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


General Medical Council: 4208981





Orthopaedic Surgery


Sam Gidwani is a Consultant Hand and Wrist surgeon and Head of the Orthopaedic department at Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals. 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 Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, the Pulvertaft Hand Centre in Derby, and the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. During his time in Australia, he worked with Professor Mark Ross and learnt many of the techniques he uses for treatment of complex wrist injuries in his practice today. In September 2014 he became the Clinical Lead of the Orthopaedic Department, one of the largest and busiest units in London. He is also an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at King's College London.

In his current role, Sam’s practice remains focused on disorders of the hand, wrist and forearm, and in 2011 he was awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Hand Surgery, by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH).

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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
  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • Ganglion cysts
  • De Quervain's Tendinitis
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury


  • MB BS 1995 University of London
  • MRCS 1999
  • FRCS(Tr&Orth) 2006
  • DipHandSurg 2011


  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • European Wrist Arthroscopy Society 



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Peer Recommendations

BY mr Sam Singh

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