Elective hand surgery


We provide assessment, diagnosis and management for patients with painful, deforming or otherwise functionality-limiting problems of the hand and wrist. Our team of experienced hand surgeons see and treat a range of hand and wrist problems.

Common conditions we treat include carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger fingers, cubital tunnel syndrome and instability of the ligaments of the wrist.

More on what we do

Exeter Hand Unit is made up of a wide range of experts, including plastic surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, hand therapists and wound assessment nurses. We work together to manage elective and emergency hand patients.

Our team

Patrick Gillespie

Andrew Watts

Paulina Witt

Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon: Oliver Stone

Nurse Specialists: Kevin Williams and Joanna Findlay

Contact us

If you wish to get in contact with the department, please call 01392 402893.

Children and young people

We provide specialist paediatric hand surgery within our hand unit.


We provide weekly clinics for new patients in person and provide telephone and face-to-face follow-up appointments. During the COVID-19 pandemic, only urgent patients will be treated.

If you have been referred to us by your GP, but have not been offered an appointment and your condition has deteriorated significantly, please ask your GP to re-refer you.

Information for healthcare professionals

Only patients who meet the NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) guidance for being eligible for elective hand surgery should be referred. GPs should agree funding with the CCG in advance for treatments not normally available through the NHS.


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