Mr Soham Gangopadhyay
Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon
MBBS, MSc (Ortho Eng.), FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Tr & Orth)
I have been practicing as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since 2011, specialising in hand, wrist and elbow surgery. I also have a keen interest in trauma, treating fractures and soft tissue injuries of the upper limb, including sports injuries. I also treat most orthopaedic injuries as part of my general trauma practice. In addition, I accept referrals from colleagues for the more complex hand and wrist trauma, including sports injuries that require specialist treatment.
Hand, wrist and elbow surgery constitute the majority of my elective practice. I tailor my treatment modalities based on the individual patient's needs and wishes after a thorough discussion. The treatment options I offer range from minimally invasive and keyhole operations to major reconstructive procedures. For example, in Dupuytren's contracture, I perform a range of procedures from Collagenase injections to revision operations with skin graft, while in arthritis, treatment ranges from simple injections to joint replacement surgery.
I completed my specialist training in Trauma and Orthopaedics in Nottingham. To further my training in Hand surgery, I undertook Fellowships at the renowned Pulvertaft Hand Centre in Derby and the Hand and Peripheral Nerve Unit at the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia. During my fellowships I gained a vast experience in treating complex hand and wrist pathology, including major injuries in these tertiary specialist centres.
I am clinical lead for Trauma and Orthopaedics in South Tyneside Hospital.
In addition to my clinical work, I have a keen interest in research and I am a member of the Research Committee of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand. My research interests include hand and wrist osteoarthritis and trauma and I have several publications in peer reviewed journals in the field of hand surgery. I am also an editorial reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery.
I am on the faculty for National and Regional FRCS (Orth) courses and I teach on the regional orthopedic specialty training programme. I organise and run teaching sessions for A&E clinicians, therapists and GPs with special interest in musculo-skeletal conditions.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Soham Gangopadhyay at Spire include:
Orthopaedics - hand and wrist
Spire Washington Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MBBS / University of Calcutta, India / 1996
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
I am Clinical Lead in Trauma and Orthopaedics at South Tyneside Hospital.
Five to Eighteen Year Follow-up for Treatment of Trapeziometacarpal Osteoarthritis: A Prospective Comparison of Excision, Tendon Interposition, and Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition. Gangopadhyay S, McKenna H, Burke FD, Davis TRC. Journal of Hand Surgery (American volume), March 2012; 37:3, 411 – 417.
I have an active interest in music and painting and enjoy being creative with the paintbrush in my free time. I love hiking in the countryside and along the beautiful coastline with my wife and two children. I also enjoy swimming, running and yoga.