Mr Zulfi Rahimtoola

Mr Zulfi Rahimtoola

Consultant hand and wrist treatment and surgery
MD, FRCS, PhD, European Diploma Hand Surgery

Practising at

Spire Dunedin Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Zulfi Rahimtoola at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - hand and wrist

Other treatments

  • Wrist arthroscopy and keyhole surgery
  • De Quervain's disease

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Professional profile

Mr Rahimtoola is a European board certified surgeon. Extensively and internationally fellowship trained he has studied medicine at the University of Bristol and qualified as a Medical Doctor at the University of Leiden in 1996. He then spent a year as a Research Fellow at Stanford University, California. He completed a sabbatical academic year as an Associate Professor at the UMCU, Utrecht, in 2016-2017, and continues his global teaching and research

During his Orthopaedic training in the Netherlands, he developed a keen interest in hand and wrist surgery and combined his clinical work with academic research on the treatment of arthritic disorders of the wrist. After qualifying as an Orthopaedic Surgeon he worked in four different international centres of excellence in hand surgery in Barcelona, Paris, Derby, and Wrightington.

He has published various papers and was invited to present and lecture in different centres throughout Europe, part of his work receiving the annual Dutch register prize. His academic research resulted in a PhD on rheumatoid wrist surgery at the University of Leiden.

Through his academic research and extensive postgraduate fellowship training, he has developed a comprehensive understanding of acute and chronic conditions affecting the hand and wrist and their diagnosis and treatment. He continues to research in the field and maintains links internationally.

He offers consultations in English, Dutch, French, Spanish and Hindi.

Clinical Interests

Specialises in acute and chronic hand and wrist conditions and surgery.

Private contact details

Telephone Self-pay: 0118 955 3563; Insured: 0118 955 3491
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Qualification and professional memberships

MD / Leiden, Netherlands / 1996

FRCS / Leiden, Netherlands / 2003

PhD / Leiden, Netherlands / 2005
Post Doctoral

EHDS / Paris / 2014
European Diploma Hand Surgery

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