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Professor David Warwick is a senior Hand Surgeon in Wessex. He is the 2020 President of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand. David has been an NHS Consultant at University Hospital Southampton for over 20 years. He is also Visiting Hand Surgeon to the States of Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey. He is Club Surgeon to Southampton Football Club. He is qualified with the European Diploma of Hand Surgery. UK His teaching, research, and international reputation were rewarded by the University of Southampton with an Honorary Professorship in 2013. His NHS contribution has been rewarded with a Bronze Clinical Excellence award
When you come to Professor Warwick's Hand Clinic, he will do his best to diagnose your problem, learn about what you want and help you decide what is best for you. He will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each potential treatment. Although surgical treatment might be needed, wherever possible the Hand Clinic tries safe and simple non-operative treatments such as therapy and injections. Professor Warwick’s Hand Clinic is based on constant technical practice, education and reflection to ensure the most up-to-date, safe and appropriate care. As a Professor, David has the opportunity to teach, research, write and attend postgraduate meetings which give unrivalled opportunities to remain informed and current.
His approach to practice and delivering the best for my patients is centred on a team effort. When you contact the Hand Clinic, the personal assistant Rachel will make an appointment to suit you. A dedicated Hand Therapy team will provide very thorough support. If you need surgery then our anaesthetists will explain everything to you and make the procedure perfectly safe.
He was a bronze donor for the University of Southampton Centre for Cancer Immunology. He has supported a child at the Albella Children’s home in Northern India for many years. He is an Advocate for Trinity, a charity for the homeless in Winchester.
David is always happy to respond to a telephone call or email at any time to discuss any aspects of your care.
Visit www.handsurgery.co.uk for more information.
- Cubital Tunnel Release
- Xiapex (Collagenase) Injection
- Percutaneous needle fasciotomy
- Dupuytren fasciectomy
- Dupuytren Dermofasciectomy
- Wrist replacement
- Partial wrist fusion
- Wrist fracture repair
- finger fracture repair
- Trigger finger release
- de Quervain’s release
- tennis elbow release
- golfer’s elbow release
- wrist arthroscopy
- osteotomy radius
- ganglion excision
- wrist fusion
- PIP replacement
- MCP replacement
- DRUJ replacement
- tendon transfer
- Joint replacement (hand)
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- distal radio-ulnar joint
- Rheumatoid hand
- Nerve compression
David Warwick was born in 1962 and attended Southend High School for boys in Essex, where he obtained A grades in Latin, Greek and Ancient History Advanced Level studies, before reading Medicine at Southampton Medical School (1980-86).
David Trained in basic surgery in Bristol and obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in 1989. He then specialised in Orthopaedics Surgery fort he next seven years as a Registrar on the South West Regional Training Scheme. He qualified as an Orthopaedic Surgeon (FRCS Orth) in 1996 and then underwent highly specialised Hand Surgery training in Oxford and Sydney Australia.
Additional qualifications are the Diploma of Immediate Medical Care (1988), Doctorate in Medicine (1995) and European Diploma in Hand Surgery (Gold Medal) (2004)
David is a leader in National and International Hand Surgery. He is British Society for Surgery of the Hand President for 2020; he has recently finished as Secretary of the BSSH and Executive Committee Member of the European Hand Society. He now sits on the Executive Committee of the International Federation for Societies for Surgery of the Hand.
I thought the whole experience from meeting Prof. Warwick for the initial consultation, to the actual operation and aftercare, the service was second to non. On the day of the operation I could not of been looked after better. The nurses and anaesthetist were so attentive, helpful and reassuring. I had an excellent result with the hand surgery due to the continued great aftercare by a brilliant team of physiotherapists. I would highly recommend this consultant.
I went to see Professor Warwick with extreme pain in my hand , he immediately put me at ease detailing and drawing a picture to show me exactly what the problem was , telling me pros and cons of a trapeziectomy. Professor Warwick and his lovely team throughly looked after me during the operation through to physio post op, I’m progressing so well after 8 wks I have been discharged , so thank you Professor Warwick and team for making my life easier with less pain in my hand .
Professor Warwick and his team were great from the moment I arrived through to the follow up appointment and the results from my op have been successful. I am a happy customer :)
I contacted Professor Warwick in relation to dupuytren’s contracture that I had in my small finger. Initial contact via his secretary was very efficient and communication immediate. At my consultation Professor Warwick took the time to draw a very accurate coloured pencil diagram of what was happening to my finger and how he proposed to treat it. I found this very reassuring and indeed very interesting! I have since discovered he has written a book on the subject too! I chose to have a fasciectomy on my finger which has been completely successful and from a 85% bend I now have an 8% bend, so my finger is almost straight again! The procedure takes about 6 weeks to recover fully from, no driving for around 3 weeks and your finger is very sore initially. You regularly visit the hand therapists after the procedure who assist with the dressing changes and stitch removal and they help greatly with getting the joints which were seized, moving again. Based upon my experience, if you are looking for a skilled surgeon to sort out your dupuytrens I totally recommend Professor Warwick.
From the moment I met Professor Warwick I was totally confident in him and his entire team . He is clear concise and very knowledgeable on his area of expertise and I felt totally at ease as his patient.
Had hand surgery under professor Warwick from his brilliant drawings excellent bedside manner and surgery everything went as smoothly as it could. Would definitely recommend him for anyone requiring hand surgery
It had taken a number of years slowly losing dexterity in my right hand, that finally brought me to the consultation with Professor Warwick. From that point, I felt the competent professional, caring attention of everyone I met at the Nuffield. I was given all the possible outcomes both positive and negative together with percentages off those outcomes by Professor Warwick and felt totally confident I had made the correct decision to proceed with the operation. Now four months post-op, I have just attended my last session with Pippa and Professor Warwick. All three of us are thrilled with the outcome, which was the top end of expectations. Perfect in my eyes.!Apart from being a frustrated artist (his illustrations are amazing and should be framed). He is a fantastic professional, an altogether nice easy going guy. He just happens to have film star looks and drives a rather nice car too. Thank you, Professor, for giving me back the full use of my right hand.
Professor Warwick is charming, personable, with an excellent 'bedside manner'. He immediately put me at ease, and on the initial consultation went to great pains to explain the treatment he proposed, hand drawing very clear diagrams. I had a follow up consultation with Professor Warwick today, about 5 months after he had treated both my little fingers for Dupuytrens using xiapex. Both little fingers are now 100% functional - I forget pretty well all the time that they were so badly curled up & dysfunctional - and I am delighted with the treatment. Sadly, Professor Warwick told me that xiapex is no longer available in the UK & the only treatment available currently is surgery unfortunately. Should the little fingers deteriorate in future to the extent that they are once more a nuisance, I shall have no hesitation in returning to Professor Warwick.
An excellent experience, would recommend if you need surgery on your hand see Professor warwick
Professor Warwick was always very friendly and welcoming from the first time I met him. He put me at ease with with his positive attitude and detailed explanation of everything that I could expect before, during and after my treatment coupled with his obvious skills and experience as a surgeon specialising in this type of procedure. I was particularly impressed with him and all of his team when I was ready to be taken into the operating theatre. Everyone was so professional in each of their particular roles and at the same time chatted to me and made me feel relaxed throughout.
Dr Warwick is a specialist hand surgeon and is hugely knowledgable about this very focused subject. He took time to clearly explain the problem, the procedure and the recovery in excellent detail. The surgery has been a huge success and I’m very pleased with the result.
Simple quick operation for trigger finger (thumb). Put up with several years of pain and discomfort. Now within a very few short weeks the scar has healed and I have full mobility in my thumb area. More importantly pain free. I know this is a full time fix because Prof Warwick performed two other identical operations, four years ago, for trigger fingers and they are now perfectly normal.
Professor Warwick took the time to provide a detailed explanation of my problem and discussed the treatment to resolve it. Any possible side effects were clearly explained. His manner was always courteous and professional which gave me confidence. He visited me before surgery to remind me of what was being done and after to inform me of the results. Professor Warwick works closely with his team and they all took time to visit me and reassure me. Follow up appointments for physio and consultation were in place before the surgery. I had a successful outcome. I would have no hesitation recommending Professor Warwick to anyone needing the surgery I had.
Fixed the tendons in my little finger long after i should of had it done. Many thanks
Professor David Warwick, assessed my problem, and explained in detail what my options were. I felt completely at ease , and decided straight away that I would like to proceed with the surgery. My care under DW , was excellent , and the outcome is life changing.
I was recently treated by Professor Warwick for a Dupuytren’s Contracture, Professor Warwick explained the treatment in detail and I found him, his Secretary and his team very caring and professional at all times. I was treated at The Nuffield, Chandlers Ford - a very calm and pleasant environment which contributed to the good experience
Professional and friendly from the start to finish , thrilled with the results!
I suffer from Dupuytrens Disease and have consulted Professor David Warwick on several occasions. I am happy to recommend Professor Warwick to anyone who needs treatment or advice on hand surgery. During the initial consultations, he provided step-by-step information on my condition and the various treatment options which were available. Being something of an artist, Professor Warwick's verbal information was often accompanied by very useful sketches illustrating in detail, his proposals. On the day of surgery, Professor Warwick’s bedside manner came to the fore, reassuring both patient and any accompanying relative. When he does run late with his appointments (and this happens with caring professionals who accept that some patients need a little more time than anticipated) he is always apologetic in a way which although totally unnecessary, is very much appreciated. In theatre, he sensitively goes through the hoped for outcome with the patient in a calm but factual manner. One thing Professor Warwick will never do is make false promises. With Dupuytrens patients, he will never say he can make a finger perfectly straight, when he knows this is not possible. I have spoken with others of his patients and this is the one thing we all liked. It gives a patient confidence in knowing a surgeon accepts his limitations in a humble manner rather making false promises. After surgery, he repeatedly checked on my condition, both personally and via his staff who monitor patients regularly. He asked if I had any concerns and spoke about anything not previously covered which had occurred during treatment. Even after discharge, Professor Warwick never ceases to disadvantage himself for others. He instructs patients to come straight back to the hospital if they have any worries and he means just that. On one occasion, when off-duty, he left his family and his Christmas shopping just to check and re-dress my finger, many a surgeon would have just instructed someone in outpatients to take a look. His support staff, from receptionists to nurses, anaesthetists to physios, and, of course, matron, are warm and welcoming. I have noticed how Professor Warwick treats them all with respect and is so appreciative of their help. I even witnessed this when a member of the catering staff brought him some sandwiches and a glass of orange juice one lunch-hour. I have been a patient in the Wessex Nuffield at Chandlers Ford several times both for minor and major surgery. I would not hesitate to recommend this hospital and particularly The Hand Clinic.
Professor Warwick is very professional lovely man.
Professor David Warwick is one of life's gentleman. Very easy to talk to and his explanation, description, and drawings of the planned procedures are exceptional. I have now had three procedures carried out by Professor Warwick all with total success. His bedside manner is total honesty delivered very professionally, but with a personal touch. He is very organized and efficient. The aftercare that he provides for you can not be beaten. I would recommend him to anyone who requires hand surgery.
Very successful outcome with no on-going pain. My condition appears cured.
I am completely satisfied with my trigger finger op. I am back to work with no further pain. Every part of the procedure was carefully explained by Professor Warwick, therefore I had great confidence in the outcome and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
My treatment was handled very professionally. Each step was carefuly explained and the possible risks understood. I was extremely pleased with the outcome of my treatment.
Amazing results, great all round experience!
Everyone was very kind and caring all explained what was happening room and after care excellant
Professor Warwick was very courteous and explained all my options. During surgery he was very professional and explained everything in detail during my follow up visit.
Professor Warwick has been first class in all aspects of my ailment from the initial consultation, through the recommended treatment and onto the required surgery . I would not hesitate returning to him for any treatment I might require in the future or recommending him to others.
Professor Warwick is the consummate professional. He showed a deep understanding and empathy of the condition he was treating, as underlined by the speedy recovery of the operation site, which is after just two weeks almost invisible. The affected hand is virtually back to normal aided by vital integral post operation physiotherapy, ongoing at time of writing.
Highest possible care with an excellent outcome.
A really great successful operation and my thanks to Prof David Warwick and his team for looking after me so well. I am so pleased with the end result and found the whole experience from start to finish very satisfying. Thanks again.
Very friendly and makes you feel at ease The operation was a complete success and both doctor and patient were extremely pleased with the result- no more problems
Very good experience in all aspects of my treatment from everyone involved in my care especially David Warwick
Professor David Warwick performed a Trapeziectomy on my left thumb base at the end of October 2018. I had severe pain and was on daily pain relief for several years prior, I had a cortisone injection which helped for about 3 weeks, I was severely incapacitated and found it difficult to use my left thumb (hand) at all. I now am nearly back to 100% and the difference is amazing, I had to be patient for a few months but it is worth it to be pain-free at last! 10/10 can't thank him enough.
Had both hands done within a space of 2 years , excellent job with no after effects of the carpal tunnel coming back. He very polite and courteous and know his job very well
Took plenty of time to explain my problem verbally and also with drawings which helped me really understand. Highly recommended.
Professor Warwick removed a large ganglion from my right wrist. The result is utterly wonderful. The scar is tiny and will disappear easily - he did a wonderful job. I also have to say that I was in no pain after the operation. The site of the ganglion was very close to a lot of nerves and I very happy to report that I have no pain whatsoever from the operation which was 8 weeks ago. He is a fantastic surgeon and I would totally recommend him.
Seen quickly, options for wrist break recovery were explained sympathetically. Operation to insert titanium plate carried out on 12 Dec (a bad fall happened in Sweden on 3 Dec) and with no complications I was discharged on the same day as the op. Uncomfortable dressing due to superficial bleeding post op was removed gently and another placed after a week, then stitches removed on 24 Dec. A protective customised splint helped recovery for a month and only two physio sessions were required, as I worked on my exercises on my own. 3 months later with a scar almost invisible, the strength in my hand has returned to almost where it was before the accident. I was impressed with Prof. Warwick's skills as a surgeon. His no-nonsense, energetic and encouraging attitude towards the wrist break together with his undoubted skill as a hand surgeon gave me the courage to get through the ordeal of a wrist breakage and a first time operation under general anaesthetic. The staff at the Chandlers Ford hospital were always top notch in their manner; kind, competent and sympathetic. I would recommend the care and skill I received in the hands of Prof. Warwick and his staff to anyone in my situation. True, I'm lucky: there were no complications. However, had there been I have absolute confidence that they would have been dealt with to my absolute benefit.
I consulted Prof Warwick to treat my Dupuytrens Disease because of successful similar procedures he had performed on an old friend of mine. I also discovered he has leading experience in the Xiaplex treatment procedure, important to me as a violinist, anxious to avoid any post-operative impact on my playing capability. As expected, I found him to be highly professional and knowledgable in his examination and treatment. The Xiaplex and needle fasciotomy procedures he performed on two fingers of my left hand, while not a pain free experience, has turned out to be completely successful at straightening my fingers. After 6 weeks, I was able to return to playing the violin as before, unaffected by the surgery. I am completely happy with my experience, and would gladly return to him in future should the need arise.
What can I say? Professor Warwick carried out a trapeziectomy on my right hand in November 2018, and less than 4 months on I have absolutely no pain, and the range of motion in my thumb is better than prior to the surgery, and as good as my other hand. I am still building strength, but can open jars and use a tin opener which is something I have not been able to do for some time. I would highly recommend this surgeon and am really pleased with what has turned out to be a life changing procedure. Thank you so much.
I had uncomfortable scar tissue on my hand after an operation for Dupuytren’s Contracture . Professor Warwick was able to repair the damage with a skin graft and within 6 weeks it was fully healed and the hand back to normal. He is very considerate and professional. I was so fortunate to find an expert to help me
Professor Warwick performed a trapeziectomy on my right hand on 4 March at the Wessex Nuffield Hospital in Chandlers Ford. I have given the following feedback to the hospital in relation to his team. "I have been moved to give feedback because I was blown away by the amazing positive experience I had at the Wessex Nuffield last week. From the receptionist to the ward clerk, booking in nurse, staff nurse, physio, anaesthetist, nurse administering the pre med, the guys in the theatre side room, the female nurse chaperone, theatre staff who I was not able to personally meet, the surgeon, the nurses in recovery and the catering staff, I received nothing but a professional and friendly well integrated service. For the first time that I can remember I experienced no effects from the GA and was able to eat a lovely post op meal before going home just 6 hours after admission."
One word brilliant
Had both hands done for carpol tunnel syndrome by professor David Warwick absolutely brilliant surgery no issue with either hands
If I could I’d choose Professor Warwick for everything. Without doubt the best surgeon I have ever had.
Operation and after care was excellent. Just one note. I feel that when the hospital discharge you it would be good to give patients a prescription for pain killers for when the anaesthetic wears of as paracetamol to weak.
I would highly recommend Professor David Warwick after recent Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery. From the first consultation through to surgery I found him very courteous providing me with all the information and advice I needed to decide which option I should proceed with. Throughout he was very professional and in my opinion a first class surgeon.
Delighted with the surgery you have done for trigger finger. I didn't like the tornequet bit much but was amazed how little pain there was over the days following the op. Your skills and me doing as I was told for once, was a winning combination.
I found Professor Warwick very easy to talk to. He did not not confuse me with complicated medical terms and the diagram which he gave me (drawn as he explained what treatment he suggested) was easy to follow and to refer to later. He also made it clear there would be pain for some time after the operation but this should clear (which it has). He gave me the choice whether to proceed or not and so I felt in control at all times. I am pleased to say my badly deformed nail and cuticle have now grown back properly (and I can wear nail varnish again!) and the permanently sore open cuticle has healed. The wound has healed so perfectly that you can only see it if you look very closely. I suspect most people are unaware the finger has been operated on. I have every confidence in his work and would have no hesitation in contacting him again should I ever need further treatment on my hands.
The most professional service I have encountered from start to finish. Professor Warwick and his team were flexible enough to Schedule my operation around a very limited window of opportunity I had due to work commitments. The results exceeded my expectations. The explanation, treatment and after care was superb. David and team also made sure that any questions via email are answered very promptly. Everything is clearly explained, options are discussed in detail, expected results given and aftercare scheduled. Simply outstanding!
I have been seeing Professor Warwick for over a year now for my diagnosis of carpal tunnel. During a return visit I was also diagnosed with d'quervain which had appeared overnight. I found Professor Warwick very approachable and he explained in great detail why I was feeling the sensations in my hands and even went to the effort to draw it to clearly illustrate the condition.
Outstanding clinician and surgeon. Sensible and practical opinion, quick to respond to enquires and thorough explanation of conditions. I can highly recommend both as a colleague and from my personal experience as a patient.