Andrew Smith, Consultant Hand & Wrist Surgeon at One Ashford Hospital
Hospital Information

Hospital: One Ashford Hospital

Tel: 01233 423 303

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Mr Andrew Smith

MBBS; BSc; MSc; FRCS (Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon

 

Year Qualified

1993

 


Clinical Interests

  • Hand surgery and his elective practice is confined to hand, wrist and elbow conditions
  • Peripheral nerve problems including Carpal Tunnel and Cubital Tunnel syndromes
  • Dupuytren’s disease including needle fasciotomy
  • Arthritis of the hand, wrist and thumb base including finger joint replacement
  • Ganglions and other lumps in the hand and wrist
  • Trigger finger and thumb

 


Specialising In

  • Orthopaedic hand and wrist surgery

 


Professional Profile

After finishing medical school at at Kings College London, Mr Smith completed his basic surgical training in London and the south east.  He spent time in neurosurgery, vascular and plastic surgery, as well as Orthopaedics. 

 

He completed his higher specialist trauma and orthopaedic training in the South East Thames training programme.  This was followed by a years’ Fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Kleinert Institute, Louisville, USA.  He has been appointed as a substantive Consultant since 2005.

 


Personal Profile

Outside of work Mr Smith enjoys keeping fit and has completed four Iron Man long distance triathlons, as well as long distance cycling events.

 


Memberships & Associations

  • The British Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
  • Faculty Hand & Wrist Group AO (UK)

 


Research Interests

Mr Smith has a strong interest in process/procedure improvement and patient experience.  He has acted as Principle Investigator for 2 large prospective multi-centre randomised trials and maintains a strong interest in training.  He is part of the UK AO Hand and Wrist Trauma teaching group.

 


NHS Base

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust