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Hand Surgery

One Stop Wide Awake Hand Surgery (OSWA) is available exclusively at Queen Anne Street Medical Centre

One Stop Wide Awake hand surgery was pioneered by Mr MSK Bismil circa 1999 and delivers patient centric true wide awake hand surgery, one visit includes:

  • Consultation
  • Diagnosis
  • Surgery and
  • Guidance and rehabilitation

Further courtesy follow up appointment(s) are available until the wound has healed.

OSWA surgery is available for:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Ganglion
  • Mucoid Cyst
  • Trigger Digit
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Tennis Elbow

Quamar Bismil MBChB(Hons)MRCS DipSEM MFSEM DMSMed FRCSEd(Tr and Orth) is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with specialist interests in Soft Tissue Orthopaedics including One Stop Wide Awake (OSWA) Hand Surgery, having achieved:

  • the intercollegiate fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Trauma and Orthopaedics;
  • UK diploma in sports and exercise medicine; and
  • British diploma in musculoskeletal medicine.

This enables him to deliver the unique OSWA hand surgical and rehabilitative pathway exclusively for Queen Anne Street Medical Centre patients. OSWA was established circa 1999 and has treated thousands of patients, with 99% patient satisfaction and multiple peer reviewed scientific publications.

Wide Awake Hand Surgery is performed under local anaesthesia without:

  • sedation
  • regional anaesthesia
  • general anaesthesia or
  • tourniquet

Complex surgery with a tourniquet is painful, One Stop Wide Awake pioneers surgery without a tourniquet.

One Stop Wide Awake Hand Surgery is available exclusively at Queen Anne Street Medical Centre

Wide Awake Hand Surgery was developed by a small core of surgeons worldwide.

Pioneered and extensively practiced in Canada, Wide Awake Hand Surgery is available for the first time in London exclusively at Queen Anne Street Medical Centre.

Wide awake complex soft tissue hand surgery is now available in the UK, with peer reviewed published outcomes of the OSWA service ran by Mr Bismil.

The Worldwide Awake Hand Surgery Group is based at Queen Anne Street Medical Centre and is dedicated to developing these surgical techniques across the UK.

A review from one of our patients:

“I under went nerve decompression surgery in April 2013 (at QASMC). Prior to the surgery I was very sceptical about it and was not 100% sure that the pain was wholly attributed to the Ulnar nerve, but after several reassurances by Dr. Quamar Bismil and his team I agreed to the surgery. To my amazement the operation went without a hitch and the only pain I encountered was the administration of the anaesthetic. During the OSWA surgery I did not feel any pain not even when they stitched the wound, and it was all over before I knew it. I experienced great relief of pain straight after the operation, and could not believe the difference the operation had made. Dr Bismil and his colleagues were tremendous throughout the whole process and they have continued to monitor my post-op recovery some six weeks down the line, not like the conventional aftercare seen by the NHS. My GP has also commented on how neat the scar is. The size of the scar was also smaller than expected, and was infection free.”