Mr. Anthony Gough Consultant Hand & Wrist Surgeon  

Mr. Gough is a trauma & orthopaedic consultant with a special interest in hand, wrist and peripheral nerve surgery. Appointed as a consultant in 2020 at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, his practice covers musculoskeletal and nerve problems relating to the hand, wrist and elbow. 
 
After completing my medical training at Cardiff University, I spent my first two years rotating round hospitals in South Wales. I then worked abroad for several years in Sydney, Australia before returning to the UK to begin my surgical training. My trauma and orthopaedic specialist training was based in Devon & Cornwall gaining hand surgery experience at all the hospitals I worked in. At the end of my training, I undertook a nationally appointed and highly competitive Advanced Interface Fellowship at the University of Birmingham Hospitals, the largest ortho-plastic hand unit in the United Kingdom. After a year in Birmingham, I then secured a second fellowship at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff to learn arthroscopic wrist techniques and advanced wrist fracture surgery. During my fellowship training I completed the British Diploma in Hand Surgery run by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand. 
 
 
 
 
I have an interest in Medical Leadership and was awarded a bursary by the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association to attend the British Orthopaedic Association Future Leaders Programme. The fellowship lasted 12 months, exploring medical leadership techniques and experiences from national experts. I have also completed a Postgraduate Master’s degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Bath. This helped combine my extracurricular passion for sport and previous high level playing with my professional interest in sports injuries. 
 
As a dual fellowship trained hand and wrist surgeon, I treat all conditions that effect the hand and wrist up to the elbow. This can involve directed therapy with hand therapy colleagues, injections or surgery. 
 
Common operations that I perform include but are not limited to; carpal tunnel decompression, surgery for hand or wrist arthritis including joint replacements, Dupuytren's contracture procedures (fasiectomy, skin grafts and minimally invasive needle fasciotomy) and cubital tunnel release. Procedures are performed under local anaesthetic, regional anaesthetic or general anaesthetic – whatever is the safest and most appropriate for the surgery to be performed and achieve the best pain relief or functional result from surgery. 
 
 

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Professional Memberships 

British Society for Surgery of the Hand 
 
British Orthopaedic Association 
 
Royal College of Surgeons of England 
 
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 
 
British Medical Association 
 
Medical Protection Society 

Qualifications 

MBBCh 
FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics) 
MSc (Sports Medicine) 
MFSTEd 
Dip Hand Surg (Br) 

Extracurricular activites 

After playing high level sports throughout my youth and medical training I am now a sports fan. A long-suffering Bath Rugby fan in the winter months and a Somerset Cricket supporter through the summer. Throughout the course of my training in the Exeter Chiefs heartlands this has been difficult! I am happy watching and following all sports with the focus now on coaching mini rugby and watching my children in any and every sport they want to try. 
 
 
 
 
 
Thank You for doing such and incredible job in difficult circumstances, you made the right calls and I am very grateful’ 
 
Ms KL 
 
 

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 Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital 

Phone: 01823 286991 
Address: Staplegrove Elm, Showell Park, Taunton TA2 6AN 

 Parkside Private Patient Unit Musgrove Park Hospital 

Phone: 01823 333444 
Address: Parkfield Drive, Taunton TA1 5DA 
Thank you to you and your team for an excellent job on my left hand, the whole team made me feel very relaxed and were very reassuring before my operation’ 
 
‘Thank you for your care and skill’ 
Mrs MD 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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