Welcome to the website of Mr Maxim Horwitz, Consultant Orthopaedic Hand & Wrist Surgeon working in London.


Maxim Horwitz is a Consultant Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist Surgeon in the Hand Unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital where he leads the paediatric hand surgery service. He is also an Honorary Consultant for the Major Trauma Unit at St Mary's Hospital and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) Stanmore.

Privately he runs specialised clinics for adult and paediatric patients across central and NW London. He offers hand and upper limb trauma management, tendon and carpal tunnel surgery, fracture fixation as well as the very latest techniques for many conditions. He treats all age paediatric patients from babies to teenagers and adults with hand and wrist trauma to congenital lesions and neuromuscular conditions. He has founded The Hand Doctor Practice which will offer a private-patient hand surgery service 5 days a week.

Since the start of the Covid pandemic Mr Horwitz sees patients both face-to-face in selected clinics AND via video consultations for vulnerable and shielding patients (in line with Public Health England & BMA guidance). He is approved by the main health insurance providers for both options. Please contact the office 0208 150 8290 to discuss making an appointment.

Maxim Horwitz works with top teams and athletes to help recover from injury and return to peak performance as soon as possible - from Olympic athletes to Premiership footballers, International cricketers, boxers, rugby players and many others. He also works with many professional musicians.

Some of Mr Horwitz's recent testimonials can be found here. His full CV is available to view here.

All private clinics are run in association with other specialists - Hand Therapists, Neurophysiologists, Radiologists, Rheumatologists, Anaesthetists, and fellow Surgeons - to ensure that patients have the best and broadest expertise available to help them.

Mr Horwitz also works with leading law firms to provide a medico-legal service for defendants and claimants involved industrial or accidental injury cases. More information can be found here and our privacy policy is available to view here.

A recent patient story from Mr Max Horwitz’s NHS practice has featured in the national press. Read more here https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/naiole-caldas-missi-pianist-chelsea-westminster-hospital-paris-b1000239.html  

Mr Horwitz regularly posts on his Twitter profile, which you can scroll through below:


Mr Horwitz was born in 1976 in Johannesburg. He was educated and trained in South Africa and London and was appointed Consultant Hand Surgeon in the Hand Unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2012 where he is the clinical Lead. Mr Horwitz's Orthopaedics and Trauma training was undertaken in London; he then travelled to a centre of global excellence in Sydney, Australia as the Pulvertaft Fellow of the British Society of Hand Surgery.

On returning to London he undertook a fellowship in children’s hand conditions at the world renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. He also undertook an AO fellowship in Trauma in Salzburg, Austria. During these fellowships he received training in advanced techniques including, the management of complex hand and upper limb trauma, wrist and hand arthritis as well as the treatment of congenital hand deformity, complex nerve injuries and microsurgery.

He has been awarded the BSSH postgraduate diploma in hand surgery and is a full member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) and the British Orthopaedic Association and is also a member of the the BSSH Council. He has published many book chapters and scientific papers related to hand surgery (see below). He is married and has 2 boys and a dog. When not working he enjoys keeping fit and hiking amateur photography, supporting Saracens and South Africa rugby teams and sunny holidays with his family.


Here are a few recent (anonymous) testimonials from Mr Horwitz's patients and colleagues:


To book an appointment with Mr Horwitz, please contact the office 0208 150 8290 and speak with one of the team - Jahlan, Shifra and Karen. Meet the team. 

Karen Gold manages the office and has worked for Mr Horwitz since he started up in private practice. Jahlan, Shifra and Karen can take clinics bookings and take payments. Karen manages, arranges surgery scheduling, invoicing as well GP, Radiology and hospital liaison.

Appointments for all Mr Horwitz's clinics can be made via the office team on 0208 150 8290 or alternatively please email info@thehanddoctor.co.uk.

You can also book directly with the following clinics by calling the numbers below.

Hospital St John & St Elizabeth Hospital - website
60 Grove End Road, London NW8 9NH
c/o Hand Doctor Office 020 8150 8290

Clinic schedule:  Thursday morning (adults and paediatrics)

London Hand and Wrist Unit at Platinum Medical Centre, Wellington Hospital - website
15-17 Lodge Road, St Johns Wood, NW8 7JA
020 3214 3617 OR 020 3733 6667

Clinic schedule: Thursday afternoons (adults and paediatrics)

The Bupa Cromwell Hospital - website
164-178 Cromwell Road, Kensington, SW5 0TU
020 7460 5700

Adults only
Clinic schedule: Wednesday afternoons (adults only) 

Fortius Clinic - website
17 Fitzhardinge Street, Marylebone, W1H 6EQ
0203 195 2442 option 1

Adults and children
Clinic schedule: Alternate Tuesday mornings

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital - website
369 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9TU

Mr Horwitz has not run private patient clinics at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Hospital since start of Covid pandemic.