Mr Ian Grant

Mr Ian Grant

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

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

"I enjoy working at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, being part of a team that delivers a very high standard of care, achieving excellent results. The staff are consistently kind and committed to the wellbeing of each patient and their loved ones."

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I was appointed as a consultant at Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge in 2005. I treat patients needing reconstructive surgery for major trauma, skin cancer (as part of the MDT) and hand / upper limb injury.

I undertook additional specialist training in hand surgery and microsurgery and treat peripheral nerve problems, osteoarthritis, Dupuytren’s disease, and children’s hands. I was awarded the European Diploma in Hand Surgery.

My private practice includes cosmetic surgery (specifically breast reduction, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and prominent ear correction). I am listed by the Royal College of Surgeons of England as a “Certified Cosmetic Surgeon”.

I am a full member of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), the British Association of Aesthetic Surgeons (BAAPS), and the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH).

I graduated from Oxford University in 1991. I then carried out two years of laboratory research on wound healing and scarring for which I was awarded a “Doctorate” from Oxford University. I trained as a plastic surgeon at hospitals in Salisbury, East Grinstead, London (Mount Vernon), Cambridge, Leeds, and Melbourne Australia. I undertook advanced training fellowships that included hand, micro’, peripheral nerve, and aesthetic surgery.

I teach plastic surgery trainees, hand surgery fellows and medical students. I have previously been the director of the department of plastic surgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and have been the Addenbrooke’s ‘training programme director’ responsible for the FY1 doctors. I have an honorary academic position with the University of Cambridge. I was the founder and director of a two-day annual course in lower limb reconstruction and another in hand surgery. I publish scientific articles, lecture, write book chapters (I am co-author of a book on plastic surgery) and am on the editorial committee of the European Journal of Hand Surgery.

In addition to offering patients a general anaesthetic or a ‘regional block’ I can carry out most hand surgery procedures using local anaesthetic with patients ‘awake’ (which allows a quicker recovery and shorter hospital stay).

I start most consultations with the question “tell me what has brought you here and tell me what’s important to you?”. I am interested in the common themes and patients individual priorities. I aim to bring the same level of personal attention and expertise to the care of all the patients that I am fortunate enough to treat.


Treatment information

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

Cosmetic surgery

Plastic 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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Additional information

In the last three years (2012-2015), I have published original research in: The Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, the Journal of Hand Surgery (European), the Journal of Hand Surgery (American), the American Journal of Molecular Genetics and "Skeletal Radiology".

Addenbrooke's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge.

I am aware how fortunate I am to live in the beautiful city of Cambridge and enjoy opportunities to share time in this city and the surrounding countryside with my family.

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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