Mr Shawn Tavares

Consultant orthopaedic hip and knee surgeon in Berkshire


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Professional statement

Mr Shawn Tavares is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon based in Reading, with over 35 years of experience. He specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of hip and knee problems. His operative procedures include hip replacements, knee replacements, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstructions, and knee arthroscopic surgery including meniscal surgery.  

Mr Tavares has done over 3,000 hip replacements and close to 2,000 knee replacements.

Over the years, he has held pivotal roles including Clinical Director in the Orthopaedic Department at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading from 2004-2007. He held the post of Clinical Governance lead from 2008-2011. Notably, Mr Tavares has been instrumental as the Enhanced Recovery Lead for hip and knee replacement surgery from 2010 to 2022. Mr Tavares currently serves as a Consultant Orthopaedic Hip and Knee Surgeon at Circle Reading Hospital.

Mr Tavares qualified with an MBBS degree from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, in 1987. He then went on to achieve his FRCS(Tr & Ortho) qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons. His post-graduate training was undertaken on the Oxford Trauma and Orthopaedic training rotation from 1993 to 2000, encompassing Stoke Mandeville Hospital, John Radcliffe Hospital, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, and the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Additionally, his fellowship training in knee surgery was completed at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and Imperial College London in 1998.

Mr Tavares is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association and the British Association for Knee Surgery.

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