Mr Longstaff attended medical school at Cambridge University and graduated with First Class honours and a distinction in surgery. Post-graduate orthopaedic training was commenced at Addenbrooke's hospital, Cambridge and completed in Newcastle Upon Tyne. An additional 18 months of advanced surgical training was then undertaken in Melbourne and Perth, Australia where he developed a special interest and expertise in hip and knee replacement. Mr Longstaff was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation trust in 2005. In addition to lower limb arthroplasty, he also delivers general trauma care to children and adults with a particular interest in periprosthetic fracture management. His research activities lie in the fields of trauma, hip and knee replacement and kinematics. He is an associate Clinical Lecturer in the Institute of Cellular Medicine at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. A keen educator, he has been appointed Royal College surgical tutor and Intercollegiate MRCS examiner.
Just recently had 2 knee operations done by Mr Longstaff, one in August and the other one in November. I would recommend him to every one. Had very little pain and was discharged from the physio after 2 appointments on both occasions. Care at the Nuffield was excellent. Thank you.
Mr Longstaff is a very proffesional and caring person. throughout my treatment which culminated in a total hip replacement he wxlpained all of the options, consequences, risks and probable outcomes in detail and answered all of my concerns. The operation was a massive success. I am very happy with the outcome and his care of me throughout the process. I have no criticisms of him ad his team at the Spire Washington and highly recommend him
Mr Longstaff quickly identified the problem that I was having with the pain in my knee which resulted in me having an MRI scan and a subsequent operation. Mr Longstaff was informative and attentive and the operation was an immediate success, I could feel the difference straight away and I have made a very quick recovery which has allowed me to get my life back and finally wear shoes with heels and return to doing physical exercise. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Longstaff to others who need a knee operation.
I was seen promptly by Mr Longstaff who answered all my queries and concerns and told the me of any potential dangers , of my procedure ,as well as the upside. The operation was quick and the after care very good. All aspects of my experience were positive from the operation to the nursing staff and the physio team.
I have had both knees replaced by Mr Longstaff at UHND and would have no hesitation in recommending him as an orthopaedic surgeon. My left knee was first and was fairly straightforward. I have had no pain in that knee since. My right knee was not so straightforward as following that operation I continued to have pain.Over the following months Mr Longstaff tried a variety of things to try and resolve the problem and eventually decided to resurface my kneecap. Brilliant - have had absolutely no pain since. I was awake for all three operations and can recommend this also. Mr Longstaff is a really caring person and puts you at ease regarding your operation. He listens to what you have to say and has a jovial manner about him which makes him very easy to talk to.
Short link to review Mr Lee Longstaff: http://iwgc.net/eclsn