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About hand and wrist surgeon Lorenzo Garagnani
About hand and wrist surgeon Lorenzo Garagnani

Lorenzo Garagnani hand and wrist surgeon London

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About hand and wrist surgeon Lorenzo Garagnani
About hand and wrist surgeon Lorenzo Garagnani

Lorenzo Garagnani hand and wrist surgeon London

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The Hand and Wrist Expert - London

Lorenzo Garagnani is a highly specialised Consultant Hand & Wrist Surgeon, one of the few surgeons treating the whole spectrum of disorders of the hand, wrist and peripheral nerves of the upper limb both in adults and children. His main sub-specialist interests are complex wrist surgery and arthroscopy and paediatric hand surgery, in particular surgery of the congenital anomalies of the hand and upper limb.

Lorenzo has a keen interest in Medical Education and his regular activities include supervision of and teaching to Specialist Trainees, Hand Fellows and medical students, and he is the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Lead for Undergraduate Medical Education in Orthopaedics, tutor for the British Diploma in Hand Surgery and examiner for the European Diploma in Hand Surgery.

He is Honorary Reader (equivalent to Associate Professor) at the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King's College London, and Director of IBRA's London Upper Limb Training Centre and Fellowship.

Lorenzo is the joint Lead of the Hand Unit at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London.

He is author of numerous scientific publications that include articles and book chapters, and is regular speaker and faculty at national and international conferences, meetings and courses.

Lorenzo is internationally recognised for his work and research on new minimally invasive techniques that allow reduction of surgical morbidity in hand and wrist surgery, especially on children with congenital and acquired hand disorders and adults with complex hand and wrist disorders.

He has also been awarded the Knighthood of the Order of the Star of Italy (OSI) for his international achievements in hand and wrist surgery and for his voluntary work and coordination of a task-force of other volunteer doctors during the Covid19 pandemic.

Mr Garagnani's NHS practice is based at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. He also consults privately at The Portland Hospital for Women and Children and at London Bridge Hospital in London (UK).

Lorenzo is also the Medical Director of the SE1 Medical Aesthetics clinic in London where he practises using the pioneering anatomically-based, safer injection techniques for hand rejuvenation that he has developed and popularised internationally. 

Mr Garagnani is:
- President of the Italian Medical Society of Great Britain (IMSoGB)

- Past President of the Pediatric Hand - International Society of Surgeons (PHISOS)

- Member of the Diploma Examination Committee of the European Board of Hand Surgery (EBHS) / Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH)
- Member of the International Relations Committee of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
- Member of the International Traveling Fellows Committee of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)

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In small bone surgery, precision is imperative...

I have introduced Piezoelectric surgery into hand and wrist surgery in the UK. This is a state of the art technology that allows high precision and increased safety when performing bone cutting procedures. This specifically ensures more accurate small bone surgery with faster and improved healing, reduced postoperative pain and swelling.

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"Mr Lorenzo Garagnani operated on my severely broken right wrist and hand. I am an actor and had been in a bad rehearsal accident. I have never undergone any kind of surgery before, so it was a frightening prospect. I cannot praise him highly enough, he was so kind and utterly reassuring and he mended me so fantastically well. No one wants to be broken, but should you ever be so, in the areas in which Mr Garagnani is expert, I know, like me, you will count yourself fantastically lucky."

Film & Theatre Actress, London



Mr Lorenzo Garagnani accepts patients with or without private insurance. He is registered with BUPA, AXA PPP, AVIVA, CIGNA, VITALITY, WPA & others. Please contact your insurer to obtain authorisation prior to booking your appointment.


Yes, some procedures can be performed under local or regional anaesthetic depending on the indication. The options would be discussed during your consultation.


Your surgery will be arranged as soon as the diagnostic process is completed. Typically this involves an initial consultation followed by any further investigations required and a pre-operative consultation for confirmation of the diagnosis and of the treatment plan. We always work around your commitments and will book you for surgery as quickly as possible.

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