Mr Vipul Patel

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Hand & Wrist
  • Shoulder & Elbow

About me

Mr Vipul Patel is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon dealing in problems of the Shoulder, Elbow, Hand and Knee. His NHS practice is at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC). He was instrumental in setting up the shoulder and elbow service at SWLEOC.
Mr Patel has helped develop the BOA/ BESS commissioning guidance for managing shoulder problems.
Mr Patel has been in Consultant practice since 1999. Mr Patel offers a one-stop clinic with clinical assessment, imaging with x-rays and ultrasound as well as treatments such as image-guided injections where appropriate at the first visit. Mr Patel has expertise in treating fractures and dislocations as well as sports injuries of the shoulder and elbow. Mr Patel has extensive experience in arthroscopic, replacement and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow, performing 350-400 operations annually. Mr Patel has expertise in conventional anatomic and reverse shoulder replacements. Mr Patel utilises computer aided planning for shoulder replacement surgery.

Areas of interest

Shoulder pain; Frozen shoulder; shoulder dislocation or instability; rotator cuff tear; shoulder separation;
Sports injuries; shoulder stiffness; shoulder arthritis;
Fractures of the shoulder, elbow or wrist;
Shoulder arthroscopy; Subacromial decompression; Capsular release; Rotator cuff repairs; Shoulder stabilisation; Labral repairs; Acromioclavicular joint repairs; Shoulder resurfacing; Total Shoulder replacement; Reverse shoulder replacement; Computer aided shoulder replacement;
Elbow pain; Tennis elbow; Golfer's elbow; Elbow stiffness; Biceps rupture; Elbow arthritis; Elbow arthroscopy; Elbow replacement;
Hand conditions eg tingly fingers; carpal tunnel syndrome; ganglions; DeQuervain's tenosynovitis, etc;
Knee conditions eg locking; meniscal tears; loose bodies,
Knee arthroscopy.

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Procedures completed

  • W9030

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa with image guidance - (5-50)

    Ashtead Hospital (1-5)

  • T8052

    Extracorporeal shockwave therapy of lateral epicondylitis - (1-5)

    Spire St Anthony's Hospital (1-5)

  • W8194

    Arthroscopic subacromial decompression and excision of distal clavicle (including arthroscopic procedures in glenohumeral joint) - (1-5)

    Spire St Anthony's Hospital (1-5)

  • T6450

    Tenodesis of biceps tendon (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    Spire St Anthony's Hospital (1-5)

  • W7872

    Arthroscopic arthrolysis of shoulder contracture +/- manipulation/injection - (1-5)

  • W5050

    Reverse polarity arthroplasty of shoulder - (1-5)

  • T8050

    Surgical release of humeral epicondylitis (lateral or medial) (e.g. 'Tennis Elbow') - (1-5)

    Spire St Anthony's Hospital (1-5)

  • T6580

    Tendon graft, or tendon transfer (as sole procedure, not otherwise specified) - (1-5)

    Spire St Anthony's Hospital (1-5)

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