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Last updated: 28 Jun 2020
- Hand surgery
- Reconstructive surgery
I am a senior Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon, and Lead Specialist Skin Cancer Surgeon, with NHS and private practices providing a wide range of surgery for women, men and children in Buckinghamshire and the surrounding counties. I have been on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council for Plastic Surgery for 21 years.
My professional commitment to quality of care through a meticulous approach and careful surgery is matched by my personal commitment to giving people the information and time they need to make the choice that’s right for them and supporting them throughout, from their first consultation to their care after surgery.
Areas of interest
Skin surgery: mole assessment/removal, benign skin lesion, lipoma removal, scar management/revision. Skin cancer: assessment, dermoscopy, surgical treatment, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Malignant Melanoma, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, rare skin tumours, lymphadenectomy. Hand surgery: carpal tunnel/nerve decompression, trigger finger release, Dupuytren's. Children's surgery: prominent ear correction, tongue-tie release, missing/extra bits - ear, finger, toe, mole/skin lesion treatment. Nose surgery: rhinoplasty, septorhinoplasty, reshaping. Breast surgery: augmentation, reduction, lift, asymmetry, gynaecomastia. Body reshaping surgery: tummy tuck/abdominoplasty, umbilicoplasty, post-major weight loss, batwing arm reduction/brachioplasty, thigh reduction. Ear surgery: prominent ear correction, split earlobe repair/correction. Eye lid surgery: cancer, blepharoplasty. Genital surgery: circumcision, labial repair.
- BMI National Enquiry Centre (appointments)
- 0808 101 0337
- Private practice office
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Krishna Bakhshi Fee Assured
- Dr Alex Bogdanov Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (Aylesbury, Stoke Mandeville, High Wycombe, Amersham, Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell).
Lead Clinician Skin Cancer, Thames Valley Cancer Network (East) (TVCN) Specialist Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT); Plastic Surgery Lead Skin Cancer, Local Skin Cancer MDTs, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust & Milton Keynes Hospital + for the Specialist Skin Cancer MDT for TVCA (East).
I have been involved in research throughout my career, to learn and develop my own knowledge and contribute to improvements in technique, treatments and outcomes. I also regularly review outcomes at team meetings and actively audit my results and compare them against national and international standards to ensure they compare very favourably. Research and audit topics include breast surgery, skin cancer, prominent ear correction, hypospadias, cleft surgery, 3D facial imaging, burns, hand and lower limb surgery.
I worked for many years with Child Care International, a UK charity providing free plastic surgery for babies and children in Pakistan born with cleft lip and palate.
Nominated by patients for the Daily Mail’s Medical Heroes Award
Contributor to newspaper, magazine and radio programmes, promoting best practice in plastic surgery
Featured in two BBC documentaries, ‘Changing Smiles’, which filmed the work of charity missions to rural Pakistan where I operated on children with cleft lip and palate
The campaign Think Over Before You Make Over, which I developed for BAPRAS to help patients choose safe surgery and qualified surgeons, was covered extensively in the national press and its advice guides continue to be available at http://www.bapras.org.uk/public/think-over-before-you-make-over.
- MSc (Oxon) Oxford University 1992
- FRCS (Plast) The Royal College of Surgeons 1997
- MBBS London Hospital Medical College 1984
- BSc (Hons) London Hospital Medical College 1981
Reference number 2920254
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Representative/Educational lead for Buckinghamshire hospitals Plastic Surgery Specialist Training Committee 2016
- Invited Chair Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) and Record of In-Training Assessment (RITA) Committee for Plastic Surgery Training 2016
- Lead Clinician Skin Cancer Thames Valley Cancer Network (East) Specialist MDT 2019
- South Central Regional Professional Adviser, Plastic Surgery Royal College of Surgeons of England 2016
- Chair of Communications and Public Education Committee and Council member British Association of Plastic, Reconstruction and Aesthetic Surgeons 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Medical Council Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery, 1997
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery
Full member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
Member of the British Medical Association
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.
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