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Effie Katsarma



Plastic surgery
Hand and wrist surgery


English, French, Greek

NHS Base

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Clinics at

Emergency Admissions



0207 881 2029


Effie Katsarma is a consultant plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon.

She graduated from the Aristotle University of Medicine in Greece in 1989 and moved to the UK, beginning her plastic surgery training at Mount Vernon Hospital, Middlesex.  This was followed by training at St Andrew's Hospital, Billericay, St Thomas’ Hospital, University College Hospital and the Royal Free in London.

On completion of her training in the UK, she spent 18 months on a clinical fellowship in the USA (Christine Kleinert Inst), gaining further experience in micro surgery, reconstructive and hand surgery.

She participated in the second hand transplant in Louisville, Kentucky and is a member of the USA hand transplant team. She was appointed Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital in 2001.

Special Interests

Body contouring (breast and abdomen), liposuction, fat transfer (liposculpture), anti-ageing (botox, fillers, threads). All aspects of hand surgery, elective and trauma: endoscopic carpal tunnel decompression, hyaluronic acid injection for osteoarthritis of the hand; PRP (platelet rich plasma) injection for lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) and other types of tendinitis of the hand and wrist; Ziapex (collagenase injections) for non-surgical treatment of Dupuytren’s condition; ganglion, trigger finger, flexor and extensor tendon surgery.

The Harley Street Clinic
London Bridge Hospital
The Portland Hospital
The Princess Grace Hospital
Wellington hospital
Harley Street at University College Hospital
Harley Street Queens
The Christie Clinic
Sarah Cannon Research UK
Blossoms Healthcare
Roodlane Medical
Galen Health Partners
52 Alderley Road
The London Gamma Knife Centre at St Bartholomew's
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