Plastic surgery carries out a wide range of procedures on all parts of the human body. Essentially, we use surgery to try to restore the appearance and/or function of the body after it has been damaged or distorted as a result of birth defects, disease or injury. For example, we can reconstruct parts of the face which are damaged as a result of surgery to remove skin cancer or help to close wounds after road traffic accidents.
We do not routinely perform cosmetic surgery on the NHS (e.g. facelifts, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, breast reduction, gynaecomastia reduction or tummy tucks). If your main concern is likely to involve this type of surgical intervention then you may have to seek help privately.
Referrals are accepted via E-RS.
Excision of skin malignancies, hand surgery, Hypospadias reconstruction, general adult and paediatric plastic surgery.
Mr Kang does not perform surgery on the breast.
Mr Sojitra performs breast surgery and has a particular interest in breast reconstruction after surgery for breast cancer.
Clinics on Wednesday afternoons from 14.30-18.30 for adult and paediatric cases. Specialises in skin cancers, birth defects (especially hypospadias and hands) and general hand surgery.
Clinics on Friday mornings. Specialises in skin cancers and breast reconstruction.
Clinics on Friday mornings once a month. Specialises in cleft lip and cleft palates for adults and children.
Links to tertiary centres:
Royal Free Hospital, London (Mr Kang and Mr Sojitra)
Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge (Mr Ahmad)
Although on the 19 July 2021 regulations around the use of facemasks / coverings and social distancing will change across the country, at Bedfordshire Hospitals all COVID infection prevention control measures currently in place will remain the same.
The Trust has decided it is currently not safe to lift all restrictions at our hospitals.
Everyone attending our sites will still be required to wear a facemask (unless medically exempt), adhere to social distancing and attend your appointments alone especially in our Emergency Departments and Outpatients (exclusions apply to our paediatric patients and those requiring carer support)
Visiting is now permitted on most of our adult inpatient wards in a controlled manner. Appointments need to be pre-booked with ward staff.
Full details about attending our hospitals and visiting is available here.