Mr Karam  Al-Tawil

Mr Karam Al-Tawil

Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS(Orth), PGCert


Specialises in

  • Elbow surgery
  • Hand and wrist surgery
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Sports injuries
  • Trauma surgery

I am a Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon with a well-established and very busy NHS practice based at Queens and King George Hospitals in London (Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust). I specialise in all aspects of Upper Limb surgery which includes Hand and Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder. This includes soft tissue and bony work, arthroscopic (key-hole) surgery, sports conditions, and joint replacement surgery.

I completed my specialist Orthopaedic training on the prestigious Cambridge rotation, spending my final year at Addenbrookes Hospital (Cambridge) Upper Limb Unit, and subsequently completed 2 post-CCT training fellowships at the world renowned King's College Hospital London Major Trauma Centre further specialising in both hand and wrist and shoulder and elbow surgery.

I strive for excellence throughout my career. My undergraduate medical training was at St George's University of London, achieving a distinction and multiple prizes for academic excellence. I completed my foundation and core training years in and around London. I am an avid trainer with clinical and educational supervision training roles. I am a reviewer for several orthopaedic journals and have multiple publications. I have a formal teaching qualification; PGCert in healthcare and biomedical education, and hold a clinical lecturer role at Anglia Ruskin Medical School.

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General Medical Council Number: C7040305

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Karam Al-Tawil at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • All Upper Limb surgery for Hand & Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder
  • All upper limb trauma including Scaphoid, wrist, distal biceps, AC joint and clavicle
  • Arthroscopic (key-hole) surgery
  • Dupuytrens surgery
  • Hand arthritis
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Shoulder joint replacement
  • Small joints fusion and replacement
  • Sports conditions 
  • Soft tissue and bony work
  • Thumb base arthritis replacement and trapeziectomy
  • Wrist fusions (four corner, limited fusion, full fusion)
  • Wrist key hole surgery (arthroscopy)

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Additional information

Orthopaedic surgery
Hand and wrist surgery
Hand surgery
Wrist surgery

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons, England / 2018
fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

PGCert / St George’s University of London / 2014
Postgraduate certificate healthcare & biomedical education

MRCS / Royal College of Surgeons, England / 2012
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

MBBS / St George’s University of London / 2009
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery


Professional memberships

British Society for Surgery of the Hand

British Elbow and Shoulder Society

Medical Protection Society

Royal College of Surgeons

Queen and King George Hospital London (Barking Havering Redbridge NHS Foundation Trust).

I am married with two children. I enjoy playing football and cooking.

Private secretary Paula Sumption
Private secretary telephone 07917 432 510