outcome. To be pain free is life changing. The only downside is I can no longer kneel. Which Mr Shepard told me would happen. But what a small price to pay to be completely pain free, I cannot thank Mr Shepard enough and will always shout his praises from the rooftops, for improving the quality of my life 😀
Total hip replacement surgery completed in December 2018. Excellent job with full recovery within 6 weeks and no complications.Thank you
Clear explanations and communication throughout the whole process. I felt confident that I was receiving professional and expert advice and treatment. Post operative recovery was amazing.
In 2017 I had both knees replaced by Mr Shepard with excellent outcome which has improved y life so much. I now have good mobility, no pain and renewed confidence. I received outstanding treatment, care and consideration throughout. The whole process, from initial consultation to discharge was most efficient, always re-assuring and a surprisingly positive experience for which I am extremely grateful.
Great knee surgery. Now nearly 2 years have passed and now fully mobile. Thank you very much for your brilliant work.
I had problems with my knee, After explaining the symptoms to Gordon he pointed out on the x rays where the damage was, I came away knowing exactly what the cause was and now I feel well informed and at ease. Thankyou for your time and advice.
Top bloke! Gordon thoroughly explained my condition and made clear my options from supplements to surgery. I’ll definitely be back to see him again when I’m bad enough for surgery. Would definitely recommend him!
I had a quick operation on my knee on the 3rd Jan 2018. Leading up to the operation Dr Shepard talked me through the MRI results and what had torn in my cartilage also explaining what he was going to do during the operation. On the day of the op he came to see me, making sure everything was all ok before performing the procedure. I was in and out of the hospital in a few hrs and back home with my family. This was my 7th knee operation in total but my first with Mr Shepard. None have been enjoyable but this was by far the most professional and least painful from all of them. 6 weeks later I was back to discuss the results with Dr Shepard and thankfully the operation was a success - lets just hope that's the end of them!!
I had a total left hip replacement on the 16th July 2018. Mr Shepard explained the benefits and risks of the operation and answered any concerns I had pre -operative assessment. The operation was performed successfully at the Beaumont Hospital by Mr Shepard and his team and I was back home within three days . Following an exercise routine set out by the Beaumont Physio Department I was walking without crutches within a couple of weeks and drove my car in three weeks with little or no pain. Within two months I was almost back to normal with no pain. I would like to thank Mr Shepard and his team for my improved quality of life.
On the fourth of October 2017 I had a knee replacement performed by Mr Gordon Shepherd. The operation was a complete success, I was discharged two days later with no complications In my dealings with Mr Gordon Shepherd before, during and after the operation I found him very professional.
i had left knee op in march 2016 very pleased with everything had right knee op in june 2016 very pleased with everything i walked with a limp before ops but now i have no limp.
I recently underwent a complete replacement left knee, carried out by Mr Shepherd. I was admitted into hospital on a Tuesday afternoon and the operation was carried out the following morning. After the operation Mr Shephard visited me and informed me that that operation had been successful . The following morning, using arm crutches the physiotherapist had me walking around the hospital corridors. The day after, using the crutches, I was able to walk up and down th hospital stairs and I was discharged. Following the advice of Mr Shephard and the physiotherapist I made rapid progress and was soon walking without the aid of crutches. Before and after the operation Mr Shephard kept me fully informed how the operation and my recovery would progress. I have every confidence in Mr Shephard, his care and attention were excellent and I would recommend him to anyone.
I underwent partial knee replacement surgery last year with Gordon Shepherd at Beaumont Hospital the surgery has been a total success I now have 95% mobility and can once again participate in numerous sports. The care I received throughout the whole process was outstanding and I would highly recommend Mr Shepherd if you are considering knee replacement.
I have had three operations carried out by Mr Shepard over the last two years. A knee replacement in June 2017, the other knee operation was done in August 2017 and a hip replacement was carried out in September this year. All of these operations were carried out exactly as explained to me by Mr Shepard. He fully explained all of the risks and issues that could occur as a result of having the surgery. The pain that I experienced prior to surgery is gone. I believe that without the surgery, I would possibly have been disabled and I cannot thank Mr Shepard enough for what he has done for me as well as for the excellent work he does at Euxton Hall Hospital. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Mr Shepard to relatives, friends and colleagues. Can you please pass on my gratitude and thanks to Mr Shepard for his excellent work.
Very pleased with the process, from initial consultancy, to the operation itself and the follow up recovery review. I have healed faster than my expectations, and after 7 weeks I am back to about 80% of my full mobility (certainly better than prior to the surgery!). I have not experienced any infection or discharge from the wound and it s healed well.
The care I received from Mr Shepard was first class from beginning to end! He explained everything to me and put my mind at rest. The surgery went well and after a couple of weeks, I was able to walk around the house without crutches. Now 10 weeks down the line I am walking 3-4 miles per day PAINFREE! I should have had the surgery years ago, but fear put me off. Now I am fully mobile and painfree. Will start Pilates again next month! Thank you, Mr Shepard.
I had two knees replaced in 2017, one in June and the other in September. The procedures were carried out extremely efficiently and I now have a new lease of life thanks to Mr Shepard's wonderful expertise. He explained the procedures thoroughly and in a friendly manner, my questions were answered thoroughly and, consequently, I felt well informed throughout. I am so very grateful to Mr Shepard as life before surgery was pretty grim. Post knee replacement surgery is no picnic , but is definitely worth it. My heartfelt thanks to Mr Shepard and his team
I underwent a knee replacement in January 2016 under Mr Shepard. The care and professionalism I received was excellent in every way. I have nothing but praise for Mr Shepard and if the need arose I would certainly ask to be referred to him again.
I was referred to Mr Shepherd from my GP. My consultation with him enabled me to make an informed choice regarding Hip surgery. The operation went ahead and, although major surgery, everything went very well; purely down to Mr Shepherd and the theatre team. The replacement Hip was completed with great professional care; purely down to Mr Shepherd. I am, and will always be, incredibly grateful for my new pain free life.
I had a knee replacement recently, Mr. Gordon Shepard was the surgeon. My recovery was amazing, I never needed the support of crutches or walking stick after I came out of hospital. I was out walking unaided after 8 days, and have had no problems since. My flexibility is excellent. I am 75 years of age. While I was in hospital, Mr. Shepard visited regularly and I felt very confident that I was having the best care available. I would recommend him to anyone having a knee replacement.
Mr Shepard was in my room waiting for me on the first morning and told me what was going to happen and about when. The operation went just as he said and took about 1 hour if that, there is very little scarring and I had not to much pain. I saw Mr Shepard after about six to eight weeks after my operation and he showed me what he had done. All in all he is a very nice person and a excellent surgeon.
My experience in December 2015 was exemplary. I had a total knee replacement under epidural anaesthetic and while I appreciate everyone is different, I would like to offer reassurance to anyone advised to have this surgery to have trust and confidence in Mr Shepherd and his team. My surgery was performed at the Beaumont hospital as an NHS patient and my care was excellent. I was mainly concerned about the epidural but needn’t have. My anaesthetist was wonderful and I remember nothing. Mr Shepherd explained everything and my knee has been great since.
I can HIGHLY recommend Mr Gordon Shepard. After undergoing a total hip replacement, I was up and about and pain free in no time at all . He was absolutely wonderful in both manner and expertise. If I should ever have s problem with my other hip, I very much hope that I could once again be referred to him . First class !
On the first appointment Mr Gordon Shepard explained the procedure very clearly, His professionalism, expertise and down to earth approach was very reassuring making the whole experience totally painless. He gave quality of life back to do the normal and nice things like bowling and going to the park with our granddaughter. Walking out of the hospital after the operation without pain was truly wonderful. We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to Mr Shepard for all his care.
I am a 45 years old man who had severe arthritis in my right knee due to a football accident when I was younger. My life was unbearable due to sever pain and I had put on lots of weight because of not being able to walk hardly. I met Mr Shepard who could see that I wanted to get back to an active lifestyle and did not discriminate against my age of being young to have a knee replacement. The operation was successful and the recovery was quick, I was back to work after 4 weeks and other the coming months my ability to do more things started to happen. I feel like I have had a new leg fitted I am walking distances I am enjoying my life so much now pain free. Thank you so much Mr Shepard.
Mr Shepherd was very professional at explaining everything about having a knee replacement and all the pros and cons. It’s the best thing I’ve had done. Thank you.
Mr Shepard operated on my right knee, the procedure was a customised prosthetic replacement of the knee joint. The service, attention to detail, communication and hospital experience were excellent. Mr Shepard explained the procedure before the operation, the recovery time and what to expect once I returned home. Would certainly contact Mr Shepard again If I had a similar problem with my left knee.
Mr Shepard has a kind and very reassuring manner. He answered all the points I raised in an honest and frank way. About 6 weeks after the operation I was called to the Physio dept and found approximately 12 other people there who had been given the same op' as me and about the same time. it was clear from their mobility that I was weeks ahead of them; all of them were still on crutches or walking sticks. mine had been fled under the stairs a fortnight earlier. When the nurse asked where my sticks were and I told her she then asked for the name of my surgeon. I told her Mr Shepard; she just nodded and said "Thats okay then" . I can recommend Mr Shepard without any hesitation, and will ask for him when my other knee or hip is in need of replacement.
May2018 Had a partial knee replacement after six weeks pain free and independently mobile. Two e later I had another partial knee replacement. This was my fourth operation by Mr Shepard previously having May 2018 I had a partial knee replacement then eight weeks later I had another partial knee replacement. This was my fourth operation by Mr Shepard previously having had both hips replaced. His care and professionalism have transformed my mobility and freedom of movement.
I visited Mr Shepard as was not having any luck with my doctors. On doing an Xray he showed me the problem with my hip. From the diagnosis to the treatment any questions where answered no matter how silly they sounded. The procedure went really well and the aftercare in the Beaumont Hospital was also good. The operation has changed my life and now can got to gym, long walks on holiday etc without severe pain. I would not doubt to go back and have my other done if there were any problems.
excellent treatment by all staff. The operation on my knee went smoothly ,Mr Shepard and his team really looked after me and recovery was quick in fact l was walking after a couple of days.l am really pleased with the outcome ... Thank you.
I am one of those people who don`t like hospitals but after meeting Mr Shepard and discussing the procedure he put me totally at ease about my knee opertaion. From start to finish everything went smoothly and I would highly recommend anyone who has a knee problem to see Mr Shepard. A first class professional in his field.
Mr Shepard was polite, precise but open and approachable. He explained my procedure, showed me my x-ray and clearly explained the procedure. He showed me what the replacement knee looked like.He explained the risks entailed. He explained where l could find his performance stats and where to find them.He was very confident and put me at my ease. He visited me after the operation and told me How the op went. The scar is extremely neat and I have no problems Since .
My experience throughout the journey was totally amazing Mr ShepArd explained everything beforehand the operation was quick painless well organised and everything was committed to the Patients Pathway The results have been life changing for me The Beaumont aftercare was second to none 6 months down the line I walk without pain no limp and 2 stone lighter I would recommend everyone to contact Mr Shepard and his team to have surgery All the pain tablets and Depression due to being unable to have a proper lifestyle automatically changes over night It has been Life changing and I can now appreciate the years ahead with positively and happiness Thank you Mr Shepard
Gorden and the medical team on the day of my operation, have completely changed my life for the better. I am so happy with the results of my knee replacement surgery, I can now do the things again I once took for granted like we all do. Once again thank you Gordon for changing my life for the better. Kind Regards, Craig Adams
I cannot thank or praise Mr Shepard and team highly enough. I recently underwent knee surgery. Before this surgery I was unable to walk more than 20 minutes without pain. Immediately after the operation, I had no pain, and within two weeks I was able to return to the very full And active life I had lead before the Injury. Thank you very much to all involved, in particular Mr Shepard, who without doubt has transformed my life
mr shepherd was fully professional and confident in himself.i found the whole procedure and aftercare second to none.he explained everything and answered all my questions on the procedure and any worries were put to bed.thankyou for your excellent work it has been life changing