Mr Amer Durrani
Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
BSc (Hons), MB BS, FRCS (England), MSc (Distinction), FRCS (Plast)
I specialise in the surgical management of all types of skin cancer including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma. I undertake sentinel lymph node biopsy for malignant melanoma and lymphadenectomy surgery (removal of lymph glands containing metastatic cancer cells). I offer a ‘see and treat’ service in all of my clinics for removal of benign skin lesions and skin cancers under local anaesthetic.
I also specialise in reconstructive surgery following skin and other types of cancer and have a sub-specialty interest in microsurgical reconstruction.
I have been on the GMC register for plastic surgery since 2006, being awarded the FRCS (Plast) at that time, and have worked as a consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge since 2007. Since 2009, I have been the plastic surgery lead for skin cancer for Cambridgeshire, based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and have a specialist research interest in both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, recruiting to regional, national and international skin cancer trials.
I graduated as a doctor from the University of London (MB BS) in 1994. My specialist training in plastic and reconstructive surgery started in 1998, working in London, Wales and Scotland. I obtained an MSc (Distinction) in Surgical Science from University College London in 2000 and I completed my plastic surgery training with subspecialty microsurgical fellowships at the Royal Marsden Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital in London.
I set up the regional sentinel lymph node biopsy service for malignant melanoma in 2009 at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and since then have helped to establish the metastatic melanoma multidisciplinary weekly meeting and more recently introduced the technique of electrochemotherapy for management of advanced skin cancer metastases.
My reconstructive surgical practice also encompasses complex reconstruction following cancer resection and major trauma. I regularly undertake combined cases with other surgical specialties at Addenbrooke’s Hospital including cases with the maxillofacial, ENT, skull base, neurosurgery, gynae-oncology, colorectal, urology, breast, orthopaedic and dermatology (Mohs surgery) teams.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Amer Durrani at Spire include:
Management of all types of skin cancer including sentinel lymph node biopsy for malignant melanoma and regional lymphadenectomy.
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