Mr James Gibbs


MBBS, MSc, FRCS (Tr&Ortho)

GMC number: 4555140

Practising since: 1998


Orthopaedic surgery

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  • Brighton: Weekly Tuesday 14:00-16:00
  • Haywards Heath: Bi-weekly Wednesday 17:30 – 19:30; Bi-weekly Thursday 14:30 – 20:30
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Mr James Gibbs MB BS, Msc, FRCS (Tr & Orth) is a Specialist Consultant in Orthopaedics & Trauma in Surrey and Sussex specialising in hip, knee and sports injury conditions. He is one of the region’s leading Robotic Surgery experts and is an invited speaker in the field.

He regularly manages hip and knee conditions along with sports injuries. He performs above average numbers of hip and knee replacements including Robotic surgery, partial knee replacement and hip resurfacing. He is also a specialist in redo joint replacement surgery. He also performs key-hole surgery and ligament reconstruction for soft tissue and sports injuries. He has an interest in joint preservation treatments for arthritis such as visco-supplementation and corrective osteotomy surgery.

He has been an NHS Consultant at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust since 2011.

"As an experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Brighton & Sussex, my patients appreciate the warmth, professional integrity, and open communication that define my medical practice. I’m determined to help my patients understand their own conditions so they can be well informed when making important decisions to improve their function."

Mr Gibbs is a graduate of The Royal London Hospital Medical School, University of London. He was also awarded an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering from Cardiff University.

He has undertaken specialist fellowship training hip & knee surgery, pelvic & acetabular fracture surgery and limb reconstruction.

He also specialises in the following treatments at Nuffield Health Haywards Heath Hospital:

Other interests

Mr James Gibbs forms part of the regional Major Trauma Service. Here he treats severely injured patients and runs the tertiary referral Pelvic and Acetabular fracture service, treating patients referred from other hospitals.

He also works as a member of the Complex Arthroplasty Unit, working in a team of Orthopaedic Consultants dealing with complex joint replacement problems.

Personal interests

Mr Gibbs is married with three children, so his main activity outside of work is trying to ensure that they don’t inflict serious harm on themselves when climbing, scooting, cycling, swimming, surfing, paddle boarding and generally doing what children do. He also acts as their personal taxi service.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr James Gibbs at Nuffield Health

  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Chondroplasty
  • PCL reconstruction
  • Hip replacement
  • Bone Graft
  • Osteotomy
  • Joint resurfacing
  • Tibial osteotomy
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Trauma reconstruction
  • Image guided joint injections
  • Arthroplasty
  • Knee replacement revision
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Hip revision
  • Orthotics
  • Meniscectomy for meniscus tear
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair
  • Cartilage resurfacing
  • Arthroscopy
  • Achilles repair or reconstruction
  • Patella stabilisation
  • Cartilage reconstruction
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Trauma Surgery

Locations Mr James Gibbs works with

Related experience


Mr Gibbs completed an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering including a thesis on the thermal effects of drilling in bone.


  • British Orthopaedic Association

Insurers Mr James Gibbs works with

Mr James Gibbs works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

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

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