Practice reopening

As lockdown restrictions ease off, we are able to welcome new and follow up patients again.

Healthcare has been going through an extraordinary transformation over the last few months. The transition from core life-saving services to gradual reopening posed major challenges for the complex hospital establishment and its staff.

Guidelines and restrictions have been overwhelming, often daunting, but few have led to changes that are likely to stay and should be welcomed.

As hospitals, NHS and private, are slowly re-opening, staff testing, temperature checks, sanitisation, face masks, strict infection control measures are becoming our new daily routine. Hospitals are designating Covid-free areas whilst all patients awaiting elective surgery have to be tested and self-isolate prior to their operations. Such strict measures slow things down but are necessary in order to reopen services as safely as possible. Patients with elective, non-life threatening conditions can be treated again, but for those requiring general anesthetic, indications should be carefully gauged to minimise risks.

My practice is currently offering weekly virtual and face to face consultations and treatment for skin lesion and hand and wrist problems. I expect restrictions pertinent to cosmetic surgery to be eased off soon too, but consultations allowing adequate preparation and planning are encouraged. Patients anticipating surgery should take into account longer than usual waiting time because of mandatory pre-operative self-isolation periods (between 7-14 days).

Ten year study on use of special implants for thumb arthritis published in JHS

In my practice, interposition arthroplasty using pyrocarbon implants still represents a useful and reliable treatment option in the surgical treatment of early thumb basal joint arthritis.

Advances in Hand Surgery 2021 

I was delighted to participate in Advances in Hand Surgery Course which connected virtually so many surgeons, trainees and therapists over the last 3 days.

Practice reopening

As lockdown restrictions ease off, we are able to welcome new and follow up patients again.

Changes during Coronavirus Outbreak

Covid-19 pandemic has led to almost complete disruption of healthcare provision in the private sector over the last few weeks.


All enquiries are handled

by the Practice Manager:

Arabella Burwood

Tel: +44 (0) 845 026 7776

Email: contact@sonjacerovac.com

Correspondence address:

Miss Sonja Cerovac

Ashtead Hospital

The Warren

Ashtead, Surrey KT21 2SB