I am a Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgeon, with a major practice in all types of hand and wrist surgery, as well as skin surgery, mole removal, and removal of lesions under the skin. I offer a range of other procedures, many of which are described. In the NHS I lead the hand surgery service at Southmead Hospital Major Trauma Centre and perform complex reconstructions and other procedures for hands and all other areas of the body.

I do my best to provide you with totally honest and impartial advice and opinions, and to be totally clear about what treatment I can offer, and what the costs will be. I will never offer you any treatment that I don’t believe to be in your best interests.

On this website you will find lots of information about me, about the conditions that I commonly treat, and some photographs of my patients as well as many testimonials. There are information leaflets that you can download.

The content of the website represents my own opinions, and another surgeon may give you different advice. Hopefully you will find this site interesting and helpful, but please remember that I need to see each patient in person to offer the best possible advice tailored to their individual circumstances.

Please get in touch and my PA/office manager will be able to help you.


  • From diagnosis to treatment and follow up, everything regarding my facial BCC was fully explained to me so I that could understand the implications and the treatment options available to me.  The minor op was undertaken in a very professional manner with Mr Henderson's skill leaving me with a barely visible scar. Overall I felt very supported and was put at ease by Mr Henderson throughout and I would recommend his services without hesitation. I would also like to mention that the administration (Sarah Gamlin) was also excellent.

  • I cannot praise Mr Henderson and his team enough, kind, friendly and professional. I couldn’t have asked for more care. (hand surgery patient)

  • Mr Henderson was the first person who listened to me and  understood my problems. It's been brilliant and I've had the first full night's sleep in 4 years since he operated on me. (LG peripheral nerve compression patient)

  • Mr Henderson is extremely skilled and especially approachable- a very good communicator…Thanks to all the team. (Hand surgery patient)

  • Dear Mr Henderson, I cannot thank you enough for your patience, kindness and skill whilst performing my surgery…please pass my thanks on to the team as well. (HH- skin cancer patient)

  • Dear Mr Henderson - partaking of your skills turned out to be a doddle. Thank you very much, I am so glad to be rid of the 'little perisher'. (L & B patient)

  • We just wanted to pass on our thanks…the practice nurse is very impressed by the neatness of the scar. (Trauma patient)

  • Thank you very much for everything that you have done for me. (Trauma patient)

  • Thank you so much for the help with my two hands. It is much appreciated. (dupuytren's collagenase patient)

  • I’m delighted with my treatment and progress. (hand patient)

  • No-one can even tell that I’ve had surgery! (skin cancer surgery and eyelid reconstruction)

  • Thanks for everything that you have done for me. (hand patient)

  • Just a little “thank you” enclosed, best wishes and thanks for everything. (skin lesion patient)

  • Dear Mr Henderson, thank you so much for your care and attention, which was much appreciated. (hand patient)

  • A massive thank you for doing my arm, you’re a great guy and a top surgeon. (nerve compression patient)

  • Dear Dr Henderson, just to let you know I am very happy for what you have done for me, I am very grateful. Thank you for the excellent cyst removal, which is healing quickly and entirely satisfactorily. Surprisingly, I actually enjoyed the whole experience.

  • Thank you so much for my treatment, my hand is back to normal. I'd also like to say thank you to Sarah, who was amazing at returning my calls, and even tracked me down when my phone broke! - MC (hand patient)