Mr Alex Reid


BA (Hons), BM, BChir, MA (Cantab), FRCS (Plas), MFSTEd, Dip Hand Surg (Br), FEBHS

GMC number: 6151476

Practising since: 2006


Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery

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I have been a consultant in plastic surgery and hand surgery since 2019, initially in Chelmsford before moving to Cambridge. I am an expert in surgical treatment of conditions of the hand, nerves of the upper limb and skin. Some of the excellent patients whom I have treated have been featured in the national press, BBC and ITV. I am also part of a team of plastic surgeons and hand surgeons that help look after some of the most seriously injured patients in the country at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

I treat patients over the age of 18 and specialise in all conditions of the hand including patients presenting with tingling fingers (carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome and other nerve compressions), trigger finger, Dupuytren's contracture, painful joints of the hand (arthritis) and problems with tendons (stuck, cut or ruptured tendons). I am also an expert in treating skin lumps and bumps including the removal of moles, warts, cysts, lipomas, basal cell carcinomas and other skin cancers.

In addition to my clinical work, I am also a by-Fellow of Hughes Hall, Cambridge University and an Honorary Lecturer at University College London (linked with the Department of Mechanical Engineering). I have won an Excellent Teaching Award from the Cambridge University Clinical School (2020). I am a member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers (Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh).

I am an approved tutor for the BSSH and University of Manchester Diploma in Hand Surgery.

Special interests

All aspects of hand and peripheral nerve surgery including:
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Trigger digit
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and other peripheral nerve problems
  • Reconstruction of tendons and nerves
  • Arthritis including thumb joint replacement
Skin surgery:
  • Treatment of benign and malignant skin lesions
  • Scar improvement

Other interests

Within the NHS, Mr Reid regularly treats some of the most serious hand trauma injuries and this includes the use of microsurgery to restore form and function.  His NHS practice also includes all forms of skin cancer.

Personal interests

Mr Reid is a pianist and enjoys spending time with his family.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Alex Reid at Nuffield Health

  • Skin grafts for leg ulcers
  • Mole removal
  • Excisional biopsy
  • Dermatological surgery
  • Dupuytren's fasciectomy
  • Excision of skin lesion
  • Skin surgery
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Hand surgery
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Trapeziectomy
  • Cubital tunnel release

Locations Mr Alex Reid works with

Related experience


Mr Reid continues research at the forefront of innovations in plastic surgery and hand surgery.  He has published in many medical journals and book chapters.  In 2021, he was appointed an honorary lecturer at University College London.


  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Fellow of European Board of Hand Surgery (FEBHS)
  • Full Member of British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)
  • Member of Faculty of Surgical Trainers (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)
  • Prasis
  • By-Fellow of Hughes Hall, Cambridge University
  • British Medical Association
  • General Medical Council

Other posts held

  • Consultant in Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgeon, Cambridge University Hospitals.

Insurers Mr Alex Reid works with

Mr Alex Reid works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • Aetna
  • AXA Health
  • WPA
  • Bupa
  • Cigna


Mr Alex Reid does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Alex Reid does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Alex Reid does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.