Consultant Profile

Mr Patrick Addison

Mr Patrick Addison BSc (hons), MBChB, MD, FRCS (Plast)
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh
  • Plastic Surgery
    • Breast surgery
    • Dermatological surgery
    • Facial surgery
    • Hand Surgery
    • Non surgical cosmetic treatment
    • Reconstructive surgery
    • Skin cancer
    • Soft tissue injuries
Special clinical interests:

Patrick has a specialist interest in reconstructive surgery including the excision and reconstruction of all skin lesions including soft tissue cancers, breast reconstruction, trauma reconstruction, hand surgery, nerve decompression and facial paralysis surgery. He also has a significant paediatric plastic surgery practice.

Research interests:

Ischaemic preconditioning of muscle flaps
Improving tissue viability and ischaemic tolerance                                                               
Facial paralysis surgery

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh
Consultant Plastic Surgeon, St John's Hospital, Livingston
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Edinburgh University

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
General Medical Council Specialist Registration
Full member of British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
Faculty of Expert Witnesses

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2459
Private secretary telephone number:
0131 316 2459
Personal email address:
alt Wed pm and Thur pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Patrick Addison graduated from Edinburgh University with medical and science degrees and a distinction in Surgery. He started Postgraduate Surgical Training in Edinburgh before moving to Canada to undertake a two year research fellowship at the University of Toronto, leading to the award of an MD degree for his thesis. Subsequently, he completed specialist training in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery both in Edinburgh and Newcastle.

He then returned to Canada to complete the renowned clinical fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery and breast surgery at the Toronto University Health Network and later followed this up with a clinical aesthetic fellowship in Los Angeles county and San Diego, California.

Currently he is appointed as a consultant Plastic Surgeon and clinical director in Edinburgh with responsibility for adult and paediatric services at St John's Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. In his NHS practice, he has a specialist interest in cancer and trauma reconstruction (including head, neck and breast), facial reanimation and paediatric plastic surgery and burns. In the private sector, he has an interest in a broad range of aesthetic surgery including breast augmentation and reduction, uplifts, rhinoplasty, body contouring surgery, abdominoplasty and facial cosmetic surgery.

He has published many original articles in medical journals, presented at national and international conferences and has written two book chapters for surgical texts.

Personal profile:

Sporting: running, mountainbiking, swimming and cross-country and downhill skiing.
Musical: guitar and bagpipes
Other: Helicopter pilot, paraglider, qualified military parachutist and downhill ski instructor

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Mr Patrick Addison

Mr Patrick Addison Plastic Surgeon Edinburgh

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