Mr Tom Symes

Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBChB, MSc, FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics)

Practising at

Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Tom Symes at Spire include:


Other treatments

Arthroplasty, osteotomy

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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.

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.

Private contact details

Telephone 01482 672 444
Private secretary telephone 01482 672 496
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

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

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

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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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