Mr Gautam Talawadekar

Mr Gautam Talawadekar

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

FRCS (Tr & Orth), FACS(USA), Dip Orth SICOT, Dip SEM(UK&I), MRCS (Ed), MS (Tr. & Orth), DNB (Tr & Orth), MNAMS (N. Delhi), MBBS, Asso.FACS (USA)

Specialises in

  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Knee arthroscopy surgery
  • Dupuytren's contracture

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I completed my Undergraduate and Post graduate training in Trauma and Orthopaedics at University of Pune, India, in 2003, for which I was awarded the Master of Surgery (MS) and Diplomate of National Board (D.N.B.) qualifications.

I worked in tertiary referral centres prior to moving to the UK.

After completing basic surgical training, I undertook six years Orthopaedic training in the UK. I then undertook Fellowship training in shoulder, elbow and sports surgery in the UK and Canada.

I am a Fellow of the Royal College of surgeons (FRCS Tr&Orth) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). I have been working as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with specialist interest in Shoulder/Elbow/Hand surgery in the NHS, since July 2016.

In 2018 and 2019, I was awarded Certificate of Excellence from iWantGreatCare after becoming one of their most highly and consistently recommended clinicians in those 2 years. 

I am actively involved in research with multiple National and International presentations and publications in peer reviewed journals. I am also a keen trainer and junior doctor educator, and was awarded 'Teacher of the year' award. I am an accredited faculty with the AO foundation which is a prime worldwide organisation that deals with trauma care. I am also a member of British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) and British Indian Orthopaedic Society (BIOS). I am involved in various leadership roles including being the Venous Thromboembolism lead for the NHS Trust.


General Medical Council Number: C6139001

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Gautam Talawadekar at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - elbow and shoulder

Other treatments


  • Shoulder arthroscopy - Subacromial decompressions, biceps tendon tenotomy tenodesis, AC joint debridement, Latarjet procedure, instability repair, frozen shoulder release
  • Shoulder replacements - Hemiarthroplasty, anatomical and reverse shoulder replacements
  • Shoulder/girdle trauma - Clavicle fracture fixations for acute fractures and non unions, proximal humeral fracture fixations, glenoid fracture fixations, CC ligament reconstruction, tight rope fixations for AC joint dislocation
  • Open operations - Stabilisations, Cuff repair, proximal Biceps tendon tenodesis


  • Arthroscopy - Stiff elbow release, tennis elbow release, Joint clearance for arthritis
  • Arthroplasty - Hemiarthroplasty, radial head replacement
  • Complex elbow trauma
  • Soft tissue procedures - Ligament reconstruction, tennis elbow release, golfers elbow release, Platelet Rich Plasma injections, nerve releases, distal biceps tendon rupture repair

Hand and wrist

  • Trapeziectomy for arthritis at base of thumb
  • Carpal tunnel release, trigger finger release
  • Pyrocarbon replacements
  • Arthroplasty - small joints of hand, wrist
  • Wrist fusion and arthroscopy
  • Dupuytrens disease fasciectomy
  • Trauma - Wrist fractures, hand fractures, ligament injuries


  • Arthroscopy - Meniscal repair/menisectomy, ligament reconstruction
  • Trauma - Ultrasound guided injections (steroid, local anesthetic and durolane) to shoulder/elbow and wrist and hand

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Additional information

Orthopaedic surgery
Elbow surgery
Knee surgery
Shoulder surgery
Sports medicine
Sports injury
Wrist surgery
Upper limb surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Hand surgery

MS (Tr. & Orth), DNB (Tr & Orth) / University of Pune, India / 2003
Master of Surgery (M.S) and Diplomate of National Board (D.N.B.)

Professional memberships

British Shoulder/Elbow society

Furness General Hospital/Westmoreland General Hospital