Mr Alex Reid

Mr Alex Reid

Consultant in Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery

BA(Hons) BM BChir MA(Cantab) FRCS(Plast) MFSTEd Dip Hand Surg(Br) FEBHS

"I enjoy working with the team at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital to deliver exceptional care to patients."

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I have been a consultant in plastic surgery and hand surgery since 2019, initially in Chelmsford before moving to Cambridge. I am an expert in surgical treatment of conditions of the hand, nerves of the upper limb and skin. Some of the excellent patients whom I have treated have featured in the national press, BBC and ITV. I am also part of a team of plastic surgeons and hand surgeons that help look after some of the most seriously injured patients in the country at Addenbrookes Hospital.

I specialise in all conditions of the hand including patients presenting with tingling fingers (carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome and other nerve compressions), trigger finger, Dupuytren's contracture, painful joints of the hand (arthritis) and problems with tendons (stuck, cut or ruptured tendons). I am also an expert in treating skin lumps and bumps including the removal of moles, warts, cysts, lipomas, basal cell carcinomas and other skin cancers.

In addition to my clinical work, I am also a by-Fellow of Hughes Hall, Cambridge University and an Honorary Lecturer at University College London (linked with the Department of Mechanical Engineering).

I am an approved tutor for the BSSH and University of Manchester Diploma in Hand Surgery. 


General Medical Council Number: C6151476

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Alex Reid at Spire include:



Orthopaedics - hand and wrist

Other treatments

  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Finger and thumb arthritis
  • Flexor tendon surgery
  • Lipoma removal
  • Nerve surgery
  • Skin cancer surgery

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Additional information

Dermatological surgery
Hand and wrist surgery
Orthopaedic surgery
Reconstructive surgery
Skin cancer
Soft tissue injuries

BM BChir / University of Cambridge / 2006
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
First qualification in medicine and surgery

Professional memberships

First qualification in medicine and surgery

Fellow of European Board of Hand Surgery (FEBHS)

Full Member of British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)

Member of Faculty of Surgical Trainers (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)


By-Fellow of Hughes Hall, Cambridge University

Consultant in Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

I enjoy spending time with my wife and three children. I am also a pianist. 

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