At Spire Norwich Hospital one of our Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons has a colourful former career as a professional footballer.
Hailing from Sardinia, Mr Andrea Figus has played for Cagliari in Italy's equivalent of the Premiership, was selected for the Italian under 19 national team and also played in Italy's version of leagues one and two. At the age of 29 Andrea completed his professional footballing career having enjoyed playing with, or against, internal superstars including Alessandro Del Piero, Gianluca Festa and Christian Vieri. The big difference is that while his team mates were enjoying the trappings of wealth and fame in their spare time, Andrea was studiously working toward his plans for career number two - as a Plastic Surgeon.
Andrea arrived in Norfolk in September 2008 and commenced work in the local NHS. Following numerous requests form patients for private cosmetic surgery he decided to also establish his private practice at Spire Norwich Hospital.
Andrea says, "Many people ask if there are similarities between my two careers, surprisingly there are many. The most important perhaps is a strong team ethic. As a surgeon people might think we work as individuals however the opposite is true. During surgery there is a team of professionals all with the same outcome in mind, doing the best possible job and achieving the best outcome for the patient".
Norwich based Plastic Surgery Associates managed to sign Andrea on a 'free transfer' and Andrea's very happy to be part of this team. "Being part of a strong team of professional, experienced surgeons is very important to me. There's over 100 years experienced between my colleagues and I which gives us real confidence and our patients a superb service", concludes Andrea.
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