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)
To families of all our patients, we wanted to give a reminder that sadly, at both Bedford and the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, we are still unable to allow any visitors on site, unless there are exceptional circumstances, for example in maternity or children’s departments, or for those patients who are receiving palliative treatment at the end of their lives, on a case-by-case basis.
At Bedford we will call one designated member of family every day between 1.30pm and 4.30pm with a daily phone update. Those who miss a call back during this time and are concerned can contact the helpline on 01234 730500.
For the Luton & Dunstable, we are offering a dedicated Next of Kin helpline for family members who want to check up on their loved ones – please nominate one family member to call 01582 718884 between 8am and 6pm.