Mr Matthew Burwell is a renowned consultant orthopaedic surgeon practising at the BMI Bath Clinic and Sulis Hospital, Bath. He is the senior hip surgeon in Bath having been a consultant for over twenty years. Mr Burwell is one of the UK's very few surgeons who specialise exclusively in treating patients with hip problems undertaking between 300 and 350 hip replacement operations a year, making him one of the most experienced hip surgeons in the UK. Mr Burwell's areas of expertise include diagnosing the cause of hip pain, hip arthritis including rheumatoid and inflammatory arthritis (he has run the Specialist Hip Clinic at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, based in Bath, since 2000), hip joint injections for pain management and primary and revision hip replacement surgery.
Mr Burwell received specialist surgical training in Orthopaedics and Trauma in London based at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. His final year of higher surgical training took place at the prestigious Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore. Mr Burwell then went on to further develop his skill in Hip Surgery at the University of South Australia in Adelaide with Professor Don Howie, where he was the Clinical Lecturer and Arthroplasty Fellow in advanced adult hip reconstruction.
Over his training and career, Mr Burwell has acquired broad expertise in all forms of adult hip reconstruction and joint replacement. He enjoys being involved in clinical research most recently working with Imperial College and a British orthopaedic company to develop a modern type of hip implant for younger and more active patients.
Mr Burwell has a proven track record in providing excellent specialist treatments for hip conditions and is highly valued by his orthopaedic colleagues and other hip specialists. By maintaining an NHS appointment at the Royal United Hospital Mr Burwell is available to help train the next generation of hip surgeons.
Mr Burwell is a founder partner of Circle Health helping to deliver the opening of Circle Bath Hospital in 2010, which is a world-class private hospital and centre of excellence in musculoskeletal care.