Mr Mark Webb

How to Choose the Finest Orthopaedic Surgeon in London

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London has some of the best orthopaedic surgeons in not just the country, but across the world. It can be difficult to decide on which surgeon to see. The following information will hopefully make this decision easier for you.

Factors To Consider While Choosing A Orthopaedic Surgeon

Finding the best orthopaedic surgeon for you will depend on a number of factors. Some of these are surgeon related, some hospital related and some will be down to your own personal circumstances. It is important to find the right person for you.

This may sound obvious, but the most important factor is to find a surgeon who has expertise in managing the problem that you have. You would not see a shoulder surgeon for your foot problem, but it can be very difficult to know who does what. Some orthopaedic surgeons are generalists, meaning that that treat a variety of musculoskeletal problems. Others may focus on a specific joint or surgical technique such as joint replacements or arthroscopy.


Most surgeons are happy to share which conditions they have most experience in treating and what operations they offer. It can be useful to look at patient reviews on websites such as Google, Doctify and TopDoctors. Google reviews are not verified so this should be taken into account, however they can be useful when used along side the other verified review websites. Word of mouth can be helpful and you may find a friend or colleague who has seen someone with a similar problem to you that they would recommend.

In terms of qualifications, you can check the General Medical Council Register to confirm that the clinician has up-to-date registration and confirm that they are on the specialist register.

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After completing their training, the majority of orthopaedic surgeons will sub-specialise and undertake a fellowship in their area of interest. When you are looking for a surgeon, it is recommended to find someone who has had fellowship training in the area that you require. For instance, if you have torn your ACL, you may wish to see someone who has specialist training in ligament reconstruction.


If you have private medical insurance, then the cost will depend on who you see, the insurance company you are with and your specific policy. Some insurance companies will cover all of the cost, others will cover some or may require you to pay upfront and then be reimbursed.

If you are paying for your care yourself, then the cost of your appointments, investigations and treatments will be specific to you. These should be discussed with you by the clinic and/or hospital. Most clinicians will provide their set fee for an initial and follow-up consultation on their website. Their clinic will be able to confirm estimated costs.

Finance options are offered in some hospitals and are available for eligible patients. These can be provided by the hospital or third party companies.

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Location is more important to some people than others. You may prefer to stay closer to home and be seen by someone locally. You may otherwise prefer to travel to see the person that you feel is right for you. If you are overseas and would prefer a virtual consultation first, this can be helpful to confirm that you have found the surgeon for your needs.

When should I see an orthopaedic surgeon?

Some people find seeing an orthopaedic surgeon soon after developing symptoms or following an injury can enable them to get an accurate diagnosis, start their treatment and guide their rehabilitation. An early review can also be helpful in providing reassurance to someone who is uncertain what they can or cannot do. It is important to see someone who will be able to offer you a full range of treatment options, not just surgery.

Alternatively, you may wish to see a physiotherapist in the first instance. They can see and assess the problem and if you find that your symptoms improve then seeing a surgeon may not be necessary.

Best Orthopaedic Surgeon In London

London has many expert orthopaedic surgeons who will be able to apply their knowledge and skill to managing your injury or symptoms. The task is finding the best orthopaedic surgeon in London for you. This will depend on their experience, their expertise/specialism, their location and the report that your build with them. Try to find someone that you can communicate with, who understands your specific needs and you trust will do what they can to help.

Mr Mark Webb

Mr Webb is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in London. He has international fellowship training in managing hip and knee problems that range from torn ligaments to early osteoarthritis. He is passionate about getting his patients back doing the things that they enjoy. He believes in developing a partnership with his patients with a focus on joint decision making. He uses the most up-to-date techniques and technology to optimise each patients’ outcome.

Book An Appointment

If you would like to book an appointment to see Mr Webb please contact. 

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 02074594915
Or directly via Whatsapp. 

Mr Webb is able to offer both in-person and virtual appointments.

If you are traveling a long distance from within the United Kingdom, or you are overseas, Mr Webb is able to offer you a remote consultation in the first instance. This can include reviewing imaging that you have had done locally.

Mr Mar Webb

Final Word

If you are looking for an orthopaedic surgeon, you are likely trying to find who would be the right person for you to see. If you follow the advice above, you will hopefully find someone who will be able to understand your condition and agree a treatment plan with the aim of keeping you active.