Miss Claire Zweifel

Miss Claire Zweifel

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

MD, FMH (Plastic Surgery), EBOPRAS, EDHS

Specialises in

  • Hand surgery
  • Upper eyelid surgery
  • Skin lesions
  • Breast surgery and body contouring: tummy tuck, arm reduction and lift
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery, Dupuytren's contracture

Also available for:

Virtual consultations:

I am a Consultant Plastic and Hand Surgeon at the St Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery in Chelmsford, one of the largest hand trauma units in the UK. I completed my basic surgical training, followed by specialist plastic surgery training at the University Hospital of Zurich and a Fellowship at St Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery, Chelmsford. This included training in areas of plastic surgery such as burns surgery, reconstructive surgery after massive weight loss, cosmetic surgery and maxillofacial surgery.

My NHS work includes hand trauma, elective hand surgery and general plastic surgery, with special interests in osteoarthritis, paediatric hand surgery and secondary trauma surgery.

I underwent specialist hand surgery training during my fellowship at St Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery in Chelmsford and at Southend University Hospital. After completion of my plastic surgery training (FMH), I was appointed as a consultant plastic surgeon at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford.

I have published in international journals and have given lectures at a variety of national and international meetings. I am a Fellow of the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and hold the European Hand Surgery Diploma (EDHS). I am a member of both the British Association for Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (BAPRAS) and the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH).

I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GPs letter of referral.

I am available for consultations at Spire Wellesley Hospital on Friday, both morning and afternoon. Please contact my Private Secretary, Alison, on 07598 888 638 if you have any queries or wish to book an appointment.

Below is feedback from some of my patients at Spire Wellesley Hospital:

'Well qualified surgeon. Extremely good bedside manner, with the skill at putting the patient at ease I felt fully relaxed, and confident with the care I received'


General Medical Council Number: C7008130

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Claire Zweifel at Spire include:

Cosmetic surgery

Orthopaedics - hand and wrist

Other treatments

  • Finger joint replacement and hand arthritis

I perform upper eyelid surgery only - not lower eyelid surgery.

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Additional information


Special clinical interests: Hand surgery (including: Dupuytren's disease, arthritis, injuries to the hand), cosmetic surgery (breast, body, ears, eyes, non-surgical procedures), skin cancer and minor lesion surgery.

Professional memberships

Member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)

Member of the Swiss Medical Association (FMH)

Fellow of the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (EBOPRAS)

Member of the Swiss Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (SGPRAC)

Member of the British society for surgery of the hand (BSSH)

Consultant Plastic and Hand Surgeon, St Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, Broomfield Hospital MEHT, Chelmsford