Tanaya Sarkhel2024-02-19T11:27:50+00:00

Miss Tanaya Sarkhel

Miss Tanaya Sarkhel is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hand and wrist surgery.

Her specialist areas include carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, trapeziectomy, hand (base of thumb and finger arthritis) and wrist arthritis, Dupuytren’s contracture, wrist, ganglions/cysts/swellings of the hand, wrist ligamentous conditions and wrist arthroscopy.

I qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School with a BSc in Anatomy in addition to my medical degree. Following a year’s trauma experience in Australia, my orthopaedic training continued on the South West Thames (St George’s Hospital) circuit which I augmented with the Pulvertaft Specialist Hand Fellowship at Derby Royal Infirmary and the Biomet Shoulder Fellowship at Epsom Hospital.​

I am a surgical trainer and have been appointed as a training programme director for the Kent, Surrey, and Sussex Deanery for Specialist Registrars

Current appointments:

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Ashford & St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Surrey Orthopaedic Clinic (Circle Group Runnymede Hospital and The Woking Nuffield Hospital)
  • Surgical Tutor: Ashford & St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lead Medical Examiner: Ashford & St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Training Programme Director: Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery

Patient Videos

Patricia Clemson

Carpal Tunnel

Useful articles

Pain at the base of the thumbs can make simple things a real challenge. Undoing jar lids and bottle tops, fiddling with buttons, lifting saucepans […]

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a constellation of symptoms experienced when an important nerve, the median nerve, becomes pinched or squashed as it passes into the hand […]

Carpal tunnel syndrome affects the median nerve in the wrist and hand, causing stiffness, reduced hand movement and discomfort. It is fairly common in adults […]

Most sports, particularly those involving balls and rackets involve some kind of contact with the hands and fingers. Orthopaedic surgeon Miss Tanaya Sarkhel tells us more about common hand and […]


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