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Mr Jonathan Bird
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

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4.8

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4.7

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4.8

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I visited Mr Bird to get a quick second opinion on my left knee pain given to me by my GP following an NHS X-RAY report. I found him a down to earth person to deal with who happily answered all my uninformed questions with patience and directness. He completed a hands on examination and suggested a now and then X-RAY followed by a face to face explanation of the results. Within a couple of hours he confirmed the happy news that knee surgery was not required and advised on future life style changes. His confirmation letter was with me the next day. Would 100% recommend Mr Bird to all who follow.
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09-08-2019
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It was an excellent experience and gratifying that he took me seriously in site of the fact that many of the symptoms had already gone away.
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09-08-2019
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Great man of great manners and (as all busy doctors) doesn't waste time.
Patient seen for:Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction
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26-07-2019
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Mr Bird was excellent during our consultation. Honest, clear, understanding and explanatory. He gave me the time to ask all the questions I had and took me through all the relevant parts of my MRI. Really helpful and reassuring.
Patient seen for:ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
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24-07-2019
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First consultation. Very thorough and pleasant individual.
Patient seen for:Knee Pain
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16-07-2019
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I had a very good consultation with Mr Bird. He asked all the right questions and listened carefully to my answers, then gave thorough answers to my questions. I will be seeing him again next week.
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28-06-2019
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Mr J. Bird explained to me in clear and polite detail the reasons for the pain which I am experiencing from my right knee.
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19-06-2019
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I’ve seen Mr Bird on numerous occasions and have found him very friendly and knowledgable regarding knee problems, whilst explaining in easy terms to the patient the problem, cause, effect and remedy.
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06-06-2019
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Very happy with Jonathan's assessment of my injury. He was both professional and friendly in the handling of my situation.
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02-05-2019
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very happy with advice and amiability
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29-04-2019
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I Would highly recommend Mr Bird to anyone needing knee surgery. He explains everything thoroughly to do with the surgery, and following surgery he’s quite tough but I benefited from that greatly! Could not fault him from first consultation until 1 year later being discharged.
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02-04-2019
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I was impressed and relieved to see Mr Bird. And wish to thank him for his patience and consideration. Thank you very much
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26-03-2019
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Mr Bird conducted a very thorough examination of my knee. He was very clear regarding the description of surgery and the following recovery. His calm manner and expert insight was extremely reassuring.
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26-03-2019
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A very friendly Consultant who listens and doesn’t rush the consultation making you feel very comfortable at all times
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13-03-2019
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Mr Bird is professional, clear and thorough in his consultations. He can appear a bit intimidating at first, but put me at ease during the initial consultation and listened well, thus I am happy to go back for future consultations.
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12-03-2019
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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.
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01-02-2019
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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.
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01-02-2019
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Best in the business
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01-02-2019
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Great experience, very clear about issues and how to recify them.
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29-01-2019
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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.
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29-01-2019
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Thank you for you prompt reply And attention to my problem
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26-01-2019
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Sympathetic, thoughtful consultant interested in listening to patients and trying to find the best solution without rushing to unnecessary surgery.
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17-01-2019
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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.
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01-01-2019
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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
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24-11-2018
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Very approachable, personable and reassuring. Inspires confidence.
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20-11-2018
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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.
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09-11-2018
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Dr Bird did an excellent job on my ACL reconstruction and he and the physio team have helped me to achieve a quick recovery.
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07-11-2018
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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.
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07-11-2018
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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.
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29-10-2018
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very good experience so far
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27-10-2018
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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.
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15-10-2018
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Very quick response and very reassuring.
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10-10-2018
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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.
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05-10-2018
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A very clear and helpful consultation which addressed my anxieties.
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03-10-2018
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Excellent, as usual.
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01-10-2018
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Happy to have him as my consultant!
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01-10-2018
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Thorough and thoughtful
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28-09-2018
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Very helpful and informative, very polite, couldn’t ask for anything more.
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13-09-2018
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Approachable and kind
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11-09-2018
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Good experience
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24-08-2018
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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.
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14-08-2018
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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.
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30-07-2018
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Very professional and cordial. Took time to make sure I understood the diagnosis and recommendations.
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26-07-2018
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EVERYTHING THAT ONE COULD ASK FOR FROM A PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION.
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16-07-2018
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Fantastic professional from the very beginning and every step of the way. Would definitely recommend him
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13-07-2018
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Excellent advise and conversation regarding diagnosis and treatment. Feel looked after very well
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26-06-2018
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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.
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15-06-2018
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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.
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03-06-2018
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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.
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10-05-2018
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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.
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08-03-2018
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Great professional and excellent with patient.
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24-12-2017
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Top man who worked his magic and has given me a pain free right knee for first time in years. Highly recommend him
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06-12-2017
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Excellent
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16-11-2017
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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.
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08-11-2017
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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
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08-11-2017
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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.
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03-11-2017
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Very efficient and helpful initial consultation.
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01-11-2017
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