Oliver Donaldson

MBChB, MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Orth)

Mr Donaldson is a full time Consultant specialising in shoulder and elbow surgery based at Yeovil District Hospital. He qualified from the University of Bristol in 2002 and underwent his orthopaedic training in Wales.  He completed a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at the Liverpool Shoulder Unit.

Mr Donaldson provides extensive experience in shoulder and elbow conditions offering a wide variety of surgical procedures to the shoulder and elbow. He has developed a busy practice in shoulder replacements performing approximately 50 per year, nearly 1% of all shoulder replacements performed in the UK. Common operations also include keyhole surgery to the shoulder to treat subacromial impingement, rotator cuff problems and shoulder instability.
He has experience in treating tendon problems around the elbow including tennis elbow as well as elbow arthritis.


  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Subacromial impingement
  • Rotator cuff tears/pathology
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome

Member of

  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Elbow and Shoulder society
  • Royal College of Surgeons (England)