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Dr. George A Anderson

Dr. Anderson provides through Apollo Hospitals Bangalore a wide array of skills and competencies for treating all Hand problems and Peripheral Nerve dysfunctions, reflecting the several decades of his specialist experience. Formerly, he was the lead Clinician and Head of the Hand Research unit (Dr Paul Brand Centre for HLRS- the 1st Hand Surgery centre in India) at CMC Hospital, Vellore. During the 30 years of continued service there he was a Professor for 18 years He had Trained, Worked and Qualified abroad on vital aspects of Hand problems and Peripheral Nerve dysfunctions. Some of these are as follows:

  • Small Fragment Fixation Techniques in the Hand at St Gallen, Switzerland
  • Brachial Plexus surgical training: Algeimines Krankenhaus, Vienna, Austria [with the pioneer Prof. Hanno Millesi] at the Clinique Longeraie, Lausanne, Switzerland [under the pioneer Prof. A.O. Narakas]
  • Reconstructive Surgery and Peripheral Nerve Microsurgery: Vienna, Austria
  • Microvascular and Microneural technical training: Nuffield Centre, Oxford, England UK and Northwick Park Hospital, Middlesex, England, UK.
  • Comprehensive Hand Surgery training as practiced in England in: Pulvertaft Hand Centre, Derby, England, UK Hartshill Orthopaedic Hospital, Stoke on Trent, England, UK, and the Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

     Over 45000 surgical operations were performed, assisted or supervised by Dr Anderson for diverse Hand conditions and Peripheral Nerve problems in the 30+ years. To his credit he has done the following:

  • 9000 plus Tendon transfers for Paralysis due to various causes affecting the Ulnar Nerve, Median Nerve, Radial Nerve, Common Peroneal Nerve, Sciatic Nerve
  • 15000 plus Hand injury- Repair, Reconstructive or Reimplantations for injuries caused by different agents with varied degrees of severity.
  • 1200 plus Adult & Neonatal (+Children) Brachial Plexus paralysis have been surgically treated by Primary nerve surgery, with over 600 Secondary reconstructions for the same
  • 3000 plus Peripheral Nerve surgeries for Nerve injuries in the hand, forearm and legs
  • 600 plus Tumours and Swellings of the Hand have been treated by various surgeries.
  • 300 plus Wrist operations for Scaphoid fractures, Carpal dissociations, Kienböck’s disease and other wrist dysfunctions
  • 350 plus Operations for Volkmann’s Ischaemic Contracture in Children were done.
  • Several 100s of Children’s Hand problems


MBBS; D Orth; MS Orth, MNAMS Orth, MCh Orth (L’Pool); FHS Derby; FAMS (Reconstn. & Peripheral Nerve Surgery) Vienna; FIMSA; FACS; FRCS Eng.


HOD, CMC Hospital, Vellore
Consultant, Apollo Hospital, Bangalore
Consultant, Apollo Hospital, Bangalore

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