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- Hand surgery
- Reconstructive surgery
I am a Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive, Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgeon. I studied at medical school in Delhi University and went on to complete my Masters in Surgery and Plastic Surgery. After my initial training in the prestigious plastic surgery units in Chelmsford and Swansea, I was appointed to the Mersey Plastic Surgery Registrar Training scheme where I underwent six years of plastic surgery training and was involved in clinical research with over 100 research paper presentations and publications.
After completing my hand fellowship in Liverpool, I was then appointed to Advanced Training hand fellowship in Birmingham where I successfully undertook my British and European Hand Diploma exams in 2013. I then went on to develop my specialist interest in peripheral nerve surgery and refine my skills in major trauma management and microsurgical reconstruction.
I was awarded the Douglas Murray Travelling award to travel to Bangkok to expand on my brachial plexus and peripheral nerve interest. I was also awarded FESSH travelling award to travel to Paris to further develop my interest in hand and peripheral nerve interest before commencing my Consultant job at the University Hospital of South Manchester in 2014. I currently divide my time working at Wythenshawe Hospital, Salford Royal Hospital, and Trafford General Hospital within the NHS. I am a founding member of the Manchester Hand Centre, which has the goal of centralising and driving excellence in NHS hand surgery across Manchester
I am passionate about teaching and training and actively teach higher surgical trainees as a matter of course, and have presented more than 150 papers both nationally and internationally. I have published more than 50 peer reviewed articles and have contributed to book chapters, and am involved in the assessment of higher surgical trainees nationally. I have been part of the first two Masters in hand surgery. I was awarded the certificate of excellence in education by the North West School of Surgery in 2015.
My areas of particular interest are complex and microsurgical limb reconstruction, brachial plexus and peripheral nerve surgery, and I undertake this alongside managing all common hand conditions including trauma and emergencies.
Areas of interest
Brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries;
carpal tunnel syndrome; cubital tunnel syndrome; revision carpal tunnel surgery; revision cubital tunnel surgery; scarred nerve; cut nerve; iatrogenic nerve injuries; neurolysis; nerve transfer; nerve repair; nerve grafting; nerve wrapping; Parsonage Turner syndrome; neuralgic amyotrophy axillary nerve palsy; long thoracic nerve palsy; radial nerve palsy; Dupuytren’s disease; flexor and extensor tendon injuries; tendon reconstruction; injuries of the hand; joint replacement of the hand; complex hand reconstruction.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Plastic and Hand Surgeon
University Hospital of South Manchester
Salford Royal Hospital
Trafford General Hospital
Hand surgery, nerve surgery, brachial plexus, Dupuytren's, tendon surgery
Travelling, oil painting, cricket, dancing
Certificate of Excellence in education by the North West School of Surgery in 2015, Douglas Murray Travelling Award 2014, FESSH Travelling Award 2014
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Fluent
- Urdu - Fluent
I have over 55 publications and 2 book chapters in both National and International Journals
Courses offered to GPs
Common Hand Conditions, Peripheral Nerve Injury
- MBBS University of Delhi 1996
- MS University of Delhi 2000
- MCh University of Dehli 2004
- MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2005
- FRCS Plast Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2010
- Diploma in Hand Surgery University of Manchester/BSSH 2013
- European Diploma in Hand Surgery FESSH 2007
Reference number 6072471
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT Plastic Surgery, 2014
Affiliations / memberships
- Spire Manchester Hospital170 Barlow Moor...
- 18:30 - 20:00
- 0161 447 6600
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