Mr Andrew Mahon is a specialist hand and wrist surgeon who has been a consultant in this field since 2006.
Andrew grew up in South Wales. He graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff. He undertook specialist training in orthopaedic surgery in the North of England and at the same time completed a master’s degree in orthopaedic engineering. He spent a year in the advanced training post in hand surgery at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Selly Oak Hospital.
His NHS practice is now based at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire where he is the clinical service lead for Hand Surgery. Since starting here in September 2014, Mr Mahon and his colleagues have worked hard to achieve their goal of making Coventry a major centre for Hand Surgery in the UK.
Mr Mahon’s practice includes all aspects of hand and wrist surgery, ranging from common conditions like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, to complex major injuries and their consequences. Although he treats the vast majority of hand conditions, Mr Mahon has a particular interest in wrist problems and arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery of the wrist. He has trained in France and Germany to expand his knowledge and skills in arthroscopic wrist surgery.
He has experience in treating musicians and sports people, amateur and professional.
He is a member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand and was a member of the working party which produced the report, Hand Surgery in the UK in 2017.
Mr Mahon is a keen trainer. He regularly teaches on surgical skills courses and lectures aimed at surgical trainees, medical students and consultants. He is also actively involved in major research projects such as the SWIFFT study and DISC study.
When not at work Mr Mahon is a keen cyclist and has competed in the British 4X Series as well as participating in sportives and enduro mountain biking events. He has spent much of his time supporting his children in competitive sports at a national level which has helped his understanding of the needs of athletes.