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David Elliot: Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Essex

David Elliot
Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Essex: David Elliot
A highly experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeon, specialising in hand and skin cancer surgery.

Mr David Elliot is Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Southend Hospital NHS Trust and Senior Hand Surgeon at St Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery, Chelmsford, Essex.  He provides private plastic and reconstructive surgery for hand conditions and skin cancer at two independent hospitals in Essex:

  • Spire Wellesley Hospital, Southend-on-Sea
  • Ramsay Springfield Hospital, Chelmsford

A leading plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Essex

Mr Elliot is a highly regarded and experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeon, with an international reputation in the field of hand trauma and repair.  Presented the Kay-Kilner prize by the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, he is a regular contributor to the academic literature and frequently speaks at national and international conferences.

Conditions treated by Mr David Elliot

Mr Elliot offers plastic and reconstructive surgery for hand and skin conditions including:

  • Hand trauma, including damage to the tendons, bones, blood vessels and nerves
  • Nerve pain secondary to hand trauma
  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis of the hand
  • Nerve compression syndromes
  • Dupuytren's disease
  • Non-melanoma skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma)
  • Melanoma skin cancer

Expert repair of hand tendons

Tendons are strong bands of tissue that connect muscles to bone.  The normal function of the hand is dependent on two groups of tendons: those that run vertically, responsible for the straightening and the fingers and thumb (extensor tendons), and those that run across the palm of the hand, responsible for bending the fingers and thumb (flexor tendons).  When these tendons are divided or split normal hand movement is lost.  The most common causes of tendon damage are cuts, crushing injuries, animal bites, sports injuries and rheumatoid arthritis.

Mr Elliot provides expert repair of both the extensor tendons, which can usually be repaired through an incision in the hand under local anaesthetic, and the flexor tendons which are more difficult to access and run close to important nerves, requiring all the skills of a specialist hand plastic surgeon.


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Date of registration:

02 Aug 1976


Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals

Mr. David Elliot is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals including Ramsay healthcare and Spire Healthcare.
Ramsay admitting rights
Spire admitting rights


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Contact details

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Spire Wellesley, Eastern Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 4XH 

Tel: 01621 857 362

Email: info@david-elliot.co.uk



Treatments offered

  • Flexor and extensor tendon repair
  • Hand trauma surgery
  • Repair of nerve injury and nerve compression in the hand
  • Finger and joint replacement surgery
  • Fasciectomy
  • Skin cancer excision and reconstruction

Qualifications and memberships


  • M.A. Physiology (Oxon) 1975
  • B.M., B.Ch., 1975
  • F.R.C.S. (England) 1980 

Professional Memberships


Places of work

NHS treatment  

Southend General Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust
, Prittlewell Chase,
Essex, SS0 0RY

Tel:  01702 435 555

Fax: 01702 221 300 


St. Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery,

Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7ET

Tel:  01245 443 673

Fax: 01245 514 675 


Private treatment 

Spire Wellesley Hospital, Eastern Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 4XH

Tel:  01621 857 362

Fax: 01621 841 127 


Ramsay Springfield Hospital, Lawn Lane, Springfield, Chelmsford, CM1 7GU

Tel:  01702 478 885

Fax: 01702 509 050