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Following completion of my Microvascular reconstruction fellowship at the number one cancer institute in the USA (MD Anderson, Houston, Tx). I have continued to treat patients within a multidisciplinary setting.
My current practice involves microvascular breast reconstruction, abdominal wall reconstruction, lower limb reconstruction as well as the treatment of patients with skin cancer.
I also treat patients with complex soft tissue wounds following trauma and/or infective processes.
Areas of interest
Microvascular Breast Reconstruction (Breast Cancer); Lower Limb reconstruction (Tumour/Trauma related); Abdominal Wall Reconstruction; Skin Cancer treatment; Soft tissue trauma; hand trauma
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
The Royal Free Hospital
St.Albans City Hospital
The use of Microvascular Free Flaps for the delivery of Targeted Therapeutic Gene Therapy
2008:James Barrett Brown Award (Best Plastic Surgery Paper)
2007:Plastic Surgery Research Council – Clifford C Snyder award
2006: AO Research Foundation Grant – Switzerland
American College of Surgeons – Research Fellow award
2005:Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Research Grant
1998: Distinction in Clinical Pharmacology, MB BS
1997:Geoffrey Duveen Prize in ENT The Flemming Elective Fellowship
Certificate of Merit in Pathology, MB BS finals
-Atraumatic skin sparing mastectomy flap retraction for internal mammary vessel dissection in autologous breast reconstruction
Konczalik W, Nikkah D, Sadr AH, Esmaeili A, Floyd D, Ghali S Microsurgery. 2016 Feb 22
-Evolution of Bilateral Free Flap Breast Reconstruction over 10 Years: Optimizing Outcomes and Comparison to Unilateral Reconstruction. Chang EI, Chang EI, Soto-Miranda MA, Zhang H, Nosrati N, Ghali S, Chang DW.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jun;135(6):946e-53e
-Microsurgical reconstruction of combined tracheal and total esophageal defects. Ghali S, Chang EI, Rice DC, Walsh GL, Yu P.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 May 7. p: S0022-5223
-Reanimation of the brow and eye in facial paralysis: Review of the literature and personal algorithmic approach. Leckenby JI, Ghali S, Butler DP, Grobbelaar AO.
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2015 May;68(5):603-614
-Saving grace: distally pedicled gracilis muscular flap in lower limb salvage. Amin K, Dempsey M, Ghali S, Grobbelaar A.
BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Aug 1;2014
-The Perils of Spinning Class: An Open Ankle Fracture following a Spinning Class Session Butler DP, Henry FP, Ghali S. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Dec;66(12):1801-2
-Minimally invasive component separation results in fewer wound-healing complications than open component separation for large ventral hernia repairs. Ghali S, Turza KC, Baumann DP, Butler CE J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Jun; 214(6):981-9
-Pectoralis major flap with sternum: achieving vascularized osseous reconstruction of the mandible without a free flap Selber. JC, Ghali S Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Feb;129(2):389e-391e
-The Surgical Management of Facial Palsy
Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery 2011 Apr;64(4):423-31(Review)
S.Ghali, A Macquillian, AO Grobbelaar
-Preservation of venous outflow improves transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap survival following vascular delay
Acta Chir Plast. 2009;51(1):11-4
Tsoutsos D, Gravvanis A, Kakagia D, Ghali S, Papalois A
- BSc UCL 1995
- MB BS UCL 1998
- MRCS Royal College of Surgeons (England) 2001
- MD University of London 2009
- FRCS (Plast) Royal College of Surgeons (England) 2010
- Microvascular Reconstructive Surgical Fellowship MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas, USA 2011
Reference number 4528544
Details of entry to specialist register
- Plastic Surgery, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
The hospital ward where the patient was discharged from