Mr Sam Gidwani

Mr Sam Gidwani

BSc MBBS FRCS(Tr&Orth) DipHandSurg

Orthopaedic Surgery

Recommended by 13 specialists
26 years of experience
14 years as a specialist

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“I had been living with pins and needles and pain in my right wrist for over 5 years. I had consulted several doctors, had been to the MSK clinic at my local hospital, seen physiotherapists but no one was able to help. My daily movements were getting restricted more and more as I am right handed and the slightest use of my right wrist worsened them. Even daily tasks such as boiling a kettle or ironing clothes became challenging. I came to know about Dr Gidwani from a spine consultant I was seeing for back pain. Dr Gidwani put me through some tests and scans to get to the bottom of my wrist situation but he had a fair idea of what was going on the basis of physical examination and the symptoms I had reported. Based on test results, Dr Gidwani explained to me the exact reasons for my symptoms instead of putting them down to peripheral neuropathy due to previous chemotherapy. He also clearly and succinctly explained my treatment options and their pros and cons to me. The first line of treatment alleviated my symptoms quickly. I know what to expect, what to be careful about and how to look after my wrist going forward. Thank you, Dr Gidwani. Thank you for what you do and how you do it. I am grateful that I found you. “
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  • Hand & Wrist Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Sports Injury
  • Trauma 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

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    2,659 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    2,291 reviews


    Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon Mr Sam Gidwani is based at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London, where he specialises in disorders of the hand, wrist and forearm. Mr Gidwani frequently treats and manages injuries of musicians, professional and amateur athletes. Indeed, during the London 2012 Summer Olympics, he was one of the surgeons in charge of managing any hand and wrist injuries of the athletes. His key specialist areas of expertise include carpal tunnel syndrome, finger joint replacement, ganglion cyst removal, joint fusion (both hand and wrist), rheumatoid hand surgery, tendon repair of the hand, wrist arthroscopy, arthritis (both hand and wrist), Dupuytren’s contracture, hand deformaties, mallet finger, trigger finger, as well as general hand and wrist complaints.

    In 2006, Mr Gidwani successfully completed his specialist training in orthopaedics and acheived his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Trauma & Orthopaedics). He then went on to undertake two years of further training specialising specifically in the hand and wrist at leading centres including, the Pulvertaft Hand Centre at the Royal Derby Hospital, Oxford's Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and even further afield, at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. He culminated his training by achieving the British postgraduate Diploma in Hand Surgery. In 2009, Mr Gidwani embarked upon his consultant career at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and became the Clinical Lead of the Guy's Orthopaedic Department (2014-2017), one London's biggest and of the largest and busiest units.

    In addition to his busy schedule as a clinician, Mr Gidwani shares a passion for education and training junior surgeons. He is co-founder and convener of the St Thomas’ Cadaveric Hand Trauma course and also devotes his time to serve on the British Hand Surgery Society’s Instructional Course Committee. Striving to keep abreast of the latest advancements and broaden his knowledge and skills in the field, Mr Gidwani often attends national and international conferences, either as or as a member of faculty. When it comes to research, his key interests lie in the treatment of scaphoid fractures and the use of joint replacement in the hand and wrist.


    • Hand & Wrist Surgery
    • Ganglion Cyst Removal
    • Wrist Arthroscopy
    • Joint Fusion (Hand)
    • Steroid Injection
    • Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    • Dupuytrens Fasciectomy
    • External Fixation Devices
    • Finger Joint Replacement
    • Fracture Fixation Surgery
    • Joint Fusion (Wrist)
    • Joint Injection
    • Osteotomy
    • Revision Surgery
    • Rheumatoid Hand Surgery
    • Tendon Repair
    • Tendon Repair (Hand)
    • Trapeziectomy
    • Ulnar Shortening
    • Video Consultation
    • Wrist Replacement
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    Special interests

    • Hand Problems
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Pain
    • Arthritis (Hand)
    • Hand Pain
    • Arthritis (Wrist)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Hand Fractures
    • Arthritis
    • Hand Injury
    • Wrist Fractures
    • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    • De Quervain's Syndrome (Tenosynovitis)
    • Dupuytren’s Contracture
    • Finger Injury
    • Forearm Fractures
    • Hand Deformities
    • Hand Extensor Tendon Injuries
    • Hand Flexor Tendon Injuries
    • Kienbock’s Disease
    • Mallet Finger
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteomyelitis (Upper Limb)
    • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
    • Tendon Injuries
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    MB BS 1995 University of London

    MRCS 1999

    FRCS(Tr&Orth) 2006

    British Diploma of Hand Surgery 2011


    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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