About - Testimonials


“The operation was first class. I was really nervous about surgery but the team rallied around and instantly reassured me. I didn’t feel any pain, was back on my feet in no time and a game of golf is just around the corner”
Mr SL, Washington
Computer assisted total knee replacement
“Many thanks for your skill, care and attention following my total hip replacement, I am now able to play and enjoy life with my family and grandchildren”
Mrs CR, Longbenton
Total Hip Replacement
“From initial appointment, he put me immediately at ease and fully explained the procedure for keyhole surgery for damage to my right knee cartilage. He allayed any fears I had about surgery, was extremely professional and a calming influence. His team were fantastic and post surgery, I hardly have any scarring. I am finally starting to get knee function which is incredible”
Mrs CB, Newton Aycliffe
Knee arthroscopy
“I fell 12 feet from a roof and sustained a periprosthetic fracture of my left total hip replacement…thank you for carrying out urgent and specialist surgery. You fitted me with a long stemmed total hip replacement and reconstructed my femur with cables….I think you are a very clever man, absolutely marvellous and I would recommend you to anyone needing replacement surgery”
Mr KM, Darlington
Periprosthetic hip fracture
“After contracting an infection in the summer of 2009, I was transferred to the attention of Mr. Longstaff for hip revision. ……….I am aware that both operations were long and difficult and am convinced that without his expertise, attention to detail and aftercare, I would not be as fit and mobile as I am today”
Mrs JB , Bishop Auckland
Revision hip replacement
“Skilled surgeon who copes well under pressure. I have been involved with a number of complex cases with Mr.Longstaff and in my opinion his surgical skills are excellent”
Dr PM, Consultant Anaesthetist
“Following a road traffic accident in 1969 in which I broke my femur and developed a bone infection , I ended up with a stiff leg until 2011. At this time, Mr Longstaff replaced my knee and stretched my quadriceps muscles in an operation requiring great skill due to the bone infection. Following this surgery I am now totally pain free and can now bend my knee sufficiently to allow me to walk normally after 43 years of severely restricted mobility. Recently on a visit to the lake District I climbed Allen Crags (2572 ft) and Glaramara (2560 ft) with no ill effects. I cannot thank Mr Longstaff enough for his care and skill. His judgement concerning the operation was spot on. He has changed my life beyond belief”
Mr JG, Washington
Total knee replacement & V-Y Quadricepsplasty
“An outstanding and hardworking surgical colleague”
Dr DE, Consultant Anaesthetist
“Mr Longstaff is an excellent clinician. He has good rapport with patients and staff, and values other members of the team. He is always helpful, approachable and reliable”
Mr CL, Associate Specialist
“Just a line to say how much I appreciate the consummate skill shown in the repair to my badly deteriorated hip. After 2000 miles of walking it is still working perfectly. In addition, I am certain that your approachability and affability go a long way towards patients’ speedy recovery”
Mr L M-T, County Durham
Revision total hip replacement
“He takes every effort to optimise management for the patients …I have had experience of this doctor going above and over his routine job to look into minute specific details with regards to managing their cases”
Dr DN, Consultant Microbiologist
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Take a look at my procedures pages to find out more information about my specialist area - Hip and Knee Surgery. After which, if you have any questions or would like to arrange a consultation; you can contact me via my enquiry form, telephone or email.


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