Mr Patrick Addison
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
BSc (Hons), MBChB, MD, FRCS (Plast)
Currently I am 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 my NHS practice, I have 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, I have an interest in a broad range of aesthetic surgery including breast augmentation and reduction, uplifts, rhinoplasty, body contouring surgery, abdominoplasty and facial cosmetic surgery.
I graduated from Edinburgh University with medical and science degrees and a distinction in Surgery. I 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, I completed specialist training in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery both in Edinburgh and Newcastle.
I 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.
I have published many original articles in medical journals, presented at national and international conferences and has written two book chapters for surgical texts.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Patrick Addison at Spire include:
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.
Ischaemic preconditioning of muscle flaps
Improving tissue viability and ischaemic tolerance
Facial paralysis surgery
Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh
Consultant Plastic Surgeon, St John's Hospital, Livingston
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Edinburgh University
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