To carry out an effective and accurate diagnosis of your problem, Simon Moyes combines the latest in sophisticated imaging technology with his considerable experience as an orthopaedic surgeon. He has been in full time private practice since 1997. The Wellington Hospital, sees approximately 80 patients per week and carries out approximately 500 procedures per year.
Simon works out of two clinics in London: the Platinum Medical Centre in St John’s Wood and 31 Old Broad Street in the City of London. All operative procedures are carried out at the Wellington Hospital.
Prior to surgery you will be given all the information you need so that you can make an informed decision on the best course of treatment for you. You will also be advised to look at the following patient educational web sites: www.shoulder-arthroscopy.co.uk and www.ankle–arthroscopy.co.uk, which both patients and [allied] health professionals find very helpful. Prior to your admission, you will either be emailed or telephoned with the necessary relevant information. Patients are also rung by the hospital admission staff as well prior to surgery.
Simon Moyes specialises in keyhole or arthroscopic surgery. This is a highly sophisticated, minimally invasive technique which means you spend less time in hospital and are more likely to have a quick recovery. It is ideal for many orthopaedic procedures in joints, such as removing torn cartilage, ligament and tendon reconstruction and smoothing out bone defects.
The surgeon makes small incisions and inserts a tiny camera (an endoscope) into the joint. The image is shown on a video monitor, enabling the surgeon to make a thorough examination of the area. Once the diagnosis has been made, other small incisions are made to allow small surgical instruments to be inserted. The entire operation is carried out while looking at the monitor.
Because the joint does not have to be opened up fully, there is less risk of infection, healing can be quicker, scarring is minimal, and there is less trauma to the connective tissue in the joint. It is especially useful to sports men and women who require a fast healing time.
The surgery takes place at the Wellington Hospital in London. All surgeries are performed by Simon Moyes. Expert staff are dedicated to getting you back on your feet as soon as possible, using the latest physiotherapy techniques and top levels of aftercare.
Simon is available for post surgery consultation with all patients, so you know exactly how the procedure went, and you can get all the information you need for a speedy recovery.