Mr Thomas Hester


BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCS, MSc

GMC number: 6147782

Practising since: 2006


Orthopaedic surgery

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Mr Thomas Hester is a 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.

Special interests

  • Foot and ankle 

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Thomas Hester at Nuffield Health

  • Ingrown toenail (and ingrown toenail surgery)
  • Bunion surgery (bunionectomy)
  • Tendon transfer in foot and ankle
  • Midfoot fusion
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Subtalar fusion
  • Fusion of big toe
  • Hindfoot fusion
  • Orthotics
  • Ankle ligament repair
  • Forefoot reconstructive surgery
  • Flat foot correction
  • Midfoot osteotomy
  • Keller's arthroplasty
  • Subtalar arthroscopy
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Chiropody
  • Toe joint replacement
  • Ankle fusion
  • Toe joint fusion
  • Calcaneal osteotomy
  • Hallux Valgus Surgery
  • Ankle replacement

Locations Mr Thomas Hester works with

Related experience


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.



Insurers Mr Thomas Hester works with

Mr Thomas Hester works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

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

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