Mr Chris Coates



GMC number: 2348966

Practicing since: 1976


Orthopaedic surgery

Consultation times

  • Bi Weekly Thursday 18:00 - 20:00
  • Weekly Friday 14:00 - 18:00
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Chris has been an Orthopaedic Consultant since 1991 with extensive experience in all aspects of Orthopaedic Surgery.

His specialist experience in Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery was gained at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital and on Clinical Fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne during which time he visited other renowned units in Sydney and Adelaide. He was an early member of the British Society for Children's Orthopaedic Surgery and have established specialist clinics in ponsetti treatment of clubfoot and DDH hip screening clinics in his NHS practice.

Chris has 30 years experience in hip and knee replacement both cemented and un-cemented, including uni-compartmental replacement and extensive experience of arthroscopic surgery of the knee including 20 years experience of arthroscopic anterior cruciate reconstruction.

Other interests

Management of the injured sportsman

Personal interests

Chris has a long standing interest in rugby union as both a past player, a father of mini-rugby players and vice-president of his local rugby club.

Other interests include cooking and live music.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Chris Coates at Nuffield Health

  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Bunion surgery (bunionectomy)
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Hip replacement
  • Ankle replacement

Locations Mr Chris Coates works with

Related experience


Chris has written and presented papers on the ultrasound diagnosis of DDH, treatment of Perthes disease of the hip, the Ponsetti treatment of clubfoot as well as the management of condylar fractures of the child’s elbow and of patella dislocation. He has also published papers on bone tumours.

In addition to his paediatric publications he has published papers on adult knee surgery, Colles’ fracture management, digital nerve repair, brachial plexus injury and medical management.


  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • British Society of Children's Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Royal College of Surgeons

Other posts held

  • Royal Surrey County Hospital

Insurers Mr Chris Coates works with

Mr Chris Coates works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Mr Chris Coates does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Chris Coates does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Chris Coates does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.