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Mr Thomas Hester is a highly regarded consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic surgeon specialising in adult and paediatric trauma and elective adult foot and ankle conditions. Currently working at Kings College Hospital, a major trauma and tertiary referral centre, he has a keen interest in research and innovation in his field of expertise. Tom was part of the surgical team with Broken Earth Medical Mission to Guatemala, where he used it as an opportunity to apply advanced trauma (ATLS) principles in a challenging setting.
Tom is a conscientious, proactive and caring consultant who is dedicated to delivering the best possible outcomes for his patients.
Mr Hester graduated from St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London School of Medicine with Distinction in 2006. He was awarded a 1st in his BSc with Honours from UCL in 2005 and the Scales Prize for Orthopaedic Science. He went on to achieve a MSc (Hons) at the University of Brighton.
Having completed his orthopaedic training on the South East London Training Rotation, he undertook a British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Visiting Foot & Ankle Fellowship to Toronto; a British Orthopaedic Society Travelling Fellowship to Calgary specialising in Complex Trauma, and a further Foot and Ankle Fellowship at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. Mr Hester now works as an NHS consultant at Kings College Hospital, a major trauma and tertiary referral centre, where he maintains an active role in education both undergraduate and postgraduate training.
He currently specialises in a variety of foot and ankle conditions, including minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy), ligament injuries, ankle fractures, cartilage damage, bunions and heel pain. He has contributed to many professional journals and publications and used his interest in IT to design a surgically oriented app together with an online training module. He has undertaken many professional development courses, both surgical and managerial, and is currently collaborating in several notable research projects. Outside work, he is a motorsport enthusiast, enjoys snowboarding and is a PADI qualified open water diver.
Areas of interest
Adult and Paediatric Trauma, Adult and adolescent Foot and Ankle problems, Foot and Ankle Sports injuries
Anaesthetists worked with
Mr Thomas Hester has worked with Dr William Whiteley at the following hospitals:
- London Bridge Hospital (1-5)
- London Clinic (1-5)
Mr Thomas Hester has worked with Dr Thomas Kriz at the following hospitals:
- Cromwell Hospital (1-5)
Mr Thomas Hester has worked with Dr Saha Sanjoy at the following hospitals:
- Harley Street Specialist Hospital (1-5)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Kings College Hospital
Reference number 6147782
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.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Complex procedure to mid foot or hindfoot without autogenous bone graft (osteotomy/fusion +/- tendon transfers) - (1-5)
London Bridge Hospital (1-5)
Examination/ manipulation of joint under general anaesthetic +/- injection +/- arthrogram (as sole procedure) - (1-5)
London Clinic (1-5)
Osteotomy/ies (eg Scarf and Akin) for Hallux Valgus correction with or without internal fixation and soft tissue correction - (1-5)
Ankle syndesmosis reconstruction - (1-5)
Cromwell Hospital (1-5)
Follow-up out-patient consultation - remote - (1-5)
Excision of nail bed (Zadik's) (including anaesthetic) - (1-5)
Complex therapeutic arthroscopy of ankle, with multiple bony, joint surface and soft tissue procedures - (1-5)