Consultant Profile

Mr Tom Symes

Mr Tom Symes MBChB, MSc, FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics)
Practicing at:
Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Hip Surgery
    • Knee Surgery
    • Medico-legal
    • Soft tissue injuries
    • Sports injury
Special clinical interests:

Primary and Revision Total Hip Replacement
Primary and Revision Total Knee Replacement, Unicondylar (Partial) Knee Replacement, Navigated (Computer Assisted) Knee Replacement
Knee Arthroscopy
Orthopaedic Trauma

Research interests:

Optimisation of recovery of arthroplasty patients

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

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

British Orthopaedic Association
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Society UK
Medical Protection Society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01482 672 444
Private secretary telephone number:
01482 672 496
Fri 9am - 12.30pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in lower limb problems.

I also have a special interest in enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS). This means that the patients I operate on receive the most up to date anaesthetic techniques to control pain and are able to mobilise quickly and safely after surgery. This results in a lower rate of problems post-operatively and enables patients to be discharged home earlier.

I trained as a doctor and surgeon in Leeds, Yorkshire, and the North East of England. I then undertook specialist training in hip and knee replacement at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Glasgow. Here I trained specifically to perform navigated (computer aided) knee replacement.

I am Clinical Lead Consultant at Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Hospital Trust and lead for ERAS in the trust.
I have published several papers, contributed to two best selling orthopaedic textbooks and  lectured at national meetings on enhanced recovery.

I treat arthritis, soft tissue and sports injuries of the hip and knee.

Personal profile:

I was brought up in Derbyshire and then moved to Leeds for my medical school training.

I trained as a surgeon in Scarborough and then the North East including Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Carlisle.

I moved with my family to Scotland for a year and now have settled in East Yorkshire.

I am married with 4 young children who keep me very busy.

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Mr Tom Symes

Mr Tom Symes Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Hull, East Yorkshire, private hospital specialist.

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