Mr Sam Gidwani

Mr Sam Gidwani

BSc MBBS FRCS(Tr&Orth) DipHandSurg

Orthopaedic Surgery

Recommended by  
6 specialists

24 years of experience
13 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Awesome, lovely man, amazing service“
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Subspecialties

  • 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

    Platinum Medical Centre

    15-17 Lodge Road, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    1523 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1231 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 regularly treats musicians, as well as professional and amateur sportsmen and women, and was one of the surgeons dealing with athletes’ hand and wrist injuries during the 2012 London Olympics.

    Mr Gidwani completed his orthopaedic training in 2006, and obtained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Trauma & Orthopaedics). 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. This period of training culminated in the award of the British Hand Surgery Diploma. 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.

    As well as being a busy clinician, Mr Gidwani is actively involved in the training of junior surgeons: he serves on the British Hand Surgery Society’s Instructional Course Committee, and is co-founder and convener of the St Thomas’ cadaveric hand trauma course. He keeps his own knowledge and skills up-to-date by regular attendance at national and international conferences, whether as a delegate or member of the teaching faculty. His research interests include the treatment of scaphoid fractures, and the use of joint replacement in the hand and wrist.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    • Finger Joint Replacement
    • Ganglion Cyst Removal
    • Joint Fusion (Hand)
    • Joint Fusion (Wrist)
    • Rheumatoid Hand Surgery
    • Tendon Repair (Hand)
    • Wrist Arthroscopy
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Arthritis (Hand)
    • Arthritis (Wrist)
    • Dupuytren’s Contracture
    • Hand Deformities
    • Hand Pain
    • Hand Problems
    • Mallet Finger
    • Trigger Finger
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    Medical procedures

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

    • Arthritis (Wrist)
    • Arthritis
    • Arthritis (Hand)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • 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
    • Hand Fractures
    • Hand Injury
    • Hand Pain
    • Hand Problems
    • Kienbock’s Disease
    • Kienbock’s Disease
    • Mallet Finger
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteomyelitis (Upper Limb)
    • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
    • Tendon Injuries
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fractures
    • Wrist Pain
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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
    11/65
    Ganglion Cyst Removal
    3/65
    Arthritis (Wrist)
    2/65
    Carpal tunnel syndrome
    2/65
    Joint fusion (hand)
    2/65
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    2/65
    Broken hand
    1/65
    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    1/65
    Excision of soft tissue mass on pulp of left thumb
    1/65
    Fracture (broken bone)
    1/65
    Hand Pain
    1/65
    Hand Problems
    1/65
    Hand Surgery
    1/65
    Hand fractures
    1/65
    Mallet finger
    1/65
    Trigger Finger
    1/65
    Trigger finger
    1/65
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arthritis (Wrist)
    Awesome, lovely man, amazing service
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hand Pain Hand Problems
    Just perfect. Really personable. Made me feel comfortable and explained everything in a way that I would understand.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hand & Wrist Surgery Trigger Finger Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    I have met dr Gidwani several times, he has always been very friendly, easy to talk to. He fixed my carpal tunnel on both my hands than a year later my trigger finger. All I can say, he is THE BEST!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hand & Wrist Surgery
    Very professional in his approach in providing treatment options. Thank you.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hand & Wrist Surgery
    Over the past few years I suffered first from a small cortical avulsion fracture (in my left hand) and, more recently, from the rupture of the EPL tendon (in my right hand). Both times I received the wrong diagnosis before booking an appointment with Mr Gidwani. Not only, in both cases, Mr Gidwani made the correct diagnosis but he also successfully performed a transfer tendon surgery to fix the EPL rupture. I’ve now recovered the full use of my right hand and I’m grateful for Mr Gidwani’s skills in performing my surgery and for the caring he has shown during my rehabilitation. Accordingly, I would highly recommend Mr Gidwani.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hand & Wrist Surgery
    Dr Gidwani is kind and approachable. He explained all my options clearly so I was able to make the right choice. Both pre and post op I always felt at ease and this experience has help some of the anxiety I face when going to hospitals in the past. I would strongly recommend Dr Gidwani to friends and family.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Ganglion Cyst Removal
    Excellent / efficient
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (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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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 6 doctors for:
    6

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Mr Pal Ramesh
    Mr Pal Ramesh
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    24-04-2021

    Great surgeon with excellent skills. Patients have a positive experience and i would have no hesitation to recommend friends and family.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Osteoarthritis, Arthritis (Hand)
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Joint Fusion (Wrist), Wrist Arthroscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    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

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