Mr Amitabh Dwyer
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS, MS Orth, FRCS Tr & Orth, Associate Fellow AFHEA
"Spire Healthcare is an excellent private health care facility in Cambridge. The staff enjoy delivering safe, efficient and high quality care to create a positive patient experience."
I specialise in shoulder and elbow surgery. I do shoulder arthroscopic (keyhole) surgeries, rotator cuff repairs, stabilisation procedures for dislocating shoulders, treatment of shoulder tendonitis, frozen shoulder, shoulder impingement and arthritis. I treat Tennis and Golfer's elbows and Moderate arthritis of the elbow. I also treat Dupuytren's contracture of hand, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger and trigger thumb.
To date I have performed over 6,000 orthopaedic procedures. These include over 350 rotator cuff tendon repairs, 800 arthroscopic subacromial decompressions for shoulder impingement, 85 arthroscopic stabilisation of dislocating shoulders, 100 anatomic total shoulder replacements, 80 reverse total shoulder replacements and many upper limb and lower limb trauma operations.
In 2013, Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon, I was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. I have an elective and emergency practice sub-specialising in shoulder and elbow surgery. My particular interests include open and arthroscopic shoulder surgery for conditions, such as rotator cuff tears, recurrent instability and dislocated acromio-clavicular joints. I am experienced and perform all types of shoulder replacement.
Additionally, I have been the clinical governance lead at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, where I also received two clinical excellence awards (in 2017 & 2019) for developing and delivering state of the art shoulder and elbow service.
I am keen on enhancing medical education. I hold an Assoicate Fellowship of Higher Education Academy. I am a Senior Clinical Tutor – University of Cambridge, School of Medicine. I am an invited external examiner for Orthopaedic exit exams at College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka. I am an educational and clinical supervisor for Foundation Year (FY) 2 doctors on Cambridge rotation.
I am an MRCS OSCE examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Due to this, I frequently examine both internationally and within the UK.
I regularly audit my practice to deliver high quality and safe care to all my patients. I have performed 12 audits of Orthopaedic practice. My recent audits include “Safe surgical site marking” and “Quality of operation notes”.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Amitabh Dwyer at Spire include:
FRCS Tr & Orth / London / 2007
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (Trauma & Orthopaedics)
This is a fellowship imparted to surgeons who specialise in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery
Member British Elbow & Shoulder Society (since 2007)
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (since 2007)
International affiliate member American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (2006 -2019)
Life member – Indian Orthopaedic Association
Life Member - Association of Medical Alumni. Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana
Surgical Clinical Lead - Strategy & Transformation - North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Musculoskeletal Directorate - Clinical Lead (February 2016 – February 2018) Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon
Clinical Governance Lead – Trauma & Orthopaedics (January 2016 – March 2020) Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon
Orthopaedic Clinical Lead (October 2014 to January 2016) Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon
Clinical Lead for Orthopaedics for International Surgical Training Programme - Royal College of Surgeons of England
I actively participate in research and have 28 Orthopaedic publications in national and international peer reviewed journals and 26 (combined) oral and poster presentations to learned Orthopaedic societies. I review scientific articles for “Shoulder & Elbow” and “Indian Journal of Orthopaedics” which are reputed international journals.
1. HUSH Trial (current): Oxford based multicentre trial randomising humeral shaft fractures into operative and non-operative arms to assess healing and functional outcomes.
2. CSAW Trial (2014-2017): Oxford based multicentre prospective trial to for shoulder impingement.
Al-Ani Z, Sharif A, Dwyer AJ. Sliding rotational osteotomy for cases of dorsally angulated distal radius malunion: A techincal note. Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2021 Aug;55(4):355-361
Raghavan R, Jones A, Dwyer AJ. Should Kirschner wires for fixation of lateral humeral condyle fractures in children be buried or left exposed? A systematic review. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res 2019;105:739-45
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough City Hospitals
I am married with two young daughters and live in Milton Keynes. I speak English and Hindi fluently. I enjoy spending time with my young family, swimming, travelling and listening to music.