Mr Rob Pollock

Mr Rob Pollock

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

Orthopaedic Surgery

Recommended by  
2 specialists

26 years of experience

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
4.97
Explanation
4.94

Top feedback

“I appreciated Mr Pollock's approach, confident, professional and informative yet, relaxed and reassuring and kind. Would definitely recommend!“
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Subspecialties

  • Bone Tumour Surgery
  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4033297
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £275

    Follow-up appointment: £195

    Practices worked at

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    593 reviews

    The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront

    The Waterfront Beaufort House Elstree Road, Elstree, United Kingdom, WD6 3BS
    167 reviews

    About

    Mr Rob Pollock specialises in the management of hip and knee conditions as well as bone and soft tissue tumours throughout the body. He is the Clinical Director of the Joint Reconstruction and Sarcoma Units at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital where he was appointed as a Consultant in 2004. He has extensive experience in first time and revision hip and knee replacements and limb salvage surgery for musculo-skeletal tumours.  

    He qualified at University College London in 1993 with a first class honours degree. His orthopaedic training took place in various London teaching hospitals including UCLH, St Mary's and the RNOH. He then undertook fellowships in Sydney, Australia and Denver, USA where he gained experience in hip and knee replacement, arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery, and the management of bone tumours. 

    In 2008 he was awarded the prestigious American, British and Canadian (ABC) Fellowship by the British Orthopaedic Association. He spent six weeks visiting the premier orthopaedic clinics in North America and the experience he gained has been of great benefit to him and his patients.

    He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, British Hip Society, British Association for Surgery of the Knee, British Orthopaedic Oncology Society and European Musculo-Skeletal Oncology Society.

    Mr Pollock has published over 90 research papers on joint reconstruction and bone cancer and regularly presents his work at national and international meetings. He enjoys teaching orthopaedic and is an instructor on many of the postgraduate courses at the RNOH. Mr Pollock has 7 clinical excellence awards related to his NHS practice.

    In his spare time he is mostly found outdoors in the Chilterns with his young family enjoying cycling, running and walking his dog. He regularly competes in triathlons and in 2016 completed a full Ironman.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Knee arthroscopy
    • Partial and total knee replacement 
    • Robotic assisted knee surgery
    • Hip replacement 
    • Revision knee and hip replacement 
    • Bone and soft tissue tumour surgery
    • Hips
    • Knees
    • Bone and soft tissue tumours
    • Metastatic bone disease
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    Medical procedures

    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Arthroscopy
    • Biopsy (Musculoskeletal)
    • Bone Tumour Surgery
    • Custom-Made Knee Replacement
    • Hip Arthroplasty
    • Hip Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic Acid, PRP and nStride)
    • Hip Replacement
    • Knee Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic acid, PRP and nStride)
    • Limb-Lengthening Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery
    • Partial Knee Replacement
    • Patellofemoral Joint Replacement
    • Revision Surgery
    • Robotic Assisted Knee Surgery
    • Total Knee Replacement
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Arthritis (Hip)
    • Hip and Groin Pain
    • Knee Arthritis
    • Knee Cyst
    • Knee Pain
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Patella (Kneecap) Dislocation
    • Sarcoma
    • Schwannoma
    • Stress Fractures
    • Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
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    Education

    British Orthopaedic Association

    British Association for Surgery of the Knee

    British Hip Society

    British Orthopaedic Oncology Society

    European Musculo-Skeletal Oncology Society

    International Society of Limb Salvage

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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Knee Replacement
    9/34
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    7/34
    Bone Tumour Surgery
    6/34
    Hip Replacement
    2/34
    Knee Arthroscopy
    2/34
    Knee Pain
    2/34
    Sarcoma
    2/34
    Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    2/34
    PVNS
    1/34
    Schwannoma
    1/34
    Bone Tumours
    1/34
    Excision of Soft Tissue Masses
    1/34
    Fibroma
    1/34
    Hip Fractures
    1/34
    Hip and groin pain
    1/34
    Hoffa's Fat Pad Impingement
    1/34
    Knee Surgery
    1/34
    Meniscal Repair
    1/34
    Osteosarcoma
    1/34
    Plantar Fibromatosis
    1/34
    Plantar fascial Fibromatosis
    1/34
    Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
    1/34
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    Sort by:
    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bone Tumour Surgery
    I appreciated Mr Pollock's approach, confident, professional and informative yet, relaxed and reassuring and kind. Would definitely recommend!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Replacement
    really very good
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excision of Soft Tissue Masses
    Professional, reassuring and very informative, I felt at ease whilst under his care and was very happy to have been referred to him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bone Tumour Surgery Knee Replacement
    Rob Pollock provided me with expert support and care before, during and after a complex procedure. I feel reassured by his professionalism and clarity and I am very grateful to be under his care.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Replacement
    ..In my opinion Mr Rob Pollock is simply the very best at what he does!.. He has been treating me for many years culminating recently in a bilateral half knee repalcement operation that has , (to date), been a huge success and more than i could have hoiped for!... I cannot speak of, (nor recommend), him highly enough for his operational skills, charecter, disposition. advice and care.. Please do not hesitate to contact him with any relevent problem as I'm confident he will be able to help you!... ( He also has a great secretary ):)
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Plantar Fibromatosis
    He is very welcoming and made me feel very comfortable throughout the whole process. I felt like he really cared, I have had surgeons before that have literally treated you as a case and that is all. Very thorough and kept me inform every step.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Fibroma
    Telephone consultations worked well and good explanations and actions agreed. Procedure went very smoothly.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Schwannoma
    Very friendly, reassuring and knowledgable. I was very grateful to have been under his care.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Sarcoma
    Mr Pollock provided clear explanations and is understanding and supportive of the wider picture. He doesn’t talk down to you like so many consultants!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bone Tumour Surgery Bone Tumours
    I cannot recommend Mr Pollock enough! We were very happy with the first consultation last year and again this year. Mr Pollock explains everything very well. I had no reluctance in asking basic questions which he took time to explain in detail. Very easy to talk to, very humble manner yet very professional. Having a teenager with an orthopedic issue can be very hard to tackle but yet Mr Pollock answered all his questions and explained the procedure he would need to use to solve the problem. One feels very comfortable talking to him and I have no reluctance in trusting him operating on my teenager. Mr Pollock is by far the best specialist we have dealt with over the years, from professionalism to manner to expertise.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Dr Halina Fitz-Clarence
    Dr Halina Fitz-Clarence
    Rheumatology

    24-08-2020

    Mr. Rob Pollock is an exceptionally experienced and skilful orthopaedic surgeon, whom I met first as one of my brightest students at the Middlesex Hospital and UCL. He then undertook fellowships in Sydney, Australia and Denver, USA where he gained experience in hip and knee replacement, arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery, and the management of bone tumours.  I am pleased to say that he achieved a lot as a clinician with the research perspective and is recognised as one of the best specialists in his field. He is very popular amongst patients worldwide who appreciate his knowledge, skills as a surgeon and accessible approach and empathy. I recommend him strongly.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For procedures: Bone Tumour Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Martin Klinke
    Mr Martin Klinke
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    24-08-2020

    Rob is a dedicated excellent orthopaedic surgeon and bone tumour specialist highly recommended!!

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For procedures: Revision Surgery, Bone Tumour Surgery, Custom-Made Knee Replacement, Knee Replacement, Total Knee Replacement
    Connection: Is a colleague

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