Mr David Syme MBBS, MS, FRACS (plast)

Hand and Wrist, Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon

Hand and Wrist, Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon

David is a fully qualified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with a super-specialty interest in hand and wrist surgery

Since qualifying in 2000, David has completed extensive surgical and specialist training both in Australia, and subsequently overseas. David held registrar positions in Melbourne’s leading Plastic Surgery units, including The Royal Melbourne, St Vincent’s, The Alfred, The Royal Children’s, Victorian Plastic Surgery Unit and Monash Health. He holds a Masters of Surgery, and the FRACS (plast.).

David undertook further hand and wrist super-specialty training over two years in the UK and Europe, visiting and training under some of the worlds pre-eminent Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgical experts in advanced hand and wrist surgery. David is therefore one of only very few Plastic Surgeons in Australia able to treat all hand and wrist conditions.

He is an active Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, and The Australian Hand Surgery Society.

David holds public appointments at Peninsula Health and Monash Health.




Services offered include:

·      All Hand and Wrist surgery, including

o   Arthroscopy of the wrist and hand

o   Joint replacement and fusion of the wrist, hand and fingers including

§  Thumb basal joint replacement

§  DIPJ replacement

§  Wrist replacement

§  MCPJ and PIPJ replacement

o   Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis treatment

o   Fracture management of the bones of the wrist, hand and fingers

o   Dupuytrens disease – collagenase, percutaneous and open surgery

o   Flexor and extensor tendon surgery

o   Nerve compression and reconstruction

o   Hand trauma on call service

·      Plastic and Reconstructive surgery

o   Skin and soft tissue malignancy

o   Skin and soft tissue reconstruction

o   Trauma and soft tissue reconstruction