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Mr. Holmes is a fully qualified Plastic Surgeon with a full time NHS practise offering all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery with sub-specialist interests in Breast Reconstruction, skin cancer treatment and scar revision
He performs surgery for all types of skin cancer including squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), basal cell carcinoma (BCC, Rodent ulcers) and early melanoma. He provides all types of skin reconstruction including skin grafts, local flaps and free tissue transfer. He is a member of the local skin oncology MDT and has close links with the specialist MDT in Leeds to compliment his busy skin cancer practise treating and preventing all types of skin cancer in Pinderfields Hospital.
Mr Holmes is part of the Midyorkshire Breast Reconstruction Service and is a member of the local specialist Breast Multidisciplinary Team (MDT). He has a wealth of experience in breast reconstruction having successfully completed two prestigious fellowships in microvascular breast reconstruction. His training has led to a preference to perform free tissue transfer such as the DIEP, TUG and other free flaps to reconstruct breasts utilising patient's own tissue. He also performs latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction and is experienced with all types of implant-based reconstruction. In his NHS practise he has develop his unit's free flap DIEP service into one that commands some of the shortest length of stays in the country with outcomes comparable with the best units in the country. He complements this breast reconstructive practise with other techniques such as fat grafting, symmetry techniques and innovative recovery programs to shorten length of stay and improve recovery.
Mr Holmes trained in Yorkshire after a junior fellowship at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. Following his plastic surgery training, he completed competitively awarded fellowships in skin oncology and breast microsurgical reconstruction at prestigious units in the UK. This was followed by a nationally awarded aesthetic fellowship. Mr Holmes qualified in Medicine from Glasgow University and completed his basic surgical training in Glasgow and Liverpool.
He is a full member of the Association of Breast surgeons ABS. He is also a member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), and adheres to their code of practise.
Areas of interest
Breast reconstruction; DIEP free flap: TUG flap; SGAP flap; latissimus dorsi flap; implant reconstruction; breast asymmetry, breast reduction; nipple reconstruction; breast augmentation; breast uplift; abdominoplasty; ear correction,. scar revision; scar management; skin cancer surgery; local flap reconstruction; skin grafting; basal cell carcinoma; squamous cell carcinoma; skin cancer treatment; mole removal; cyst removal; carpal tunnel decompression; trigger finger release; fat grafting; excessive sweating surgery; adults; children all ages; ear correction; scar revision
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Plastic Surgeon - Pinderfields hospital, Midyorkshire NHS Trust, Wakefield.
Mr Holmes has over 30 publications and won 9 awards for his contribution to research in the field of Plastic Surgery. He has presented both nationally and internationally over 30 times. His main interest in the role of free tissue transfer in breasts reconstruction and the salvage of previous failed breast reconstructions.
His full publications cane been found on his Linkedin Profile or searching researchgate.net:
Keen runner and attempting the Great North Run in September for Breast Cancer Now.
Lives at home with his wife and baby girl. Trying miserably to get his daughter to like disco music and learn the violin.
BAAPS Travel Fellowship Award Dec
• BAAPS Hackett Memorial Prize Oct
• Watt Memorial Travel Bursary April
2014 and July 2017
• BSSH Best Poster Prize May 2012
• BSSH Education Travel Bursary March
• BBA Travel Bursary June 2011
• BSSH Runner Up Poster Prize
• EBA Outstanding Abstract Sept 2009
• BAPRAS Travelling Bursary Sept 2009
Published regularly in the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and the internationally recognised Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal. Due to Mr Holmes' experience and previous research he has been an invited reviewer for medical journals including
• Italian Journal of Paediatrics Editorial Edition
• Archives of Disease in Childhood Journal.
• Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
• British Journal of Dermatology
Courses offered to GPs
These are arranged via the Spire Methley.
The UK National Flap Registry collects data on all outcomes following Free Tissue transfer - DIEP, TUG and SGAP flaps. Mr. Holmes' flap failure rate is 0% with a re-admission rate within 30- days of 12%.
- FRCS(plast) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2016
- MRCS Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 2009
- MBChB University of Glasgow 2006
- BSC Med Sci University of Glasgow 2004
- Junior Fellowship in Plastic Surgery Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town 2010
- Breast Reconstruction Fellowship Mid Essex NHS Trust 2017
- Microvascular Breast Reconstruction Fellowship North Bristol NHS Trust 2017
- Traning Interface Fellowship in Skin Oncology Norfolk and Norwich Teaching Hospital 2017
Reference number 6148071
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Educational and Clinical Supervisor Midyorkshire Trust 2019
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC CCT Specialist Register in Plastic Surgery, 2017
Affiliations / memberships
Association of Breast surgeons
British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons.
Melanoma Focus charity Member
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