If you are referred for this type of surgery we will assess you and, depending on your general health and other medical conditions, we will offer you surgery at the University Hospital of Hartlepool or the University Hospital of North Tees.
Our consultants, senior doctors, nurses and therapists will take good care of you all the way and if you have any questions about any of the treatment they will be pleased to answer them to set your mind at rest.
We offer our patients surgery under regional anaesthesia (nerve block) which means patients can stay awake during the operation and leave hospital more quickly following treatment.
Conditions we treat
- Subacromial bursitis/impingement
- Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
- Rotator cuff tear
Hand and wrist
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Trigger digits
- Dupuytren’s disease
- Base of thumb arthritis
- Rheumatoid hands
- Ganglions and other swellings
- De Quervain’s disease
- Sports injuries
- Fractures, tendon injuries and nerve injuries.
Booking an appointment
You can book an appointment with our team using the following link (you will need your booking reference number stated on the booking letter and the password given by your GP).
On the day of your operation
This short video shows what you can expect on the day of surgery in our Leven Unit at the University Hospital of North Tees.
Welcome to the Leven Unit
Follow signs to the Leven Unit, localised in the North Wing.
Take the lift to the fifth floor and enter the Leven Unit.
On entering the Leven Unit reception you will be greeting by the ward clerk, who will check your details and ask you to take a seat in the waiting area.
The nurse will bring you to the ward and complete the admission documents.
The nurse will also check a set of observations, ie. Blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate and oxygen saturation.
Following these observations, you will be seen by the anaesthetist and operating team.
If your operation requires regional anaesthesia, you will be taken to the block room where the anaesthetist will perform this procedure.
You will then enter the operating room where the actual surgical intervention takes place. During the entire operation you will be supervised by the anaesthetic team.
Once the surgery is completed, you will be transferred to a room next to the main theatre where you will be recovering from the anaesthesia.
You will then return to the ward and the necessary discharge documentation will be completed.
Please be aware that your details will be checked several times throughout this process as part of the safety procedures that are in place within our Trust.
We hope you have a pleasant experience during your stay. We do welcome your feedback.
The upper limb team is made up of orthopaedic surgeons, consultant anaesthetists, upper limb fellows, nurse practitioners, physiotherapists and an administrative team.
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Mr Rajesh Nanda
- Mr Richard Jeavons
- Mr Raymond Liow
- Mr Alan Middleton
- Mr Lawrence Ajekigbe
- Mr Marteinn Magnusson
- Dr Austin Mathews
- Dr Saqib Aslam
- Dr Ramkumar Dhananceyan
- Dr Joe Tint
- Dr Jezziniah Pheara
- Dr Praveen Kalia
Orthopaedic Practitioners/Extended Scope Physiotherapists
- Lesley Boulton
- Andrea Meddes
- Emma Tindall
- Mark Saunders