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Mr Damir Kosutic

Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon
MD, PhD, FRCS (Plast), Fellow of EBOPRAS

Practising at

Spire Manchester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Damir Kosutic at Spire include:

Plastic surgery

Other treatments

Breast reconstruction (DIEP Flap, DIEP flap with lymph nodes, PAP flap, thigh flaps)
Facial paralysis surgery and facial reconstruction
Female to male transgender surgery including penile reconstruction
Liposuction and lipofilling
Lymphoedema microsurgery, supermicrosurgery and liposuction-free microvascular lymph node transfer/transplant
Targeted lymphoedema liposuction
Lymphatico-venous bypass
Migraine headache treatment (Botox and nerve release)
Perineal reconstruction
Sarcoma reconstruction for upper and lower limb
Chest wall, abdomen and head and neck
Skin cancer treatment-melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer removal and reconstruction

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Professional profile

I am an internationally acclaimed expert in Natural Tissue Breast Reconstruction (DIEP flap, PAP flap, thigh flaps), Lymphoedema Microsurgery and Melanoma and Non-melanoma Skin Cancer Reconstruction. I am also specialised in migraine headache treatment and penile reconstruction (transgender surgery). I am a full time Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at prestigious Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester-one of the biggest cancer centres in Europe, where I am responsible for development of complex microsurgical reconstruction. I am the only plastic surgeon in UK trained in lymphoedema microsurgery by prof. Cheng, a pioneer in this field from Taiwan.

I have completed prestigious fellowships in breast reconstruction and perforator flaps with pioneers in this field prof. Jaume Masia in Barcelona as well as inventor of DIEP flap - dr Robert Allen in New York. I possess a PhD and Masters Degree in Biomedical Sciences and have worked as Assistant Professor at University of Maribor, Slovenia. I was trained by some of the leading perforator flap surgeons around the world including prof. Ming-Huei Cheng (Taiwan), prof. Jaume Masia (Barcelona). My subspecialty interest is complex microvascular reconstruction for different body areas-particularly  breast reconstruction, lymphoedema microsurgery as well as limb and face reconstruction.

I have published some of the key papers on one of today’s most important advances in the field of microsurgical breast reconstruction – the use of CT angiogram and MRI for planning of perforator flaps to significantly improve surgical outcomes for all women undergoing breast reconstruction. I published 43 scientific papers in best international plastic surgery journals, including some of the key papers on pre-operative planning of perforator flaps, which have been cited more than 160x in literature.

I have also completed famous microsurgical fellowship at Imperial College NHS-Charing Cross Hospital in London. I am one of the few plastic surgeons in UK experienced in penile reconstructions for transgender patients.

I am one of the only 20 UK-practicing plastic surgery Consultants who is a full member of prestigious EURAPS (European Association of Plastic Surgeons). In 2011, I was awarded prestigious EURAPS Scholarship.

I am also a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England and European Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. I was awarded prestigious EURAPS Scholarship for best European Plastic Surgeon as well as HCA Scholarship.

Apart from lymphoedema, breast reconstruction and skin cancer surgery, I also offer expertise in facial palsy and facial reconstruction, migraine headache treatment (permanent results), liposuction and lipofilling, abdominoplasty-tummy tuck, upper and lower limb, chest wall and abdominal wall reconstruction following sarcoma.

Clinical Interests


Abdominoplasty-tummy tuck, Breast Reconstruction (DIEP Flap, DIEP flap with lymph nodes, PAP flap, thigh flaps), Lymphoedema microsurgery, supermicrosurgery and liposuction-free microvascular lymph node transfer/transplant, targeted lymphoedema liposuction, lymphatico-venous bypass, Facial paralysis surgery and facial reconstruction, Female to male transgender surgery including penile reconstruction, Liposuction and Lipofilling, Migraine headache treatment (Botox and nerve release), Sarcoma reconstruction for upper and lower limb, chest wall, abdomen and head and neck, Skin cancer treatment-Melanoma and Non-melanoma skin cancer removal and reconstruction.

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Media Coverage

I want to extend my heartfelt thanks, The Christie NHS blog
12/04/2016

Only The Christie could offer me the surgery I most wanted for my breast cancer, The Christie NHS blog
26/07/2016

Rochdale woman, 102, has life-saving cancer surgery, BBC
06/12/2016

Great-grandmother, 102, undergoes life saving surgery to remove cancerous growth from head, Manchester Evening News
05/12/2016

Rochdale woman, 102, has life-saving cancer surgery, The UK Bulletin
06/12/2016

Mid-op radiology helps Christie surgeons save man’s life, The Christie NHS blog
08/08/2017

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Qualification and professional memberships

MD (MBBS) / Croatia(EU) / 2000
University of Zagreb School of Medicine-graduated within top 10% of class

MS degree / Croatia(EU) / 2005
Masters degree in Biomedical sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia

PhD degree / Slovenia (EU) / 2009
PhD in Biomedical Sciences, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Fellow of EBOPRAS / Belgium and Germany / 2009
European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery certified

GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery / UK / 2010
Consultant/Specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

FRCS (Plast) / UK / 2014
Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England


Professional memberships

EURAPS active member – European Association of Plastic Surgeons
WSRM member- World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
Royal College of Surgeons of England - Fellowship
European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery-Fellow
British Medical Association - BMA
General Medical Council - GMC
Medical Defence Union - MDU
General Medical Chamber of Slovenia
General Medical Chamber of Croatia


Professional leadership

EURAPS active Member-one of only 20 UK plastic surgery consultants
WSRM - active member
EURAPS best young European plastic surgeons award 2012
Editorial board-“Frontiers in Surgery” and “clinics in surgery: plastic surgery”
Reviewer: JPRAS-Journal of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery Head and neck journal
Former Assistant professor, university of Maribor school of medicine, Slovenia(EU)

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Current NHS posts

Consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Christie NHS Foundation Trust/cancer centre, Manchester

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Private contact details

Website www.lymphedema.org.uk
Private secretary Ann Marie Deignon
Private secretary telephone 0161 447 6759
Private secretary fax 0161 447 6774