As a child Mr John Pereira grew up in a surgical family – with a grandfather and father who were both surgeons. Biology and engineering fascinated him and he constantly took things apart to see how they worked! It was no surprise to his parents when he decided to follow a career in medicine and after schooling in Suffolk gained a place at Guys Hospital in London where he completed his basic medical and surgical training. During that time he had come across a new Plastic Surgeon in the hospital and spent his free moments watching and learning the art and craft of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. His passion for the specialty increased with every new operation that he saw, and every patient’s life that was improved.
To be certain that he was not missing another field however, Mr Pereira left Guys for a surgical rotation at St Mary Hospital Paddington and Great Ormond street Hospital. These jobs in General and paediatric surgery, orthopaedics and vascular surgery equipped him with surgical experience and skills that have stayed with him. In 2002 he successfully sat the Specialist Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery exam of the college of surgeons (FRCS(plast)) and was admitted to the specialist register of the General Medical Council as a Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgeon ( No.3557079). He was delighted to be appointed to a consultant post in the NHS at the world renowned Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, specialising in surgery of the skin, head and neck, breast, trunk and perineum.
In 2006 Mr Pereira decided the time had come to be his own boss and treat patients in a more personal and holistic fashion – he left his full time post at the Queen Victoria Hospital and set up his own practice based at the McIndoe Surgical Centre in East Grinstead. More recently he has been selected as a surgeon of choice for TV programs such as Extreme Makeover UK, Embarrassing bodies, and Discovery channel, and helped to launch an internet based information channel for Plastic Surgery called Avia-tv.com
Mr Pereira continues to be passionate about achieving safe and reliable results of surgery in all his patients in an honest, informed and comfortable environment. He likes to separate hype from fact when assessing and offering new treatments to hispatients. He has a busy and successful practice based upon reputation and quality of care. He is regularly the surgeon of choice for doctors and their families as well as nursing staff who have seen hispatients and their results. He is proud that he has achieved that level of confidence in his peers. Mr Pereira's patients range from titled ladies to the lady next door and he treats everyone with the same kindness, respect, care and understanding. The decision to undergo surgery is a big one to take. The decision to discuss it is easy – so why not come along for a consultation and find out if his knowledge and expertise can help you achieve your goals.