Sam Gidwani

Orthopaedic Surgery

29 years of experience
29 years of experience



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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, Hand Surgery, Sports Injury, Trauma Surgery

All procedures

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

All conditions

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hand Problems
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Pain
  • Arthritis (Hand)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Wrist Fractures
  • De Quervain's Syndrome (Tenosynovitis)
  • Hand Fractures
  • Hand Injury
  • Arthritis (Wrist)
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • 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)
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tendon Injuries




BSc MBBS FRCS(Tr&Orth) DipHandSurg

Registered with

General Medical Council: 4208981


32 St Thomas' St, London, SE1 9BS


St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9BS


The Waterfront Beaufort House Elstree Road, Elstree, WD6 3BS


The Platinum Medical Centre 15-17 Lodge Rd, London, NW8 7JA


15-17 Lodge Road, London, NW8 7JA


Consultation Fees

New appointment: £250

Follow-up appointment: £180


Overall Rating

Overall rating

Overall experience

5 / 5

Personal care received

4.99 / 5

Explanation of care provided

5 / 5



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