Mr Garcia studied to become a doctor at Sheffield medical School before continuing his training as a junior doctor in medicine and surgery at the Royal Hallamshire and Northern General Hospitals, Sheffield.
He went on to specialise in Surgery in general and then Orthopaedics, training under many excellent and renowned surgeons in Sheffield and the surrounding District General Hospitals between 1992 and 1999. He attained his surgical qualifications, FRCS and FRCS (trauma and orthopaedics) during this period.
Joe developed his interest in the wrist and hand throughout this period, and went on to do a Fellowship in this speciality at the internationally famous Sydney Hand Unit in 2000, where he cultivated his skills with hand surgeons of the highest level.
Returning to a consultant post in the NHS at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Joe has achieved more than 20 years of experience in this field, managing the large diversity and often complex nature of hand and wrist issues.
Leading on the management of trauma of the hand and wrist coming through the doors of A&E, he has operated on all extremes of wrist and hand injuries to return patients to their best possible function.
He has a large experience in the management of the many common arthritic conditions of the hand, including the management of these
with the latest available procedures, such as small joint replacements and wrist replacements. Nerve problems affecting the hand and finger deformities are some of his most common cases, that he will deal with, with good success.
The diverse nature of hand problems can make diagnosis difficult on rare occasions, but with his clinical experience and latest up to date investigations, he always strives to find a solution for all his patients.
He has been enthusiastic in the teaching of medical students and doctors at all levels, running his own fellowship in hand surgery for many years now, finessing the hand surgical skills of experienced surgeons before they become consultants.
He has taught hand examination skills at all levels, locally, nationally and internationally. He has been consistently invited to the best national training conferences to teach on his speciality, receiving glowing feedback.
Above all, he prides himself on a friendly, approachable and patient focused philosophy in his interaction with all his patients.