Mr Al-Wattar was appointed as Trauma & Orthopaedic Consultant at Hereford County Hospital in 2019. He obtained his primary medical qualification in 2001 from Iraq and he completed his Trauma and Orthopaedic training in the UK.
He completed two advanced Shoulder and Elbow fellowships in the East of England and Kent. He also completed advanced Hand and Wrist fellowship training in Southampton. During his training, he worked with surgeons who are well known nationally and internationally. Mr Al-Wattar also worked at the renowned upper limb tertiary centre at Wrightington Hospital and has also worked in major trauma centres where he developed expertise in upper limb trauma management.
He has a special interest in WALANT surgery (Wide Awake Local Anaesthesia No Tourniquet), a service he introduced to Hereford County Hospital.
In addition to Mr Al-Wattar’s specialist qualifications, he has completed two higher academic degrees and his research thesis focused on enhancing safety in Trauma & Orthopaedic theatres.
Mr Al-Wattar is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
(FRCS T&O) since 2012 and a fellow of the European Board of Orthopaedic and
Traumatology (FEBOT) since 2013. He is a member of several professional
Mr Al-Wattar provides a comprehensive multidisciplinary upper limb service and he has a particular interest in:
Total shoulder replacement, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocations, shoulder arthroscopy, trauma and sports injuries of the upper limb.
Painful and stiff elbows, arthritis, trauma and sports injuries, ligament injury, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, cubital tunnel syndrome.
Hand and Wrist Surgery
Arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's disease, trigger fingers, ganglions, tendon transfer, ligament injuries, trauma and sports injuries.
Upper limb WALANT surgery (Wide Awake Local Anaesthesia No Tourniquet)
Treatments and tests offered by Mr Zaid Al-Wattar at Nuffield Health
- Shoulder surgery (rotator cuff repair)
- Shoulder decompression - key hole surgery
- Carpal tunnel release
- Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
- Hand surgery
- Shoulder replacement
- Elbow surgery
- Tennis elbow release
Al-Wattar has two academic research degrees, he has published in
peer-reviewed orthopaedic journals and presented his work at national and
- British Elbow & Shoulder Society (BESS)
- The British society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)
- British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
- Royal College of Surgeons (RCS)
- British Medical Association (BMA)
Other posts held
- Hereford County Hospital, Consultant Shoulder & Upper Limb Surgeon
Mr Zaid Al-Wattar does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Mr Zaid Al-Wattar does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Mr Zaid Al-Wattar does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.