Mr David Elliot
Consultant Hand Surgeon
MA, FRCS, BM, BCh
"Spire Wellesley Hospital has a good and efficient team, who work hard and provide an excellent medical service."
I was responsible for the creation of the hand surgery department at St Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery in 1989 and was the senior hand surgeon until 31 December 2019. I was also the first consultant plastic surgeon at Southend University Hospital (1989-2019) and an associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedics in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria and regularly operate in the Spanish Health Service.
My current interests include all hand trauma surgery, finger reconstructive techniques, flexor and extensor tendon surgery, Dupuytren's disease, surgery for rheumatoid hand deformities, osteoarthritic joint surgery and the surgical treatment of peripheral nerve pain.
I have operated on several thousand patients over the period 1989-1990 as emergencies following hand trauma and electively in the fields of hand reconstruction, flexor and extensor tendon surgery, rheumatoid hand surgery, osteoarthritic joint surgery, Dupuytren's disease and the surgical treatment of peripheral nerve pain.
Previous managerial positions include:
I am the past editor of the European Journal of Hand Surgery (2005-2007) and lectured yearly on Hand Surgery courses in Zurich, Switzerland (2010-2019).
I am the previous holder of the Kay-Kilner prize of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, the Pulvertaft prize of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) and the British Burns Association prize. I am the Previous Foundation Speaker in (i) Hand Surgery and in (ii) Plastic Surgery of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, Kleinert-Kutz Professor in Louisville, USA and Visiting Hand Professor in South Africa.
I am also a:
Other positions and experience include:
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr David Elliot at Spire include:
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MA / Oxford University / 1980
Master of Arts
BM BCh / Oxford University / 1975
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
FRCS / Oxford University / 1980
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons
My research interests include; Dupuytren's disease, nerve compression surgery, peripheral nerve pain surgery, injuries to the hand, secondary surgery for hand injuries and flexor and extensor tendon surgery.
My extracurricular activities include running a sheep and deer farm in the north of Scotland, visiting India, several areas of historical research and playing the bagpipes.