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Thomas Hester

Mr Thomas Hester

Consultant Orthopaedic & Specialist Foot & Ankle Surgeon

BSc(Hons) MBBS MRCS MSc

Languages spoken: English

Mr Thomas Hester

Consultant Orthopaedic & Specialist Foot & Ankle Surgeon

BSc(Hons) MBBS MRCS MSc

Languages spoken: English

Patient Age Group

Adults

Year qualified

2006

Specialties

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery, Foot & Ankle

Gender

Male

Clinical Interests

Achilles tendon injuries; Achilles tendon rupture; ankle arthritis; ankle arthroscopy; ankle fractures; ankle injuries; ankle keyhole surgery; ankle pain; ankle sprains; ankle surgery; ankle surgery for instability; arthritis; big toe arthritis; bunionette deformity; bunions; claw toe; complex foot and ankle problems; complex trauma; flatfoot; flatfoot surgery; foot and ankle problems; foot arthritis; foot fractures; foot injuries; foot pain and surgery; foot surgery; forefoot reconstruction; hallux rigidus; hallux valgus; hammer toes; heel pain; ligament reconstructions; Morton's neuroma; osteochondral lesions ankle; periarticular fracture; plantar plate injury; revision foot surgery; running injuries; sesamoid problems; second opinion foot and ankle problems; shockwave therapy; sports injury; stress fractures; tendon problems; tibialis posterior reconstruction; tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction; toe deformity; toe surgery

Biography

Biography Mr Hester graduated from St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London School of Medicine with Distinction in 2006. He was awarded a 1st in his BSc with Honours from UCL in 2005 and the Scales Prize for Orthopaedic Science. He went on to achieve a MSc (Hons) at the University of Brighton.

Having completed his orthopaedic training on the South East London Training Rotation, he undertook a British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Visiting Foot & Ankle Fellowship to Toronto; a British Orthopaedic Society Travelling Fellowship to Calgary specialising in Complex Trauma, and a further Foot and Ankle Fellowship at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. Mr Hester now works as an NHS consultant at Kings College Hospital, a major trauma and tertiary referral centre, where he maintains an active role in education both undergraduate and postgraduate training.

He currently specialises in a variety of foot and ankle conditions, including minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy), ligament injuries, ankle fractures, cartilage damage, bunions and heel pain. He has contributed to many professional journals and publications and used his interest in IT to design a surgically oriented app together with an online training module. He has undertaken many professional development courses, both surgical and managerial, and is currently collaborating in several notable research projects. Outside work, he is a motorsport enthusiast, enjoys snowboarding and is a PADI qualified open water diver.

NHS Base (trust)

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Thomas Hester

Appointments

020 7460 5700

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