Professor Matthew Gardiner

Consultant Hand and Plastic Surgeon

BM BCh (Oxon) MA (Cantab) PhD FRCS(Plast)

I am a UK trained Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon. I take a holistic approach to patient care and will take the time needed to understand your problem and provide evidence-based treatment options.

I maximise non-surgical treatments. If surgery is recommended, I promote patient safety and minimises down time. For instance, most hand surgery is offered under local anaesthetic (Wide Awake Local Anaesthetic No Tourniquet, WALANT surgery).

I completed my medical training at the University of Cambridge and University of Oxford before completing a PhD at Imperial College London. My plastic surgery training was on the London rotation before undertaking an Extremity Reconstruction Fellowship (St Mary’s Hospital), Aesthetic Fellowship (Wellington Hospital) and National Hand Surgery Fellowship (Oxford). The latter included an ASSH International Visiting Fellowship to units in the USA.

I am a Visiting Professor, University of Surrey and Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford. I conduct surgical trials in hand and plastic surgery and have a particular interest in osteoarthritis. Alongside being a Consultant Plastic Surgeon, I am also Director of Research and Innovation at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust.


General Medical Council Number: C6055391

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Matthew Gardiner at Spire include:

Plastic surgery

Orthopaedics - hand and wrist

Other treatments


  • Body sculpting and reshaping surgery
  • Body-jet liposuction
  • Burns and scars
  • Lip lesion removal
  • Reconstruction and correction of scars
  • Skin grafts
  • Trauma reconstruction surgery

Hand and wrist:

  • Arthritis of the hand
  • Hand and wrist exercise for functional activity
  • Hand and wrist ligament reconstruction
  • Hand and wrist splinting
  • Hand injuries
  • Wrist arthritis
  • Wrist arthroscopy

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Additional information

Hand and wrist surgery
Hand surgery
Plastic surgery

Professional memberships

Full Registration, General Medical Council (GMC)

Listed on the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery

Royal College of Surgeons of England

British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

British Society for Surgery of the Hand

Frimley Health NHS Foundation