Mr Ian Grant

Mr Ian Grant

Consultant Plastic Surgeon
MA BM BCH DM FRCS FRCS (Plast) Europ. Dip. Hand Surgery

Practising at

Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ian Grant at Spire include:

Cosmetic surgery

Other treatments

I am a trained hand-surgeon, treating degenerative, traumatic and congenital upper limb problems, including injection treatment for Dupuytren's, thumb base osteoarthritis, nerve injury, and children's hands.

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Professional profile

I have been a consultant plastic surgeon at Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge since 2005. I have been in private practice since 2006, my work includes aesthetic / cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery. I am part of the skin cancer multi-disciplinary team, and the lower limb reconstructive surgery team. I have particular expertise in upper limb problems, including trauma, sports injuries, peripheral nerve injury or compression, osteoarthritis, Dupuytren's disease, and children's hands.

I undertook training in hand, micro, peripheral nerve, and aesthetic / cosmetic surgery. I am interested in adult and children's hands, and regularly perform small joint replacement, peripheral nerve surgery, and congenital hand surgery. I am the director of the Cambridge lower limb flap course, and carry out lower limb reconstruction. I carried out two years of laboratory research and have an interest in scarring and the use of skin substitutes such as Integra. For breast augmentation I use Natrelle style 410 implants, and Tebbitts' dual-plane technique, for breast reduction I use a supero-medial pedicle technique to achieve consistent good quality results. For breast lift surgery I use either a vertical or inverted T shaped scar, for face-lift surgery I tend to use a short scar technique.

I regularly perform surgery for thumb base osteoarthritis, cubital tunnel syndrome, and Dupuytren's disease, submitting data from these to the BSSH national hand surgery audit and achieving outcomes better than or equivalent to the national average. My regular practice includes the common aesthetic and cosmetic operations such as breast augmentation, breast reduction, abdominoplasty, and prominent ear correction. I am interested in achieving good results whilst minimizing post-operative down-time, and pain. I most commonly use an implant matched to the patients body shape and aspirations, that is anatomical in shape, and in the partial sub-muscular pocket.

I am currently the programme director for the foundation year 1 doctors at Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge.

I addition to my clinical work I am a reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery (European Edition). I teach anatomy to undergraduate students, and am part of a team looking at potential treatments to improve wound healing.

I am a regular faculty member at the British Society for Surgery of the Hand advanced course in hand surgery in Manchester, speaking on congenital hand surgery. In 2015 I attended an invited expert symposium on peripheral nerve surgery in Chicago, and am experienced in the use of commercial nerve grafts, and nerve wraps. I have regularly been an invited speaker at academic meetings, most recently I spoke on peripheral nerve entrapment at the 2015 combined Irish and British Hand Surgery Society meeting.

I carry out medico-legal reporting, predominantly for upper and lower-limb injuries, scarring, and burns. In 2015 I was a clinical advisor the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.

Private contact details

Telephone 01223 266990
Private secretary telephone 01223 550881
Private secretary fax 01223 847436
Private secretary email
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Current NHS posts

Addenbrooke's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge

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Personal Profile

I have a large and young family, I enjoy being outside with them, walking our dog, gardening, and painting or drawing. When possible, I row for a local club and compete in local and occasional national events with seven similarly experienced and proportioned men.

I am currently training for the Cambridge half marathon, and hope to improve on my time from previous years.

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Financial Interests

Mr Grant is a partner in a private limited company: iangrantmedical. Mr Grant Owns 100% of the Jamer Dynamometer he uses at the hospital.

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