Mr Nick Ferran, Shoulder Surgeon

Mr Nick Ferran MBBS, MSc (Orth. Eng.), FRCS (Tr. & Orth)

Shoulder Surgeon

MBBS, MSc (Orth. Eng.), FRCS (Tr. & Orth)
MrNick Ferran,Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Ferran is a recommended Shoulder Surgeon

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Areas of expertise

  • Awake shoulder and elbow surgery
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Fractures & dislocations around the elbow
  • Degenerative conditions of the shoulder and elbow

Recommendations for Mr Ferran

These recommendations are for information purposes only. Doctors providing recommendations do so in good faith and are not responsible for clinical outcomes.

Recommended by:

  • byMs Elisabeth Dacker, Physiotherapist

    Mr Ferran provides an excellent level of care and skill to his patients. He is a skilled communicator that shares his knowledge appropriately. Each patient case I have shared with him is managed in accordance to their individual needs. I like that he supports conservative management where possible and truly views patients as a whole person. He is great with communication via email and responds quickly when there has been a need for further clarity or information.

  • byDr Michael Burdon, Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist

    He provides an excellent service to patients which include expertise in shoulder surgery- including when patients may remain awake for their operation. This allows quicker recovery from surgery and minimise risks for the patient using this approach. Mr Ferran is very much a patient advocate and a surgeon I would trust fully with my own care if needed.

  • byMr Dave Cracknell, Physiotherapist

    I have shared a few patients with Nick and the feedback from the patients is excellent regarding his advice, communication and bed side manner. His approach is in accordance with patient needs and the evidence base. Therefore, his expert opinion is one I would trust with all of my upper limb patients.

  • byMr Huub Habets, Physiotherapist

    Mr Nick Ferran has a good work ethic and a clarity of communication. He just does an excellent job. He very often sends people for conservative rehabilitation before they will do anything invasive, like a surgery, which I highly recommend in a specialist.

  • byMr Sam Wilde, Physiotherapist

    Mr Nick Ferran is someone I work closely with, rehabilitating his patients after surgery. I would highly recommend him.

  • byMr Michael Elvey, Hand and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    He is a conscientious surgeon with an excellent patient manner and a reliable colleague.

  • by Dr Rony Isaias Berrebi, Pain Medicine Specialist

    He is truly the best shoulder & elbow surgeon. He is very safe and explains all the procedures & post-operative care in details. He's also very cautious with who he chooses to operate on, and always tries a conservative management first. He is available and answers promptly to all the requests & questions. His 'awake' surgery approach, allowed by carefully chosen anaesthetists, is a must and gold standard for upper limb surgery. He's one of the few London surgeon to offer that kind of treatment.

  • by Mr Arun Pall, Physiotherapist

    Mr Nick Ferran provides an excellent service for his patients, consistently demonstrates a patient centred approach which is sincere, caring and empathetic. His management is individualised to his patients based on their needs. He has a great ability to communicate his assessments and treatments to his patients. He has a holistic approach and his management is based on evidenced based practice. Always approachable for advice and management for his patients and the multi-disciplinary team.

  • byDr Harishchandra Gandabhai Mistry, GP

    I recommend Mr Nicholas Ferran because since I have known locally he has been approachable by both phone and emails for urgent advise regarding patient management. He is also an excellent lecturer and teaches orthopedic topics in a readily understandable way for GPs. He also gives very good clinical opinion on referred patients. It is refreshing in the modern NHS that a young consultant is so readily accessible for seamless patient care.

  • by Mr Robert Harris, Physiotherapist

    He is very approachable and communicates well. He provides thorough information on his assessments and any procedures completed including any specific guidelines on management. He believes in an early mobilisation approach, which promotes better recovery for patients and is conducive to superior physiotherapy outcomes. Feedback from patients is always excellent.

  • by Dr Ajay Sahu, Radiologist

    Mr Nicholas Ferran is an excellent surgeon and a very competent clinician. He is extremely caring for his patients and treats them with holistic approach. He leaves no stone unturned to genuinely help his patients and that is an amazing quality, which i appreciate the most. I wish him all the best for his bright career.

  • byDr Richard James Collins, GP

    He is very skilled and respected in his field, offers excellent patient care, and provides highly effective outcomes. I have worked directly with him and wouldn’t hesitate to refer any of my patients for his input.

  • by Ms Talia Lethbridge, Physiotherapist

    Mr Nick Ferran performs awake surgery which allays fears regarding general anaesthesia. He explains to the patient what he is doing whilst the procedure is going on so that the patient is aware and not frightened.

  • by Dr Sushen Bhattacharyya, Geriatrician

    Mr Nicholas Ferran is an extremely caring surgeon and an expert too. He has a holistic approach and his paramount importance is good patient care. He is an amazing doctor.

  • by Mr Hani Abdul-Jabar, Orthopaedic surgeon

    He is an honest and trustworthy clinician whose prime focus is patients' care. He makes sound decisions and always happy to help.

  • by Mr Amit Kumar, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr Nicholas Ferran is a diligent and knowledgeable surgeon offering expertise in his field.

  • byDr Harishchandra Gandabhai Mistry, GP

    I recommend Mr Nicholas Ferran because since I have known locally he has been approachable by both phone and emails for urgent advise regarding patient management. He is also an excellent lecturer and teaches orthopedic topics in a readily understandable way for GPs. He also gives very good clinical opinion on referred patients. It is refreshing in the modern NHS that a young consultant is so readily accessible for seamless patient care.

  • byDr Richard James Collins, GP

    He is very skilled and respected in his field, offers excellent patient care, and provides highly effective outcomes. I have worked directly with him and wouldn’t hesitate to refer any of my patients for his input.

  • byDr Michael Burdon, Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist

    He provides an excellent service to patients which include expertise in shoulder surgery- including when patients may remain awake for their operation. This allows quicker recovery from surgery and minimise risks for the patient using this approach. Mr Ferran is very much a patient advocate and a surgeon I would trust fully with my own care if needed.

  • byMr Michael Elvey, Hand and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    He is a conscientious surgeon with an excellent patient manner and a reliable colleague.

  • by Dr Rony Isaias Berrebi, Pain Medicine Specialist

    He is truly the best shoulder & elbow surgeon. He is very safe and explains all the procedures & post-operative care in details. He's also very cautious with who he chooses to operate on, and always tries a conservative management first. He is available and answers promptly to all the requests & questions. His 'awake' surgery approach, allowed by carefully chosen anaesthetists, is a must and gold standard for upper limb surgery. He's one of the few London surgeon to offer that kind of treatment.

  • by Dr Ajay Sahu, Radiologist

    Mr Nicholas Ferran is an excellent surgeon and a very competent clinician. He is extremely caring for his patients and treats them with holistic approach. He leaves no stone unturned to genuinely help his patients and that is an amazing quality, which i appreciate the most. I wish him all the best for his bright career.

  • by Dr Sushen Bhattacharyya, Geriatrician

    Mr Nicholas Ferran is an extremely caring surgeon and an expert too. He has a holistic approach and his paramount importance is good patient care. He is an amazing doctor.

  • by Mr Hani Abdul-Jabar, Orthopaedic surgeon

    He is an honest and trustworthy clinician whose prime focus is patients' care. He makes sound decisions and always happy to help.

  • by Mr Amit Kumar, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr Nicholas Ferran is a diligent and knowledgeable surgeon offering expertise in his field.

  • byMs Elisabeth Dacker, Physiotherapist

    Mr Ferran provides an excellent level of care and skill to his patients. He is a skilled communicator that shares his knowledge appropriately. Each patient case I have shared with him is managed in accordance to their individual needs. I like that he supports conservative management where possible and truly views patients as a whole person. He is great with communication via email and responds quickly when there has been a need for further clarity or information.

  • byMr Dave Cracknell, Physiotherapist

    I have shared a few patients with Nick and the feedback from the patients is excellent regarding his advice, communication and bed side manner. His approach is in accordance with patient needs and the evidence base. Therefore, his expert opinion is one I would trust with all of my upper limb patients.

  • byMr Huub Habets, Physiotherapist

    Mr Nick Ferran has a good work ethic and a clarity of communication. He just does an excellent job. He very often sends people for conservative rehabilitation before they will do anything invasive, like a surgery, which I highly recommend in a specialist.

  • byMr Sam Wilde, Physiotherapist

    Mr Nick Ferran is someone I work closely with, rehabilitating his patients after surgery. I would highly recommend him.

  • by Mr Arun Pall, Physiotherapist

    Mr Nick Ferran provides an excellent service for his patients, consistently demonstrates a patient centred approach which is sincere, caring and empathetic. His management is individualised to his patients based on their needs. He has a great ability to communicate his assessments and treatments to his patients. He has a holistic approach and his management is based on evidenced based practice. Always approachable for advice and management for his patients and the multi-disciplinary team.

  • by Mr Robert Harris, Physiotherapist

    He is very approachable and communicates well. He provides thorough information on his assessments and any procedures completed including any specific guidelines on management. He believes in an early mobilisation approach, which promotes better recovery for patients and is conducive to superior physiotherapy outcomes. Feedback from patients is always excellent.

  • by Ms Talia Lethbridge, Physiotherapist

    Mr Nick Ferran performs awake surgery which allays fears regarding general anaesthesia. He explains to the patient what he is doing whilst the procedure is going on so that the patient is aware and not frightened.

  • Address

  • Chelsea Outpatients Centre (adult patients)

    280 King's Road, Chelsea, London, GB, SW3 5AW

  • Chiswick Medical Centre (adult patients)

    347 - 352 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London, GB, W4 4HS

  • Platinum Medical Centre (adult patients)

    The Wellington Hospital, 15-17 Lodge Rd, London, GB, NW8 7JA

  • BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital (adult patients)

    Sudbury Hill, Harrow, GB, HA1 3RX

  • The Lister Hospital (adult patients)

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, GB, SW1W 8RH

  • Wellington Hospital South Building (adult patients)

    Wellington Place, London, GB, NW8 9LE

  • Trustplus (adult patients)

    Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow, GB, HA1 3UJ

  • London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

    Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Northwick Park Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow, GB, HA1 3UJ

  • About Mr Nick Ferran

    GMC number: 6045654

    Year qualified: 2002

    Place of primary qualification: University of the West Indies (Jamaica)

    Mr Nicholas Ferran is a Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, with a specialist interest in upper limb surgery, at Northwick Park Hospital, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust. He is fully registered with the General Medical Council with a licence to practise, and is on the Specialist Register for Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery. His specialist interests include fractures and dislocations around the shoulder and clavicle, soft tissue injuries to the shoulder, degenerative conditions of the shoulder, fractures and dislocations around the elbow, degenerative conditions of the elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome.

    Having graduated from The University of the West Indies in 2002, Mr Ferran continued his post-graduate training in the UK, including specialist Trauma & Orthopaedic Training on the East Midlands (South) T&O Rotation. He gained additional intensive sub-specialist experience in shoulder and elbow surgery, completing prestigious fellowships at The Prince of Wales & Concord Hospital Sydney, Australia, and at Circle, Nottingham, UK.

    Mr Ferran has co-authored several articles for journal publications on various topics including upper limb surgery, plastic surgery, foot & ankle surgery, and patient safety. He has also co-authored several textbook chapters. He is a Shoulder & Elbow reviewer for the Bone & Joint Journal and is an upper limb clinical lead for the Bone & Joint Shoulder & Elbow and Upper Limb Channels.

    Areas of expertise

    • Mr Ferran has an interest in providing awake shoulder & elbow surgery when appropriate with specialty experience in treating:
    • Shoulder surgery
    • Awake shoulder and elbow surgery
    • Frozen shoulder
    • Rotator cuff tear
    • Elbow fractures
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Degenerative conditions of the elbow
    • Degenerative conditions of the shoulder
    • Fractures & dislocations around the elbow
    • Fractures & dislocations around the shoulder and clavicle
    • Soft tissue injuries to the shoulder

    Frequently asked questions

  • What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?

    In terms of patients who come with shoulder conditions, they tend to struggle with pain or stiffness, difficulty laying on their shoulders, or sometimes weakness or inability to lift their arm.

    In terms of elbow conditions, patients can often come with problems such as pain around the elbow, clicking or stiffness and sometimes pins and needles in the hands.

  • What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?

    In clinic, we're able to offer steroid injections around the shoulder where necessary.

    In terms of surgical intervention, we're able to offer keyhole surgery to both the shoulder and elbow; and open surgery to the clavicle, shoulder, elbow and wrist as well as carpal tunnel surgery.

    I also have an interest in providing awake shoulder and elbow surgery under regional anaesthesia. For patients who have medical problems or fears around general anaesthetic, my anaesthetic team and I specialise in providing surgery under regional anaesthesia where patients can be awake during their operation to avoid the risks of general anaesthetic and have a faster recovery.

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    I'm a fellowship-trained shoulder and elbow surgeon. I have interests in both trauma and elective conditions affecting the clavicle, shoulder, elbow, distal radius fractures and carpal tunnel syndrome.

  • Professional memberships

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  • Mr Michael Elvey, Hand and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mike is a trusted and well trained expert in hand and wrist surgery. I work with him at London North West Healthcare NHS Trust and we have operated together on complex cases so I know he is a skilled surgeon. I have no hesitation in recommending patients to him.

  • Dr Michael Burdon, Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist

    Dr Mike Burdon has got great knowledge and experience. We collaborate well together. He has a good manner with patients.

  • Dr Rony Isaias Berrebi, Pain Medicine Specialist

    My reason for recommending Dr Rony Berrebi is that he's an anaesthetist with an interest in regional anaesthesia and is highly skilled in delivering regional anaesthesia for upper limb surgery. He and I worked closely together both privately and the NHS in providing our wake surgery service.

  • Mr Hani Abdul-Jabar, Orthopaedic surgeon

    Hani is a colleague at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust who specialises in hip and knee replacements, knee arthroscopy, and trauma. He is a trusted colleague with a great bed side manner and an interest in teaching.

  • Dr Nora Ng, Rheumatologist

    Dr Nora Ng has got a great bedside manner and collaborates well with other specialists, including surgeons, to help investigate and treat patients for rheumatological conditions. She is very knowledgeable.

  • Dr Aynkaran Dharmarajah, Pain Medicine Specialist

    Dr Aynkaran Dharmarajah is skilled in regional anaesthesia and he and I deliver an awake surgery service and work together in both private and NHS.

  • Dr Catherine Spencer-Smith, Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist

    Cath is dynamic, full of energy and very committed to her job and specialty. She has an interest in treating runners and I would recommend her.

  • Mr Garth Allardice, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr Garth Allardice has got extensive experience in foot and ankle surgery and is a fellow colleague. I would happily recommend patients to him.

  • Dr Ajay Sahu, Radiologist

    Dr Ajay Sahu is a great musculoskeletal radiologist with good experience. He collaborates well and gives excellent reports for patients.

  • Mr Ian Holloway, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr Ian Holloway is a colleague and quite a skilled hip surgeon with good bedside manner. He looks after the patients well.

  • Mr Matthew Bartlett, Knee Surgeon

    Matthew is a trusted colleague who I would happily recommend to my patients with hip and knee problems.

  • Mr Aamer Ullah, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr Aamer Ullah was one of my trainers and he's an excellent hand surgeon.

  • Dr Stephen Richard Humble, Pain Medicine Specialist

    Dr Stephen Humble has got good experience in managing upper limb pain.

  • Dr Sushen Bhattacharyya, Geriatrician

    I would recommend Dr Sushen Bhattacharyya.