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Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery manages a comprehensive range of conditions involving congenital deformity, cancer and injury-related deformity and loss of function, as well as diverse problems such as facial paralysis and pressure sore surgery.

It does not manage large burn injuries.

Much of the more complex work is carried out in partnership with other specialties. Several very specialised services are managed by the team, two of which are particularly specialised and are part of nationally designated and commissioned networks.

  • The craniofacial service: one of four national designated centres specialising in the reconstruction of facial and cranial structure as a result of congenital defects.
  • The cleft lip and palate service: this operates in partnership with Salisbury as the Spires Cleft Centre. It is one of the small number of nationally designated cleft lip and palate surgery centres.

Plastic surgeons also reconstruct virtually every region of the body (excluding internal organs), and often work very closely with orthopaedic, breast, vascular, ear, nose and throat (ENT) and maxillofacial surgeons. For information on our service at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, please see Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

Plastic surgery is often believed to be the same as cosmetic surgery. The underlying principles and skills are the same, but the work undertaken in the NHS by plastic and reconstructive surgeons differs from that undertaken in the private sector, where many of the cases are for cosmetic reasons.

Find us and contact us

All Plastic Surgery facilities are in the West Wing of the John Radcliffe Hospital.

  • West Wing
    John Radcliffe Hospital
    Headley Way
    Oxford OX3 9DU

Key contact numbers

Outpatient appointments

  • Plastic Surgery: 01865 231405
  • Specialist Surgery Inpatient Ward (SSIP): 01865 234723 / 234760 / 234746
  • Neurosciences / Specialist Surgery Paediatric Inpatients
    Level 1, Children's Hospital: 01865 231254 / 231255
  • Mr Andrew Pay, Mr Timothy Goodacre and Mr Marc Swan
    Gillian Eachus: 01865 231057
  • Mr Jeremy Birch
    Thea Perry: 01865 231071
  • Mr David Coleman and Mrs Sarah Tucker
    Lynda Slay: 01865 231065
  • Mr Henk Giele and Mr Paul Critchley
    Elaine Howley: 01865 223223
  • Mr Titus Adams and Ms Nikki Petrie
    Jennifer Sampson: 01865 231056
  • Ms Lucy Cogswell
    Marinda Rye: 01865 231058
  • Mr Steven Wall and Mr David Johnson
    Judith Wood: 01865 231085
  • Mr Sinclair Gore
    Leigh-Anne El-Barhdadi: 01865 223556
  • Mr Matthew Potter
    Lissie Mead: 01865 231059
  • Mr Oliver Cassell
    Leigh-Anne El-Barhdadi: 01865 223556
  • Elective Access Officer
    Maudlyn Lewis-Gardner: 01865 231101
  • Waiting List Officer
    Kathy Beesley: 01865 231076
  • Service Support Manager: 01865 223146