Consultant Profile

Mr James Smith

Mr James Smith MBBS, MRCS, FRCS(Orth), Fellowship in Joint Reconstruction Surgery (Canada)
Practicing at:
Spire Alexandra Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Foot Surgery
    • Hip Surgery
    • Knee Surgery
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Sports injury
    • Sports medicine
Special clinical interests:
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement – Primary and Revision
  • Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Patient Specific Knee Surgery
  • Sports Injuries
  • Trauma
  • Arthroscopy
  • Forefoot Surgery
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Cruciate Ligament Surgery
  • Enhanced Recovery of Orthopaedic Patients
Research interests:

Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Darenth Valley Hopital, Dartford

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Orthopaedic Association
Royal College of Surgeons (London)

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01634 662822/662845
Private secretary:
Lisa Aspell
Private secretary telephone number:
01634 662815
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Wednesday evenings 18.00-20.30
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I am a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon and my practice concentrates mostly on the lower limb. I also provide a service for sports injuries, including arthroscopic knee surgery as well as trauma.

I was born and raised in Kent and qualified in 2000 at St George’s Hospital Medical School, London. My Specialist Registrar rotation was all based in the South East. On completion of my training I undertook two surgical fellowships, one in Calgary, Canada and one in the UK at Guy’s Hospital, London. During this time I gained experience in complex primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty as well as unicompartmental knee surgery and treatment of young adult hip disorders.

I was appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford in April 2012. Currently, I am the departmental clinical audit lead for Orthopaedics and I also lead the Enhanced Recovery service which focuses on reducing complications associated with hip and knee replacement surgery as well as reducing overall hospital stay.

I am active in the training of other doctors, ranging from teaching family doctors to perform injections, to training orthopaedic surgeons in the techniques of knee and hip surgery.

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Mr James Smith

Mr James Smith Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Chatham, Kent, private hospital specialist.

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