Mr Zaid Al-Wattar



GMC number: 6124016

Practising since: 2001


Orthopaedic surgery

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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 organisations.

Special interests

Mr Al-Wattar provides a comprehensive multidisciplinary upper limb service and he has a particular interest in:

Shoulder Surgery:
Total shoulder replacement, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocations, shoulder arthroscopy, trauma and sports injuries of the upper limb.

Elbow Surgery:
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.

Other interests

Upper limb WALANT surgery (Wide Awake Local Anaesthesia No Tourniquet)

Languages spoken

Arabic, English

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Zaid Al-Wattar at Nuffield Health

  • Shoulder surgery (rotator cuff repair)
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Shoulder decompression - keyhole surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Elbow surgery
  • Tennis elbow release

Locations Mr Zaid Al-Wattar works with

Related experience


Mr Al-Wattar has two academic research degrees, he has published in peer-reviewed orthopaedic journals and presented his work at national and international conferences.


  • 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

Insurers Mr Zaid Al-Wattar works with

Mr Zaid Al-Wattar works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aetna
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa Global
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Cigna International
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA
  • Westfield Health WPA


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.