Mr Nicholas D Riley

Mr Nicholas D Riley

MBBS FRCS (Tr & Orth) Dip Hand Surg

Orthopaedic Surgery

Offers video consultation
Recommended by 2 specialists
21 years of experience
5 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

4.94

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Mr Riley took the time to explain my situation and go over x-rays and CT scan images. He ensured I understood everything before moving on. He explained the procedure and my next steps and left me feeling very reassured and supported. “
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Subspecialties

  • Hand & Wrist Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Sports Injury
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • Royal College of Surgeons: 206764
  • General Medical Council: 6027633
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £175

    Practices worked at

    Nuffield Health The Manor Hospital Oxford

    Beech Road, Headington, United Kingdom, OX3 7RP
    204 reviews

    About

    Mr Nicholas Riley is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon based at the private practice Nuffield Health The Manor Hospital and his current NHS post is Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. His areas of specialism are hand and wrist surgery and his areas of interest include hand and wrist trauma, tendon injuries and inflammation, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, Dupuytren's contracture and nerve compression.

    Mr Riley qualified in Medicine in 2001 with Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degrees, he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Trauma and Orthopaedics) in 2013. In 2015 he completed the Advanced Training Fellowship in Hand Surgery at Oxford University Hospitals and was awarded the American Society for Surgery of the Hand travelling fellowship; visiting the Hospital for Specialist Surgery in New York and the Mayo Clinic.

    In addition, Mr Riley has research interests in osteoarthritis of the hand and wrist and the management of scaphoid injuries. He is part of the Oxford University Hand Research Group, has over 20 peer reviewed publications and has presented his research at over 30 national and international presentations. He is an active member of the British Soceity for Surgery of the Hand and is a member of the Education Committee. 


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Arthroscopy
    • Revision Surgery
    • Tendon Repair
    • Joint Injection
    • Joint Fusion (Hand)
    • Joint Fusion (Wrist)
    • Rheumatoid Hand Surgery
    • Tendon Repair (Hand)
    • Sports Injuries
    • Stress Fractures
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Arthritis (Hand)
    • Arthritis (Wrist)
    • Dupuytren’s Contracture
    • Hand Deformities
    • Hand Extensor Tendon Injuries
    • Hand Flexor Tendon Injuries
    • Hand Pain
    • Hand Problems
    • Kienbock’s Disease
    • Mallet Finger
    • Trigger Finger

    Procedures

    • Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    • Tendon Repair (Hand)
    • Steroid Injection
    • Arthroscopy
    • Finger Joint Replacement
    • Ganglion Cyst Removal
    • Joint Fusion (Hand)
    • Joint Fusion (Wrist)
    • Joint Injection
    • Lunate Replacement
    • Multiligament Reconstruction
    • Revision Surgery
    • Rheumatoid Hand Surgery
    • Tendon Repair
    • Video Consultation
    • Wrist Arthroscopy
    • Wrist Replacement
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    Special interests

    • Bone Spurs
    • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    • Dupuytren’s Contracture
    • De Quervain's Syndrome (Tenosynovitis)
    • Hand Injury
    • Sports Injuries
    • Tendon Injuries
    • Trigger Finger
    • Arthritis
    • Arthritis (Hand)
    • Arthritis (Wrist)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Finger Injury
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Hand Deformities
    • Hand Extensor Tendon Injuries
    • Hand Flexor Tendon Injuries
    • Hand Fractures
    • Hand Pain
    • Hand Problems
    • Kienbock’s Disease
    • Mallet Finger
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteomyelitis (Upper Limb)
    • Peripheral Nerve Injury
    • Stress Fractures
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    Education

    • Diploma in Hand Surgery University of Manchester 2016
    • FRCS (Tr & Orth) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2013
    • MBBS St Bartholomew's and the Royal London School of Medicine 2001
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    Reviews

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4.94
    Explanation
    5
    Hand & Wrist Surgery
    14/31
    Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    6/31
    Hand Surgery
    3/31
    Bone Spurs
    2/31
    Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    2/31
    Dupuytren’s Contracture
    2/31
    Tendon Repair (Hand)
    2/31
    De Quervain's Syndrome (Tenosynovitis)
    1/31
    Hand Injury
    1/31
    Sports Injuries
    1/31
    Steroid Injection
    1/31
    Tendon Injuries
    1/31
    Trigger Finger
    1/31
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Riley took the time to explain my situation and go over x-rays and CT scan images. He ensured I understood everything before moving on. He explained the procedure and my next steps and left me feeling very reassured and supported.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Riley was very personable. He took a great deal of interest in my condition at our first meeting and went on to discuss and explain the various options in a clear and ‘easy to follow’ way. He carried out procedures on both my hands (4 weeks apart) and each time explained clearly what he was going to do. He communicated with me during the procedures, to check that I was Ok and to reassure me that things were going well. During my post op review after the first procedure, he made it clear to me that I must be more rigorous with my physio at home, otherwise the benefits would be lost. In hindsight I needed to be told that! Mr Riley is thoroughly professional and obviously very highly skilled and I could not recommend him highly enough. I am extremely grateful that he, rather than anyone else, was the consultant who ‘repaired’ my hands.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    He clearly described the various available options, and then provided an excellent running commentary on the procedure as it progressed. A very clever man.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Mr Riley diagnosed and carried out surgical release of trigger finger in a caring and professional manner. The procedure took no time and was immediately successful. I also saw him for steroid injections, which also worked. All in al, very satisfied and would recommend.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Very good experience . Extremely competent and also very kind . I felt that I was in good hands .
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Riley got to the heart of the matter and outlined a rational and practical course of investigation. He was quick to ensure other specialists were bought in to investigate and eliminate other potential causes, and this was done to suit my timetable. After the investigation he clearly explained the results and future possible courses of action, and was very fast in writing to my GP to update him during the process.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Mr Nicholas Riley has been a superb professional throughout. The surgical procedure on my hand has been very successful and Mr Riley has explained everything in detail. His manner has been friendly while consistent with a high level of professionalism. I have felt that I have been treated as a human being rather than simply a set of symptoms. He has shown care and awareness that I, the patient, do not exist in a vacuum but has needs for social and domestic care as well as those directly concerned with treatment. Mr Riley has engaged well throughout and has made several follow up face to face and virtual appointments. I do not believe that I could have been better treated. I am aware that he has worked in consultation with the physiotherapist.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    So helpful, went above and beyond at all stages. Thank you Nick.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Open and friendly approach, took time to explain everything and checked understanding.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Found every aspect of my treatment with Mr Nicholas Riley excellent he made everything clear and non stressful throughout although still early days the treatment all seems to have gone smoothly
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 specialists
    Dr Yaser Jabbar
    Dr Yaser Jabbar
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    We trained together

    "Nick is a sensible and accomplished surgeon I have always found him a compassionate and reliable colleague I would have no hesitation in asking him to see my close friends or family"

    04-10-2020

    Recommended for:
    Dupuytren’s Contracture, Hand Fractures, Hand Flexor Tendon Injuries
    Mr Simon Newman
    Mr Simon Newman
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "I have worked with Nick for a number of years. He is a highly skilled, hard-working and knowledgeable hand surgeon. I have no hesitation in recommending him for the assessment and treatment of all hand and wrist related problems."

    04-10-2020

    Recommended for:
    Dupuytren’s Contracture, Hand Fractures, Hand Flexor Tendon Injuries

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