Mr Loren Charles
Consultant Orthopaedic Lower Limb Surgeon
MBBS BSc(Hons) PG Dip Clin Ed MFSTEd MSc FRCS (Tr & Orth)
"It’s a pleasure to work at this modern hospital with highly motivated staff and excellent facilities which ensures the very best in patient outcome and satisfaction."
I am a consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in adult hip, knee and foot disorders. I provide an expert and personal service, using the best techniques to deliver an excellent outcome for my patients.
I perform keyhole knee surgery, such as meniscectomy and microfracture and for more advanced arthritis, I offer knee and hip replacements. I follow enhanced recovery and rehabilitation protocols and work closely with allied professionals to ensure patients return to normal as quickly as possible. I have very good patient feedback and satisfaction. I also have a specialist interest in treating foot pain and deal with many common conditions such as bunions, toe deformity, Morton’s neuroma and plantar fasciitis.
In 2004 I graduated from UCL Medical School, having also obtained an Honours degree. I completed my orthopaedic training in this region and qualified from the London Deanery. I have a postgraduate Master’s degree in Trauma and Orthopaedics.
I was awarded The Charnley Latta Scholarship and completed an internationally renowned Fellowship at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, where I undertook specialist training from leading surgeons in hip and knee surgery and gained exposure to the latest techniques in foot surgery. On my return to England, I joined Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust as a lower limb orthopaedic surgeon and I work at both Darent Valley and Queen Mary’s Hospitals.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Loren Charles at Spire include:
Orthopaedics - ankle and foot
Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
I have published in peer reviewed journals and am committed to higher surgical training. I have gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education, am a member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers and also teach Advanced Trauma Life Support.
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (lower limb) Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (lower limb) Darent Valley Hospital
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (lower limb) Queen Mary's Hospital
In my spare time I enjoy cycling, golf, hiking and skiing as well as spending time with my wife and three children.