Mr Sam Gidwani

Mr Sam Gidwani

BSc MBBS FRCS(Tr&Orth) DipHandSurg

Orthopaedic Surgery

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5 specialists

24 years of experience
13 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“Professional easy to talk to very nice manner.“
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Subspecialty

  • Hand & Wrist Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4208981
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £230

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

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

    London Bridge Hospital

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

    About

    Mr Sam Gidwani is a Consultant Hand and Wrist surgeon based at Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals, London. His practice is focused entirely on disorders and injuries of the hand, wrist and forearm. 

    He trained in orthopaedic and trauma surgery in London, Surrey and Bristol. During his formative training he first developed an interest for hand surgery whilst working in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead. In 2006, Mr Gidwani, completed his orthopaedic training and obtained his Fellowship to the Royal College of Surgeons (Tr&Orth). He then spent two years in further training at specialist hand and wrist centres including the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, the Pulvertaft Hand Centre in Derby, and the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. He began his consultant career at Guy's & St Thomas' in 2009. Between 2014 and 2017, he was the Clinical Lead of the Guy's Orthopaedic Department, one of the largest and busiest units in London. He is also an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at King's College London, and is on the British Hand Surgery Society's Instructional Course Committee. 

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    Medical procedures

    • Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    • Finger Joint Replacement
    • Ganglion Cyst Removal
    • Joint Fusion (Hand)
    • Joint Fusion (Wrist)
    • Rheumatoid Hand Surgery
    • Tendon Repair (Hand)
    • Wrist Arthroscopy 
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    Special interests

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Arthritis (Hand)
    • Arthritis (Wrist)
    • Dupuytren’s Contracture
    • Hand Deformities
    • Hand Pain
    • Hand Problems
    • Mallet Finger
    • Trigger Finger
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    Education

    Qualifications

    MB BS 1995 University of London

    MRCS 1999

    FRCS(Tr&Orth) 2006

    British Diploma of Hand Surgery 2011


    Memberships

    British Society for Surgery of the Hand

    European Wrist Arthroscopy Society 

    British Orthopaedic Association

    Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England 

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Hand & Wrist Surgery
    7/58
    Carpal tunnel syndrome
    2/58
    Ganglion Cyst Removal
    2/58
    Joint fusion (hand)
    2/58
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    2/58
    Arthritis (Wrist)
    1/58
    Broken hand
    1/58
    Excision of soft tissue mass on pulp of left thumb
    1/58
    Fracture (broken bone)
    1/58
    Hand Surgery
    1/58
    Hand fractures
    1/58
    Mallet finger
    1/58
    Trigger finger
    1/58
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Joint fusion (hand)
    Professional easy to talk to very nice manner.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hand & Wrist Surgery
    My experience with Mr Gidwani has been nothing but wonderful thoughout the past two years and two surgeries. Mr Gidwani explained my options well and managed my expectations. The surgery experience was smooth and I can not imagine having any other consultant. I am very happy with my results, given the complicated nature of my injury, and look forward to returning to my usual activities.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hand & Wrist Surgery Carpal tunnel syndrome
    Mr Gidwani, took the time to explain everything very clearly to me. His bedside manner was exquisite and put any concerns I may have had to rest. I'd highly recommend Mr Gidwani. Many thanks for the care with which you handled my procedure and overall experience!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hand & Wrist Surgery
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Ganglion Cyst Removal
    Highly recommended - Mr Gidwani was able to carry out a simple procedure to remove a ganglion cyst during the initial consultation itself. Very impressed with the overall service - he was happy to wait whilst i phoned insurance provider to get the authorisation to save another trip back.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Very friendly, efficient and informative. From the first meeting through surgery to followup felt secure and in control. Could not have asked for more
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Carpal tunnel syndrome
    Mr Gidwani has recently carried out a Carpal Tunnel procedure for me. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 restrictions, my procedure has been completed in good time and appears completely successful. I enjoyed regular and concise communication from Mr Gidwani and his team, and the advice from Mr Gidwani was reassuring. The surgery itself was carried out under local antiesthetic, and was completely painless and stress free. Mr Gidwani is friendly, approachable and clearly an excellent surgeon. I am happy to recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    I consider myself very fortunate to have had Mr Gidwani as my consultant. He is a highly professional surgeon who always makes you feel comfortable whenever you are discussing your surgery. He is informative and helpful with a very pleasant manner.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Ganglion Cyst Removal
    Excellent service, personable, down to earth and a pleasure to deal with
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Mr Gidwani instilled confidence. He was very thorough and attentive He was careful to explain treatment and I felt I was in good hands.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hand & Wrist Surgery
    Mr. Gidwani is a very clear and straightforward communicator who knows his craft. I was well educated on what to expect in the short and long term. The procedures went very well and post-op therapy has brought be back to where I was before.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excision of soft tissue mass on pulp of left thumb
    I thought Dr Gidwani was excellent. I saw him a few times over a period of approx. 15 months. He explained issues clearly and options available to treat my condition. I felt confident based on his initial advice not having surgery. As the condition worsened, I again felt confident based on this subsequent advice proceeding with the surgery. He was always very courteous and polite. On the day itself he put me at ease (although a very minor surgery, it was nonetheless my first surgery and so I was anxious). I would also like to praise his team. First Sally Ann, his secretary, was always very helpful and polite. Second, everyone I met at London Bridge hospital on the day of the surgery was polite and welcoming and made me feel at ease.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arthritis (Wrist)
    Doctor Gidwani's pre-operation and after operation explanation and care was excellent. Before my operation he explained the whole procedure and even went over it just before my operation. which i found very reassuring. The after care was also exceptional. We discussed how the operation went and what i could expect going forward. if you're lucky to have this Doctor conduct your surgery, you will be in very good hands!!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Trigger finger
    very happy with all aspects of treatment received
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very helpful right from the start with diagnoses where he took an hour to talk me through everything. Thorough consultation. Excellent facilities and staff, cannot fault anything.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    5 stars, excellent doctor.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Understood my concerns, offered general anaesthetic! great consultant.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hand & Wrist Surgery
    I was delighted to be referred to Mr Gidwani, who I saw regarding a lump on my finger, which had caused me a degree of anxiety. He is clearly at the top of his game and I knew from the outset I was in safe hands. I found his expertise and manner very reassuring. I underwent a successful surgical procedure and quick recovery. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him for anything hand related.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hand & Wrist Surgery
    I had a broken wrist with ligament damage - far worse than I initially thought. Mr Gidwani (and his wonderful team) did an incredible job putting the wrist back together after 2 surgeries and lots of physio (special shout out to the Hand Therapists as well). I really appreciated his care and concern as well as his incredible skills. Thank you very much, Mr Gidwani!!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mallet finger Joint fusion (hand)
    I had a very challenging break in one of my fingers and Sam did a great job - whilst I ended up having a joint fusion to fix it (and am very happy with the final result), he tried everything he could before resorting to the fusion which I really appreciate. I can't recommend him enough. Thank you !
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 5 doctors for:
    5

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Dr Richard Seah
    Dr Richard Seah
    Sports & Exercise Medicine

    05-09-2018

    Sam has always looked after my patients with hand and wrist injuries very well and is a highly regarded colleague.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Sam Singh
    Mr Sam Singh
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    29-09-2017

    Sam G is an excellent hand surgeon who has a good bedside manner. He is a caring doctor.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Simon Owen-Johnstone
    Mr Simon Owen-Johnstone
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    14-07-2020

    Sam is a great colleague, with whom I discuss and share complex hand and wrist problems. His practice is exclusively in this field.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Hand Pain, Hand deformities, Hand problems, Arthritis (Wrist), Dupuytren’s Contracture, Arthritis (Hand), Mallet finger, Trigger finger
    For procedures: Ganglion Cyst Removal, Joint fusion (wrist), Wrist Arthroscopy, Finger Joint Replacement, Rheumatoid Hand Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Decompression, Tendon Repair (Hand), Joint fusion (hand)
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Martin Klinke
    Mr Martin Klinke
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    17-07-2020

    Very experienced and dedicated hand specialist. Comes highly recommended

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    For procedures: Wrist Arthroscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague

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