Mr Gunaratnam Shyamalan

Mr Gunaratnam Shyamalan

Diploma, FRCS, MRCS, MBBS, BSc

Orthopaedic Surgery

Recommended by 1 specialist
23 years of experience
11 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.91

Bedside Manner

4.91

Explanation

4.91

Top feedback

“Very professional and kind. Explained pros and cons of operation clearly. Sorted out my pain and removed Glomus tumour perfectly“
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Subspecialties

  • Hand & Wrist Surgery
  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Sports Injury
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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: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    Spire Little Aston Hospital

    Little Aston Hall Drive, Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom, B74 3UP
    139 reviews

    Spire Parkway Hospital

    1 Damson Parkway, Solihull, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B91 2PP
    131 reviews

    Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital

    Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa, United Kingdom, CV32 6RW
    84 reviews

    Sutton Medical Consulting Centre

    233 Tamworth Road, Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom, B75 6DX
    4 reviews

    About

    Mr Shyamalan (Shyam) is an Orthopaedic Hand, Wrist and Elbow sugeon based at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and holds private hand and wrist clinics in Birmingham, Solihull, Worcestershire 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.

    Conditions treated:

    • Carpal tunnel
    • Dupuytren’s
    • Trigger finger
    • Arthritis
    • Cubital tunnel
    • Tennis elbow
    • Golfers elbow
    • Scaphoid injury
    • Hand and wrist fractures
    • Nerve injury
    • Lumps, bumps and soft tissue surgery
    • Sports injury and trauma


    Procedures

    • Finger Joint Replacement
    • Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Arthroscopy
    • Joint Fusion (Hand)
    • Joint Fusion (Wrist)
    • Joint Injection
    • PRP Treatment
    • Rheumatoid Hand Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tendon Repair
    • Tendon Repair (Hand)
    • Ulnar Nerve Release
    • Video Consultation
    • Wrist Arthroscopy
    • Wrist Replacement
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    Special interests

    • Hand Pain
    • Arthritis (Elbow)
    • Arthritis (Wrist)
    • Elbow Instability
    • Elbow Stiffness
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
    • Hand Deformities
    • Hand Extensor Tendon Injuries
    • Hand Problems
    • Hand Stiffness
    • Mallet Finger
    • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
    • Sports Injuries
    • Stress Fractures
    • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
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    Education

    Education:

    • Royal Free Hospital - MBBS - 1999 

    Memberships:

    • Royal College of Surgeons England 
     
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    Reviews

    4.91 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.91
    Bedside Manner
    4.91
    Explanation
    4.91
    Hand & Wrist Surgery
    3/22
    Finger Joint Replacement
    2/22
    Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    1/22
    Elbow Arthroscopy
    1/22
    Hand Pain
    1/22
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very professional and kind. Explained pros and cons of operation clearly. Sorted out my pain and removed Glomus tumour perfectly
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
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    Really felt comfortable seeing Mr Shyamalan. Good advice (non surgical initially. Took time to explain the risks etc. and explained things in layman’s terms
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Shyamalan has an approachable and compassionate manner. Importantly, he ended 2 years of pain in my hands after performing carpal tunnel release surgery.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    very good at explaining what will happen during operation.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent from my first consultation to my last . Mr Shyamalan explained every step of my procedure, answered all my questions and generally put my mind at ease. I’m delighted with the outcome. Thank you.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    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.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    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.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
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    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.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    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.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Everything went well.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 specialist
    Mr Tarek ElGamal
    Mr Tarek ElGamal
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Hand surgeon"

    27-04-2020

    Recommended for:
    Dupuytren’s Contracture, Arthritis (Hand)

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