Mr David Gateley

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

MA, FRCS, FRCS (Plast)

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I studied medicine at Downing College, Cambridge and King's College Hospital, London, qualifying in 1984. I trained in general surgery, orthopaedics and neurosurgery for five years before starting a career in plastic surgery in 1989. As well as operating at Roehampton, The Lister and Guy's and St Thomas’ Hospitals, I gained a Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship in the USA, receiving certification of higher surgical training in plastic surgery in 1996.

My private interests are in aesthetic surgery, skin and hand surgery. The aesthetic surgery sector is changing rapidly with the National Care Standards being introduced in 2002 which regulate this specialty. While there are many people offering plastic surgery, not all are fully accredited plastic surgeons. With a full training in plastic surgery both in the UK and USA, I feel I am best placed to advise patients on the risks, as well as the benefits of aesthetic surgery.

I retired from the NHS in May 2016 after 32 years of service. I continue to teach and have developed links in Nepal where I visit to provide both teaching and surgery.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr David Gateley at Spire include:

Cosmetic surgery

Orthopaedics - hand and wrist

Other treatments

Plastic surgery

  • Aesthetic surgery
  • Anti-wrinkle injections
  • Body contouring
  • Dermal fillers
  • Fat injections
  • Hand surgery (both elective and traumatic)
  • Non-surgical aesthetics
  • Skin lesions (both benign and malignant)
  • Soft tissue reconstruction
  • Wrist surgery

Hand and wrist

  • Hand surgery
  • Steroid injection
  • Wrist surgery

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Additional information

Special clinical interests: Aesthetic surgery including face-lifting, eyelids, nose reshaping, facial peels, breast surgery, liposuction, liposculpture, mole and scar removal. All aspects of hand surgery.

St George's NHS Trust 2016 (Retired).