Mr Tom Symes

Mr Tom Symes

Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBChB, MSc, FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics)

Specialises in

  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Hip and knee injections

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I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in hip and knee replacements. 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 treat arthritis and soft tissue injuries of the hip and knee.

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 a Clinical Lead Consultant at Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Hospital Trust and lead for ERAS in the trust. I am the Clinical Director for the Trauma Division at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, a Major Trauma Consultant and Honorary Lecturer with Hull York Medical School.

I have published several papers, contributed to two best selling orthopaedic textbooks and lectured at national meetings on enhanced recovery.


General Medical Council Number: C4616490

Treatment information

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


Other treatments

  • Arthroplasty
  • Osteotomy

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Additional information

Orthopaedic surgery
Hip surgery
Knee surgery
Hip revision surgery

Special clinical interests: Trauma Surgery, Knee replacement including computer navigated knee replacement, Hip replacement and Enhanced recovery after surgery.

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Clinical Director for Trauma Division

Major Trauma Consultant

Honorary Lecturer, Hull York Medical School

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 have now settled in East Yorkshire. I am married with four young children who keep me very busy.

Telephone 01482 672 444
Private secretary Amy Godfrey
Private secretary telephone 01482 672 477
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