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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:

Orthopaedics

Other treatments

Arthroplasty, osteotomy

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Professional profile

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 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.

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.


Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Hip surgery
Knee surgery
Hip revision surgery
Arthroscopy

Trauma Surgery, Knee replacement including computer navigated knee replacement, Hip replacement, Enhanced recovery after surgery.

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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
Clinical Director for Trauma Division
Major Trauma Consultant
Honorary Lecturer for Hull York Medical School

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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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Private contact details

Telephone 01482 672 444
Private secretary Becky Mouatt and Jill Shann
Private secretary telephone 01482 660 272