Mr Andrew Goldberg specialises solely in foot and ankle conditions. He works in a multidisciplinary setting including podiatrists, physiotherapists, pilates instructors and orthotists. His practice is entirely focused on listening to patients' needs and he believes strongly in outcomes-based treatments. He qualified at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School (Imperial College) in 1994. His specialist training was on the North East Thames rotation in trauma and orthopaedics with a specialist fellowship in complex foot and ankle disorders at the Oxford Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital with Mr Paul Cooke. Prior to this, he also spent a year on a travelling fellowship to 15 centres of excellence across the US and Europe. Mr Goldberg became an orthopaedic consultant in 2009 and spent a year in Northampton before moving to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust in April 2010, where he has a joint appointment with UCL as a Clinical Senior Lecturer. He is highly published and has written several best-selling text books. In the 2011 Queen's New Year Honours List, he was awarded an OBE for services to medicine. He runs a pioneering research program exploring regenerative treatments including cartilage repair, stem cells in achilles tendinopathy and a national trial comparing ankle replacements against ankle fusion. He was also responsible for the creation of the National Joint Registry for Ankle Replacements.
I recommend Mr Goldberg so much. After sorting me out every time, I have been back to him as have several members of my family and I have also recommended him to many friends and colleagues. He has a very good bedside manner even with children. He is smart, knowledgeable and honest in his approach. He doesn't rush you into surgery like many other specialists I saw. He has good physiotherapists and a very special podiatrist that works for him. Mr Goldberg takes such a keen interest in you that he even personally emailed me to check how my son was doing after he sprained his ankle. Mr Goldberg definitely goes over and above what would be expected of him and I am glad he is looking after me and my family. Mr Goldberg is a very special doctor.
I am in my 70's and I had very bad arthritis of my ankle and was in severe pain for years. Even making a cup of tea was difficult and I couldn't climb stairs or go on long walks. I have seen many many specialists over the years and they just wanted to fuse my bones together. My insurer BUPA refused for me to see Mr Goldberg because they wanted me to see one of their doctors, many of whom I had already seen several times before. I found BUPA to be wholly unreasonable and I complained to the financial ombudsman about them. I chose to see Mr Goldberg anyway, and I am very glad that I did because he is probably the most knowlegeable expert on ankle replacements I have met. He does more than 50 ankle replacements a year whereas other doctors I had seen performed just 3 or 4 and did not instil me with confidence. Mr Goldberg put me at ease and I felt very confident with him. I had my surgery in Feburary and six months later I am already back in the gym. I was walking within 2 weeks and have no pain. I am so glad that I trusted my instincts and now have my life back. I can not thank Mr Goldberg enough. I have since canceled my BUPA membership and moved to another insurer who are more responsible.
In 2014 I sustained a severe ankle injury that left me with impaired mobility and almost constant pain (often excruciating). I first saw Mr.Goldberg a few months after my accident and initial surgery. He is an excellent listener, and I have always felt as though he truly cares for his patients and takes care to ensure that they have the best possible outcomes. After my initial consultation, I felt reassured and in possession of all the facts. My condition deteriorated over the next 18 months, and we discussed possible treatment options. Not only did Mr.Goldberg carefully explain the standard procedures he also discussed an innovative treatment which I chose to undergo in December 2016. This treatment has been transformative for me. I am now 8 months into a 12 month recovery, and have recently experienced my first pain-free days for 3 years. When I do experience pain, it is less frequent and less severe than before. Last week, I took my son to the zoo and walked 15,000 steps! This would have been completely impossible before my treatment by Mr.Goldberg. He has a wonderful bedside manner, and is an exceptional surgeon. I honestly believe that I could not be in better hands.
My daughter had suffered a foot injury to which our local hospital x rayed her foot and we were told it was badly bruised and to rest it. Unfortunately my daughter got worse and we were refered to Mr Goldberg. He has an amazing bed side manner towards the parent and the child. He sent us for an MRI to which he sadly broke the news that my daughter had Brocken her foot in several places. His care was second to none and has the world of patience and with a young child this goes a long way. With thanks to his care and support my daughter is finally out of her aircast boot and soon will resume To her normal sporting activities.
Mr Goldberg is an exceptional surgeon. I had seen three surgeons and had four operations on my ankle and had lost confidence that my problem could be sorted. I was recommended to see Mr Goldberg for a second opinion and I went to see him at the Wellington Hospital in London. He was listed as being the Country's leading ankle specialist. He spent more than 30 minutes with me and listened to what I had to say and was very caring. He picked up issues that none of the first three surgeons had managed to do and recommended a combination of surgery and specialised physiotherapy. My leg wasn't swollen after his surgery like the others and I was in no pain. He spent a lot of time helping me to understand that I was part of my own recovery and with the help of his physio (Tony Betts) I am now pain free and back to playing golf, for the first time in 5 years. Thank you thank you thank you
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