Mr Winston Kim is a pioneering orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hip and knee surgery. He Consults at Spire Manchester Hospital and BMI The Alexandra Hospital, Greater Manchester where he regularly treats hip and knee conditions such as early arthritis, sports injuries, (e.g. ACL tears, hip labral tears or cartilage defects) and the after effects of sports injuries. He utilises minimally-invasive techniques, stem-cell and regenerative surgical techniques and robotic-assisted surgery.
Mr Kim qualified from the University of Aberdeen and completed his orthopaedic training in the north-west rotation in England, completed fellowships in North America, including the British Orthopaedic Foundation Travelling Fellowship. Mr Kim pioneered robotic-assisted surgery in the North of England and was the first to perform robot assisted partial (MAKO) and total knee replacement (NAVIO) and the first to complete the triad of partial, total knee and total hip replacement in the North of England. He has one of the largest series of such patients in the North West of England.
Prizes and awards
• Ethicon Foundation Travelling Fellowship Award
• Ronald Raven Barbers’ Award
• Peter Mallimson Prize (Winner, Best Basic Science Research)
• Harvey Green Surgical Teacher Prize
• Sir John Charnley Trust Award
• British Orthopaedic Foundation Travelling Fellowship
• PLUS Orthopaedics Travel Award
• Current Concepts Foundation Scholarship
• Winner, Best Fellow Research Award, UBC, Vancouver, Canada
• British Hip Society AGM Poster Prize
- Hip Arthroscopy
- Robot-Assisted Total hip replacement
- Knee arthroscopic procedures (e.g. meniscus repair)
- Robot-Assisted Total knee replacement
- Robot-Assisted Partial knee replacement
- Anterior cruciate ligament surgery
- Revision hip and knee replacement surgery
- Bone Marrow Aspirate
- Chondral Grafting
- Early and advanced Hip and knee arthritis in younger patients
- Conditions arising from hip and knee sporting injuries
- Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.), University of Aberdeen 1996
- Master of Science (MSc), Orthopaedic engineering, University of Wales, Cardiff 1999
- Member of British Hip Society (BHS)
- Member of the European Hip Society
- Member of British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
- Member of British Orthopaedic Research Society (BORS)
Excellent manner and follow up. He couldn't have been more caring. Looking forward to the right knee now.
A very satisfied customer!
I am a very satisfied customer !
Mr Kim is a very good surgeon I was very please with my outlook and is very polite and is always smiling
Pleasant. Caring. Easy to approach and talk with. Knee replacement was very well done.🤗
Excellent. Kind. Caring. Described procedure accurately.
Very easy to talk to, operated successfully changing my life for the better, no hesitation in contacting him should it ever be necessary in the future
I felt totally confident in Mr. Kim's judgement, care and ability prior to, during and after my operation. He kept me fully informed of developments throught out the process.
I was extremely satisfied by all aspects of my care with the nurses and my surgeon. The nurses were caring and helpful and my surgeon explained everything that was going to happen to me . He carried out extremely competent surgery on me with the result that I recovered very fast and was walking normally without crutches or walking stick after five weeks.
Mr Kim diagnosed my problem and recommended a course of treatment, which has completely resolved my injury
Our mum had struggled with her right knee and was in severe pain for a period of 12 months. After much consideration she underwent a full knee replacement under the care of Mr Kim at the Alexander Hospital on 26th September 2019. From the initial consultation we were clearly informed of the details pertaining to the operation and advised of what to expect prior to and following the procedure. The timeframe for recovery was provided and an App was made available to support during this journey. We were confident in the decision to proceed with the operation following consultation with Mr Kim as he made us feel at ease from the outset and all of our queries and concerns were answered. We cannot praise Mr Kim enough, 12 weeks after surgery, we can honestly say our mum has full mobility and you would not believe she has had a full knee replacement which is amazing. We would not hesitate in recommending Mr Kim. If you are reading this and considering surgery, we would say do it, it will improve your quality of life no end.
Following a skiing accident in March I injured my right knee. It did not improve with physiotherapy & initially Mr Kim gave me a steroid injection. However, my knee relapsed & a MR scan showed a loose body & possible torn cartilage. My knee kept locking & was extremely painful & I had to use a walking stick. In mid November I had an arthroscopy & a loose piece of cartilage was removed & torn cartilage trimmed. It is wonderful to be without acute pain & I have full movement back in my knee. I would highly recommend Mr Winston Kim.
First class treatment from start to finish.
5 stars all the way. Would give 100 stars if possible. Could not have had better attention,courtesy and follow up.It was a pleasure to meet Mr. Kim even though it was for surgery. What a lovely man.
Had a Right hip replacement under the care of Mr Kim- very happy with him and the care at the Alexandra. Couldn't have managed with it. Thank you!
I have been seeing Mr Kim for 4 years and he has always been most helpful in giving a full explanation of my condition and various treatment options without pushing surgery when not absolutely necessary.
Mr Kim has given me a fantastic future replacing my right hip 20/08/2018 and right hip 29/04/2019 I cannot thank Mr Kim enough for all his skill and dedication to his patients and would recommend anybody suffering from hip or knee pain to contact him, to feel the way I do know free of pain and mobile I agree to have my testimonial published.
My experience from initial consultation explanation of MRI scan, different treatment options and outcomes was excellent. The waiting time for my knee replacement operation was only 4 weeks The care in hospital from all the staff especially the nurses ,physiotherapists and OT’s was outstanding. The My Recovery App is an invaluable aid especially during the first few months. Pauline my outpatient physio was very positive and encouraging which kept me on track post op .
I'm a 95 year old man who just had a hip replacement under the care of Mr Kim. My hip pain went away the same day of the surgery. Couldn't believe it. Didn't think anyone would operate on me, having been postponed twice. Very happy with the care the provided by Mr Kim and the hospital. Highly recommend Mr Kim and the Alexandra. If necessary I would be happy to reassure people who are unsure about having it done.
Had right knee replacement carried out by Mr Kim and his team, the communication and aftercare along with Mr Kim's excellent patient skills really helped me along this journey, thank you Mr Kim
Very professional and knowledgeable Doctor. I would highly rate every aspect of his abilities.
I underwent a hip replacement in December 2018 and a total knee replacement in May 2019 both under the care of Mr Winston Kim. I felt instantly at ease on my first appointment with Mr Kim. He took time to explain all options available to me with regards to my surgery. You are very much a part of the decision making with Mr Kim. Both surgeries have been a great success. After several years of crippling, life changing pain from my hip and knee, I am now well on my way to a full recovery, able to walk pain free again. Post surgery care has also been excellent, again from Mr Kim and the physio team supporting him. I am so pleased I chose Mr Kim for both my joint replacements.
From the moment i meet Mr Kim i was made to feel totally at ease, he understsood fully my frustrtations and identtfyed the problems straight his diagnoses was spot on. He also cleared his diary to undertake the procedure the folowing day, as i was 15 weeks post op and the success of this type of treatment was time sensitive. Both before and after the operation Mr Kim was on hand to talk through what was happening and what to exspect after the operation his calm, approachable and professional manor was ever-dent throughout and made the whole experience acceptable.
A lovely friendly approachable man who put me at my ease & made me feel that any problems I might face at the operation could be dealt with.
I was obviously not looking forward to the operation but felt confident in the hands of Mr Kim & was not disappointed. I felt he was completely approachable & could ask him anything
From my initial consultation to my discharge and my post op consultation Mr Kim has always shown empathy and given reassurance . He has always given a full explanation to all that I have asked and what the procedure and recovery involved in an understandable, honest but positive way . I have felt completely relaxed and confident in Mr Kim's care and am so pleased with the resut
Had right knee replacement performed by Mr Kim October 2018- very happy with the results of the knee. I heard horror stories from others and feel very luck to have had Mr Kim perform my knee replacement. I have arthritis in the other kne, and I will only have Mr Kim do my knee replacement. Highly recommended..the best.
I found Mr Kim and his staff to be both competent and caring. At my initial consultation I was given the full details of the diagnosis of my hip problem plus the options available. If I decided on a full right hip replacement this was explained in full plus, of course the possible dangers of undergoing surgery of this nature. I opted for surgery and was admitted to hospital quickly on the date I requested. The surgery and recovery has gone well and I am now pain free thanks to the good care I received from Mr Kim and his team.
From my first consultation with Mr Kim any anxieties I had disappeared . He was calm , reassuring and listened to any concerns I had regarding the operation . He came and spoke to me at each stage of the procedure and daily during my stay in hospital . The procedure has been a great success and at my six week check up Mr Kim was able to show me the before and after X-Ray's demonstrating the necessity for the procedure .
I had a knee replacement done by Mr Winston Kim 4 months ago .I had great difficulty walking before having it done and I can now go walking and do the garden and the quality of my life in general is so much better .Mr Kim looked after me really well and I found the app he put on the phone excellent as he advised every stage of my recovery .big thankyou to Mr Kim and his anaesthetist who calmed my nerves and all his team
Mr Kims manner made me feel that I was his only patient. And my successful hip replacement operation and speedy recovery was down to his expertise and his professional team.
After having very painful and creaky knees for years I decided after my consultation with Mr Kim to take the plunge at 88 years old and have a knee replacement operation. Mr Kim was marvellous and my new knee is very successful. He was very kind and understanding and filled me with confidence. The first time I went to see him I was in a wheelchair and six weeks after the operation I was able to walk in using a stick. Based on my experience I would definitely recommend Mr Kim but wish I had seen him sooner!
The treatment I received was faultless. Mr Kim and all his team were wonderful and so caring.
From the start of the process with the initial appointment I was treated as a person not a number. This included the operation and the after care. I was always kept informed every step of the way
Mr Kim was fantastic throughout, from the onset of the first appointment from referral to being discharged from his care 12 months later. The day of surgery in question, I was totally at ease with him and his team members coming to see me before the procedure. His mannerism and passion in what he does is next to none and would certainly be a recommendation to anyone who needs hip or knee surgery. Definately a credit to his profession.
I have recently seen Mr. Kim after suffering from knee pain in my right knee for around 1 year and he has been a consummate professional throughout. He original diagnosed the problem and recommended conservative treatment initially which helped and when the pain persisted after some time he recommended surgery to sort the issue out. He was very clear and concise in his explanation of the issue and I am now on the road to recovery after a long period of time. I really appreciate his calming manner and is always extremely optimistic and realistic with the outcome, he always put my mind at ease when I had doubts. I can tell that Mr. Kim really wants to support the patient and pinpoint the correct issue for overall well being - I felt valued a cared for throughout my entire experience. I cannot think Winston Kim enough as I was really struggling before, now I am able to enjoy some of the things I was missing out on. His secretary Shabnam and entire team I have dealt with at the Alex from physios to imaging consultants have been top notch and I cannot recommend this enough. If I ever have anymore issues in the future I know where I will go. Thank you!
Had Right hip replacement by Mr. Kim at Spire Manchester- excellent Surgeon and care. He was recommended to me by my yoga instructor and did not disappoint!!. Highly recommended.
Everybody was super! The staff were all lovely. Unfortunately i had to wait to go down to theatre.
It was a larger operation than i thought, the downtime post-op was about 10 weeks. Nothing terrible pain wise, was all bearable. The aftercare was fabulous. I had lots of physio and hydrotherapy. The whole experience after the operation was amazing. I had no pain at all post-op. Mr Kim and Shabnam kept me informed at all times and i would definitely recommend Mr Kim.
Wonderful dealt with very professionally could not fault the care in anyway
Mr Kim is a very caring, professional surgeon. I have complete confidence in him, and would not hesitate to consult him again, should the occasion arise.
A very caring, professional surgeon. I have complete confidence in him, and would not hesitate in seeking his opinion again, should the occasion arise.
I am 87 years old- had right hip replacement last year, and left hip replacement this year under Mr Kim at the Alexandra Hospital. Excellent Surgeon and 1st class hospital. Walking improved, so pleased to have been under Mr Kim. Highly recommended Surgeon and hospital, particularly the surgeon.
Had Right ACL (Crucitate) surgery under Mr Kim's care at the Alexandra Hospital. Fastastic care and result.
One of the best consultants I’ve ever seen Thankyou
I had robot assisted hip replacement (MAKO) at Spire Manchester under Mr Kim V happy with it!! and with Mr Kim and his team's care.
Mr Kim treated my Hip- transformed my life!.Many thanks!. Treated at the BMI Alexandra hospital
Mr. Kim was very clear with my options relating to my knee issue. The operation was a complete success with minimal disruption afterwards. I would certainly recommend Mr Kim.
I had a left total knee replacement under the care of Mr Kim at BMI the Alexandra Hospital. Very happy with the excellent treatment by Mr Kim and his team. I have been treated so well, treatment has been excellent- pre and post surgery. My knee was so bent before surgery but it's straight and strong now. I can even run (although I have been told not to). I have no pain whatsoever now.
Mr Kim is an excellent orthopaedic surgeon and is always popular with patients I have referred to him.