Mr Henry Atkinson received his medical degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1998. He qualified as a Bone and Joint (Trauma and Orthopaedic) Surgeon from 2008. As part of his training he completed renowned fellowships in Adelaide, Australia as well as in Canada and Serbia. His fellowships allowed him to gain extensive expertise in all lower limb surgeries. Mr Atkinson is thus adept and has experience in managing problems of the hip, knee and ankle. He has a particular interest in the management of sporting injuries.
Mr Atkinson regularly lectures in Belgrade, Serbia and gives advice on the design and implementation of research projects.
He is currently appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma surgeon at North Middlesex University hospital, where he received an NHS Clinical Excellence Award in May 2012.
Known for the energy and enthusiasm he brings to his practice and patients, he balances work with spending time with his wife and young family in the North London area.
- Sports medicine surgery
- Hip and Knee Joint Replacement and Revision surgery
- Knee Cartilage (Meniscal) surgery
- Knee ligament reconstruction
- Foot and Ankle surgery
- Ankle joint replacement surgery
- Sports Injuries
- Hip, knee and ankle arthrtis
- Knee ligament injuries
Dr Atkinson listens very thoroughly and is easy to talk to about the health condition. He shows good understanding of the impact on the patient's daily life. His advise as to treatment options is excellent and perfectly adapted to the situation. My operation by Dr Atkinson was very successful and I made a fast recovery with no complications. He has anticipated and explained all post-surgery details and questions.
I found Henry very easy to talk to and gave me confidence in overcoming my fears and Very reassuring and explained procedures simply and clearly. Thank you for such a good operation
Excellent throughout, great communicator.
Mr Atkinson listened to me and talked me through everything that was going on with my knee he put me at ease with my operation and explained everything I should expect afterwards. I feel so much better in myself since having the knee replacement
Mr Atkinson has operated on my knee twice and can honestly say he's one of the best doctors that is providing excellent and safe patient care. Mr Henry Atkinson listened to my concerns and was great pre operatively as he thoroughly explained what would happen prior and during the arthroscopy. His post op care was second to none as regular follow up appointments were made and went out of his way to ensure I was recovering well. This is honestly one of the best doctor/surgeons out there I cannot thank him enough, if you're reading this you are a star Mr Atkinson. Regards, Arun
Mr Atkinson is such a kind, thoughtful, considerate person who listens to what you have to say, and he goes through everything with you, he also explains everything so clearly, and answers any questions you may have honestly, and he doesn’t mind you questioning him about your treatment, I had to see quite a few different doctors before I finally got to see Mr Atkinson, and after that I wouldn’t see anyone else, he explains your treatment, the outcome and answers any questions you may have, and he will even address any fears or concerns, Mr Atkinson is a credit and asset to The North Middlesex University Hospital.
Great initial problem analysis, and clear explanation of what choices i had in correcting my problem. Detailed explanation of the procedure/course of action we agreed to take. Good post Op after care and follow up sessions and advice. 100% good experience from start to finish.
After an unlucky incident at home, i was left with major trauma to my right knee. Mr Atkinson clearly and simply explained the injury and his proposal for repair. On the morning of the surgery, Mr Atkinson again explained the procedure to ensure i understood what was about to happen. I was confident that he knew what he was doing and he made me feel completely reassured, not only of his ability to complete the surgical procedure, but that whilst my recovery had a very high success rate, it was not going to be easy and was not going to quick!! I would highly recommend this Consultant Surgeon
After an unlucky incident at home, i was left with major trauma to my right knee. Mr Atkinson clearly and simply explained the injury and his proposal for repair. On the morning of the surgery, Mr Atkinson again explained the procedure to ensure i understood what was about to happen. I was confident that he knew what he was doing and he made me feel completely reassured, not only of his ability to complete the surgical procedure, but that whilst my recovery had a very high success rate, it was not going to be easy and was not going to quick!! I would highly recommend this Consultnat Surgeon.
Great Surgeon explained everything before operation , would not hesitate to use him again, would recommend Henry Atkinson highly.
I underwent a knee replacement surgery performed by Mr Atkinson. Prior to the operation Mr Atkinson explained at length all the details involved in the procedure, highlighting the risks, and my options. He invited questions from me and answered them patiently with clarity and completeness. Following the operation he was very communicative and generous with his time and advice. I must add that Mr Atkinson has excellent communication skills, and it is evident that he cares for his patients a great deal.
Normally I would write a review about my holiday. Really when you think of it this is more important. On the 7th Dec I was fortunate to have a full Hip replacement under Dr Henry Atkinson. I can not thank him and his staff enough. My pains are no more. He made my operation easy from the off. From the method he would use what type of materials all my questions where answered He has an ora to make you feel at ease. The best operation is not to need any. . But if you have to have any Hip treatment don't stress he is the best. Thanking you
during and after my knee operation. He explained everything clearly and answered any questions that I had. He sounded confident and put my mind at ease. After the operation he went over the recovery process again and answered any new questions that I had.Should I need to have this operation on my other knee I would be more than happy for Mr Atkinson to perform it. I would certainly recommend him.
A very professional,caring and attentive doctor. I recommend him to all my friends.
I found Mr Atkinson very Professional , attentive , caring and kind . I would recommend him to everyone I know.
Lovely doctor very approachable, very pleasant and answers all questions without rushing you
I was treated by Mr Atkinson for my Bunyan’s. He was a very informative professor, helped me understand what the procedure would entail. The after care which was given was exceptional and never left thinking that I have missed asking a question when I left. If I had an issue once at home, a call away and I would have my a answer. Would recommend Mr Atkinson. Professional and caring. Thank you very much.
Mr. Atkinson helped guide me through the difficult decision of getting a full hip replacement. He has a unique gift as a great listener and he was very patient in helping me to eventually arrive at making this life changing decision. I most appreciated his calm demeanor and his ability to blend a very professional approach and then simultaneously make it comfortable. His record of success coupled with his friendly nature make him someone I would easily recommend to others.
My experience with Mr. Atkinson was very pleasant. He patiently assisted me in making the difficult decision of getting a full hip replacement and then he was there for me every step of the way. I appreciated the genuine way Mr. Atkinson seemed to care about my situation and the fact that he made sure I was fully aware of the risks and rewards associated with my situation. He is an excellent listener which is sometimes rare in this field and I think that's one of the important things which sets him apart from his colleagues.Mr. Atkinson's relaxed confident manner make him someone patients can feel very confident with. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of orthopaedic surgery.
Mr Atkinson takes time to explain things. Provides options, when available. He has an excellent manner. Highly recommended
Another fantastic, professional experience. Recently had TTO surgery on my left knee. Whilst I'm only two weeks into recovery very impressed with how well it is all healing. As per previous experiences, Mr Atkinson had a fantastic manner. Highly recommended.
I have been working with Mr. Atkinson for almost 5 years now. I first work with him as a scrub nurse at BMI Cavell Hospital and now I assist him with his procedures at London Bridge. As a colleague, who has been a part of his surgical team in various roles, I have witnessed how he has been with his staff in the different theatres. He is the type of surgeon who, as a colleague takes time to know his team, talks to them and calls them by their first name. I can still remember on my first day on his list, with his loud, chatty voice he started asking me questions, saying words in my dialect, then started sharing stories and jokes as we go along with the heavy list (4-5 major procedures in a day). This made the long day of work better and made the entire surgical team felt at ease. He also appreciates and commends a job well done by anyone in the team including the porters. To anyone who is humble enough to treat everyone in the team as valuable has my highest regard and respect. If one great surgeon can show respect to his subordinates and values them, how much more can he do to our patients who plays the most important part in our profession? Yes, I would recommend him to anyone even to a family member
I have found Mr Atkinson to be extremely attentive and caring for two separate Surgeries performed ,each one taking time to explain what would happen before and after surgery and I would be very happy to recommend him to any patient
I found Mr Atkinson to be very attentive and caring in every aspect of My treatment and would certainly recommend him . He has performed Two surgeries on me both to my complete satisfaction
I can truly say the best thing that happened to me as a result of a tragic injury (Achilles tendon rupture) was meeting up with Mr Henry Atkinson. From the first time we met till our last appointment he was friendly and professional. He game me all the information I needed and talked me through different treatment plans, but in the end the decision was mine and he supported me in my decision. Throughout the whole process of the operation he was open with me as to what the risks are and how we would deal with them if and when they arise and this made me feel comfortable and minimized my worries. I had the most stress free procedure possible with an excellent anesthetist and great after surgery support. 5 weeks post operation I picked up a infection and I got the immediate attention and support I needed to deal with it as soon as possible and get back on track with my recovery plan as soon as possible.Overall I can say that my experience with Mr Henry Atkinson was second to none and would highly recommend him to any patient that needs support and guidance through one of life's more difficult and stressful times.
Mr Atkinson is confident , very skilled, and considerate taking time to explain what the procedure would do and how I would be after the operation. I would recommend him to anybody with knee problems.
I had my Knee replaced by Mr Atkinson and was very impressed with my treatment and his skill. I have other unrelated problems that Mr Atkinson referred me to a colleague and was highly pleased with the referral.
I have worked alongside Mr Atkinson for 4 years at a private hospital in north London as a physiotherapist. He is always very approachable and help to lend an ear and give his advice and input whenever asked. He has superb bed-side manner treating all his patients with respect giving them the time they need. His surgical results speak for themselves - all his patients I have seen post-operative as delighted with their recovery and symptom relief. A great man and fantastic surgeon.
From initial diagnosis through to after the procedure Mr Atkinson explained clearly all aspects of what my treatment would involve. After seven weeks I am pleased with how quickly my mobility has improved and the scar has healed.
Mr Atkinson approaches his work with a professional manner and a good sense of humour (where appropriate). He shows a great deal of attention to detail and will take time to explain patiently in simplistic and easily understood terms. He put me at ease very quickly and portrays an air of confidence which enabled me to feel confident in him as my surgeon. His aftercare attention and knowledge of my case was extremely impressive. I cannot recommend him more highly.
The reason for my rating is that I could not rate anything else what with my high blood pressure I was really scared about the operation and the time I would have to spend in the hospital and at home but the experience was exceedingly satisfactory to a better quality of life as suffering for sometime putting up with the pain and discomfort. Therefore, the experience I cannot fault I am not a doctor but the patient and I really appreciate the treatment I received on behalf of the NHS but carried out privately. Thank you.
The care and expertise I have received has been second to none. Mr Atkinson has kept me informed the whole way through my procedures. Explained Xrays and MRI, given me time and never made me feel ignorant no matter how basic my questions. He is an expert in his field and I have felt comfortable and safe with his expertise. I would have no hesitation to recommend him highly.
I am 1000% better after my ankle keyhole surgery!
I was very happy at all stages of my THR. Mr A was always highly personable and helped me through this difficult period in an informative, friendly and reassuring manner.He answered all my questions in a patient manner. The operation seems to have been a great success and even at this early recuperative stage I can feel the benefits of the operation. I would unhesitatingly recommend Mr A to anyone needing a THR or similar. I hope he is the surgeon who does my second THR as and when needed. Thank you!
Henry has an air of authority that instantly generates confidence, coupled with a friendly and informal manner. I looked forward to our meetings and felt as comfortable talking to him as my own doctor. He is obviously highly skilled and I have no criticisms - he is a professional, reassuring and likeable person.
Mr Atkinson has performed two surgical proceedures on me, major achilles surgery and a meniscectomy. On both occasions Mr Atkinson understood and clearly explained my medical condition. He listened to my views and very clearly answered them. He showed great pre and post concern over both operations, generating great trust.
Having had two operations performed by Mr Atkinson, I have nothing but praise for his performance, not only surgical but the first class relationship with me. He displayed overall medical and patient experience, great bedside manner and fully explained both pre and post operation procedures and care.
Very caring, goes into as much detail as is required, has operated on both my feet and I am not in any pain, thank you!. Pleasant and efficient.
This doctor is a friendly and caring doctor. Mr Atkinson made me feel at ease when discussing the procedure and my condition as well as treating me with such respect. When I first met him my left knee was really bad with pain, the doctor completed a total knee procedure and the straightening of the leg which I am really pleased with. After a few months i returned for my second knee to be done which I am currently recovering from. I am extremely pleased with this doctors work and have nothing but praise for him.
I was referred to Mr. Atkinson as a NHS patient at the private BMI hospital in Enfield. I had just had a knee replacement on my left knee, but the surgeon had signed me off only 6 weeks after the operation despite the knee not bending properly. Mr Atkinson took over my care and subsequently carried out 2 manipulations, which sorted out the problem. Mr. Atkinson has now carried out a knee replacement on my right knee and 2 manipulations, and both knees are now fine. I am pain free and able to walk and stand normally again. It has given me a new lease of life.I am really grateful to Mr. Atkinson for his excellent care and expertise. Everything was exlained fully to me and my questions answered at every stage. His pleasant manner and personality was always a great plus.
Mr Atkinson conducted an mpfl surgery for me in May 2019 and I am really happy with the results. The consultation pre-op was in detail and he was very meticulous in his findings. The surgery was a success and he was and still is very supportive post-op. I’m now sprinting again and will hopefully be back playing football. I definitely recommend Mr Atkinson to those wishing to undergo a surgery.
Dr. Atkinson went above and beyond his duty in treatment, communication and personality. Aside from taking on the surgery, he helped me get a donor ligament. Receiving donor ligaments are tough to justify for doctors. Always listened to me and available to speak. Finally, very charasmatic and funny such that I looked forward to seeing him and was very comfortable with him.
Mr Atkinson is totally focused on developing the right solution for your surgery in consultation with you. Throughout my journey he made sure I understood the risks and benefits of the surgery. He treated me as an individual throughout. To say that 2 weeks after my total hip replacement I was walking without sticks and able to cycle for 30 mins on an exercise bike should give you an idea of how could he is. If that is not recommendation enough I don't know what is. Brilliant patient centric suregeon
Very nice doctor. Always smiling. Always helpful
Mr Atkinson has looked after me for several years. I am really grateful for all his care, and the care of his team, the clinic nurses and his secretary. His surgery has transformed my life for the better.
Really amazing recovery after Dr Atkinson fixed my ruptured Achilles. He even used my blood to speed up the healing process. I am back to basketball and running!!
Mr Atkinson has been looking after me for several years. We tried many things to improve my symptoms. I eventually had an operation and am really pleased that this has cured me of my knee pain. Highly recommended!
Mr Atkinson is a very kind and reassuring doctor. I am grateful for all his help
Mr Atkinson help me very much with my feet. Feel much better. Thank you.
Professional and effective. Mr Atkinson is an excellent surgeon and has got me back to football. I am very grateful for all your care.