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Mr Donald Sammut

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon



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Mr Sammut is a Consultant Hand Surgeon who works mainly in Circle Reading and Circle Bath.

After qualifying from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School, University of London, Mr Sammut trained in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery and is accredited in Plastic Surgery.

Following fellowships in Aesthetic and Craniofacial Surgery (Paris) and Hand Surgery (London, Strasbourg and Barcelona), he has specialised virtually exclusively in all aspects of Hand Surgery.

He established the Hand Unit at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol and the Congenital Hand Unit at the Bristol Children's Hospital and ran these services between 1993 and 2003.

Mr Sammut is extensively involved in the Organisation, Education and Training of Hand Surgery in Britain and the rest of Europe, and is the examiner in the final examinations in Hand Surgery for both the British and European Diploma.

He leads a bi-annual surgical programme in a leprosy hospital, latterly in India and now in Nepal, mostly involving the re-animation of paralysed hands. Furthermore he is a teacher and accredited illustrator of Anatomy and Surgery.

Current NHS or research position

Consultant Hand Surgeon at Circle Reading and Circle Bath hospitals

Year of first medical qualification


Special clinical interests

Congenital Hand Surgery
Nerve Microsurgery (and the reconstruction for hand paralyses)
Dupuytren's Disease
Nerve Compressions
Paralyses and Tendon Transfers
Reconstruction after Trauma
Skin Cover
Wrist Surgery

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies

Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive surgery
British Society for Surgery of the Hand
European Association of Medical Illustrators