Plastic surgery clinics

Providing planned and emergency surgery 

Sub-specialty clinics

Please ensure that you follow clinical commissioning guidelines when referring to our plastic surgery clinics. Find out more information about clinical commissioning and the individual funding request (IFR) process (PDF 127Kb).

Clinic type/name Description Frequency
Specialist breast service This is a regional specialist service for reconstruction following breast cancer, as well as the management of congenital breast abnormalities and elective activity. Please ensure that you follow clinical commissioning group (CCG) guidelines when referring to plastic surgery clinics. 

Weekly at St Thomas' Hospital

Twice a month at King's College Hospital

Monthly at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Children's plastic surgery This service, based at Evelina London Children's Hospital and at St Thomas' Hospital, acts as a referral centre for local paediatric plastic surgery. It also acts as a regional tertiary referral centre for paediatric and adult ear reconstruction. Please ensure that you follow CCG guidelines when referring to plastic surgery clinics. 

Weekly

Head and neck reconstruction service This is the regional referral service for head and neck oncology and facial palsy management. All head and neck cancer patients are managed through a multidisciplinary team, including plastic surgeons.   Weekly
Hand service

Acts as a referral centre for local hand and wrist surgery, providing both planned care (e.g. problems with function, arthritic conditions and congenital problems) and treatment following injury.  

The medical team works closely with the trust hand therapy team. 
Twice-weekly
Skin cancer The skin cancer unit is the designated regional centre for London but also takes patients from further afield.  All skin cancer patients are managed through a multi-disciplinary team, including plastic surgeons, to ensure that all aspects of these patients' care are maximised. It is an internationally recognised clinical and research unit. It treats patients with a wide variety of common and rare skin cancers including:
  • melanoma
  • non-melanoma skin cancer
  • different forms of cutaneous lymphoma
  • Kaposi's sarcoma
  • angiosarcoma
  • merkel cell carcinoma.
Weekly

Other clinics

Clinic type/name Description Frequency
Trauma clinic An emergency trauma review clinic where patients can be seen after they have attended the emergency department (A&E). Monday to Friday
General plastic surgery clinics General plastic surgery clinics take place at St Thomas' Hospital. Please ensure that you follow CCG guidelines when referring to plastic surgery clinics. 

Four days a week at St Thomas' Hospital

Weekly at King's College Hospital, Bromley Hospitals and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital