Hand surgery

Mr. Chester is an experienced hand surgeon. His NHS hand surgery practice is based at the Birmingham Hand Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, where he has been a consultant for 13 years. He is also Clinical Lead (Head of Department) for hand surgery. He completed trained in hand surgery as part of his plastic surgery registrar rotation in the West Midlands but also as a Hand Fellow at the prestigious Pulvertaft Hand Unit in Derby. He has numerous publications in hand surgery and is renowned nationally for his interest in soft tissue reconstruction following serious injuries. He takes tertiary referrals from other hand specialists and provides second opinions. He treats both elective hand problems and acute injuries on the NHS. Mr Chester is a member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand and is registered with all major insurance companies. Mr Chester prides himself on his communication skills and likes to tailor management plans to suit the needs of his patients. He actively seeks feedback and has received a 5-star certificate for the third year running from iwantgreatcare.

Mr Chester treats the following hand surgery conditions:

  • Nerve compression including carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Arthritis of the hand
  • Functional problems and deformity following hand injury
  • Soft tissue tumours including ganglia, mucous cysts
  • Nail problems – deformity
  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • Neuromas
  • Tendinopathy – trigger finger, De Quervain’s
  • Hand injuries -  ligament, tendon,  nerve and bony injuries