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Mr Jonathan Bird is a London orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in knee surgery. While studying at the UCL School of Medicine, where he eventually qualified from, Mr Bird joined the British Army. It was here that he saw firsthand the highest quality of medicine given to our military. He eventually qualified from UCL in 1997, and continued to serve until 2004, gaining experience while treating both soldiers and Iraqi civilians hurt by the conflict.
After leaving the army in 2004, Jonathan had more specialized orthopaedic training in London before taking his current NHS post at University Hospital Lewisham. It is also here that he is the premier knee surgeon and initiated the Acute Knee Service. At the same time, he also leads the undergraduate medical students at King’s College.
Mr. Bird is still always striving to improve his orthopaedic practice, going to conferences and learning the latest therapies and techniques for his clients. He can treat the knee injuries of elite athletes as well as someone suffering daily pain from arthritis. He’s always trying to give his patients the best care and improve their quality of life.
- BSc (1994) - University College London
- MB BS (1997) - University College London
- MRCSEd (2001) - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
- FRCS (Orth) (2009) - Intercollegiate Surgical Board
- Member of British Association for Surgery of the Knee, British Orthopaedic Association and the European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy
Excellent service. Information. Details. Bedside manner and attitude. Grateful for his assistance
Very professional and have used this GP before.
Very happy with the level of care and knowledge
The care and experience received was very good. Very well explained, I was very well take care of and felt very comfortable in the hands of Mr Bird and the hospital staff.
Mr Bird has operated on me twice (Knee Arthroscopy). On both occasions the outcome has been very good - I went from significant pain to minor niggles and can now manage my knee pain easily without drugs. Of course you have to put the effort in yourself with physio and exercise for rehabilitation but this can't start until the surgery is complete. All in all a very positive experience for me.
My overall questions regarding my forth coming high tibial knee osteotomy surgery were answered truthfully, as he pointed out the reasons for the procedure and possible benefits.
Good empathy and manner, listened well and advised further examination.
Excellent so far
I visited Mr Bird to get a quick second opinion on my left knee pain given to me by my GP following an NHS X-RAY report. I found him a down to earth person to deal with who happily answered all my uninformed questions with patience and directness. He completed a hands on examination and suggested a now and then X-RAY followed by a face to face explanation of the results. Within a couple of hours he confirmed the happy news that knee surgery was not required and advised on future life style changes. His confirmation letter was with me the next day. Would 100% recommend Mr Bird to all who follow.
It was an excellent experience and gratifying that he took me seriously in site of the fact that many of the symptoms had already gone away.
Great man of great manners and (as all busy doctors) doesn't waste time.
Mr Bird was excellent during our consultation. Honest, clear, understanding and explanatory. He gave me the time to ask all the questions I had and took me through all the relevant parts of my MRI. Really helpful and reassuring.
First consultation. Very thorough and pleasant individual.
I had a very good consultation with Mr Bird. He asked all the right questions and listened carefully to my answers, then gave thorough answers to my questions. I will be seeing him again next week.
Mr J. Bird explained to me in clear and polite detail the reasons for the pain which I am experiencing from my right knee.
I’ve seen Mr Bird on numerous occasions and have found him very friendly and knowledgable regarding knee problems, whilst explaining in easy terms to the patient the problem, cause, effect and remedy.
Very happy with Jonathan's assessment of my injury. He was both professional and friendly in the handling of my situation.
very happy with advice and amiability
I Would highly recommend Mr Bird to anyone needing knee surgery. He explains everything thoroughly to do with the surgery, and following surgery he’s quite tough but I benefited from that greatly! Could not fault him from first consultation until 1 year later being discharged.
I was impressed and relieved to see Mr Bird. And wish to thank him for his patience and consideration. Thank you very much
Mr Bird conducted a very thorough examination of my knee. He was very clear regarding the description of surgery and the following recovery. His calm manner and expert insight was extremely reassuring.
A very friendly Consultant who listens and doesn’t rush the consultation making you feel very comfortable at all times
Mr Bird is professional, clear and thorough in his consultations. He can appear a bit intimidating at first, but put me at ease during the initial consultation and listened well, thus I am happy to go back for future consultations.
Mr Bird is always very professional and willing to answer questions in a clear way. He is very caring and good at putting you at ease prior to surgery. Communication is always prompt. I would definitely recommend him to others.
Mr Bird has a pleasant manner and I'm confident that he knows everything there is to know about knees. However when I saw him yesterday I was disappointed that he hadn't reviewed the scans & notes about my knee prior to our meeting, so that we could make the best use of a very small time slot. In addition, I feel that the second problem with my knee was only discovered because I persisted with questions about the pain that I was experienceing. Upon reflection, I think I could have easily left the consultation with only a diagnosis of torn meniscus, and not the more important diagnosis of patella tendinopathy. Sorry if my review is a bit blunt.
Best in the business
Great experience, very clear about issues and how to recify them.
Mr Bird met all my expectations of a consultant. He was quick, direct and seemed very knowledgable and confident about his field of expertise. I only saw him for 15 minutes, so not long to get an impression.
Thank you for you prompt reply And attention to my problem
Sympathetic, thoughtful consultant interested in listening to patients and trying to find the best solution without rushing to unnecessary surgery.
I met Mr Bird twice. He is friendly and pleasant and he organised the investigations very quickly. However, he was late for both appointments with the second appointment especially feeling rushed.
I could not have chosen a better consultant to perform surgery in my knee Mr Bird is always very professional but kind and caring and lets you know exactly what is expected of me his patient I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of surgery
Very approachable, personable and reassuring. Inspires confidence.
Mr Bird was very helpful in initially assessing my injury and also in explaining what the next steps are in order for me to get back on my feet and play sports again. I'm looking forward to working with Dr Bird in my endeavour to recover from an unpleasant knee injury.
Dr Bird did an excellent job on my ACL reconstruction and he and the physio team have helped me to achieve a quick recovery.
Went in very worried but Mr Bird had such a lovely relaxed manner that I was put at ease straight away. Took his time and did not rush the appointment. His clinical letter arrived with me a few days later. He explained things to me in a way I could follow and easily understand.
My contact with Mr. Bird is always good. He takes the time to listen to me and explains all in a way I understand what i can expect.
very good experience so far
I not had contact for the last 17 months so hard to give my opinion at the moment. Before it ws via NHS. that was good.
Very quick response and very reassuring.
In my three consultations with Mr Bird I found him to be attentive, empathetic and informative. I would most certainly recommend him to anyone suffering knee problems.
A very clear and helpful consultation which addressed my anxieties.
Excellent, as usual.
Happy to have him as my consultant!
Thorough and thoughtful
Very helpful and informative, very polite, couldn’t ask for anything more.
Approachable and kind
My ACL & Miniscus now feel amazing, courtesy of Dr Bird. In addition to this, he shows a real care for my recovery, and has no issues referring anything he feels required.
I have had a number of consultations with Mr Bird and found all such meetings very good. He always takes the time to explain what he is thinking and to educate me on the anatomy of the knee. He will answer any questions I have within and outside of sessions. I trust him with my knee.