Mr Sam Vollans

Mr Sam Vollans

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

Orthopaedic Surgery

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2 specialists

Video consultation available

Overall Rating

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4.9
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4.9
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4.9

Top feedback

“Explained the issues and treatment very well.“
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Subspecialties

  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 6128355

Consultation fees

New appointment: £200

Follow-up appointment: £100

Practices worked at

Nuffield Hospital Leeds

2 Leighton Street, Leeds, United Kingdom, LS1 3EB
10 reviews

About

In light of the Corona virus, video consultations available most days for £125

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 the patient care and experience.

 

 
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Medical procedures

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 / key hole elbow surgery including children if required
  • Ulnar nerve release at the elbow / Cubital tunnel release
  • Tennis elbow and Golfer's elbow - injections, PRP, key hole and open release
  • Total elbow replacement for arthrtis
  • 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
 
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Special interests

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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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

Overall
5
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5
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5

Explained the issues and treatment very well.

Patient seen for:
Tennis Elbow
20-01-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

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.

Patient seen for:
Elbow Replacement
14-01-2020
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5
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5
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5

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.

Patient seen for:
Hand & Wrist Surgery
10-01-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

perfect care and explanation also following up on my care was first rate

Patient seen for:
Ligament Injury
06-01-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

Very personable, explains everything very clearly and felt very reassured after the consultation.

07-11-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

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

Mr Sam Vollans

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Patient seen for:
Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
08-08-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

After being in pain for so long I now feel there is hope after my first consultation. Sam Vollance is such a nice down to earth man.

Mr Sam Vollans

Thanks for your feedback!

28-02-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

After a fall which resulted in a broken upper arm, I visited Mr Vollans on several occasions following a recommendation from a consultant colleague of his. Mr Vollans was very professional at all times in his treatment of me and my condition. He was also very knowledgeable and decisive which instilled me with confidence. My trust in his advice is now paying dividends as I have not required any surgery and my bones are in alignment and are starting to heal. He was also able to recommend an experienced specialist physiotherapist who is now helping me to regain movement in my arm. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Vollans and feel I have a special insight into his qualities as a doctor after having spent 42 years as a qualified nurse and also having had several spells of time as a patient in hospital myself in the past.

Mr Sam Vollans

Thanks so much for this feedback.

15-10-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

A very caring and understanding, willing to explain every option available and all waiting for a positive outcome

04-06-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

From the consultation the day after being knocked of my bike, Mr Vollans was very clear and concise in describing what had happened and what my options where. The surgery has gone very well and my post surgery consultations have been informative and helpful. Mr Vollans’ manner has always been really friendly and helped put me at ease post accident

Mr Sam Vollans

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22-04-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

Professional and very knowledgeable.

10-04-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

Once again Mr Vollans has surpassed my expectations regarding my treatment time within the NHS. He said I would be dealt with, within 10 weeks and he has kept his promise.

05-04-2018
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5
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5
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5

Very good with shoulder injury caused by skiing. Clearly highlighted the options and way forward

04-04-2018
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5
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5
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5

Sam has given me every confidence in his ability to do the correct procedure for my situation. He is very welcoming and very professional. He didn't make me feel pressured or uncomfortable at any time. I felt he was very honest in what could be done and not. He left it up to me to decide if I wanted to have any procedure done and not pressured into having anything done that was not needed or unnecessary.

03-04-2018
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5
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5
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5

Excellent service and after care

Mr Sam Vollans

Thanks

02-04-2018
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5
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5
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5

Very efficient while very kind and considerate.

31-03-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

Mr Vollans has at all times been extremely professional in his treatment of me. Putting my mind at ease with his explanation of my operation and the aftercare I would receive, all of which was first class. I would have no hesitation in choosing or recommending Mr Vollans in the future.

29-03-2018
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5
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5
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5

Mr Vollans was very pleasant and professional throughout my treatment. He explained everything in detail but didn’t baffle with overly technical terms. I’d happily recommend him. Thank you

29-03-2018
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5
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5
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5

I was extremely satisfied with all aspects of my treatment by Mr Volans and his team

29-03-2018
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5
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5
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5

He's very friendly and professional. He explains everything clearly.

29-03-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

Sam provided detailed information before and after the operation. I am very happy and satisfied with the information and the care provided. I would recommend him to family and friends.

Mr Sam Vollans

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24-03-2018
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5
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5
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5

Mr Vollans was extremely friendly and personable. He made me feel very comfortable but was also very professional.

23-03-2018
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5
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5
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5

Excellent service

22-03-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

Following surgery performed by Mr Sam Vollans at the LGI, I have also had a follow-up consultation with him at the Nuffield Hospital in Leeds, in relation to a right Olecranon fracture. From being greeted by Mr Vollans immediately pre-surgery, I had complete confidence in the way I was treated and that I was in 'safe hands'. The post operative consultation was even more reassuring with information being provided regarding the procedure undertaken, recovery and post operative time-frames etc. Mr Vollans promptly arranged further x-rays and gave advice regarding immediate physiotherapy. He is a true gentleman, who has his patient's well-being at heart. I was greatly appreciative of the care, concern and reassurance provided - all with a friendly and approachable manner. I would recommend Mr Sam Vollans most highly.

Mr Sam Vollans

Thanks for your positive feedback. I'm pleased you're so quickly "on-the-mend"!!

18-03-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

Initial consultation was very helpful Dr Bolls s cleatly r planed the issue and the treatment. He arranged for physiotherapy. My second and recent session with Dr Volans was very pidotive. The outcomes of the steroid injection and physio are very promising.

Mr Sam Vollans

I'm very pleased you're seeing improvements. Thanks for feedback

18-03-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

Mr Vollans offered expert care and a service very much tailored to the needs of my son. He was friendly and professional at all times. We were delighted with the outcome of the treatment and would highly recommend Mr Vollans to other people.

Mr Sam Vollans

My pleasure. I'm pleased we were able to help.

18-03-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

Sam and his team treated me extremely well, I was well informed, and satisfied at every step of the process. The treatment I received was first class throughout.

Mr Sam Vollans

Thanks for leaving such positive feedback

15-03-2018
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5
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5
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5

My visits to see Mr Vollans where very friendly and he always kept me informed about my shoulder and what he was going to do,on the day of my operation Mr Vollans came to see me and he told me what he was going to do. He put me at ease before i went into theatre,i was so grateful for the care i recieved during my op and after it. It was all to the highest standard and everybody on Mr Vollans team was always happy to help,i am happy to say that my shoulder is working well now,i am so grateful to Mr Vollans and his team for the care they gave me. Should i ever need to visit Mr Vollans and Nuffield i would be happy to, i was treated with kindness compassion and respect through everyone of my visits. Couldn,t wish for better service and thank you to everyone concerned.

Mr Sam Vollans

Nuffield is a great hospital to work. Thanks for your feedback

12-03-2018
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5
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5
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5

Excellent consultant,explains fully,highly recommend.

12-03-2018
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4
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4
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4

made me feel confident in his opinions

09-03-2018
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5
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5
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5

Excellent consultant. Always listens to concerns and explains things easily.

Mr Sam Vollans

Thanks for leaving feedback. Good communication is so important to me, so I'm pleased your experience has been positive.

08-03-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

Sam Vollans is excellent. Conscientious helpful and goes above and beyond with the care he provides.

Mr Sam Vollans

Thanks for your feedback. Much appreciated

07-03-2018

Peer recommendations

Recommended by 2 doctors for:
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Orthopaedic Surgery

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

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

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