Mr Sam Vollans

BSc (Hons), MB, ChB, FRCS (Tr&Orth), , DipSEM(UK&I)

  • Specialities Orthopaedics, Paediatric Orthopaedics
  • Telephone 0113 388 2067
  • Year of first qualification 2005
  • Email
  • Languages spoken


  • GMC Number 6128355
  • Fax 0113 301 0245


Sam Vollans is a subspecialist Shoulder and Elbow surgeon. After finishing his orthopaedic training in Yorkshire, he undertook further training in shoulder & elbow surgery both within the UK and Europe. This time including working alongside three world-leading elbow surgeons. His practice is exclusively upper limb and has a specific interest in complex elbow surgery including children’s and adolescent elbow complaints related to sports.

Mr Vollans established the Yorkshire Elbow Network and receives referrals for complex cases from all over Yorkshire and beyond. He has worked with various elite gymnasts and racquet sports players treating elbow and shoulder problems in both adults and children. 

Mr Vollans specialises in the following treatments, tests and scans at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital:

Mr Vollans on Paediatric Elbow and Shoulder Surgery.

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  • Weekly Thursday AM
  • Alternate Friday AM


Current posts

  • Leeds General Infirmary Consultant Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon (Adult & Children)
  • Major Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds


  • Elbow arthroscopy/keyhole surgery, elbow instability, elbow replacement (partial, unicompartmental and total), tennis and golfer’s elbow, ulnar nerve surgery
  • All arthroscopic/keyhole shoulder surgery including rotator cuff/tendon repair, stabilisation of dislocating shoulders and decompression of shoulder impingement.
  • Shoulder joint replacement/arthroplasty

Other interests

Wrist fractures, upper limb trauma, Carpal Tunnel Release, Ulnar nerve release/transposition, Children’s shoulder and elbow problems

Personal interests

Sam is a classically trained tenor. His voice has taken him all over the world with various choirs, and he has sung on multiple occasions for Royalty in London and Europe.

Member of

  • British Elbow & Shoulder Society
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • European Wrist Arthroscopy Society


Sam Vollans has a particular interest in education and has published review articles in educational journals and textbooks with world leading experts in their field. His interests in the literature are predominantly within the field of elbow surgery.


Mr Sam Vollans works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA

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

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

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