Mr Amitabh Dwyer - Orthopaedics - Woodland Hospital

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Mr Amitabh Dwyer - Orthopaedics

Mr Amitabh Dwyer is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in Upper Limb (Shoulder and Elbow) surgery

Clinical interests

• The painful shoulder

• Shoulder arthroscopy

• Arthroscopic rotator cuff (tendon) repair

• Arthroscopic subacromial decompression

• Arthroscopic capsular release for frozen shoulder

• Arthroscopic acromio-clavicular joint excision

• Arthroscopic proximal biceps tenodesis

• Arthroscopic superior labral (SLAP) repair

• Arthroscopic shoulder stabilisation surgery

• Acromioclavicular joint reconstruction

• Resurfacing & anatomical total shoulder replacements

• Reverse geometry total shoulder replacement

• Carpal tunnel surgery

• Trigger finger release

• Dupuytren’s contracture surgery

• Cubital tunnel release and anterior transposition of ulnar nerve

• Outerbridge Kashiwagi procedure for arthritis of elbow

• Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow


Academic background

In 2013, Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon, I was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. I have an elective and emergency practice sub-specialising in shoulder and elbow surgery. My particular interests include open and arthroscopic shoulder surgery for conditions, such as rotator cuff tears, recurrent instability and dislocated acromio-clavicular joints. I am experienced and perform all types of shoulder replacement. Additionally, I am the clinical governance lead at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, where I received a clinical excellence award (in 2017) for developing and delivering state of the art shoulder and elbow service.

I underwent my basic medical training at Christian Medical College (1987-1993) in India. I spent 2 years working there as a medical officer in rural mission hospitals (1993-1995), before further pursuing higher surgical training as a specialist registrar in Trauma & Orthopaedics (1995-1998). I worked at Christian Medical College, adopting multiple academic positions, such as that of a Senior Registrar, Lecturer & Reader of Orthopaedics; as well as practicing and training medical students and specialist registrars (1999-2004). I trained in Yeovil (2004 – 2007) and obtained the FRCS in Trauma and Orthopaedics.

MBBS - 1993
MS Orth- 1998
FRCS Tr & Orth - 2007

Advanced surgical fellowship in shoulder & elbow surgery - Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital, Bristol (2013).

I did my advanced surgical fellowship in shoulder & elbow surgery at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital, Bristol (2013).

Research & Publications
I actively participate in research and have 28 Orthopaedic publications in national and international peer reviewed journals and 26 (combined) oral and poster presentations to learned Orthopaedic societies. I review scientific articles for “Shoulder & Elbow” and “Indian Journal of Orthopaedics” which are reputed international journals.

I regularly audit my practice to deliver high quality and safe care to all my patients. I have performed 12 audits of Orthopaedic practice.  My recent audits include “Safe surgical site marking” and “Quality of operation notes”.

I am an MRCS OSCE examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Due to this, I frequently examine both internationally and within the UK.

Personal Profile
I am married with two young daughters and live in Milton Keynes. I speak English and Hindi fluently. I enjoy spending time with my young family, swimming, travelling and listening to music.


Professional Memberships

• British Shoulder & Elbow Society (BESS)

• Royal College of Surgeons of England

• American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

• Indian Orthopaedic Association (IOA)

• Medical Protection Society (MPS)


NHS base

Hinchingbrooke Hospital & Doddington Hospital, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

01536 210019