Therapies at Glencairn House
Glencairn House is delighted to offer appointments with the following consultant orthopaedic surgeons.
Mr AFW Chambler BSc MBBS MS FRCS FRCS(Orth)
Executive Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Clinical Chairman of Circle Bath Hospital
Mr Chambler has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in the UK for the past 14 years. He qualified from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, part of Imperial College, in London.
Embarking on his surgical career, his interest soon became Orthopaedics and in particular shoulder and elbow surgery, being awarded his Masters of Surgery degree in this area by the University of London in 2000, under the supervision of Professor Roger Emery.
He gained his Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship with Professor Carr in Oxford and has since been awarded travelling fellowships to UK & Europe as well as to the world renowned Mayo Clinic in the USA, by the British Elbow & Shoulder Society.
He developed the shoulder & elbow service at Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, concentrating on new advanced arthroscopic techniques and joint replacement but also organising quality control with prospective audit of surgical outcome to ensure the highest level of patient care. He became Clinical Director of Orthopaedics at YDH in 2011.
Whilst continuing at Yeovil, in 2010 he joined Circle Bath as a surgical partner to promote a new healthcare provider for the NHS as well as private patients. In 2013 he moved fulltime to Circle as the first Executive Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon working at both the Reading and Bath hospitals. In 2016, he was appointed Clinical Chairman of Circle Bath Hospital.
Recently he has been asked to provide a service to King Hamad University Hospital in Bahrain for complex shoulder and elbow problems, visiting 3-4 times per year.
The areas of surgery include the management of sports injuries, tendinopathies and shoulder and elbow arthroplasty. He continues his interest in education and research as faculty for arthroscopic shoulder and elbow courses, peer reviewer for journals and invited lecturer, both nationally and internationally.
Away from work, Andrew enjoys following sport, skiing and time with his wife and children.
Mr Sam Heaton (MSc, FRCS Tr. and Orth)
An consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Circle Bath Hospital with a specialist interest in hip and knee replacement, primary and revision surgery. He has expertise in young adult hip surgery and knee surgery using keyhole techniques. Sam is also trained in all aspects of trauma surgery including major trauma and fragility fractures.
He qualified from Kings College London in 2005 and undertook his orthopaedic training on the prestigious Royal London Hospital rotation which includes time at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. He also undertook a masters degree in engineering at Cardiff University during this time. He was entered on to the specialist register in 2015.
Sam subsequently completed a one-year arthroplasty and trauma fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia. He then went in on to complete a specialist hip surgery fellowship at the Royal Bournemouth hospital in all aspects of hip surgery, also for one year. In 2017 he was the visiting fellow at R. Cowley Shock Trauma Hospital in Baltimore USA, specialising in major trauma.
Sam has presented nationally and internationally numerous times, winning the AO Asia pacific young investigator of the year for his work presented in Cheng Du China. He has published many papers, is a visiting fellow at the Orthopaedic Research Unit at Bournemouth University and teaches trainee surgeons both locally and on national courses.
Sam plays regular hockey in the region and also enjoys staying active through other sports. He has a wife and children who he fills his time with as much as possible.