Fast and expert diagnosis at Spire Hartswood shoulder clinic

Most of us go from day to day without giving a thought as to how we use our shoulders. But anyone who has experienced shoulder pain knows just how important the joint is to daily living. The most common complaint from patients is pain during the night that results in disturbed sleep.

At Spire Hartswood Hospital, we know how painful and debilitating shoulder pain and shoulder injuries can be. Whatever your age, if you’re an otherwise active person, a damaged shoulder can really limit your activities and prevent you enjoying sports such as golf and tennis. That’s why our shoulder specialist surgeon, Mr Ali Al-Sabti, bone and joint radiologist, Dr Faisal Alyas, and specialist physiotherapists have teamed up to provide a Shoulder Clinic for patients from Brentwood, Chelmsford, Billericay, Romford and surrounding areas.

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Listen to Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon Mr Ali Al-Sabti discuss the 'one stop' shoulder clinic at Spire Hartswood Hospital

Additional information: View Mr Al-Sabti's consultant profile

You don’t need private medical insurance to come to the Spire Hartswood shoulder clinic. If you’re a self-paying patient, you don’t even need a GP referral. Just call us to arrange a Thursday afternoon appointment – and we’ll do the rest. You’ll have a thorough examination by Mr Al-Sabti, whose shoulder surgery expertise is known throughout Essex. Then, if you need an ultrasound scan, X-ray, or even an MRI scan – this can usually be done on the same day so that, before you go home, Mr Al-Sabti can discuss your treatment options with you. If an injection treatment is recommended, you'll be able to have your treatment at the same visit, if you wish. 

Physiotherapy, joint injections or surgery are all this available at Spire Hartswood. If surgery is recommended in your treatment plan, it will normally be minimally-invasive (arthroscopic) shoulder surgery – which gives quick recovery times. For surgical procedures and shoulder arthroscopy we offer fixed price treatment under our Inclusive Care* scheme – with a guaranteed total price fixed in advance, covering hospital costs and consultant fees.

* Please see Inclusive Care terms and conditions

Shoulder movement video


A patient of Mr Al-Sabti shows a full range of shoulder movement following shoulder surgery.

Prior to the operation, this patient was unable to carry out everyday tasks without pain, such as getting dressed or ironing. She was even in too much pain to sleep in bed.

This video was taken by Mr Al-Sabti at a follow up consultation, just three months after surgery, after completing physio at Spire Hartswood Hospital

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Shoulder surgery testimonial

"I did nothing for too long and my shoulder froze.  I would see a specialist as soon as possible rather than hope the problem would go away."

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