Mr Patrick Gillespie

BM BCH, FRCS (Plast), MA, European Diploma in Hand Surgery

  • Specialities Body Contouring, Orthopaedics, Paediatric Hand Surgery
  • Telephone 01223 370 922
  • Year of first qualification 1993
  • Languages spoken


  • GMC Number 4044972
  • Fax 01223 281 310


Mr Gillespie trained in medicine and surgery at Cambridge and Oxford Universities until 1993, then in Bristol, Cambridge, Oxford and London.

After full UK-based Plastic Surgery training, his Fellowship Training involved working with internationally recognised surgeons in the UK and overseas.

He was awarded a British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) overseas Fellowship and then a Hand Surgery Interface Fellowship working with five leading Plastics and Orthopaedic Surgeons for 18 months prior to becoming a Consultant.

Mr Gillespie travels regularly throughout Europe to visit and operate with leading surgeons in order to keep up to date with the latest improvements in surgical techniques (including Paris, Strasbourg, Lyon and Barcelona in the last three years).

He is the Clinical Governance lead for the department in Addenbrookes Hospital and hence has a formal role as well as professional responsibility for the safety and quality of surgery.

Mr gillespie specialises in a range of cosmetic treatments in Cambridge including:


  • Weekly Thursday PM


Current posts

  • Consultant Plastics and Hand Surgeon, Addenbrookes Hospital
  • Consultant Plastic, Hand and Wrist Surgeon, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Trust


Other interests

Mr Gillespie's practice includes hand and wrist surgery, plastic surgery for burns and scars, aesthetic breast and abdominal surgery (male and female), cosmetic surgery after weight loss and cosmetic or reconstructive surgery for skin cancer and benign lumps and bumps.

His hand and wrist surgery expertise includes tendon and nerve surgery such as trigger fingers and carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s disease, arthritis of the thumb and other hand joints, painful wrists.

He has a particular interest in painful joints of the thumb and wrist and can offer minimal access arthroscopic procedures and joint replacements.


Mr Gillespie is actively involved in hand surgery research in collaboration with Cambridge University and an ongoing international study in tendon healing. He also does research in wound healing and scar formation.