Mr Raymond Liow

MB BS, FRCS (Tr &Orth)


  • Specialities Orthopaedics, Musculoskeletal
  • Telephone 07875 037 498
  • Year of first qualification 1991
  • Email
  • Languages spoken

    English and Chinese

  • GMC Number 3490170

Profile

Mr Raymond Liow was educated in Oundle School in Peterborough. He graduated with a medical degree from Charing Cross Medical School, University of London in 1991. Specialist training in Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery ensued in the Northern Rotation in Newcastle.  He went on to undertake specialist orthopaedic training with a Fellowship in Shoulder and Sports Orthopaedics in Edinburgh.

His experience in shoulder surgery was further enhanced in a Travelling Fellowship to Canada and the USA in 2002, where he had the privilege of working with leading sports orthopaedic surgeons, Dr Christopher Harner from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre and Dr Anthony Miniaci from the University of Toronto, Canada. Many of the practices that was observed have been incorporated subsequently into his consultant practice.

Mr Liow has 17 years' experience as a consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon, initially at Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, and James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough. In 2016, he moved to North Tees and Hartlepool Hospitals where he has the privilege of working in a thriving Upper Limb unit. He strongly believes that a modern shoulder surgical service should provide proven contemporary surgical techniques but with the support of a robust multidisciplinary team.

He is committed to providing high quality of service with research and audit at the core. Nearly every aspect of his surgical practice have been reviewed through audits or retrospective surveys. Results of rotator cuff repairs, acromioclavicular excisions, frozen shoulder surgery, shoulder instability surgery, proximal humeral fracture surgery and shoulder replacements have been presented in national meetings and international forums. He also publishes regularly in peer-reviewed journals. He continues to participate in research and audits, contributing participants to various trials.

Mr Liow’s area of interest encompasses all aspects of shoulder surgery, including arthroscopic  (key hole) surgery, shoulder replacements and shoulder fractures. He has a particular interest in shoulder instability (dislocations) and sports related injuries, and relishes the challenge of treating complex shoulder instability in high demand patients. He has a great deal of experience in treating military personnel and sportspersons, amateur and professional alike.


Clinics

  • Monday AM

Locations

Current posts

  • University Hospital of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust

Interests

Areas of interest encompass all aspects of shoulder surgery, including arthroscopic (key hole) surgery, shoulder replacements and shoulder fractures. Mr Liow has a particular interest in shoulder instability (dislocations) and sports related injuries and relishes the challenge of treating complex shoulder instability in high demand patients. He has a great deal of experience in treating military personnel and sports men and women, both amateur and professional alike.

Other interests

Trauma

Personal interests

Mr Liow has many hobbies including classical music, piano, swimming, running, skiing and golf.


Member of

  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Fellow British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Shoulder and Elbow Society

Research

Various research papers on shoulder and knee surgery are regularly published in peer reviewed journals. Mr Liow continually participates in research and audits, contributing participants to various trials.


Declaration

Mr Raymond Liow works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA
  • APRIL
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Tesco Bank
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • HealthFund

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

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

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