Mr Rob Pollock

Mr Rob Pollock

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

Orthopaedic Surgery

Recommended by 7 specialists
28 years of experience
18 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.95

Bedside Manner

4.94

Explanation

4.92

Top feedback

“Fantastic! Extremely friendly and straightforward in explaining the procedure. It went better than we expected too. Checked on me twice post-surgery and was pleased with my recovery. “
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Subspecialties

  • Bone Tumour Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Hip 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
    1,898 reviews

    The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront

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

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    14:00 - 18:00 | 08:30 - 12:30
    Tue
    Not available
    Wed
    Not available
    Thu
    08:30 - 12:30
    Fri
    Not available
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Mr Rob Pollock is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hip and knee disorders and all bone and soft tissue tumours. He has vast experience in first-time and revision hip and knee replacements, as well as limb salvage surgery for musculoskeletal tumours. Mr Pollock has been a consultant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) since 2004 and was the Clinical Director of the Joint Reconstruction and Sarcoma Units there from 2017 to 2021. His private practice is at Princess Grace and Wellington Hospitals. He has been recognised for his work with the NHS and has received seven clinical excellence awards during his career.

    After graduating with honours from University College London in 1993, Mr Pollock pursued orthopaedic training at a number of hospitals in London. He went on to complete fellowships in Australia and the USA where he further trained in hip and knee replacement, arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery, and bone tumour care. He later earned the renowned American, British, and Canadian (ABC) Fellowship awarded by the British Orthopaedic Association and spent six weeks at top orthopaedic clinics in North America, gaining invaluable knowledge.

    Mr Pollock is active in research and has written over 90 articles on joint reconstruction and bone cancer and frequently presents at national and international conferences. He also teaches on a number of postgraduate courses at the RNOH.

    In his free time, Mr Pollock enjoys cycling, jogging, and walking his dog in the Chilterns with his young family. He often competes in triathlons and completed Ironman in 2016.

    Procedures

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

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

    4.94 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.95
    Bedside Manner
    4.94
    Explanation
    4.92
    Bone Tumour Surgery
    16/77
    Knee Replacement
    16/77
    Hip Replacement
    7/77
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    7/77
    Sarcoma
    6/77
    Knee Arthroscopy
    4/77
    Knee Surgery
    3/77
    Patella (Kneecap) Dislocation
    3/77
    Revision Surgery
    3/77
    Knee Pain
    2/77
    Schwannoma
    2/77
    Biopsy (Musculoskeletal)
    1/77
    Hip Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic Acid, PRP and nStride)
    1/77
    Hip Surgery
    1/77
    Hip and Groin Pain
    1/77
    Knee Cyst
    1/77
    Partial Knee Replacement
    1/77
    Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
    1/77
    Video Consultation
    1/77
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Fantastic! Extremely friendly and straightforward in explaining the procedure. It went better than we expected too. Checked on me twice post-surgery and was pleased with my recovery.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I couldn't thank enough to Mr Pollock and his team. The operation was discussed in detail, so we all had a full understanding of what is happening. I am extremely greatful for the way they treated my son and for the post-surgery results.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Professional and explanations given
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    The diagnosis of an approximate 8cm size of proximal humerus cartilaginous malignant tumour was scary in itself with an ambiguity in the histology grade due to the size. NHS diagnosis was to perform a prosthetic arm surgery which was life changing. At the age of 42 i was shattered and couldn’t accept this option, which is when i opted to for having opinion privately from surgeons across the country and also from USA & Germany. Mr Pollock was a part of RNOH Stanmore MDT team who after careful review of MRI images & biopsy suggested to undergo curettage option which would save my arm with minimal damage. I visited Mr Pollock privately who was very confident of the above suggested option and only if the whole tumour was anything above grade 1, i would then be converted to have the prosthetic surgery later which he didn’t think would be needed. I approached Dr Pollock privately thru a word of praise from a surgeon friend- Mr Simon Lambert who cemented my thoughts soon after my first visit. I was very anxious for the right opinion as there was no definitive grade nor a definite treatment plan, but Mr Pollock assured & explained me very patiently that this is what he has expertise for over 20 years and he would treat me as his own arm. I couldn’t be more grateful to have had surgery done by Mr Pollock and his team. Thankfully the histology of the whole tumour after surgery has come back as stage 1 which was the right diagnosis and the correct curettage surgery performed. I am now under observation under Mr Pollock & consider him as my guardian angel.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very good. Straightforward. Clear. Reassuring. I think probably an excellent surgeon - based on the outcome (this is day one)
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Excellent!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent From the moment I met him Very calming and explained in simple terms
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    The process of diagnosing and operating my condition has been super efficient. Mr Pollock explained the pocedure very clearly ahead of the operation and I felt reassured that we were heading the right direction. Frankie was dilligent when I had questions after the operation so I got an answer quickly from Mr Pollock by email. Mr Pollock saw me a month and 3 months after the operation to monitor the bone graft, which I very much appreciated. The first meeting was a bit difficult as my thumb was swollen; but it improved subsequently and it got back to very close to where my thumb was before the operation, with a new bone inside. Thank you Mr Pollock!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    He is the most thorough, attentive, careful, amazing consultant I have seen.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I now have a left and right replacement hip conducted by Mr Rob Pollock. My first almost 13 years ago is in great order, hence the decision to revisit Mr Pollock in January 2022 was very easy. A great job, thank you again.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 7 specialists
    Mr William Aston
    Mr William Aston
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Mr Pollock is a conscientious and dedicated surgeon with whom I have worked for the last 12 years at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. I would have no hesitation recommending him to one of my friends or family."

    16-09-2021

    Mr Simon Lambert
    Mr Simon Lambert
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Mr Pollock is a highly regarded, decisive surgeon with a wide experience in lower limb arthroplasty as well as the management of bone and soft tissue tumours. Mr Pollock is respected for his technical skill and patient-centred care. He leads and works closely with a highly skilled team in the delivery of individualised but protocol-guided management of musculoskeletal tumours. "

    11-02-2022

    Mr Rahul Patel
    Mr Rahul Patel
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    I have referred patients to them

    "Rob is a truly outstanding surgeon. I have known him professionally for many years and have referred numerous patients to him who have all been very impressed and satisfied with his care. He is involved in the care of some of the most challenging pathology in our field and is extremely adept to deal with it. He is very approachable and diligent but above all else makes excellent decisions which are always in his patients best interests. "

    11-02-2022

    Recommended for:
    Sarcoma
    Mr Jig Patel
    Mr Jig Patel
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Mr. Pollock has been a trusted colleague for over 20 years. He is a very experienced and highly regarded surgeon renowned for his surgical skill. He is well liked by patients and colleagues alike. I have no hesitation in recommending him."

    11-02-2022

    Recommended for:
    Bone Spurs, Stress Fractures, Fracture (Broken Bone)
    , Femoroacetabular Impingement, Hip and Groin Pain, Knee Cyst, Torn Meniscus (Cartilage), Dislocated Shoulder, Herniated Disc or Slipped Disc, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Hip Impingement, ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury, Knee Pain, Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip, The Young Knee, The Young Hip, Peripheral Nerve Injury, Arthritis (Hip), Osteoarthritis, Hip Dysplasia, Arthritis (Knee), Posterolateral Corner Injury, Patella (Kneecap) Dislocation, Labral Tear, Osteomyelitis (Lower Limb), Sports Injuries, Osteomyelitis (Upper Limb), Hip Fractures, Hip and Groin Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Frozen Shoulder, Arthritis (Shoulder), Anterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome, Shoulder Impingement, Coccydynia (Coccyx Pain), Morton's Neuroma, Bicep Injury, Pectoralis Major Injury, Schwannoma, De Quervain's Syndrome (Tenosynovitis), Bursitis (Hip), Bursitis (Shoulder), Bursitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Dupuytren’s Contracture, Spinal Cord Compression, Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), Lumbar Stenosis, Ankle Tendonitis, Ankle Sprain, ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury, Clavicle Fractures, Kienbock’s Disease, Arthritis (Knee), Podiatry, Hand Stiffness, Neck Fracture, Gait Abnormalities, Disc Injuries, Degenerative Disc Disease, Nerve Root Entrapment, Spondylolisthesis & Spondylosis, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Spinal Disorders, Spinal Stenosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Myeloma, Scoliosis, Spine Tumours and Infections, Kyphosis

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