Mr Robert I S Winterton

Plastic surgery

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Last updated: 1 Jun 2020

Specialises in

  • Hand surgery
  • Lower limb surgery
  • Paediatric
  • Reconstructive surgery

About me

I am a Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgeon. I studied at medical school in Newcastle upon Tyne, before pursuing basic surgical training in Yorkshire. I was then appointed to the prestigious Leeds/Manchester Plastic Surgery Registrar Training scheme where I spent 6 years developing my clinical skills and undertaking an MPhil research degree in peripheral nerve injury at the University of Manchester.
After my higher plastic surgery training was completed, I returned to Leeds to develop my interest in paediatric and microsurgical upper limb surgery, which culminated in being part of the surgical team which performed the first hand transplant in the UK in December 2012. I entered the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery in February 2013
I then travelled to Adelaide, Australia, where I spent 12 months as senior registrar at the Flinders Medical Centre. I was able to develop all aspects of my plastic surgery experience, including major trauma reconstruction, hand and nerve surgery, microsurgical reconstruction of the complex wound, skin cancer management, breast reconstruction and body contouring surgery.
Since returning to the UK in February 2014, I have worked as Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgeon at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester. My areas of interest are described above, but I particularly enjoy microsurgical and complex limb reconstruction in both adults and children.
I am Clinical Lead for the Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery in Manchester and I sit on BAPRAS Council and the Specialty Advisory Committee which organises training in Plastic Surgery nationally.

Areas of interest

• Adult hand surgical conditions and their sequelae, including:
o Dupuytren’s disease
o Nerve compression including carpal tunnel syndrome
o Trigger finger
o Ganglions
o Osteo-arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
o Tumours of the hand
o Tendon imbalance, injury and reconstruction
o Spasticity and cerebral palsy
• All paediatric hand surgery conditions including congenital and acquired anomalies, and obstetric brachial plexus injury
• Hand trauma including fractures
• General soft tissue injury
• Peripheral nerve injury
• Microsurgical limb reconstruction
• Skin malignancy of all areas including the face
• Body contouring
• Reconstruction of the complex wound

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