Private Orthopaedics

Our expert orthopaedic consultants offer a range of private surgery and treatment for patients including:

  • Total hip replacement
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Total knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy (criteria dependent)
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Arthroscopic sub acromial decompression (criteria dependent)
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Carpal tunnel release (criteria dependent)
  • Trigger finger release (criteria dependent)
  • Dupuytren’s fasciectomy (criteria dependent)
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Excision of ganglion (criteria dependent)
  • Hallux valgus correction (bunion)
  • Injection under X-ray.
  • Mr Ben Bolland, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr Ben Bolland

    Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    For appointments/enquiries, please contact: Mrs Annie Lloyd, Private Secretary on 07472 555952.


Mr Ben Bolland has been an Orthopaedic Consultant at The Somerset NHS Foundation Trust now for 10 years and offers private patient consultations from Parkside Private Patient Unit which is located in a quiet area within the grounds of Musgrove Park Hospital.

Having previously completed his Orthopaedic training within the Wessex region. Ben has developed a specific interest in hip and knee primary and revision arthroplasty, trauma, and related research. Prior to this he completed his undergraduate training at St Mary’s Hospital, London. He consolidated this interest via two fellowships in Exeter and Bournemouth. Recently, he has led the elective recovery at Musgrove Park introducing Day Case Hip & Knee Replacements, the success of which has resulted in acknowledgment from the central government body NHS England.

In addition to the hip and knee primary and revision arthroplasty work, Ben has a strong interest in teaching both trainees and consultants. He has run a cemented hip course for trainees and a revision / masterclass hip and knee meeting for consultants both in the UK and worldwide. This pushes him to always try to keep up to date with latest research and developments and provides variation to his clinical job.

Other roles include – Committee member of the British Hip Society and Committee member for Beyond Compliance (government driven organization to assess and monitor introduction of new hip and knee implants).

Outside work he is a strong family man, married with 3 children. In his own time, he enjoys an active outside life with his family.

  • Mr Anthony Gough, Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon

    Mr Anthony Gough

    Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon

    For appointment/enquiries, please contact: Mrs Lesley Potter, Private Secretary on 07391 199397 or e-mail at

    Somerset hand clinic website

Mr. Gough is a trauma & orthopaedic consultant with a special interest in hand, wrist, and peripheral nerve surgery. Appointed as a consultant in 2020 at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, his practice covers musculoskeletal, soft tissue and nerve problems relating to the hand, wrist, and elbow.

My trauma and orthopaedic specialist training was based in Devon & Cornwall gaining hand surgery experience at all the hospitals I worked in. At the end of my training, I undertook a nationally appointed and highly competitive Advanced Interface Fellowship at the University of Birmingham Hospitals, the largest ortho-plastic hand unit in the United Kingdom. After a year in Birmingham, I then secured a second fellowship at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff to learn arthroscopic wrist techniques and advanced wrist fracture surgery.

During my fellowship training I completed the British Diploma in Hand Surgery run by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand. I have an interest in Medical Leadership and was awarded a bursary by the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association to attend the British Orthopaedic Association Future Leaders Programme. The fellowship lasted 12 months, exploring medical leadership techniques and experiences from national experts. I have also completed a Postgraduate Master’s degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Bath. This helped combine my extracurricular passion for sport and previous high level playing with my professional interest in sports injuries.

As a dual fellowship trained hand and wrist surgeon, I treat all conditions that effect the hand and wrist up to the elbow. This can involve directed therapy with hand therapy colleagues, injections, or surgery.

Common operations that I perform include but are not limited to; carpal tunnel decompression, surgery for hand or wrist arthritis including joint replacements, Dupuytren’s contracture procedures (fasciectomy, skin grafts and minimally invasive needle fasciotomy), cubital tunnel release, ganglion surgery and removal of lumps.

Procedures are performed under local anaesthetic, regional anaesthetic, or general anaesthetic – whatever is the safest and most appropriate for the surgery to be performed and achieve the best pain relief or functional result from surgery.

  • Mr Andrew Kelly, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr Andrew Kelly

    Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    For appointments/enquiries, please contact: Ms Shana Small, Private Secretary on 01823 793129.


I have been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since 1999 in a District General Hospital serving a population of 340,000. I have general experience in all aspects of the investigation, non-operative treatment and surgery of musculoskeletal trauma and orthopaedic conditions. My elective practice is about two thirds adult Foot and Ankle and a third Knee (soft tissue and primary arthroplasty). I am competent in the techniques of joint replacement, arthrodesis, and osteotomies for foot deformity. My special interests are arthroscopic surgery of the ankle and knee.

Prior to my present appointment, I used an overseas Fellowships to augment my UK orthopaedic training in adult foot and ankle surgery and general trauma at Flinders Medical Centre, a tertiary referral trauma centre for half the State of South Australia. This period emphasised the surgery of adult forefoot and hindfoot deformity. My second Fellowship was at SPORTSMED.SA, an independent multi-disciplinary Sports Medicine & surgery practice with world leading training and research reputation.

I am regularly involved in the education of medical students, basic and higher surgical trainees, and allied professions. Membership of the AO Faculty provides a highly structured teaching environment and ensures that I remain up to date in the rapidly developing field of Trauma surgery. Convened first South West AO modular Principles of Fracture Fixation for ORP Course. UK Faculty for BOFAS Principles Course and Royal College of Surgeons Basic Surgical Techniques Courses. I have completed a Training the Trainers Course and have given invited lectures for international meetings, Regional Orthopaedic Training Programmes and for postgraduate medical and orthopaedic courses. I have been Clinical Tutor for Orthopaedic Higher Surgical Training, Honorary Clinical Lecturer for the Bristol undergraduate Musculoskeletal course.

In order to achieve a higher level of scientific evidence, I have in recent years prioritised collaboration in multi-centre trials over own account clinical research. In addition to the daily administration of clinical practice, I regularly participate in the wider managerial aspects of the service:

  • Clinical Service Lead 2011-2014
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England Assessor for Advisory Committee on Consultant appointments
  • Orthopaedic Theatres Radiation Protection Supervisor
  • Somerset Podiatry Services Review, which resulted in a revised service specification and improved contractual arrangements.
  • A collaborative pathway for the early discharge to designated Community hospital rehabilitation units after joint replacement.
  • Retendering exercise for Orthotic Services
  • Development of Musculoskeletal Triage Service based within a Primary Care Trust
  • Preoperative Assessment Group
  • Productive Orthopaedic Theatre Committee.