Mr Philip Mathew

Mr Philip Mathew

Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon

FRCS (Orth), MBBS, MRCS, FRCS (Orth)

"I enjoy working in the friendly and supportive atmosphere of Spire Hospitals."

Specialises in

  • Hand and wrist arthritis
  • Trigger finger
  • Joint replacement and tendinitis
  • Hand and wrist fractures
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and Dupuytren's disease

Also available for:

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I am a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood, Essex and Spire London East Hospital, Redbridge, Essex offering hand and wrist surgery in our clean and comfortable private hospitals. I am particularly interested in arthritis of the wrist and hand, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger fingers, fractures of the hand and wrist, Dupuytren's disease, keyhole surgery of the wrist, joint replacement and tendinitis.

I completed my orthopaedic training on the prestigious Percival Pott training program in London. I was awarded the AO trauma fellowship and Bruce Bailey hand Fellowship to visit two centres of excellence in hand surgery: The Indiana Hand To Shoulder Centre, USA and the Ganga Hospital in India.

This was followed by visiting fellowships at The Institute Kaplan in Barcelona and The Institute de la Main in Paris to learn from the experts in open and arthroscopic wrist surgery. I completed my sub specialty training in hand surgery with a years fellowship at the renowned Pulvertaft Hand Unit in Derby.

After six months as a consultant in Chesterfield Hospital, I was appointed as a full time hand and wrist surgeon at Barking Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust.

I believe in delivering a personalised patient care experience rather than a simple delivery of service. My service is based on the values of compassion, commitment and accountability.


General Medical Council Number: C5190018

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Philip Mathew at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - hand and wrist

Other treatments

  • Arthritis and painful joints of the hand and wrist
  • Fractures of the hand and wrist
  • Hand surgery
  • Kienbock's disease
  • Scaphoid fractures
  • Stiff fingers
  • Wrist arthroscopy (keyhole surgery)
  • Wrist instability
  • Wrist surgery

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Additional information

Hand and wrist surgery
Hand surgery
Orthopaedic surgery
Wrist surgery

Special clinical interests: hand and wrist fractures, scaphoid fractures, wrist pain, wrist instability, wrist arthroscopy, Kienbock's disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, Dupuytren's disease, hand and wrist arthritis.

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Queens Hospital, Romford and King George Hospital, Ilford

I enjoy cooking which helps me relax and I love dogs. I play badminton, tennis and football and like go-karting. I support Medecins Sans Frontieres, a charitable organisation delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from healthcare.