BSc(Hons) MBBS MS FRCS FRCS(Orth)
Mr Andrew Chambler is an Orthopaedic Consultant and Specialist Shoulder surgeon at St Joseph's Hospital.
Mr Chambler has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in the UK for the past 17 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 the prospective audit of surgical outcome to ensure the highest level of patient care. He became Clinical Director of Orthopaedics at YDH in 2011.
Recently he has been asked to provide a service to Royal Bahrain Hospital and King Hamad University Hospital in Bahrain for shoulder and elbow problems, visiting 3-4 times per year.
The areas of surgery include the management of sports injuries, instability, tendinopathies, and shoulder and elbow arthroplasty. He continues his interest in education and research being faculty for arthroscopic shoulder and elbow courses, a peer reviewer for Journals and invited lecturer both nationally and internationally.
British Orthopaedic Association
British Elbow and Shoulder Society
Shoulder and Elbow Society of Europe
Away from work, Andrew enjoys following sport, skiing, and time with his children.
Shoulder replacement surgery Computer-navigated shoulder replacement surgery
Rotator cuff repair
Joint manipulation treatment
Joint pain treatment (joint injections)
Andrew collects independent outcomes on all surgical procedures he performs. This includes collecting adverse events, complications, readmissions, infections, etc.
Physiotherapists who work with him independently collect PROMS (Oxford score). Andrew uses these outcome measures to ensure the best care for patients and also to monitor and check his own surgical practice.