Miss Kerstin Oestreich

Consultant Plastic and Hand Surgeon


"A proud member of a team at Spire where patients come first with excellence, quality of care and commitment of all team members. An inspiring workplace with human empathy!"

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I have been a Consultant Plastic and Hand Surgeon in one of the largest Plastic Surgery Departments in the UK in Salisbury/Wiltshire from 2007-2014, and is since a Consultant in the prestigious Birmingham Children’s Hospital. I am also an honorary Consultant Plastic and Hand Surgeon in the Pulvertaft Hand Centre in Derby. Next to my NHS commitment, I have been in private practice since 2008. I trained in Heidelberg/Mannheim/Germany, Dublin/Ireland, Singapore and Indonesia, where I qualified as a specialist General Surgeon in 2000 and as a Plastic Surgeon in one of the biggest plastic surgery units in Europe (Ludwigshafen/Germany) in 2006. My hand surgery fellowship qualified me as a Hand Surgeon in 2007. I joined the wrist arthroscopy tour in France 2008 and did advanced training in wrist arthroscopy in Strasbourg/France and Derby/UK.'My interest within the Plastic Surgery is upper limb, hand and wrist surgery including, wrist arthroscopy and paediatric/congenital upper limb surgery. Hand and wrist conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post traumatic arthritis and acute trauma of hand and wrist, congenital conditions, ganglia, nerve compressions (carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel), Dupuytren’s contracture, trigger fingers and thumb base pain. Within plastic surgery I see patients for reconstruction of post traumatic conditions, skin lesions, scar treatment, as well as general plastic surgery procedures. I further treat children with a variety of plastic surgery conditions. Within my interest in cosmetic surgery, I offer body shaping (ie liposuction, tummy tuck, lifting procedures), face rejuvenation (Botox and fillers), pinnaplasty, breast surgery (augmentation, reduction, uplift), labial surgery, skin lesions and scar revisions.Also with my surgical training, I hold a Master degree in Healthcare Management at the University of Mannheim/Germany and a degree on European Healthcare Leadership at the INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau/ France. I was granted an award for the Leadership Award Scheme by the Health Foundation/London in 2009. I have been at the forefront to implement the German HRG system and has been a Medical Controller acting as a link between clinicians, coders and management.I have been invited internationally to lecture and teach (Strasbourg/France, Buenos Aires/Argentina, Marbach/Germany, San Francisco/US, Boston/US). I have presented several peer reviewed publications and non- indexed publications, is co-author of 3 book chapters in international hand surgery and have given numerous presentations internationally.I have taken part in numerous courses and conferences in hand surgery, microsurgery and aesthetic surgery throughout her training internationally.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Kerstin Oestreich at Spire include:

Cosmetic surgery



Other treatments

Paediatric hand and plastic surgery, hand and wrist surgery adult and paediatric, arthroscopic wrist surgery

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Additional information

Qualification and professional memberships

MD, MSc / University of Heidelberg, Germany / 1995
Doctorate in Medicine, Master of Science in Healthcare Management
Thesis Doctorate in Medicine, additional qualification Master degree in Healthcare Management

Professional memberships

Medical Defence Union (MDU)

British Medical Association (BMA)

German Medical Association (Aerztekammer Rheinland Pfalz)

British Society of Surgery of the hand (BSSH)

American Society for Surgery of the hand (ASSH)

European Wrist Arthroscopy Society (EWAS)

International Wrist Investigator’s’ Workshop (IWIW)

German Society of Plastic

Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (DGPRAEC)

German Society of General Surgery (DGC)

Association of German Surgeons (BDC)

Current NHS posts

Birmingham Children's Hospital

Personal profile

I have lived in the UK with my family for 10 years and I speak fluently English and German. In my spare time, I enjoys travelling, classical music and sports. I love Asian artefacts and Scandinavian decore.

Contact information

Private secretary Kate Southall
Private secretary telephone 07768 620102
Private secretary email kate@ruthlester.co.uk