Henk Giele: Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon and Plastic (Reconstructive and Cosmetic) Surgeon, Oxford

Henk Giele: Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon and Plastic Surgeon, Oxford

A specialist in reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, and a special interest in microsurgery in reconstruction, and peripheral nerve surgery.

Mr Henk Giele MBBS, MS, FRCS, FRACS(Plastics), MRACMA, is an experienced consultant in the field of plastic reconstructive and hand surgery with over twelve years practice in these areas. Mr Giele's experience embraces the management of skin and soft tissue tumours, cancers, trauma, general reconstruction and congenital anomalies. His special interests are hand and nerve surgery, especially in children, and orthoplastic reconstruction usually following cancer or infection.

He is a surgical specialist who trained in Australia and is accredited in plastic surgery in both its reconstructive and cosmetic aspects. His training included a year of microsurgical research at the Bernard O’Brien Institute of Microsurgery, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. Following completion of his training he completed a fellowship in plastic surgery at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford throughout 1995. In 1996, he was employed under an orthopaedic hand fellowship at L’Institut de la Main, Paris, France.

Mr Giele turned down a planned fellowship in New York to accept a position as Consultant Plastic Reconstructive and Hand Surgeon in Oxford at both the Radcliffe Infirmary NHS Trust and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust, starting there in October 1996 where he is based at this time.

Mr Giele has a keen interest in undergraduate teaching and for 5 years became the inaugural Florey Lecturer in Clinical Medicine (2000-2005) at Queen’s College, Oxford. He also became involved in post graduate education and training joining the Committee for the International Instructional Courses in Hand Surgery run by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (2000-2005), and by running the training programme for plastic surgical trainees in the Oxford-Wessex region as the programme director. Mr Giele has recently published a textbook on plastic surgery in conjunction with one of his colleagues.

Mr Giele has been involved in the training and assessment of several post graduate scholars, and in researching diverse fields all related to his main areas of surgical practice, resulting in the production and publication of over sixty original peer reviewed research articles, and reviews and book chapters.

His clinical experience and enthusiasm has led to him being invited to speak at numerous national and international meetings, some as the keynote speaker.

Conditions and treatments

Mr Giele treats a wide range of hand and wrist problems including:

  • Nerve compression
  • Bone and soft tissue tumours (benign and malignant)
  • Tendon disorders
  • Hand and wrist injuries (including wrist fracture mal-union correction and scaphoid non-unions)

He has expertise in all aspects of non-operative and surgical management of hand and wrist problems and also offers cosmetic procedures including:

  • Carpal tunnel (median nerve) and cubital tunnel (ulnar nerve) decompressions carried out endoscopically (minimally invasive technique), including revision surgery
  • Dupuytren’s contracture surgery, including minimally invasive treatment under local anaesthetic
  • Arthritis treatment of all hand and wrist joints

Membership of professional organisations

  • General Medical Council (Specialist register as Plastic Surgeon)
  • Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (ad eundum) FRCS
  • Member of Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons - BAPRAS.
  • International Society for Burn Injuries
  • British Association of Medical Managers
  • Oxford Medical Society
  • Oxford Medico-legal society
  • Girdlestone Society
  • Association of personal injury lawyers
  • Melanoma study group

Appointments, consultation and private treatment

All appointments should be made via Mr Giele’s Practice Manager, Ms Jocelyn Parsons, whose contact details can be found below. Mr Giele is available for private patient appointments on Mondays from 14:30 to 20:00 and at other times as required. Mr Giele’s private consultations are carried out at The Oxford Clinic or the Manor Hospital in Oxford. He operates primarily at the Oxford Clinic. You can visit the Oxford Clinic’s website for more information about their facilities and services.

Fees and Payment


Fees are charged for consultations unlike many cosmetic clinics that re-cover the cost of the consultations in the operation fee. An operation may not be the treatment that is best for you.

Non-cosmetic procedures

These may be covered by insurance. Please consult your insurer in the first instance. Henk Giele is recognised by the insurers and charges within their fee structure. He is a BUPA consultant partner.

Cosmetic procedures

Indicative prices can be obtained prior to consultation by contacting Mr Henk Giele’s secretary, Jocelyn Parsons. As every patient is different, definitive prices cannot be given until after the initial consultation.

Contact Information

c/o Ms Jocelyn Parsons
Practice Manager
The Oxford Clinic
Windmill Road

Tel: 01865 307421
Fax: 01865 307652

Email: jparsons@oxfordclinic.org.uk

Web: http://www.bmihealthcare.co.uk/oxfordclinic


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