Mr Sam Vollans


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

GMC number: 6128355

Practising since: 2005


Orthopaedic surgery

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  • Alternate Friday AM
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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:

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Mr Vollans Paediatric Patient Case Study.

Read how a high performing gymnast is back to pre-injury fitness level thanks to early intervention to correct her shoulder injury: Shoulder injuries in teenagers - Madi's story: 

Mr Vollans on Paediatric Elbow and Shoulder Surgery.

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Special interests

  • 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.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Sam Vollans at Nuffield Health

  • Shoulder surgery (rotator cuff repair)
  • Shoulder decompression - keyhole surgery
  • Chondroplasty
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Shoulder Manipulation
  • Shoulder Stabilisation
  • Tennis elbow release
  • Osteotomy
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Cartilage resurfacing
  • Joint resurfacing
  • Hand surgery
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Elbow surgery
  • Trauma reconstruction
  • Cartilage reconstruction
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Image guided joint injections
  • Cubital tunnel release
  • Arthroplasty

Locations Mr Sam Vollans works with

Related experience


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.


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

Other posts held

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

Insurers Mr Sam Vollans works with

Mr Sam Vollans works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • 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.