Mr  Nakul G Patel

Mr Nakul G Patel

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon
BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRCS(Plast)

Practising at

Spire Leicester Hospital

Spire Nottingham Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Nakul G Patel at Spire include:

Cosmetic surgery

Plastic surgery

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Professional profile

I am a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Leicester Royal Infirmary Hospital and treat both adults and children. I am an integral part of the plastic surgery, breast reconstruction and skin cancer teams. In addition to my reconstructive and microsurgery expertise, I have developed a special interest in cosmetic surgery of the breast, abdomen, body and face.

My desire for Plastic Surgery started whilst at medical school at St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry. I have had world-class training in plastic surgery from London, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Norwich, Swansea, Stevenage, Nottingham and North America. During this time, I have completed six prestigious fellowships including Cosmetic Surgery, Laser, Skin Cancer, Breast Reconstruction and Microsurgery. I have had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the most distinguished surgeons in their respective fields.

I am passionate about innovation in the medical field and being at the forefront of new techniques, materials and technologies that improve patient care. My enthusiasm has led me to be the Co-Lead for Innovation for the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS). I am also one of a few nationally selected NHS Clinical Entrepreneurs with NHS England. I have gained numerous prizes for research papers and innovations and have been appointed as a Lecturer at the University of Manitoba. At present, I am in the process of inventing new surgical instruments that will help improve outcomes.

I am the author of two medical textbooks, one of which has been translated into Cantonese with Radcliffe and Blackwell Publishing Ltd. I am currently writing a textbook, ‘Core Surgical Procedures at a Glance: Plastic Surgery’, to help train junior plastic surgeons. In addition, I have written three book chapters, six educational surgical videos and contributed to three surgical apps. I have also written over thirty peer reviewed papers and presented at over twenty national and international conferences.

The keystone of my practice is patient safety. I strive to ensure that best practice is followed in every procedure that I undertake. I have designed proformas and employed appropriate techniques to ensure better patient care. I combine cosmetic and reconstructive surgical techniques to get the best possible results for my patients.

Clinical Interests

Cosmetic surgery
Non-surgical procedures
Plastic surgery
Cosmetic breast surgery
Dermatological lasers
Dermatological surgery
Facial surgery
Hand surgery
Non-surgical cosmetic treatment
Reconstructive surgery
Skin cancer
Soft tissue injuries

Special Clinical Interests: General adult and paediatric plastic surgery, skin cancer and reconstruction, microsurgery, hand surgery and laser treatment.

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Qualification and professional memberships

BSc(Hons) / University of London / 2004
BSc in Experimental Pathology (First Class Honours)
Research at the Centre for Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research, London. I undertook research to investigate new treatments for skin cancers (for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers - Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma).

MBBS / University of London / 2005
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS(Plast) (Plastic Surgery) / London / 2013
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons

BTEC in Laser, Light and Associated Therapies / Mapperley Park Training Centre, Nottingham / 2015
BTEC in Laser, Light and Associated Therapies

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of England
Member of British Medical Association (BMA)
General Medical Council (GMC)

Professional leadership

I am a Lecturer in the Department of Surgery, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada and Innovation Group Co-lead for the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and an NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur.

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon at Leicester Royal Infirmary, Glenfield Hospital and Lincoln County Hospital
Lecturer in the Department of Surgery, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada

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Research and Publication


Advances in Multiple-Pedicle DIEP Flaps for Breast Reconstruction: Modifications of Stacked DIEP Flaps
April 2016

Modern Use of Smartphones in Peri-operative Management in Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction
April 2016

Use of Platelet Preparations in Facial Rejuvenation and Wound Healing Remains Unproven.
February 2016

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Private contact details

Telephone For appointments at Spire Leicester Hospital please call 0116 265 3685 or for Spire Nottingham call 0115 937 7801
Private secretary telephone 07868 776 322
Private secretary email