Hand function is highly complex and requires careful assessment. Many hand conditions do not require surgery at all and I work closely with an experienced team of Hand Therapists who can offer many non-invasive treatments.
Surgery is often advised if conservative measures have failed to improve your symptoms. If surgery is necessary, I will ensure you have the safest, least invasive operation to obtain the best outcome with the least downtime.
Most of the operations I perform can be carried out under local anaesthetic (known as WALANT) or a nerve block, avoiding the risks of a general anaesthetic.
I am the Clinical Lead for Wide Awake Hand Surgery at St Thomas' Hospital and I am constantly striving to improve safety and outcomes for my patients.