Vijay Bhalaik MBBS MRCS FRCS(Trauma & Orthopaedics)
Consultant Hand & Upper Limb Surgeon

Specialist in disorders of Hand, Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder & Nerves
Liverpool & Wirral

Vijay Bhalaik is a Consultant Hand & Upper Limb Surgeon at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust. He specialises in minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder and surgery of hand and wrist.

He also sees patients privately at Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Wirral and Park Suite, Arrowe Park Hospital.

He underwent specialist training in shoulder and elbow surgery at the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit. He trained in reconstructive and plastic surgery of the hand at the Mersey Regional Plastic Surgery Unit and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. He further trained in hand surgery at the Pulvertaft Hand Centre in Derby, a world renowned unit and centre of excellence in Hand surgery. He was awarded an AO fellowship which gave him the opportunity to work in the Indiana Hand Centre, Indianapolis, USA.

He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Edge Hill University and teaches on the faculty of various training courses for healthcare professionals both nationally and internationally.

He is an examiner for FRCS(Trauma & O
rthpaedics) & MRCS examination. He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association Training Standard Committee. He is a keen teacher of hand surgery and was awarded a British Orthopaedic Association Transitional Fellowship to train future hand consultants. He was awarded Trainer of the year in 2012.

He regularly treats elite sportsmen and musicians from all over the Northwest. He is 
associated to the premier league football clubs on Merseyside. 

His clinical practice encompasses all aspects of hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder and peripheral nerve problems. He has special interests in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder & wrist for sports injuries & arthritis. His practice also includes the management of common disorders of the upper limb like frozen shoulder, nerve entrapments, trigger fingers, arthritis of the hand and wrist.

His NHS practice includes a new and efficient multi disciplinary shoulder, wrist, hand and nerve service with close links with local therapists and national specialists.

He is  the author of many scientific papers and a member of many national and international professional organisations.


Consultant Hand & Upper Limb Surgeon

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Upton, Wirral. 

CH49 5PE

Phone: 0151 6785111 

Private Practice

Spire Murrayfield Hospital

Holmwood Drive,

Thingwall, Wirral. CH61 1AU

Phone: 0845 6002110

Appointments: 0151 9295181

Medical Secretary- Pam Palphreyman

Phone: 07895764956

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