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James Bliss: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, London

James Bliss
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, London: James Bliss

A specialist in knee replacement, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, multi-ligament reconstruction and knee realignment procedures


Mr James Bliss BSc, MBBS, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Orthopaedics), a knee surgeon with particular interest in knee surgery and sports medicine, works in a large teaching hospital in Central London. 


He qualified in London in 1990 and underwent basic surgical training in London, Stanmore and Canterbury.  In 1995, he was appointed to St Mary's Hospital, Paddington as a higher surgical trainee in orthopaedics and trauma.  The circuit involved training in Ascot, Harrow, Reading and Stanmore in addition to Central London. 


In 2001, he spent a year in knee surgery training via the fellowship programme in the University of New South Wales, Sydney. In 2002, he worked as a locum consultant at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington before being appointed as a consultant knee surgeon at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust, in the same year.


Since 2002 his orthopaedic practice, in both the NHS and private practice, has specialised exclusively in knee surgery. He carries out well over 100 ligament reconstructions per year, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and multi-ligament reconstruction in both acute and chronic setting, using both autograft and allograft techniques. He performs knee joint replacements and has significant interest in osteotomy (realignment) procedures around the knee using state-of-the-art titanium plating and bone graft techniques.


Other professional activities


  • Published papers

    • Enhancement of ligament healing
  • Books and publications

    • Ligament healing and biology
    • Pelvic fracture management and role of CT
  • Education and training

    • Trainer for South East Thames Orthopaedic circuit
    • Faculty director for ACL, Osteotomy and Arthroplasty courses for Europe and International
  • Media and press

    • Regular exposure as a surgeon on 'BBC City Hospital' program
    • Orthopaedic spokesman for techniques at a number of publications
  • Other

    • Advisor to the orthopaedic industry on developments and advances in equipment and techniques

Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals

Mr James Bliss is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals, including HCA Hospitals

Nuffield admitting rights

HCA admitting rights


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Contact details

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London Bridge Hospital, 27 Tooley Street,
London, SE1 2PR

Tel:  020 7234 2186

Fax: 020 7234 2300

Email: enquiries@kneecliniccentral.com

Web: www.kneecliniccentral.com


Areas of expertise




Qualifications and memberships


  • BSc in experimental pathology

  • MBBS with honours in medicine

  • FRCS - Royal College of Surgeons, England

  • FRCS (Orthopaedics) - including the gold medal in 2000


Professional memberships


Places of work

Clinic at London Bridge Hospital

Clinic times: Monday pm, Tuesday pm, (alternate), Friday am and pm                                                          


Appointments available at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, Byappointments          


Operations at London Bridge Hospital 

Wednesday pm 

For appointments please call 02072342186