Mr Vipul Patel

Mr Vipul Patel

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MS (Orth), FRCS, FRCS (Orth)

Specialises in

  • Shoulder pain/injury
  • Elbow pain/injury
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder and elbow arthroscopy and joint replacements
  • Sports injuries

Also available for:

Virtual consultations:

I joined Epsom and St Helier as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon in 2001.

I was instrumental in setting up the Shoulder and Elbow Service at St Helier Hospital and introducing shoulder and elbow surgery to SWLEOC (South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre).

I am passionate about training and have set up a BOA clinical leaders’ fellowship for senior trainees. My research interests include shoulder conditions such as rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder and shoulder arthroplasty.

I have collaborated on multi-centre trials on rotator cuff repair and arthroscopic subacromial decompression. My work has been presented at national and international meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals.

I offer a one-stop clinic for shoulder and elbow problems with clinical assessment, imaging with X-rays and ultrasound as well as treatments such as image-guided injections where appropriate at the first visit.

I offer a broad range of treatments to patients – both nonsurgical and surgical. When surgery is necessary, I can offer my expertise in arthroscopic surgery to treat soft tissue conditions of the shoulder and elbow.

I work closely with physiotherapists to ensure that rehabilitation is tailored to the individual’s needs. I have extensive experience in managing sports injuries of the shoulder, elbow and upper limb as well as fractures and dislocations.


General Medical Council Number: C4132952

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Vipul Patel at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - elbow and shoulder

Other treatments

  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Elbow surgery
  • Impingement & subacromial bursitis
  • Shoulder and elbow trauma
  • Shoulder problems/surgery
  • Upper limb surgery

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Additional information

Elbow surgery
Orthopaedic surgery
Shoulder surgery

Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)

British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS)

AO Trauma and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Professional leadership

Directorate Clinical Quality Lead for Surgery, Critical Care and Anaesthesia (April 2016 - )
Regional Clinical Co-ordinator, National Joint Registry (January 2016 - current time)
Panel member BOA/BESS commissioning guidance development group (2013-16)
Clinical Lead for Trauma and Orthopaedics (2008-12)

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Owns 100% of the portable ultrasound machine that he uses at Spire St Anthony's Hospital and Spire Gatwick Park Hospital. Spire St Anthony's hospital pays a rental fee for use of this equipment.