Mr Thomas Handley
Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial/Head & Neck Surgeon
MBChB (Hons), FRCS(OMFS), MRCS, BDS (Hons), FDSRCPS
I am an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon working in NHS Lothian. My sub specialty interest and main practice is in head and neck surgery for both benign and malignant conditions, with a particular interest in facial reconstruction with microvascular techniques.
I qualified with honours in dentistry at Newcastle University and again with honours in medicine and surgery at the University of Dundee. Following my basic and higher surgical training in the West of Scotland, I undertook a fellowship in head and neck surgical oncology and reconstruction in the Ninth Peoples Hospital in Shanghai, China – which is one of the busiest oral cancer units in the world.
During my time in NHS Lothian I have developed a sentinel node biopsy service for head and neck cancer, as well as developing the use of 3D technology and planning in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
I provide consultation and treatment for all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery including dentoalveolar surgery, salivary gland surgery, temporomandibular joint surgery, maxillofacial trauma, oral medicine and orofacial pathology including facial skin cancer surgery.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Thomas Handley at Spire include:
Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Head and neck surgery
Head and neck disorders
Salivary gland surgery
Temporomandibular joint surgery
Sees children from birth
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow
British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
European Head & Neck Society
British Association of Head & Neck Oncologists
European Association of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeons
Consultant Surgeon, St Johns Hospital, NHS Lothian
Consultant Head and Neck surgeon, Western General Hospital
I am married to a local GP and have three beautiful children who occupy all my free time.