Mr Alistair Phillips exclusively specialises in treatment of hand, wrist and elbow conditions, and has a special interest in the use of local anaesthetics. Mr Phillips performs many surgeries under local anaesthetics that would traditionally have been undertaken using a tourniquet and/or a general anaesthetic, and is now concentrating on this technique as he has seen first-hand the various benefits to patients.
His empathy for patients is obvious from the first meeting, and he has specifically designed his pathways to place the patient at the centre of his care - reducing inconvenience and needless appointments, performing the injections of local anaesthetics almost painlessly, only operating when absolutely necessary and providing as much information as possible before, during (as patients are awake, and alert) and after surgery to keep patients as educated and involved in their own care as possible.
He is the co-founder and chairman of a charitable website which seeks to educate surgeons from all over the world about this technique - Wide Awake Local Anaesthesia No Tourniquet (WALANT). He has lectured internationally on the subject, and was invited to speak at the combined Belgian and Dutch Hand Societies meeting in March 2019, and also to be faculty at the inaugural WALANT course in the UK, in Wrightington, in May 2021.
• Tennis elbow
You can see Mr Phillips' publications on ResearchGate.
Other posts held
- Consultant Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Surgeon, Healthshare Clinic Winchester (present)
- Consultant Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Major Trauma Surgeon University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
- Chief Medical Officer, Ortho Consulting Group (2021 - present)
- Co-Founder, walant.surgery (2018 - present)
Insurers Mr Alistair Phillips works with
Mr Alistair Phillips works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Alliance Healthcare
- Aviva Health
- AXA Health
- Benenden Health
- Bupa Global
- CS Healthcare
- Freedom Health
- Police Mutual
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
- Standard Life
- The Exeter Friendly
Mr Alistair Phillips does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Mr Alistair Phillips does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Mr Alistair Phillips does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.