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Plastic surgery

Plastic surgery has two main parts: reconstructive plastic surgery, which relates to the restoration of appearance and function to the body following illness or accident, and aesthetic and cosmetic plastic surgery which is done to change the appearance from choice.

We provide reconstructive plastic surgery in a wide variety of subspecialties covering all aspects of wound healing and reconstruction following birth defects, disease and injuries. Cosmetic surgery is generally not provided in the NHS.

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Team

City Hospital

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon
Mrs Effie Katerinaki

Associate Specialist
Mr Juneid Salahuddin

Sandwell Hospital

Adult, hand, wrist and upper limb plastic surgery
Mr Anindya Lahiri

Breast Plastic Surgery
Mr Atul Khanna
Mr Anindya Lahiri

Carpal tunnel one-stop hand service

Mr Anindya Lahiri

General Plastic Surgery
Mr Atul Khanna
Mr Anindya Lahiri

Hand Plastic Surgery
Mr Atul Khanna
Mr Anindya Lahiri

Oculoplastic/orbital service
Mr Atul Khanna
Mr Anindya Lahiri

Reconstructive Surgery
Mr Fazel Fatah
Mr Atul Khanna
Mr Anindya Lahiri
Mr Junied Salahuddin
Mrs Effie Katerinaki

Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis of hands
Mr Atul Khanna
Mr Anindya Lahiri

Skin Lesion service
Mr Atul Khanna
Mr Anindya Lahiri

Services

The Plastic Surgery department at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is split between City Hospital and Sandwell General Hospital.

City Hospital
City Hospital provides an elective (planned) plastic surgery service including specialist breast reconstruction, facial re-animation and skin oncology services. There is no plastic surgery emergency service provision at the City site.
General plastic surgery We provide expertise in all aspects of wound healing and reconstruction and regularly provide support to our general surgical, orthopaedic, vascular and gynaecology oncology colleagues.

Breast reconstruction surgery
We work with general and breast surgeons to provide both immediate and delayed breast reconstructions using a full range of reconstructive options.

Facial palsy surgery
Certain illnesses or inherited conditions can result in weakness of the facial muscles, which can be corrected by surgery.

Skin cancer surgery

A team of plastic surgeons, dermatologists, pathologists, radiologists and specialist nurses provide skin oncology services for the removal of skin cancers and reconstruction if necessary.

Lipomodelling

Fat grafting is an expanding service at City Hospital. This involves taking fat from one part of your body and using it to reconstruct another part. In addition to its use in breast reconstructive surgery, it is also used for correction of facial asymmetries, acquired body contour defects and tissue damage from radiotherapy.
Sandwell General Hospital
Sandwell Hospital offers a general plastic surgery service and specialist hand surgery and skin oncology services. It also provides an emergency service for hand injuries including fractures, soft tissue injuries and minor burns.

General plastic surgery
We provide expertise in all aspects of wound healing and reconstruction and regularly provide support to our general surgical, orthopaedic and vascular colleagues. This is supported by daily wound review clinic run by specialist plastic surgery nurses at Sandwell Hospital.

Hand surgery
The hand surgery unit at Sandwell Hospital provides services for all aspects of hand surgery. We also hold several specialist hand clinics together with consultants from other specialties, including rheumatology, neurophysiology and orthopaedics. Common conditions treated include carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes, arthritis of hand and wrist, Dupuytren’s contracture, ganglions and trigger fingers. More complex procedures include reconstruction of bone, joints, nerves, tendons or skin covering for severe injuries/tumours. We are supported by a dedicated team of hand therapists who attend our clinics.

Skin cancer surgery
A team made up of plastic surgeons, dermatologists, pathologists, radiologists and specialist nurses provides skin oncology services for removal of skin cancers and reconstruction if necessary.

Paediatric plastic surgery
The team at Sandwell Hospital provides plastic surgery for children, such as correction of prominent (sticking-out) ears, removal of skin lesions, removal of extra fingers and toes and skin tags.

Body contouring surgery
We provide corrective surgery for patients with developmental asymmetry and massive weight loss. Examples are tummy tucks and breast reduction surgery, dependent on strict NHS guidelines.

Trauma surgery
Sandwell Hospital is a regional trauma unit. The plastic surgeons at Sandwell Hospital provide a trauma service covering most hand injuries (such as repairing cut tendons, muscles and nerves and reconstruction of defects), hand infections and other soft tissue injuries (including facial injuries, minor burns and injuries to legs). We work together with orthopaedic surgeons in complex injuries of the lower limb that need soft tissue reconstruction.

Patient Stories

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Patient Information

Hospital patient information leaflets

Contacts

Plastic Surgery Outpatient Department (City Hospital) – 0121 507 4613

Plastic dressing clinic (City Hospital) – 0121 507 6263

Consultants
Mr Fazel Fatah – 0121 507 5111
Mr Atul Khanna – 0121 507 3455
Mr Anindya Lahiri – 0121 507 3939
Mrs Effie Katerinaki – 0121 507  5961

Associate Specialist
Mr Juneid Salahuddin – 0121 507 5111

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