Mr Matthew James

Mr Matthew James

MBCHB FRCS eng FRCS (plastics)

Plastic Surgery

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1 specialist

27 years of experience
15 years as a specialist


  • Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3583911
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    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    363 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    606 reviews


    Mr Matthew James is a renowned Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon, specialising in hand and wrist surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust. He has more than 15 years of clinical experience in plastic surgery which has developed his clinical skills and expertise within this field. He is now the clinical lead for hand and trauma surgery at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital. He is known to perform more hand and wrist operations than any of the surgeons within this division. Prior to this, he completed his professional training in London, Cambridge, Australia and the renowned McIndoe Surgery Centre. 

    Mr James has established his own private practice in Central London and in South East London and has received referrals from other surgeons in complex limb reconstruction, rheumatoid hands, tendon reconstruction, ganglions, peripheral nerve surgery, scaphoid surgery, carpal tunnel decompression and also wrist reconstruction. Furthermore, he can also carry out aesthetic plastic surgery and skin lesion removal, skin cancer and scar revision.

    Mr James is a member of several organisations including the British Association of Hand Surgeons, the General Medical Council, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the Medical Protection Society. He has also published in numerous books on plastic and cosmetic surgery and also trains other surgeons in cosmetic surgery and hand and wrist reconstruction at the Royal College of Surgeons.


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    Medical procedures

    • Complex limb reconstruction
    • Rheumatoid hand surgery 
    • Tendon reconstruction
    • Ganglions
    • Peripheral nerve surgery
    • Scaphoid surgery
    • Carpal tunnel decompression
    • Wrist reconstruction
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    Special interests

    • Skin cancer 
    • Hand problems 
    • Dupuytren's Contracture 
    • Wrist fractures 
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    MB ChB, FRCS(eng), FRCS (plastics) BAAPS BSSH

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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:

    Plastic Surgery

    Dr Monika Saha
    Dr Monika Saha


    Mr James is an excellent plastic surgeon and a great colleague.

    For specialty: Plastic Surgery
    For conditions: Cysts
    For procedures: Lipoma Removal
    Connection: Is a colleague


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