Mr Thomas Hester

Mr Thomas Hester

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 06147782

  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Foot & Ankle
  • Trauma


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Mr Thomas Hester is a highly regarded consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic surgeon specialising in adult and paediatric trauma and elective adult foot and ankle conditions. Currently working at Kings College Hospital, a major trauma and tertiary referral centre, he has a keen interest in research and innovation in his field of expertise. Tom was part of the surgical team with Broken Earth Medical Mission to Guatemala, where he used it as an opportunity to apply advanced trauma (ATLS) principles in a challenging setting.

Tom is a conscientious, proactive and caring consultant who is dedicated to delivering the best possible outcomes for his patients.
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.

Areas of interest

Adult and Paediatric Trauma; Adult and adolescent Foot and Ankle problems; Foot and Ankle Sports injuries; Diabetic Foot complications; Fractures; Toe, Ankle, Foot, Tibia, Fibula, Stress Fractures; Foot and Ankle Sprains; Ankle Instability; Ankle Ligament Injury; Achilles Tendon Problems; Ankle Tendonitis; Hallux Valgus (Bunions); Tailor's Bunion (Bunionette); Corns; Foot Drop; Ganglion Cyst; Hammertoe; Ingrown toenail; Morton's Neuroma; Plantar Fasciitis; Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

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Procedures completed

  • W6019

    Ankle syndesmosis reconstruction - (1-5)

    London Clinic (1-5) London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • 20365

    Follow-up out-patient consultation - remote - (1-5)

  • W0321

    Osteotomies (eg Scarf and Akin) for hallux valgus correction with or without +/- internal fixation and +/- soft tissue correction - unilateral - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5) London Clinic (1-5)

  • W8646

    Multiple arthroscopic operations on ankle (including soft tissue +/- bony +/- joint surface procedures) without ligament reconstruction - (1-5)

  • W0861

    Metatarsophalangeal cheilectomy - bilateral, as sole procedure - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • S7010

    Wedge excision or avulsion of nail (including chemical ablation of nail bed) - (1-5)

    Cromwell Hospital (1-5)

  • 20355

    Initial out-patient consultation - remote - (1-5)

  • W0850

    Partial excision of bone (including exostoses) - (1-5)

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