Mr Antony Greer

Mr Antony Greer

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB ChB, FRCSEd, FRCS (tr&orth)

Specialises in

  • Knee replacement
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Joint pain treatment

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I have been a Trauma and Orthopaedics Consultant since 2005 and specialise in hip and knee problems. I have extensive experience of treating injuries affecting bones, joints, ligaments and muscles across the body. 

I have long experience of hip and knee replacements, as well as keyhole/minimally invasive operations on the knee such as cartilage and ligament repair and reconstruction. As a result, I carry out significantly more hip and knee replacement surgeries each year than the national average surgeon. Much of my practice involves more complex and challenging operations, such as revision replacement, so I have a wide spectrum of skills to deal with most eventualities and challenges.

Although I am a surgeon at heart, I try to avoid going straight to the operating theatre unless it is absolutely necessary, and unless other options have been exhausted. Most importantly, it must be the patients' choice and shared decision making is at the centre of my practice. Orthopaedic surgery is a rewarding profession as it can help relieve people of their pain and improve their mobility. 

Procedures I carry out include hip replacement, revision hip replacement, knee replacement, revision knee replacement, knee arthroscopy/keyhole surgery (cartilage/meniscal problems, cruciate ligament reconstruction, kneecap stabilisation), soft tissue injuries and fractures.

I qualified in Medicine from Glasgow University in 1994 and moved to London in 1996 where I trained on the surgical training rotation at University College Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital. During this time I passed my second postgraduate surgical exams and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.

I decided on a career in trauma and orthopaedic surgery and moved to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. Subsequently, I won a place on the North Thames Higher Surgical Training based at the Royal London Hospital. This is a six year programme culminating in qualification as a fully trained Consultant Surgeon. During this time I returned to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, The Royal London Hospital and several district hospitals in the East of England including Southend Hospital. As part of this Higher Surgical Training we have an opportunity to travel to other hospitals worldwide to gain as broad a range of experience as possible, exchange ideas and bring new techniques back to the UK.

I successfully applied for an Australian Orthopaedic Association fellowship at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. This is the State Regional Trauma Centre, furthering my experience in trauma, hip and knee surgery. During my final placement at the Royal London Hospital, a Consultant job became available at Southend Hospital where I had enjoyed a rewarding year as a registrar, which nicely coincides with my wife being from the area.

I keep up with modern techniques while not jumping on any bandwagons unless they have proven themselves first. This is to ensure that I am able to do the very best for my patients and above all, avoid exposing them to harm. In recent years I have trained and become experienced in robotic assisted knee replacements and believe this will be the future of surgery. I have also trained in modern cartilage regeneration and ligament reconstruction techniques.

I was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon in Southend in 2005 with a special interest in hip and knee replacement, sports injuries and arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery. I have been instrumental in developing services at Southend and introducing new techniques such as minimally invasive ligament repairs and reconstruction, joint replacements in younger patients and customised knee replacements. In 2015, I became Southend Hospital Trauma and Orthopaedics Clinical Lead which is a role where I act as a voice for my patients and colleagues to continue to meet the ongoing challenges of the NHS. 

At the Spire Wellesley Hospital, I am the Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee which is a group of Doctors who advise the hospital in matters medical and represent the hospital nationally within Spire.

I welcome patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP letter of referral.

Below is feedback from some of my patients at Spire Wellesley Hospital:

'I couldn't fault the advice I received, it was first class.'

'I was very impressed with my consultant he explained everything fully to me and was very thorough with my operation. I felt confident in his hands.'

'My consultant was clear from the beginning about the choices I had going forward and my treatment was very good.'

'Mr Greer was, as usual, extremely professional in all aspects of my treatment. He is very patient with my questions and queries, explaining the treatment and procedure carefully and in detail. I have complete confidence in him to deal effectively with my procedure'.

'Mr Greer operated on my right hip in 2015 which was why I chose him again. He is very gentle and always has enough time to discuss anything with me and shows interest in my comments. I would recommend him to anyone.'


General Medical Council Number: C4099257

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Antony Greer at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Achilles repair or reconstruction
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Amputations
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopy
  • Autologous chondrocyte implantation
  • Bicompartmental (total) knee replacement
  • Bilateral hip replacement
  • Cartilage resurfacing
  • Cartilage reconstruction
  • Chondroplasty
  • Complex hip and knee surgery
  • Hamstring repair
  • Hip revision
  • Image guided joint injections
  • Knee replacement (partial and revision)
  • Knee surgery (ACL repair)
  • Matrix-induced chondrocyte implantation (MACI)
  • Meniscectomy for meniscus tear
  • Minimally invasive knee replacement
  • Patella stabilisation
  • Tendon problems
  • Tibiofemoral and unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR)
  • Referral for physiotherapy, joint manipulation treatment
  • Referral for CT scan, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan, ultrasound and X-ray

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Additional information

Hip revision surgery
Hip surgery
Knee surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury
Sports medicine

Special clinical interests: Osteoarthritis

FRCS Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons / Royal Collage of Surgeons / 1998
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons

MBChB / University of Glasgow / 1994
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS (Tr&Orth) / Royal College of Surgeons / 2003
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons(Tr&Orth)

Professional memberships

General Medical Council

British Orthopaedic Association

British Medical Association

Professional leadership

Clinical Governance Lead, Spire Wellesley Hospital
Clinical Lead, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic, Southend Hospital University NHS Trust
Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC), Spire Wellesley Hospital

My research interests are hip and knee replacement, sports injuries, arthroscopic surgery and trauma.

Consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

When not working I'm kept pretty busy with my family as I have three young children, trying my best to support my wife. My personal interests are trying to keep fit one way or the other, sailing and windsurfing although I don't have much time these days to pursue them.