Mr Jochen Fischer

Mr Jochen Fischer

MD, FRCS (Tr&Orth), MRCS Ed

Orthopaedic Surgery

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4 specialists

Overall Rating

Overall
4.9
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4.9
Explanation
4.9

Top feedback

“Absolute fantastic consultant cannot thank you enough for your expertise and care.“
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Subspecialties

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

  • English
  • German
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 4499383

Consultation fees

New appointment: £200

Follow-up appointment: £120

Practices worked at

Spire Regency Hospital Macclesfield

West Street, Macclesfield, United Kingdom, SK11 8DW
99 reviews

About

 

 Mr Fischer is a fully trained Orthopaedic, Trauma and Upper Limb Surgeon practising at the Spire Regency Hospital in Macclesfield. He specialises in the treatment of conditions affecting the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand including degenerative conditions, sports injuries and fractures with an emphasis on minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgery.

After graduating from Medical School at the University of Heidelberg Mr Fischer's training took him from Germany to the north-west of England, to some of the most prestigious departments for hand and upper limb surgery and far-away places like Soweto and Indianapolis.

Mr Fischer offers a personalised service with a treatment plan that is tailor-made to a patient's individual needs and expectations. During an initial consultation, patients undergo a detailed assessment of their problem. Investigations like x-rays, scans or nerve conduction studies are often required in the diagnostic process. While most problems can be treated without surgery, operations are sometimes required in more treatment-resistant or complex conditions.

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Medical procedures

  • Carpal Tunnel Decompression
  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • Ulnar nerve / cubital tunnel release
  • Arthroscopy
  • Tendon repair
  • Trigger finger treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Finger Joint Replacement
  • Joint fusion (hand)
  • Rheumatoid Hand Surgery
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • MRI
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Joint fusion (wrist)
  • Tendon Repair (Hand)
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Replacement
  • MRI scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan)
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Stabilisation
  • Fracture Fixation Surgery
  • Xiapex injection for Dupuytrens contracture
  • PRP (Platelet Rich Protein) injections
  • Lipogems treatment
  • nSTRIDE APS injection treatment
  • Ostenil Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Cartiva thumb hemiarthroplasty
  • Stemcell treatment

 

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Special interests

  •  Arthritis (Hand)
  • Hand extensor tendon injuries
  • Mallet finger
  • Fracture (broken bone)
  • Arthritis (Shoulder)
  • Elbow Stiffness
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Shoulder Tendinopathy (Pitcher’s Shoulder)
  • Dislocation of the Elbow
  • Forearm Fractures
  • Humerus Fractures
  • Stress Fractures
  • Arthritis (Wrist)
  • Hand flexor tendon injuries
  • Hand problems
  • Trigger finger
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sports Injuries
  • Elbow Fractures
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Shoulder Dislocation or Instability
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral epicondylitis)
  • Elbow Fractures
  • Fracture (broken bone)
  • Osteoporotic Fractures
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Education

Education:

  • State Exam Med 1996 Ruprecht Karl Universitat Heidelberg
  • PhD University of Heidelberg 1998
  • MRCS Edinburgh
  • FRCS (Tr&Orth)

 

  • British Medical Association
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand
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Reviews

Overall
5
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5
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5

Absolute fantastic consultant cannot thank you enough for your expertise and care.

Patient seen for:
Rotator Cuff Injury
18-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Fischer is a gentle man who explained, during consultations, my results, options, potential risks, expectations and made suggestions of ways forward regarding my arthritic shoulder. The decision was made to have a full shoulder replacement. He saw me several times during my hospital stay making sure I was comfortable with treatment, pain management and plans to discharge. The surgery went extremely well, I'm now 8 months on since my surgery and have been discharged. The procedure was explained initially that it was mainly to reduce the pain with no guarantee of more mobility. In my case the surgery has delivered in excess of these. I am pretty much pain free by comparison, my mobility has a good range now. I have to say, Mr Fischer can play his part in performing his amazing the surgery, however, it is down to the individual to commit to a fairly long, and sometimes, challenging recovery, listen carefully to the physiotherapist, don't do too much too soon, work hard several times every day with the given exercises. Hopefully you will recover well too. I also found a good sports massage therapist can help with adhesions, scar tissue and muscles during the slightly later stages of recovery, which can help towards mobility.

Patient seen for:
Arthritis (Shoulder)
14-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Fischer very pleasant consultant. My operation went very well and the aftercare was good. So far the follow-up care has been very good.

28-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

A fantastic level of care from start to finish and delivered by a thoroughly lovely man. I had surgery for Carpal Tunnel syndrome and the surgery itself was ridiculously quick, efficient and with a great outcome both in terms of speed of healing, clean scar and return of sensation. At every stage everything was explained clearly and at no point did I not understand or have concerns over any aspect of my treatment.

Patient seen for:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
22-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Excellent explination of options and condition, instils an air of confidence

17-01-2020
Overall
4
Explanation
4
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4

Very professional and has resulted in much improvement

Patient seen for:
Shoulder Pain
03-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr.Fisher has treated me for both a shoulder problem and a trigger thumb. Both ailments were treated quickly and with great success

03-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Wonderful surgeon, wonderful support and completely thoroughly good experience throughout. I have been a nervous patient in the past but this procedure was done so professional and so well that I felt completely supported throughout and have had wonderful results thanks to the support I received- thank you!

27-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Treated by Mr Fischer and I am absolutely delighted with the job on my hand. It is absolutely wonderful and it was at the Regency Hospital, through LycaHealth. Everything was wonderful, thank you so much.

27-12-2019
Overall
4
Explanation
4
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4

Found Mr Fischer efficient, professional, direct and competent. He spends little time on pleasantries but direct in approach and I am sure he manages a heavy caseload very well. Would recommend him to those requiring assistance in orthopaedic problems.

29-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very up to date knowledge, clear treatment route from first appointment. Excellent bedside manner . Concise explanation of treatment / surgery and long term prognosis. Felt very safe in his care.

Patient seen for:
Shoulder Arthroscopy
27-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very clear explanation of the issue and potential remedies. Quick and efficient treatment with reassuring explanation throughout.

Patient seen for:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
07-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I have twice been under the care of Mr Fisher. He is great at the work he does and in all aspects of his care and follow-up. I would certainly wish to see him again should there ever be a need for his speciality.

Patient seen for:
Arthroscopy
04-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

It was a privilege to be under the care of Mr Fischer. Any questions I had regarding my treatment were clearly answered and explained in full. I was anxious about the surgery but on the day Mr Fischer was very reassuring and took good care of me. The follow up care has also been excellent and I am very happy with the result of the procedure. Thank you Mr Fischer and all the Team at Spire Regency Hospital

Patient seen for:
Mallet finger
30-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Fischer clearly explained what was wrong with my hand and the best treatment available for this condition I found him very helpful and very professional With the treatment being successful I have now been discharged

25-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

most excellent care, felt very comfortable with the whole experience. Many thanks.

Patient seen for:
Frozen Shoulder
25-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr J fischer has recently operated on both my hands endoscopic carpal tunnel release I had local anaesthetic. He explained really well to me about everything and I felt that I could ask any questions I needed and did not feel rushed. He also had a calm voice and I felt very reassured. The very next day I had excellent sympton relief. I have already recommended one of my friends who has the same condition I had and I will continue to recommend Mr J Fischer to other people. The scars after 3 weeks have healed so well you can hardly see them . I am so pleased with all his very professional care and surgery.

Patient seen for:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
23-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

The treatment I received by Mr Fischer was excellent

18-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Fischer was very pleasant and welcoming when I went for my initial appointment, he explained everything that I needed doing. On the day of my operation he again explained everything and was very calming.

16-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I was very appreciative of the help and understanding of my health issue. The surgery on my hand was straightforward and I received excellent follow up care. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mr Fischer.

Patient seen for:
Osteoarthritis
04-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Expertly looked after and dealt with in a professional manner. Now on after care (physio) and still looked after with the same care. Thank you for your total understanding of my problem and reassuring me.

Patient seen for:
Dupuytren’s Contracture
23-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Fischer was very professional and explained everything fully. I would recommend patients to visit him. I would certainly go back to him with any problems .

20-08-2019
Overall
4
Explanation
4
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4

A reserved man, who nonetheless clearly explained what he thought might be my problem, and how he intended to progress my treatment, both in the investigative stage and subsequently. The communication I received was timely and clear. I would be happy to see him again should the need arise.

Patient seen for:
Bilateral shoulder pain - rotator cuff problems primarily
12-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Fischer explained the procedure to me and the benefits of a successful outcome. He inspired complete confidence. I particularly appreciated the fact that I was never kept waiting and saw Mr Fischer on time for my appointments at Congleton and the Spire Hospital Macclesfield.

Patient seen for:
Removal of trapezium bone right hand
04-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

All appointments on time. Problem explained well and treatment worked 100%.

Patient seen for:
DeQuervain's tenosynovitis
24-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
4
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5

Mr Fischer was pleasant and approachable. I had immediate treatment for the condition I presented with and am happy with the outcome.

12-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very professional and personable consultant. Quick and straight forward service with a thorough diagnosis and treatment of the condition. Would highly recommend him and would definitely like to be referred for the same complaint if needed in the future.

09-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Fischer clearly and precisely explained the procedure. I was confident that I’d been given all the information I needed to make decisions. After the procedure, he showed me pictures of his work which was very interesting and helped me to understand how to best manage my rehabilitation.

05-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I recently had my right middle and ring finger joints replaced for Arthritis by Mr Fischer. I am now pain free and with doing my exercises I have 90%bend in them. I was treated very well and would not hesitate in recommending this excellent surgeon.

29-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Frozen shoulder was diagnosed and confirmed with xray, within 1/2 an hour. The Hydrodilatation procedure was quick and straight forward. The results have been excellent. Many thanks to Mr Fischer

28-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

My procedure took place within 6 weeks of the first consultation and I was discharged 6 weeks later with a fully functioning finger. It was a very prompt efficient and empathetic experience for me. Thank you Mr Fischer.

27-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Absolutely delighted to have been under the care of Mr Fischer, he couldn't have been more thorough, caring and focused thus making my patient experience just amazing. Thank you very much.

21-06-2019
Overall
4
Explanation
4
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4

Excellent knowledgeable consultant with good communication skills and a reassuring manner. The surgery was more painful and less effective than I had expected but I was told this might be the case

13-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

very honest and easy to talk to about my injuries made me feel at ease

13-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Fisher was extremely helpful and knowledgeable he didn’t hesitate to send me for further investigations to ensure that I didn’t need any further treatment

07-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Having been under the care of Mr Fischer my experience was that of nothing but excellent. The understanding and explanations of what was going on and the follow ups, I cannot fault. A really lovely person. Thank you.

06-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

The whole process was smooth and efficient from start to finish. The diagnosis was accurate and appropriate measures were taken by Mr Fischer and his team to treat me and sort the tear out. The aftercare was great and physio is ongoing but making great progress. Thank you to Mr Fischer and his team!

05-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I found Mr Fischer very approachable and helpful. He is an expert in his field and was able to recommend the best course of action to improve the mobility in my left shoulder where I had torn 2 ligaments.

02-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Prompt appointment with Dr F. who arranged for scans which were also carried out promptly. On viewing the scans of my elbow his decision was to take no further action as there was no evidence of any serious problem. My elbow has been 95% OK since then.

27-05-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I saw Mr Fischer for trigger finger. The first appointment he performed a steroid injection into the affected digit. I had two further follow up appointments to review the recovery. Mr Fischer was always very polite, professional and affable. I have no critical comments to make at all.

11-05-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I have seen Mr Fischer on several I have seem Mr Fischer on several occasions and he is always professional and empathetic in the way he conducts the consultation. I feel very confident in the treatments and advice he gives.

10-05-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Mr Fischer was precise in his explanation of the procedure and the possible outcomes and at the same time he was approachable and reassuring. I have no hesitation in recommending him.

01-04-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Clear, to the point explanations and very efficient. Shoulder is improved 100% Thank you

27-03-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I received excellent treatment at every level, constantly updated and advised about operations and subsequent physiotherapy. Would recommend Mr Jochem Fischer and wish to convey my deepest thanks.

27-03-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

Mr Fischer is a very good surgeon 5* care from the start until discharge I would recommend him as a surgeon / consultant as I feel so safe under his care

26-03-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Fisher was totally conversant with my condition and adopts an easy, friendly and polite manner during the consultation. His communication concerning my condition was clear and I was totally reassured by Mr Fisher's advice. Thank you

06-03-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very helpful, clear and useful informative delivered in a friendly supportive manner. Appointments were also on time - in fact early!

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

Mr Fischer was very professional and was genuinely interested in my condition. I had prejudged him for his stoic manner, but he really gets to the issue and he certainly has your best health in mind. Mr Fischer saw me through to physio after my shoulder operation and followed up after physio was done. I can't say enough good about his practice. Would definitely recommend.

26-02-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I could not have asked for better treatment. Mr Fischer operated on both my carpal tunnels and six weeks on I am almost back to normal with no hint of the numbness that preceded the operation. I never had to wait and the information I was given was accurate.

19-02-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Fischer has been very helpful, thorough and explained the procedure very well. Thank you once again

15-02-2019

Peer recommendations

Recommended by 4 doctors for:
4

Orthopaedic Surgery

Mr. Fisher is a very approachable and skilled upper limb surgeon. He is excellent educator and provides patient centred care.

For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
For conditions: Rotator Cuff Injury
For procedures: Shoulder Arthroscopy
Connection: We trained together
Mr Gareth Stables
Mr Gareth Stables

15-08-2018

Jochen is a very experienced surgeon. He has a great approach with his patients and puts them at ease. He has a great sense of humour too!

For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Connection: Is a colleague

Jochen is a very skilled upper limb surgeon. I would recommend his care to anyone with hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder problems.

For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Connection: Is a colleague
Mr Amit Bidwai
Mr Amit Bidwai

13-07-2018

Jochen is a doctor dedicated to providing outstanding care for his patients. He is a keen educator and his clinical practice is evidence-based and fully up-to-date. I would recommend him highly.

For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Connection: Is a colleague

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