Sam Gidwani is a Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon at Guy’s & St.Thomas’ Hospitals, and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics at King’s College London. Having graduated from King’s College London in 1995, he trained in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery in London, Surrey and Bristol. During his formative training he spent six months working in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, where he first became interested in hand surgery.
Having completed his orthopaedic training and qualifications, Sam spent two years “on fellowship”, working and training in specialist hand and wrist units. This included time at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, the Pulvertaft Hand Centre in Derby, and the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. He returned to the Pulvertaft Centre as a locum consultant in 2009 for six months, before moving to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. He was Clinical Lead of the Orthopaedic Department from 2014-2017; one of the leading orthopaedic units in the UK.
Sam’s practice remains focused on disorders of the hand, wrist and forearm, and in 2011 he was awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Hand Surgery by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH). He runs a weekly specialist hand and wrist clinic at St. Thomas’ Hospital and provides the wrist trauma service to the orthopaedic department. His clinic receives referrals from across Central, South and East London. He is also a consultant to the regional hand trauma service based at St. Thomas’ Hospital, working closely with colleagues in the Department of Plastic Surgery.
He has extensive experience in the minimally invasive technique of wrist arthroscopy, which can play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of painful wrist conditions.
Sam treats all disorders and injuries of the bones and joints of the hand and wrist, as well as problems affecting the soft tissues of the hand – such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendon injury or tendinitis, and Dupuytren’s disease. He also treats complex hand and wrist trauma patients. In 2012 he was a member of the team of surgeons dealing with athletes’ hand and wrist injuries during the 2012 London Olympics.
As well as his clinical duties, Sam is actively involved in the training of junior surgeons. He is a member of the faculty for the ‘Advanced Hand and Wrist Course’, held at the Royal College of Surgeons each year. He also founded and has co-convened the St Thomas’ cadaveric hand trauma course since 2010. Finally he is active in hand surgery research, and acts as a reviewer for the the European Journal of Hand Surgery.
Sam is extremely knowledgable and experienced within his field; he treats his patients with kindness and respect, and ensures that they feel included in the whole process of their care and treatment. He works closely with some of the best hand therapists in London and ensures that his patients receive a full package of care to meet their recovery goals.Further information on Mr Sam Gidwani can be found on their website.