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Robotic Assisted Hip and Knee Surgery now available to residents of Cumbria and Lancashire!

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I am excited to announce that my patients for robotic assisted hip and knee replacement will no longer have to travel to Manchester for their surgery!  BMI The Beardwood Hospital have invested in this technology and it is available from this November.  The MAKO robotic arm process allows for 3D personalised CT based planning  and the accurate reproduction of that plan at your surgery.  Evidence suggests patients recover quicker, have less pain and the joint replacement feels more normal when compared to a traditional replacement.

See this page for more information and video of how the process works!

Mr Shepard moves his practice to 3 private hospitals

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After 26 years of employment in the NHS and 15 years as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Bolton Hospital, Mr Shepard is moving his practice to three private hospitals across Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

“After 15 years as a Consultant Surgeon at the RBH I am pleased to announce that I am starting a new phase of my career. Although I will now be working exclusively at private hospitals, I will still be seeing NHS patients through the Choose and Book system. I plan to continue providing high quality, effective and safe surgical treatment to the people of the North West of England but just in a different setting.”

The 3 hospitals that patients will be able to see Mr Shepard on a private basis are:

BMI Beaumont Hospital
Old Hall Clough, Lostock, Bolton BL6 4LA
01204 404404

BMI Gisburne Park Hospital
Park Road, Gisburn, Clitheroe, BB7 4HT
01200 445693

Ramsay Euxton Hall Hospital
Wigan Road, Euxton, Chorley, Lancs PR7 6DY
01257 276261