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Mr Jonathan Bird
BSc, FRCS(Orth)
Orthopaedic Surgery
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SUBSPECIALTIES

Knee Surgery

REGISTERED WITH

General Medical Council: 4419693

LANGUAGES

english

About

Mr Jonathan Bird is a London orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in knee surgery. While studying at the UCL School of Medicine, where he eventually qualified from, Mr Bird joined the British Army. It was here that he saw firsthand the highest quality of medicine given to our military. He eventually qualified from UCL in 1997, and continued to serve until 2004, gaining experience while treating both soldiers and Iraqi civilians hurt by the conflict.

After leaving the army in 2004, Jonathan had more specialized orthopaedic training in London before taking his current NHS post at University Hospital Lewisham. It is also here that he is the premier knee surgeon and initiated the Acute Knee Service. At the same time, he also leads the undergraduate medical students at King’s College.

Mr. Bird is still always striving to improve his orthopaedic practice, going to conferences and learning the latest therapies and techniques for his clients. He can treat the knee injuries of elite athletes as well as someone suffering daily pain from arthritis. He’s always trying to give his patients the best care and improve their quality of life.

 

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Medical Procedures

  • Osteotomy
  • Re-do ACL Reconstruction

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Special Interests

  • Knee surgery for young arthritis

Education

  • BSc (1994) - University College London
  • MB BS (1997) - University College London
  • MRCSEd (2001) - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • FRCS (Orth) (2009) - Intercollegiate Surgical Board
  • Member of British Association for Surgery of the Knee, British Orthopaedic Association and the European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-02-2019
Mr Bird is always very professional and willing to answer questions in a clear way. He is very caring and good at putting you at ease prior to surgery. Communication is always prompt. I would definitely recommend him to others.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-02-2019
Mr Bird has a pleasant manner and I'm confident that he knows everything there is to know about knees. However when I saw him yesterday I was disappointed that he hadn't reviewed the scans & notes about my knee prior to our meeting, so that we could make the best use of a very small time slot. In addition, I feel that the second problem with my knee was only discovered because I persisted with questions about the pain that I was experienceing. Upon reflection, I think I could have easily left the consultation with only a diagnosis of torn meniscus, and not the more important diagnosis of patella tendinopathy. Sorry if my review is a bit blunt.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-02-2019
Best in the business

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-01-2019
Great experience, very clear about issues and how to recify them.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-01-2019
Mr Bird met all my expectations of a consultant. He was quick, direct and seemed very knowledgable and confident about his field of expertise. I only saw him for 15 minutes, so not long to get an impression.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-01-2019
Thank you for you prompt reply And attention to my problem

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-01-2019
Sympathetic, thoughtful consultant interested in listening to patients and trying to find the best solution without rushing to unnecessary surgery.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-01-2019
I met Mr Bird twice. He is friendly and pleasant and he organised the investigations very quickly. However, he was late for both appointments with the second appointment especially feeling rushed.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-11-2018
I could not have chosen a better consultant to perform surgery in my knee Mr Bird is always very professional but kind and caring and lets you know exactly what is expected of me his patient I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of surgery

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-11-2018
Very approachable, personable and reassuring. Inspires confidence.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-11-2018
Mr Bird was very helpful in initially assessing my injury and also in explaining what the next steps are in order for me to get back on my feet and play sports again. I'm looking forward to working with Dr Bird in my endeavour to recover from an unpleasant knee injury.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-11-2018
Dr Bird did an excellent job on my ACL reconstruction and he and the physio team have helped me to achieve a quick recovery.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-11-2018
Went in very worried but Mr Bird had such a lovely relaxed manner that I was put at ease straight away. Took his time and did not rush the appointment. His clinical letter arrived with me a few days later. He explained things to me in a way I could follow and easily understand.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-10-2018
My contact with Mr. Bird is always good. He takes the time to listen to me and explains all in a way I understand what i can expect.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-10-2018
very good experience so far

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-10-2018
I not had contact for the last 17 months so hard to give my opinion at the moment. Before it ws via NHS. that was good.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-10-2018
Very quick response and very reassuring.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-10-2018
In my three consultations with Mr Bird I found him to be attentive, empathetic and informative. I would most certainly recommend him to anyone suffering knee problems.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-10-2018
A very clear and helpful consultation which addressed my anxieties.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-10-2018
Excellent, as usual.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-10-2018
Happy to have him as my consultant!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-09-2018
Thorough and thoughtful

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-09-2018
Very helpful and informative, very polite, couldn’t ask for anything more.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-09-2018
Approachable and kind

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-08-2018
Good experience

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-08-2018
My ACL & Miniscus now feel amazing, courtesy of Dr Bird. In addition to this, he shows a real care for my recovery, and has no issues referring anything he feels required.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-07-2018
I have had a number of consultations with Mr Bird and found all such meetings very good. He always takes the time to explain what he is thinking and to educate me on the anatomy of the knee. He will answer any questions I have within and outside of sessions. I trust him with my knee.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-07-2018
Very professional and cordial. Took time to make sure I understood the diagnosis and recommendations.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-07-2018
EVERYTHING THAT ONE COULD ASK FOR FROM A PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-07-2018
Fantastic professional from the very beginning and every step of the way. Would definitely recommend him

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-06-2018
Excellent advise and conversation regarding diagnosis and treatment. Feel looked after very well

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-06-2018
Seen for a complex knee injury with a torn ACL and the surgery has been a total success. I am up and running again and have had no sets backs at all.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-06-2018
I am very grateful to Mr Bird for performing total knee replacements on both my knees in the past 18 months. His skill and care has resulted in a fantastic improvement in my quality of life. I am very glad to have met Mr Bird. He is easy to talk to and very thorough. His willingness to answer questions and give clear explanations enabled me to consider the pros and cons and make an informed decision whether to proceed. His manner is reassuring and instils confidence. I trust him implicitly. I am delighted with the outcome and I have no hesitation in highly recommending Mr Bird. Thank you to Mr Bird and all involved in my care for making the whole experience unexpectedly positive.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-05-2018
I had an injury of my left knee. The doctor is highly professional and a master of his occupation . My visits were held with respect and confidentiality.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-03-2018
Mr Bird was very knowledgeable and responsive in my consultations. He's a very good communicator when it comes to my condition and treatments. When I told him my insurer didn't cover the physiotherapist he initially recommended, he was kind enough to help me choose another one that was covered.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-12-2017
Great professional and excellent with patient.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

06-12-2017
Top man who worked his magic and has given me a pain free right knee for first time in years. Highly recommend him

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-11-2017
Excellent

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2017
I first got introduced to Mr Bird when my Daughter asked me to assist her as a support when she was checked up for the knee operation he had done for her. I simply sat at the back ground and on that day I noticed his professionalism and eager to listen and advise. After 5 months later I too started to have an issue with my minuscus of the right knee. I did not have to think twice who my consultant would be. I am truly fortunate to have met Dr Bird and I would recommend him without hesitation to any Knee related issues. He just gives you the confidence that he WILL sort it out. Thank You very much for your support and Guidance.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-11-2017
Informative consultation but not joined up with back office. X-rays had to be summoned even though office knew they would be required and it’s been challenging to sort out surgery date with office so a little disappointing

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-11-2017
I found Mr Bird to be very straight and to the point to help answer my queries and explained the next steps for me to think about in regards to my ACL reconstruction.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-11-2017
Very efficient and helpful initial consultation.

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