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Mr Sam Gidwani
Mr Sam Gidwani
BSc MBBS FRCS(Tr&Orth) DipHandSurg
Orthopaedic Surgery
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About

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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Special Interests

  • Carpal and Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Sports injuries of the hand and wrist
  • Fractures and trauma of the hand and wrist
  • Minimally invasive scaphoid fracture fixation & scaphoid non-union surgery
  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis of the hand and wrist (including joint replacement)
  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • Ganglion cysts
  • De Quervain's Tendinitis
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury

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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Dr Gidwani has been brilliant to deal with. He’s fixed my hand and the aftercare has been great. He was also very flexible with dates for surgery to accommodate my travel arrangements.
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19-07-2019
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Mr. Gidwani is a very friendly and knowledgeable individual. I could not wish for a better (and fastest) treatment for the issues I had with my left wrist. He was able to articulate in simple words my problem and its treatment. Within days, I was being treated and I was able to resume my normal activities, including working out, within two weeks after treatment. Thank you!
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23-06-2019
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Would highly recommend.
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21-06-2019
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Friendly and excellent informative advice. Always fully aware of each stage of treatment. Communication is excellent.
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21-06-2019
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Very personable and reassuring. I felt he was fully on top of the subject.
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21-06-2019
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Great thanks!
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19-06-2019
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5 STARS, very clear and informative. Very efficient and friendly.
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19-06-2019
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Very personable. Reassuring and I felt he was fully on top of his subject. Clean and friendly.
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19-06-2019
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Friendly and excellent informative advice. Always fully aware of each stage of treatment. Communication is excellent. Clean, quick, and great staff.
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19-06-2019
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Very good doctor brilliant care and aftercare.
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14-06-2019
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Mr Gidwani found a solution to the pain in my hand and my operation has been successful. It is very easy to get an appointment and his secretary is very helpful.
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13-06-2019
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very good doctor, brilliant care and aftercare. However quite difficult to make an appointment through the hospital.
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12-06-2019
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Sam’s plethora of experience and incisive surgical technique has not only resulted in my carpal tunnel being cured in both hands, but also, he brings me much comfort in the knowledge, should anything arise in the future he is only a phone call away. I cannot extoll his praises enough - thank you, Sam.
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03-06-2019
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Mr Gidwani clearly explained the diagnosis and treatment, taking care to ensure potential side effects were understood.
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17-05-2019
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I have received exceptional care and attention from Mr Gidwani - from the initial consultation to discuss my treatment options for a broken wrist; through to the operation itself; post-op consultations; and finally to discharge upon successful healing and recovery to near normal. At my first consultation to discuss the treatment plan, Mr Gidwani's calm and friendly manner immediately put me at ease and I felt I was in safe hands and would get the best treatment and outcome possible. His explanation of treatment options, time-frames, post-op hand therapy, were easily understood and digestable. In follow-up post-op consultations Mr Gidwani was firm, but fair, making me understand the importance of hand therapy and home-exercises, and what he expected of me in terms of recovery. These milestones allowed me to work to a plan to understand the speed and effectiveness of my recovery. Most important of all, the surgery was a success, (plates and pins insertion), with complete healing of the bone/s, a very neat scar, and an expectation, with hand therapy, to return to near normal.
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10-03-2019
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Dr Gidwani was always an absolute pleasure on every meeting, and somehow managed to fix me completely after I was knocked off my bike and had two very broken wrists. I went to Dr Gidwani because he was recommended to me by another doctor I knew as 100% the best wrist surgeon out there, and that certainly was my experience. After very nasty breaks of both bones in both wrists, I now have full movement and full use of them and no pain. He was also infinitely patient with all of my questions, and explained everything to me - even during surgery, when I'm pretty sure I should have let him get on with it! Can't recommend him enough.
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08-03-2019
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Great surgeon. Quick recovery. Thank you.
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21-02-2019
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Excellent surgeon. Quick recovery.
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21-02-2019
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A very knowledgable, experienced and meticulous surgeon. His advice are very clear and I can’t recommend him highly enough. Off the 6 hand surgeries I had undergone at various NHS and non-NHS facilities, this was, by far the best experience. I am happy that I discovered him at last (hopefully, I wouldn’t need anymore) and got myself admitted in his ward. I am very happy with the quickness of surgery prioritisation, the outcome and efficient post-op clinics. He took into consideration all the surgeries I had gone through and meticulously treated me for more than 6 months post surgery. I should also commend on his NHS team. They were the best in terms of care and speed, where I was usually out of hospital for clinics in 60 mins.
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08-02-2019
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Great service and manner. Very clear advice.
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23-12-2018
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Sam is very approachable and understanding. I was v anxious about having carpal tunnel op - had op under general - v supportive throughout. No more pain! Thank u.
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22-12-2018
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I found Mr Gidwani to be calm, clear and very pleasant to deal with. He didn't automatically assume that surgery was the only way forward and we discussed all options before deciding jointly how to proceed. My surgery (carpal tunnel release and multiple trigger finger releases on both hands) proceeded very efficiently and with me feeling very comfortable and unstressed at all times. The outcome of the surgery is looking good. I would wholeheartedly recommend Mr Gidwani to other patients.
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29-11-2018
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Mr. Gidwani gets my top rating for these reasons: - (1) his thoroughness of researching correct treatment (which otherwise would have had very adverse effects (2) Clear, concise and prompt in F2F communication, written comms and appointment follow ups (3) a personable and reassuring manner eased my anxiety pre-procedure and during. I am most grateful for a job very well done, thank you so much.
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18-09-2018
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Forgot to mention re my Dupuytren's...the shoulder anaesthetic was amazing (avoiding a general anaesthetic) and Dr Ajit Parwa carefully described how my arm would feel - weird but painless. Mr Sam Gidwani's stiches were perfect. 5 weeks on I have a straight finger! I know I have to continue with finger exercises but this is the best result! And Alice Boyle, the hand physiotherapist, has also been an amazing member of the Dream Team.
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29-08-2018
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I must have had the dream team! From my initial consultation with Mr Sam Gidwani for a Dupuytren's fasciectomy for the little finger on my left hand which had been hooked over for a year and was causing discomfort and spasms, I understood exactly what he planned to do to address the problem; also what the risks were. A couple of weeks later, I was in London Bridge hospital, talking with the anaesthetist, Dr Amit Pawa, who had the more difficult challenge of describing to me what I would feel like as he administered a 'block' to my shoulder rather than a general anaesthetic before the procedure. Both specialists took the time to explain both the process and the after-effects. With both of them (and Mozart playing) in the operating theatre, I could not have felt more reassured. And the after care from Mr Sam Gidwani and his hand physiotherapists could not have been better. And I now have a straightened and (soon to be very - provided I do the exercises) mobile finger.
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28-08-2018
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I suffered a fractured scaphoid in my teens that gave no trouble until I reached 60. Pain and swelling resulted in two consultations with Mr. Gidwani. On both occasions his advice was clear, concise and wholly explained with reference to my X-rays and MRI scan. I appreciated his honesty wherein he explained that surgery at 60 plus years may not improve the condition and options were limited. He advised physio and a thermoplastic splint which were all provided at HCA Shard on the same day as the second consultation. The improvement to my wrist has been excellent and I can now use my hand for more demanding tasks with the splint and choose when to wear it for preservation of my wrist for the longer term. I received a further telephone consultation to follow up on the splint and X-ray results which was very much appreciated. In short Mr Gidwani has delivered for me first class advice in a wholly professional manner.
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18-07-2018
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I met Mr Gidwani regarding my 5 week fractured Metacarpal, which had not been adequately treated by the NHS. Mr Gidwani was highly professional throughout my treatment, showing empathy together with a good bedside manner. He recommended surgery, as it was a pretty bad fracture. The surgery and post-operative care was excellent, resulting in full function being restored to my hand. I would thoroughly recommend Mr Gidwani, if you're seeking an experienced and competent surgeon.
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16-07-2018
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Mr Gidwani operated on my hand in March 2018 and I was incredibly impressed with the quality of care provided. The surgery was a complete success and in addition the communication and provision of both pre and post operative information and care was exceptional. I would highly recommend Mr Gidwani and his team.
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14-03-2018
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Mr Gidwani was excellent, he quickly diagnosed a problem in my left hand and sent me for steroid injection treatment which seemingly miraculously cured the problem entirely and my symptoms have not returned. A fantastic experience all round. Highly recommended.
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05-10-2017
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Dr Gidwani was professional, kind, and took the time to explain everything I needed / wanted to know. In stark contrast to another specialist I had seen for the same issue, he made me feel I was in safe hands.
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05-09-2017
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I had surgery performed on my right hand by Mr Gidwani in August 2016. From the first consultation I had until the final I found Mr Gidwani to be extremely professional and extremely detailed. I always believed that I was being given honest advice and am happy that I decided to go ahead with the surgery due to the results gained. However, not only am I leaving a 5 star review just due to the surgical results. During the aftercare Mr Gidwani went above and beyond to help with recovery. He would send regular text messages asking how I was doing and would answer any of my messages when I would contact him. When I was concerned with the colour and feeling Mr Gidwani called me on FaceTime to have a look at the finger and best advise me what to do going forward. Having this contact with a surgeon after a procedure is not something that I have encountered before and I thank Mr Gidwani for his time and effort in helping me gain better use of my right hand.
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16-02-2017
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My experience with Mr. Gidwani has been excellent. From the first meeting and through the entire process he was extremely helpful, engaged and reassuring. He clearly takes great pride in his work and I am very pleased with the outcome of my surgery. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Gidwani to others, and I wish him all the best.
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15-11-2016
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After a fall I was left with a painful wrist, which limited my work and all other activities, so I saw Mr. Gidwani. The process was swift and efficient, with appointment times that suited me. I had to have an arthroscopy and then further surgery to sort out the multiple problems resulting from the injury. Mr. Gidwani was very helpful and professional. He listened to my concerns and was very reassuring and honest about the potential outcomes. He advised me what I should and shouldn’t be doing and how I could return to work safely. My wrist is now completely healed, with no pain and a full range of movement, largely thanks to his excellent surgical care. I would have no hesitation in returning to see Mr. Gidwani again or referring anyone else to do so.
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18-08-2016
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I was suffering some numbness in my left hand, which was becoming weaker by the day. As a PA my hands are my career, so it was a very scary experience. I was referred to Mr. Gidwani, who diagnosed a compressed nerve and carried out an ulnar nerve release and transposition four days later. He is clearly a first class surgeon and I received the best possible treatment throughout. Words cannot express how grateful I am to Mr. Gidwani for his care and wonderful skill.
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18-08-2016
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Peer Recommendations

BY mr Sam Singh

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

BY dr Richard Seah

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

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