MR ROBERT GLEESON 2019-05-15T02:53:36+01:00
MR ROBERT GLEESON BSc MBBS FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Mr Gleeson grew up and was educated in Jersey, Channel Islands. He trained at University College London Medical School gaining a BSc in Anatomy in 1991 and qualified as a doctor in 1994.

As a junior orthopaedic surgeon he worked in London and Bristol. He worked with a number of respected knee specialists during his training including Mr Jonathan Webb, Mr Jonathan Eldridge and Mr John Newman.

To complete his specialist knee training, Mr Gleeson spent a year in Australia. He undertook a knee fellowship in Sydney with Dr Pinczweski, an internationally renowned soft tissue knee surgeon at the North Sydney Sports and Orthopaedic Medicine centre. Whilst in Australia, he undertook research on the long-term follow up of modern ACL reconstruction and assessment of a new bearing surface for total knee replacements. He has published research comparing fixed and mobile bearing uni-compartmental knee replacements.

Mr Gleeson was delighted to take a consultant post in Gloucestershire NHS Foundation Trust upon his return from Australia, replacing a retiring knee surgeon at Gloucester Royal Hospital in 2006. His current NHS practice includes clinics at Gloucester and Stroud as well as Tetbury Hospital.

He specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee and has a special interest in surgery for knee instability, patellofemoral dysfunction, malalignment and knee arthritis. He performs a large number of partial and total knee replacements per annum. Mr Close and Mr Gleeson are actively involved in teaching and supervising trainee knee surgeons at GRH.

Special Clinical Interests

Arthroscopic meniscal repair
Day case ACL reconstruction and PCL reconstruction
Unicompartmental fixed or mobile bearing knee replacements
Total hip replacement

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Professional Memberships

British Orthopaedic Association
British Association for Surgery of the Knee
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Latest Testimonial

I just wanted to give you an update & very belated thanks for my knee Meniscal repair that you carried out back in December 2017. Prior to the repair I had more or less given up on the idea of being able to partake in my hobby of running again. However you gave a high percentage chance that the repair would work & I could be back running in only a month or two.

Taking your advice on post op care I started with walks gradually making them longer & more strenuous. Progressing to treadmills & then road running over a period of 6 months. By August 2018 I ran a 10k race & by October a half marathon. Since then I have run (post op) a total of 6 x 10ks & 3 half marathons. Yesterday I ran my first ever full marathon, the Virgin London. Something I never thought I was capable of. My knee is performing faultlessly & apart from being extremely stiff today all is good.

Once again many thanks for giving me my running mojo back.