Mr Richard Benson

Mr Richard Benson

Consultant in Shoulder and Upper Limb Surgery
MBBS, BSc, FRCS (Tr&O), MD

Specialises in

  • Upper limb surgery
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Rotator cuff repair surgery
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Practising at

Clinic times:
Monday (third): 3pm - 6pm
Tuesday (first): 3pm - 6.30pm
Wednesday (second): 3pm - 5pm
Thursday (alternate): 10am - 1pm

An initial consultation with Mr Richard Benson is from £200.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Richard Benson at Spire include:

Other treatments

Orthopaedic surgery:

  • Elbow surgery
  • Joint replacement
  • Keyhole surgery
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Upper limb surgery
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Professional profile

I graduated as a doctor from St George's Hospital Medical School, London in 2000 and then carried out my basic surgical training on the Reading and Oxford surgical rotation. This was where I developed an interest in shoulder and elbow surgery. I enjoy my role specialising in upper limb surgery. My special interests include shoulder and elbow surgery, rotator cuff problems, tendon problems, sports injuries, frozen shoulder, arthritis of the shoulder and elbow and upper limb trauma.

I thoroughly enjoy my job. I'm a very caring and empathic individual who takes great pride in his work. I treat each patient as an individual and ensure I meet the expectations and needs of each patient on an individual basis. I am committed to providing an excellent service to my patients. I achieve very high success rates and very few complications. I take great care in recording surgical details and outcomes in order to audit my work. This helps to ensure I can maintain the high quality I strive to achieve.

I was awarded the Girdlestone Scholarship from Oxford University and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, where I worked as a clinical research fellow. Following this, I gained a doctorate for my work on rotator cuff tendon failure, for which I was also awarded the prestigious Didier Patte Prize by the European Society of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery in 2009.

I have spent many years lecturing and tutoring for Oxford University with my Orthopaedic Higher Surgical Training on the Oxford programme. In 2013 I was offered a fellowship with the Brisbane Upper Limb Unit, which is the major trauma centre for Queensland, Australia. I worked there for 12 months, gaining further experience in all aspects of upper limb surgery, including performing replantations. During this time I also became an Associate Lecturer for Queensland University. In 2014 I was appointed as a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone Hospitals.

Research interests: Rotator cuff tendon failure Tendon disorders of the upper Limb

General Medical Council Number: C4727659

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Sports injury

Special Clinical Interests: Rotator cuff problems, tendon problems, frozen shoulder, shoulder and elbow arthritis and upper limb trauma.

Qualification and professional memberships

Personal profile

I am married to a GP and have two sons. I enjoy spending time with my family and love sport. I particularly enjoy cycling, playing football and rugby. 

Contact information

Telephone 01892 741150
Private secretary Charlotte Williams
Private secretary telephone 01892 741174
Private secretary fax 01892 740046
Private secretary email charlotte.williams@spirehealthcare.com
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