Mr Sam Vollans

Mr Sam Vollans

BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS (Tr&Orth), DipSEM(UK&I)

Orthopaedic Surgery

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4 specialists

14 years of experience
5 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.97
Bedside Manner
4.94
Explanation
4.97

Top feedback

“A really nice guy, explains things so you understand, a very down to earth person, would recommend sam to anyone “
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Subspecialties

  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6128355
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £100

    Practices worked at

    Nuffield Hospital Leeds

    2 Leighton Street, Leeds, United Kingdom, LS1 3EB
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    About

    In light of the Corona virus, telephone or video consultations available most days 

    Usual practice - Appointments available most Tuesdays & Fridays (flexible for urgent self-pay cases)

    Mr Sam Vollans is a subspecialist upper limb orthopaedic surgeon.

    He has undertaken special training in the UK and abroad in shoulder and elbow surgery. He has worked alongside and been trained by three of the world's most renowned elbow surgeons (Mr D Stanley, Prof D Eygendaal, Dr van Riet).

    Mr Vollans graduated from the University of Leeds in 2005 and then completed his specialist training in Yorkshire. Following this, he undertook further training in both elective and trauma shoulder & elbow surgery in Sheffield. As well as this, he also completed a European Travelling Fellowship awarded by the British Elbow & Shoulder Society.

    Mr Vollans has developed a particular interest in elbow surgery including primary and complex revision elbow replacement, elbow arthroscopy, and paediatric/adolescent elbow deformity, osteochondritis and instability.

    He prides himself on excellent communication with patients and is passionate about innovation that improves patient care and experience.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    SHOULDER

    • All trauma, fractures, acute rotator cuff tears, ACJ injuries, dislocation (must have attended A&E first)
    • Arthroscopic / key hole shoulder surgery
    • Shoulder decompression
    • Shoulder manipulation
    • Shoulder stabilisation
    • Shoulder surgery (rotator cuff repair)
    • Shoulder replacement and resurfacing
    • All investigations and injections as required

    ELBOW

    • All trauma, fractures, distal biceps rupture, dislocations (must have attended A&E first)
    • Arthroscopic / keyhole elbow surgery including children if required
    • Ulnar nerve release at the elbow / Cubital tunnel release
    • Tennis elbow and Golfer's elbow - injections, PRP, keyhole and open release
    • Total elbow replacement for arthritis
    • Osteotomies for deformity

    WRIST

    • Wrist fractures (must have attended A&E first)
    • Carpal Tunnel release
    • De Quervain's (Lateral wrist pain)
    • Trigger Finger

    CHILDREN 

    • All aspects of shoulder & elbow surgery

     

    Mr Vollans is a specialist shoulder & elbow surgeon treating all the most common conditions. He prides himself on excellent communication and will always take time to explain your diagnosis before offering you all treatment options (with and without surgery) quoting current evidence and results.

     

    Mr Vollans' main interest is complex adult and children's elbow surgery. He has written a number of book chapters on Elbow Replacement, for which he receives referrals from all over Yorkshire and beyond. He also performs revision elbow replacement when previous ones have failed.

     

    Mr Vollans regularly treats children with shoulder and elbow complaints. These include problems with deformity, clavicle instability (Sternoclavicular instability), shoulder instability, elbow instability, elbow pain and osteochondritis of the elbow.

     

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    Medical procedures

    • MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan)
    • Shoulder Stabilisation
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Joint Injection
    • Arthroscopy
    • Fracture Fixation Surgery
    • Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Replacement
    • Tendon Repair
    • Ulnar Nerve Release
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Shoulder Pain
    • Shoulder Labral Tear
    • Arthritis (Elbow)
    • Arthritis (Shoulder)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Clavicle Fractures
    • Dislocated Shoulder
    • Dislocation of the Elbow
    • Elbow Fractures
    • Elbow Instability
    • Elbow Stiffness
    • Forearm Fractures
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Frozen Shoulder
    • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
    • Humerus Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteomyelitis (Upper Limb)
    • Rotator Cuff Injury
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Shoulder Tendinopathy (Pitcher’s Shoulder)
    • Sports Injuries
    • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
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    Education

    Primary Medical Qualification

    MB ChB 2005 University of Leeds

    Specialist Register entry date

    Trauma and orthopaedic surgery From 04 Aug 2015

    Further Qualifications

    FRCS (Orth) RCS 2013

    Professional Memberships

    British Elbow & Shoulder Society

    British Orthopaedic Association

     

     

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    Reviews

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan)
    2/36
    Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
    2/36
    Shoulder Pain
    2/36
    Shoulder Stabilisation
    2/36
    Elbow Replacement
    1/36
    Hand & Wrist Surgery
    1/36
    Joint Injection
    1/36
    Ligament Injury
    1/36
    Shoulder Labral Tear
    1/36
    Tennis Elbow
    1/36
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder Pain
    Very professional and made u feel at ease.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan) Joint Injection Shoulder Pain
    A really nice guy, explains things so you understand, a very down to earth person, would recommend sam to anyone
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder Stabilisation
    Always polite and helpful, quick effective and really helpful all the way through the process. My daughter had full reassurance and confidence form the first meeting. Couldn't thank Mr Vollans enough for the service we have received.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder & Elbow Surgery Shoulder Labral Tear Shoulder Stabilisation MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan)
    My experience with Sam has been excellent. He's calm and confident, which is re-assuring for any pre-surgery apprehension. He's also very competent, willing to explain any detail to you so you fully understand what lies ahead. The work he's done has been excellent and I wouldn't hesitate in choosing Sam again.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Tennis Elbow
    Explained the issues and treatment very well.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Elbow Replacement
    My overall experience is positive. Mr Vollans displays his specialist medical ability in an exceptionally professional, caring & relaxed manner explaining the details and processes of all procedures throughout in a methodical uncomplicated way allowing the opportunity for discussion and questioning throughout. There has always been the opportunity to contact the Medical Secretary/Medical Team for further questioning, support or to discuss concerns if later required but this has never been needed as all details have been covered during appointment visits or procedures.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hand & Wrist Surgery
    I sustained a complicated wrist fracture which required realignment, wiring and fixation plate. From my initial contact with Mr Vollans right through to post operative, I found him to be excellent in his approach, clearly explaining the procedure pre-op, during the surgery and at the post op consultations. I had complete confidence in him and I am delighted that I have had an excellent outcome thanks to him I was also very impressed by Dr Gupta the anaesthetist and the rest of the surgical team.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Ligament Injury
    perfect care and explanation also following up on my care was first rate
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very personable, explains everything very clearly and felt very reassured after the consultation.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
    Absolutely brilliant after having calcium build up on my elbow joint I was referred to Mr Vollans who from day one took his time to explain every detail of my condition and the procedure to follow on the day of my op Mr Vollans explained what was going to happen and in his words “don’t worry I will be treating you as if you were a member of my own family” which gave myself and my wife a lot of assurance can’t thank him enough
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 4 doctors for:
    4

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Mr Sanjeev Anand
    Mr Sanjeev Anand
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    04-03-2020

    Sam is an excellent colleague and is always willing to take up challenging upper limb problems. His patients love him as he produces great outcomes for them.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Arthritis (Elbow)
    For procedures: Elbow Replacement
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Mr Kurt Haendlmayer
    Mr Kurt Haendlmayer
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    18-11-2020

    I know Sam since he was my trainee years back in Mid Yorkshire. His passion for Shoulder and Elbow surgery was already very clear then. Sam is very knowledgeable, great fun and an excellent communicator. He has trained with the best Shoulder and Elbow surgeons around. I am very happy to recommend Sam for all aspects of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. We are lucky to have him close to us in Mid Yorkshire to benefit from his expertise.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Fracture (Broken Bone), Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Instability, Wrist Fractures, Shoulder Pain, Dislocated Shoulder, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Children’s Joint Problems, Paediatric (Pediatric) Fractures, Rotator Cuff Injury, Arthritis (Shoulder), Osteoarthritis, Arthritis (Elbow), Dislocation of the Elbow, Humerus Fractures, Elbow Fractures, Forearm Fractures, Clavicle Fractures, Shoulder Labral Tear, Elbow Stiffness, Elbow Instability, Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis), Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis), Sports Injuries, Shoulder Pain, Arthritis (Shoulder)
    For procedures: Revision Surgery, Elbow Replacement, Ulnar Nerve Release, Joint Injection, Arthroscopy, Shoulder Stabilisation, Shoulder Replacement, Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Fracture Fixation Surgery
    Mr Neil Pennington
    Mr Neil Pennington
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    22-07-2018

    Sam is an enthusiastic and forward thinking clinician with a wealth of experience dealing with both trauma and elective problems affecting the upper limb. He has a specialist interest in elbow replacements and complex elbow problems, for which he offered a tertiary referral service from Leeds. Highly recommended!

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    Connection: We trained together
    Mr Adam Lomax
    Mr Adam Lomax
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    20-07-2020

    Sam is a great colleague and a superb surgeon. He has a kind and caring attitude towards patients and he has excellent communication skills. Sam is an exceptional surgeon and he gets great results. I would happily recommend him.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Fracture (Broken Bone), Frozen Shoulder, Shoulder Instability, Shoulder Pain, Dislocated Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Injury, Arthritis (Shoulder), Arthritis (Elbow), Dislocation of the Elbow, Shoulder Labral Tear, Shoulder Tendinopathy (Pitcher’s Shoulder), Elbow Instability, Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis), Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis), Sports Injuries
    For procedures: Elbow Replacement, Ulnar Nerve Release, Joint Injection, Arthroscopy, Shoulder Stabilisation, Shoulder Replacement, Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Fracture Fixation Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague

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