Mr Kerry Acton

Mr Kerry Acton

BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

25 years of experience
14 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall

4.96

Bedside Manner

4.96

Explanation

4.93

Top feedback

“Mr Acton has performed knee replacement surgery on both my knees. I have been very pleased with both pre and post operative care. “
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Subspecialties

  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4091998
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £240

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    One Orthopaedics

    BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital, Harvey Road, Guildford, United Kingdom, GU1 3LX
    25 reviews

    About

    Mr. Kerry Acton is a highly experienced hip and knee specialist who was appointed as consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in 2007. He pioneered minimally invasive (MIS) hip replacement in Surrey and is an innovator in uncemented partial and total knee and hip replacement for younger patients. He also specialises in soft tissue problems of the hip and knee and carries out arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) of both joints. He has a special interest in complex and revision hip and knee surgery for failed joint replacements and carries out most of the redo surgery for loosening and fractures around hips and knees in his hospitals.

    Mr. Acton’s undergraduate and basic surgical training was in London and his Higher Surgical Training in Trauma and Orthopaedics began on the Stanmore rotation and was completed on the South West Thames rotation in London, Surrey and Sussex. He completed the Wellington Knee Surgery Fellowship and was the first Furlong Fellow, completing a year of specialist training in revision hip and knee surgery. He has delivered prize winning presentations at academic meetings and published research in peer reviewed journals. During his training he sat on the Royal College of Surgeons Specialist Advisory Committee for Orthopaedics as well as the Intercollegiate Board, overseeing the FRCS exam.

    Mr. Acton is one of the busiest surgeons in the region, carrying out more hip and knee replacements annually than the vast majority of his peers as evidenced by the National Joint Registry. He also has one of the lowest revision rates of his own joint replacements in the country. He continues to innovate to improve orthopaedic outcomes and is actively involved in research both with the University of Surrey and in running clinical trials based at the Royal Surrey. He is regularly invited to teach, lecture and demonstrate his surgical techniques in the UK and internationally in Europe, Asia and Australasia. He runs a senior clinical fellowship, helping the next generation of surgeons to transition from trainee to independent consultant.

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    Medical procedures

    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement
    • Arthroscopy
    • Fracture Fixation Surgery
    • Hip Arthroplasty
    • Hip Arthroscopy
    • Hip Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic Acid, PRP and nStride)
    • Hip Preservation Surgery
    • Joint Injection
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic acid, PRP and nStride)
    • Knee Ligament Repair
    • Labral Tear Surgery (Hip)
    • MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan)
    • Meniscal Repair
    • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery
    • Partial Knee Replacement
    • Pelvic Reconstruction
    • Revision Surgery
    • Robotic Assisted Hip Surgery
    • Robotic Assisted Knee Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tendon Repair
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Osteoarthritis
    • Arthritis (Hip)
    • Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip
    • Bursitis (Hip)
    • Children’s Joint Problems
    • Femoroacetabular Impingement
    • Femur Fractures
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Hip Dysplasia
    • Hip Fractures
    • Hip Impingement
    • Hip and Groin Pain
    • Knee Arthritis
    • Knee Cyst
    • Knee Pain
    • Labral Tear
    • Osteoporotic Fractures
    • Pelvic Fractures
    • Sports Injuries
    • The Young Hip
    • The Young Knee
    • Tibia Fractures
    • Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
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    Education

    BSc (Hons) University of London 1990

    MB BS University of London 1994

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    Reviews

    4.95 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Hip Replacement
    6/45
    Knee Replacement
    4/45
    Osteoarthritis
    2/45
    Fracture (broken bone)
    1/45
    Hamstring Injury
    1/45
    Knee Pain
    1/45
    Knee Surgery
    1/45
    Knee fractures
    1/45
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    1/45
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Replacement
    Mr Acton has performed knee replacement surgery on both my knees. I have been very pleased with both pre and post operative care.
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    Mr Kerry Acton

    Thanks for taking the time to write us a review, and we are pleased you were so satisfied both with the treatment you received before your surgery, and the operation itself.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    Mr Acton replaced my hip for me and from start to finish I felt in safe hands. Mr Acton explained every thing clearly and answered any queries I had both before and after my operation. If my other hip needs replacing at any point I will defiantly be returning to him.
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    Mr Kerry Acton

    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review, and we are so pleased you felt you had such a positive experience. We also hope that, should you need any more surgery, you feel confident coming back.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Surgery Hamstring Injury Orthopaedic Surgery
    I was initially referred onto Mr Acton from another orthopaedic surgeon at Royal Surrey Hospital. I had a rare condition called snapping hamstrings. It was identified by the orthopaedic surgeon at Royal Surrey however, it was such as a unusual condition that he couldn't actually treat it before nor many others in that field can do so as its something that most of them would not see in their lifetime. However, after being referred onto Mr Acton, I chose to go private considering the waiting times and the duration of my situation. Mr Acton and his team at Mount Alvernia Hospital in Guildford was fantastic. Whenever i needed to ask any questions, i would always have a response incredibly quickly and it was very straightforward and very helpful. As for the surgery, their wasn't a definitive treatment plan for it. However he decided to take one of my tendons out and it appears to be a success as none of the symptoms have returned. It happened very quickly as i went to first meet him in the summer time and now have been just discharged from him right before christmas. If anyone has any complex situation regarding knees then this is the person you have to see after my personal expierience of seeing numerous people over the years, he is by far the best i have come across and i can't recommend him enough.
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    Mr Kerry Acton

    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this very long and detailed review. We are very pleased that, with such an unusual condition, we were able to help you, especially as you had been suffering for quite some time. We do hope you have now made a full recovery.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Fracture (broken bone)
    He is very clear in his explanations, and is very nice.
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    Mr Kerry Acton

    Thank for taking time to leave this review. We are very glad to hear that everything was made clear, in a way that was pleasant.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain
    I found Mr Acton’s advice and treatment first class. His explanations were clear and succinct.
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    Mr Kerry Acton

    We are so pleased you were happy with your experience, and that everything was made clear to you. Thank-you also for taking the time to leave such a positive review.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Replacement
    Mr Acton has replaced both my wife's knees over the past 18 months and I/we have found him both professional and efficient in all aspects.
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    Mr Kerry Acton

    We are so pleased to hear you found your experience to be both friendly and efficient, and do hope your wife has gone on to make a full recovery from both her knee replacements.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Great, professional experience from initial contact with secretary through to consultation. Very helpful and made sure everything was completely understood. Fast follow up appointments arranged also.
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    Mr Kerry Acton

    Thanks for leaving such a positive review. We are extremely pleased to hear every aspect of your experience was a good one, as this is something we aim for with every patient.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    Mr Acton did my Hip replacement in July 2016 and he made sure I was aware of everything I needed to be and was supportive and understood my needs. I have seen him again recently regarding my other hip and cannot recommend him enough. Great sense of humour, wouldn't want anyone else to do my surgery. He really cares about what he does & his patients.
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    Mr Kerry Acton

    Thank-you so much for leaving such a wonderful review. We are so pleased that both your surgery and care were as good an experience as we always aim to make them, and wish you the very best.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    .I was very pleased with the resulte which was first clasee
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    Mr Kerry Acton

    We are very pleased to hear how satisfied you were. We do aim always to offer a first class service.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I have found him very thorough and he explains things well. He has treated me both as an" in patient" and "out patient". He also fitted me in at short notice which I really appreciated .I find him very professional and have recommended him to other people.
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    Mr Kerry Acton

    Thanks for taking the time so leave us this fabulous review. We are very pleased to hear your experience was a good one, and would like to thank you too for recommending us to others - we are very grateful.

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