Mr Gunaratnam Shyamalan

Mr Gunaratnam Shyamalan

Diploma, FRCS, MRCS, MBBS, BSc

Orthopaedic Surgery

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1 specialist

20 years of experience
9 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.88
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4.88
Explanation
4.88

Top feedback

“I suffer with Osteoarthritis and in 2003 l had both thumb joints replaced. In 2016 the right thumb joint had broken down and knowing this was going to be no normal procedure, l looked for a hand specialist on the internet. I found Mr.Shyamalan on the Spires website he had a glowing reference for his expertise in hand surgery. I contacted him and immediately made an appointment. Luckily l have private insurance but he does do NHS too, he was very positive with what he could do for my thumb, actually making a joint to suit as it was no normal operation. All went very well and l had my normal life back in no time. Unfortunately this year my AXA insurance changed slightly with a few less doctors on the list but l actually checked that Mr. Shyamalan was on that list. Thank goodness l did, out of the blue about 6 weeks ago l developed trigger thumb on my right hand. Mr Shyamalan remembered me, which l must admit surprised me all the patients he sees, but he is such a caring man l shouldn't really have thought that. He arranged for me to have the operation right away as a day patient in Sutton Coldfield Medical Centre because of the Covid 19 problems. He operated about 4 weeks ago, l didn't have to have a general anaesthetic therefore it was done really quickly. All his team including nurses, and l must include his secretary Pam who is amazing too were all lovely and put me at ease throughout it all. My thumb is already back to normal and you can't even see the scars from either operation. I cannot thank Mr.Shyamalan enough for what he has done for me, osteoarthritis is not a pleasant thing to have,and its nice to know there are Specialists out there such as Mr. Shyamalan that try their best to make life more bearable for sufferers of this awful condition.“
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Subspecialties

  • Hand & Wrist Surgery
  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4634038
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £195

    Follow-up appointment: £125

    Practices worked at

    Spire Parkway Hospital

    1 Damson Parkway, Solihull, United Kingdom, B91 2PP
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    Spire South Bank Hospital

    139 Bath Road, United Kingdom, WR5 3YB
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    About

     

    Mr Shyamalan (Shyam) is an Orthopaedic Consultant based at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and holds private hand and wrist clinics in Birmingham, Solihull and Warwickshire. 

    He specialises in hand and wrist surgery, with expertise in treatment for Dupuytren's, Carpal Tunnel, Ganglions, complex nerve procedures, soft tissue hand trauma including tendon, nerve and arterial repair, arthritis work, and joint replacement and wrist arthroscopy.

    He is also highly skilled in elbow and shoulder surgery, and treats tennis elbow and golfers elbow.

    Mr Shyamalan’s aim is to offer an individualised, expert service in the management of hand and wrist conditions, with due consideration given to both surgical and non-surgical options.

    www.midlandhandclinic.com

     
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    Medical procedures

    • Percutaneous Needle Fasciotomy (minimally invasive surgery for Dupuytren's Disease)
    • Skier's Thumb Injury
    • Thumb arthritis (Trapeziumectomy or Joint replacement)
    • Key Hole Surgery For thumb
    • Wrist Key Hole Surgery For fractured Scaphoid and Ganglions
    • Elbow Key Hole Surgery
    • Lumps and Bumps in the upper limb
    • Cysts around the nail
    • Tendon repair 
    • Tendon repair (hand)
    • Joint fusion (wrist)
    • Ulnar nerve release 

     

     

     
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    Special interests

    • Wrist Key Hole Surgery
    • Hand problems 
    • Arthritis 
    • Shoulder pain 
    • Arthritis (wrist)
    • Hand fractures 
     
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    Education

    Education:

    • Royal Free Hospital - MBBS - 1999 

    Memberships:

    • Royal College of Surgeons England 
     
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    Reviews

    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I suffer with Osteoarthritis and in 2003 l had both thumb joints replaced. In 2016 the right thumb joint had broken down and knowing this was going to be no normal procedure, l looked for a hand specialist on the internet. I found Mr.Shyamalan on the Spires website he had a glowing reference for his expertise in hand surgery. I contacted him and immediately made an appointment. Luckily l have private insurance but he does do NHS too, he was very positive with what he could do for my thumb, actually making a joint to suit as it was no normal operation. All went very well and l had my normal life back in no time. Unfortunately this year my AXA insurance changed slightly with a few less doctors on the list but l actually checked that Mr. Shyamalan was on that list. Thank goodness l did, out of the blue about 6 weeks ago l developed trigger thumb on my right hand. Mr Shyamalan remembered me, which l must admit surprised me all the patients he sees, but he is such a caring man l shouldn't really have thought that. He arranged for me to have the operation right away as a day patient in Sutton Coldfield Medical Centre because of the Covid 19 problems. He operated about 4 weeks ago, l didn't have to have a general anaesthetic therefore it was done really quickly. All his team including nurses, and l must include his secretary Pam who is amazing too were all lovely and put me at ease throughout it all. My thumb is already back to normal and you can't even see the scars from either operation. I cannot thank Mr.Shyamalan enough for what he has done for me, osteoarthritis is not a pleasant thing to have,and its nice to know there are Specialists out there such as Mr. Shyamalan that try their best to make life more bearable for sufferers of this awful condition.

    Patient seen for:
    Finger Joint Replacement
    Hand & Wrist Surgery
    Arthritis (Hand)
    10-11-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I have given 5 stars for each category because I could not fault anything during my treatment. From my first visit to the last everything was fully explained in layman's terms. Mr Shyamalan explained what was wrong said what he was going to do and even took into account that there may be other problems that might require sorting out during the surgical procedure.

    13-02-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I have nothing but praise for Mr Shyamalan. After suffering with Dupuytren's Contracture for many years and seeing two previous consultants who were unable to help I was amazed when Mr Shyamalan said he could straighten my hand with a simple treatment. Frankly I did not believe it at first but after a simple injection of a special drug and a subsequent manipulation of the finger it is totally restored. Unfortunately for Mr Shyamalan and other consultants around the country Mr Shyamalan told me that the drug he used is no longer available from January 2020 as the US supplier has withdrawn it from the UK and Europe. I would strongly support anything that can be done to reverse this decision so others can have the treatment that I was fortunate to receive. For me it is a miracle. Apart from the fantastic treatment I would also like to say Mr Shyamalan is a lovely man. He has an extremely pleasant manner, is extremely knowledgeable, explains everything very clearly and is kind and considerate. I recommend him unreservedly.

    Patient seen for:
    Dupuytren’s Contracture
    30-01-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I had a 45 degree flexion and disease in my left hand and this was correcting with surgery by Mr Shyamalan. i am really pleased with the outcome and the professional and considerate way i was treated.

    28-01-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Everything went well.

    21-05-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Mr. Shyamalan performed the procedure on my hand in a quite, sensitive and caring way. He was efficient and professional. I am delighted with the result which is most successful. If further hand operations or procedures are required I would definitely wish for this surgeon to perform the procedure.

    16-05-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Mr. Shyamalan performed the procedure on my hand in a quite, sensitive and caring way. He was efficient and professional. I am delighted with the result which is most successful. If further hand operations or procedures are required I would definitely wish for this surgeon to perform the procedure.

    16-05-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I went in for carpal tunnel surgery I was made comfortable in a nice room and nurses where very kind and helpful,The consultant was really good he was very kind and gentle my surgery went well and I have regained the feeling in my fingers I'm happy.

    16-05-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Great service, got an appointment very quickly for the Monday evening and I was in Surgery on the Wednesday. Op went well and follow up consultations were very good.

    13-05-2019
    Overall
    4
    Explanation
    4
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    4

    Good information through out. Successful outcome. Nice chap.

    09-05-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very helpful understanding and professional he talked me through the options and I’m extremely happy with the result. Aside from this he is a really nice and genuine guy who takes the time to talk to you I can highly recommend him to anyone who has problems with there hands.

    09-05-2019
    Overall
    4
    Explanation
    4
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    4

    Excellent attention, good result , clever assessment of the upside potential. Lack of info on follow up and changing dressing

    16-04-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Virtually pain free procedure, carried out quickly and efficiently. Mr Shyamalan explained everything at the initial consultation and I am very pleased with the after care I have received at the Spire Clinic in Droitwich.

    16-04-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    My experience with Mr Shyamalan is one of absolute professionalism. He diagnosed my condition quickly and advised me that I needed an operation on my elbow. This was carried out by him and his team at Spire Hospital Birmingham. The care and treatment I was given was without doubt, the very best at all times. I can only thank him for the timely help and advice he gave me. My elbow is now fully healed. I can write again, open doors and my grip strength has returned to near normal. He is a Doctor at the very top of his profession and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

    16-04-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Excellent service from the surgeon, procedures fully explained with no waiting time for appointments. Excellent care given during the follow up treatment.

    16-04-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very softly spoken, very good listener. The nurse was very friendly and calming. An excellent experience

    02-03-2019
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    My appointments and treatment carried by Mr Shyamalan have been exceptional. His understanding, knowledge and communication during treatment gave me confidence of a good end result. He was courteous both to myself and on the occasions he met my wife. Thank you

    11-02-2019

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    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
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    27-04-2020

    Hand surgeon

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Dupuytren’s Contracture, Arthritis (Hand)
    For procedures: Finger Joint Replacement, Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    Connection: Is a colleague

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