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Last updated: 20 Apr 2020
- Hand surgery
My private practice is based in London at the Wellington Hospital, Portland Hospital and Hendon. They are leading healthcare hospitals in the UK which provide exceptionally high standards of clinical care and are always up to date with latest technology.
My NHS practice is based at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in Central London where I am the Clinical Lead for Hand Surgery and Lead for the Day Surgery Unit. I am committed to improving safety and outcomes following surgery and as such, have pioneered a new ‘Wide Awake Surgery’ service for Hand Surgery. This has improved the safety of many operations, which are now mainly performed under local anaesthetic instead of general anaesthetic.
I graduated with first class honours in New Zealand in 2001, prior to specialising in Plastic Surgery in London. I continued to train in subspecialty areas in fellowships, including training in orthoplastic complex trauma reconstruction and hand surgery at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, paediatric hand and plastic surgery at Great Ormond St Hospital and aesthetic surgery at The Wellington Hospital. After obtaining Fellowship status at the Royal College of Surgeons, I was also awarded the European Board of Hand Surgery Diploma. I became a Consultant in 2014.
I am passionate about training the next generation of surgeons. I am the Course Director for the Advanced Hand and Wrist Cadaveric Dissection Course and teach at the Royal College of Surgeons, the Royal Society of Medicine and I am on the invited faculty of several other plastic surgery courses. I also organise and teach on specialist training courses for Hand Therapists and General Practitioners.
I sit on the interview panel for National Selection for plastic surgery trainees. I have many publications in peer reviewed journals, including book chapters, and I have presented my work internationally.
I am compassionate and committed to providing the highest quality care.
Areas of interest
Hand surgery (carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s disease, cubital tunnel syndrome, ganglion, trigger finger, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, joint replacement), hand injuries (tendons, nerves, ligaments, fractures, dislocations), scar revision, moles, lipomas, skin cancer, prominent ear correction, breast reduction, breast asymmetry, abdominoplasty, blepharoplasty, paediatric plastic surgery, paediatric hand surgery.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
St Thomas’ Hospital
Westminster Bridge Rd
London SE1 7EH
- MBChB University of Otago, New Zealand 2001
- MRCS Royal College of Surgeons 2006
- FRCS(Plast) Royal College of Surgeons 2012
- Diploma in Hand Surgery Federation of European Societies of Surgery of the Hand 2014
- Orthoplastic Complex Trauma and Hand Fellowship Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital 2012
- Congenital Hand Surgery Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children 2012
- Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship The Wellington Hospital 2014
Reference number 6069650
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Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Please phone the hospital where you had your surgery (0207 586 5959 The Wellington or
0208 457 4500 BMI Hendon) and they will contact me immediately.
Alternatively phone my secretary Nicole on
0203 326 3793 between 9am - 5pm.