Mr Atul Khanna
Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgeon
MBBS, MBA, FRCS, Dip Eur B(Plast), FRCS (Plast)
My work involves the treatment of all types of hand surgery, burns, facial and soft tissue injuries, elective hand surgery, breast surgery (including breast enlargement surgery), scars and deformities, skin cancer and cosmetic surgery including facial, eyelid rejuvenation surgery, rhinoplasty, body contouring surgery including liposculpture, liposuction, abdominoplasty surgery, thigh and arm lifts and non-surgical treatments.
I qualified in 1983 and trained in general surgery from 1983 to 1989. I commenced training in plastic, reconstructive and hand surgery in 1989. I have been in consultant practice since 1998 and have been a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust since June 1999. My work involves the treatment of all types of hand surgery, burns, facial and soft tissue injuries, elective hand surgery, breast surgery, scars and deformities, skin cancer and cosmetic surgery.
I have developed a bra to help women with functional problems related to breast size (neck ache, back and shoulder ache and skin rashes) to reduce the need for breast reduction surgery: www.optifitbra.com
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Atul Khanna at Spire include:
MBBS / Osmania University / 1983
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBBS is a degree given to Physicians and Surgeons after completing their medical school training and successful completion of examinations.
Council member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic surgeons (2002-2005)
Chairman, BMA, Birmingham division (2002-2003)
College Tutor for surgery Sandwell General Hospital (2002-2005)
Representative (from Sandwell General Hospital) on the Regional Specialists and Consultants committee- West Midlands (2000-2003)
Honorary Secretary of the West Midlands Regional Specialist Advisory Committee in Plastic Surgery (2002- 2012)
Chairman Wound care action group- Sandwell Hospital (2000-2002)
Clinical Director for Plastic Surgery services Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust- 2009-2013
Cosmetic Surgery representative Spire Little Aston hospital Medical Advisory committee (2006-2014)
Assigned educational Supervisor Plastic Surgery SWBH NHS Trust (2016-current)
Plastic Surgery Trauma- A Handbook of acute management-Kindle edition Contributor to the following chapters Chapter 1: General Principles and approach to Plastic Surgery trauma Chapter 5: Bites, Extravasation injury, severe soft tissue infection and systemic disorders
Medical malpractice: Plastic and Aesthetic surgery Encyclopaedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine 2nd Edition Pages 476-483
The Changing face of Streptococcal Myositis,Journal of Accident and Emergency Medicine November 1998, Vol 15 No 6 p 425-426.
Case Report: Reconstruction of an Ischial Pressure Sore with a Sartorius Musculocutaneous Flap,Journal of Wound Care, March 1994, Vol 3, No 2, p76-78
The Thermal Effects of Kirschner wire fixation on small bones, Journal of Surgery of the Hand- British and European Volume, 199 24B: 3: 355-357
BMA’s Annual Report for 1993-4, British Medical Journal - Correspondence 18th June 1994, No 6944, Vol 308 p 1640
Rationing and surgery: setting boundaries,British Journal of Surgery - Correspondence July 1998,Vol 85, p1015
Sturge Weber Syndrome -Hospital Medicine - Correspondence,February 1999, Vol 60, No 2, p 146
Raised intracomparmental pressures and compartment syndromes-Injury, Int. J. Care Injured 30 (1999) 313- Correspondence
Overview of trends in burns and scalds related mortality in the last 20 years at the Birmingham Burns Unit Burns 2001 2001 N0v 27(7) 723-30
Current attitudes to fluid resuscitation in the UK -Burns 2001 March: 27(2) 183-4
A novel method of ring removal from a swollen finger- British Journal of Plastic Surgery-2001 March 54(2): 182
Unilateral Mydriasis during Blepharoplasty British Journal of Plastic Surgery 2001 Oct 54(7): 648
Lignocaine for Surgical Surgical Drain Removal- A Prospective Double Blind Controlled Study Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery- 2003 October 2003 112(5) 1493-4
A Simple method of locking the plunger during syringe liposuction Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Dec 2004 114(7):1973
Use of a balloon catheter as a tissue expander and sizer British Journal of Plastic Surgery Sep 2004 57(6) 594
Prospective analysis of the outcome of subpectoral augmentation Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2005 May;115(6) 1781
Can we rely on a general practitioners referral letter to a skin lesion clinic to prioritise appointments and does it make a difference to the patient’s prognosis Ann R Coll Surg Engl Jan 2006;88(1)40-5
Skeletal muscle Metastasis from malignant melanoma Br J Plast Surg Sep 2005;58(6):855-8
Familial pseudo pseudoxanthoma elasticum. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2006;59(10):1127-9 Marking the position of the inframammary fold during breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 Aug;118(2):584.
Congenital bilateral calcinosis cutis of the hands.. J Hand Surg [Br]. 2006 Oct;31(5):522-3.
Elevation of the umbilicus with skin hooks aids excision in abdominoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 Apr;117(4):1354
A free 'app' for plastic surgery: the smartphone spirit level. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2012 Nov;94(8):607.
Clinical audit of the impact of information leaflets on outcomes in patients with mallet finger injuries J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2007;60(12):1369-70. Epub 2007 Jun 4.
Avoiding unfavorable outcomes in Liposuction. Indian J Plast Surg. 2013 May;46(2):393-400. Review.
Sandwell General Hospital, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust.
Walsall Manor Hospital NHS Trust, Walsall.
I have a busy professional life but continue to combine my career with my family, including two children. I enjoy walking, cycling, travelling and meditation.