Professor Ben Miranda

Consultant Plastic Surgeon & Hand Surgeon

BSc, MBBS (Lond), MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Plast), EBHS (FESSH), Dip.Hand.Surg. (BSSH), PhD, FFEW

"The caring staff and fantastic facilities available at Spire hospitals allow me to provide patients the highest possible standards of Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery and Hand Surgery care in the UK."

Specialises in

  • Breast enlargement and reduction
  • Breast implant removal
  • Breast uplift
  • Liposuction and tummy tuck
  • Hand surgery

I am a Professor of Plastic and Hand Surgery with over 15 years of specialty experience. I am fully trained in Cosmetic Surgery, including breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift / mastopexy, male breast reduction / gynaecomastia surgery, mastectomy (gender surgery), weight loss surgery, body contouring / liposuction, abdominoplasty, thigh lift, arm reduction / brachioplasty, prominent ear correction / pinnaplasty, split earlobe, labiaplasty.

My sub-specialty Hand Surgery practice within the NHS and private sector involves caring for patients with arthritis of the the hand, fingers and thumb. I offer steroid injections for joint pain and denervation and joint replacement / arthroplasty surgery. Other hand surgery conditions that I regularly treat patients for include Dupuytren's disease, trigger finger, ganglion, mucus cyst, DeQuervain's tenosynovitis, nerve compression (median nerve, carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve, cubital tunnel, Guyon's canal, radial nerve), hand trauma (fractures, tendon injuries, ligament injuries) and I also perform tendon reconstruction surgery.

I am a Consultant at St Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, one of the largest specialist centres in Europe. 

I studied medicine at University College London, during which time I also completed a BSc. After completing a Plastic Surgery PhD, I ranked first place in the Plastic Surgery national recruitment process and was awarded a London training program. I undertook my Plastic Surgery training at prestigious university-associated teaching hospitals in London (including UCH, Royal Free, Chelsea & Westminster, St Mary's Paddington). After being awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery (FRCS Plast), I completed two Aesthetic fellowships at leading international Cosmetic Surgery institutions (Wellington Hospital, London Clinic, King Edward VII) and 2 prestigious Hand Surgery fellowships (Pulvertaft Hand Centre, Chelsea & Westminster Hand Unit). I also gained further experience abroad in Australia, Europe and across the UK.

My NHS practice includes all aspects of Trauma and Elective Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Skin Cancer treatment. I also treat patients who have suffered post-operative complications following Cosmetic Surgery Tourism abroad.

In addition to my busy clinical practice, I am active in Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery & Hand Surgery Research. I have over 120 peer-reviewed publications and presentations at national and international level. I am the author of two best-selling surgical textbooks and have over 20 academic prize awards and distinctions. I am an appointed official tutor for the BSSH British Hand Diploma (University of Manchester); this is a higher sub-specialty qualification for Plastic Surgeons and Orthopaedic Surgeons wishing to undertake a career in Hand Surgery. I supervise Plastic Surgery trainees, organise and am regularly invited to participate in national and international surgical training courses, and I am a Visiting Senior Clinical Lecturer and Educational Supervisor at Anglia Ruskin University School of Medicine where I am responsible for the training of undergraduate medical students.

I welcome patient referrals from GPs and Consultant colleagues, however I also welcome patients who wish to self-refer and pay for treatment themselves.

Example feedback from previous patients: 

''Professor Miranda put me at ease and was friendly.'

'Fantastic, he answered all my questions and spent time explaining all the options available to me. I left the hospital content with the explanation and wish that I could have seen him from the beginning.'

'Explained everything clearly and let me know about my projected treatment.'

'More than happy for him to continue treating me.'

'Brilliant.. thank you.'


General Medical Council Number: C6104488

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Ben Miranda at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - hand and wrist

Cosmetic surgery

Plastic surgery

Other treatments

  • Orthopaedics - hand surgery: Hand arthritis, finger and thumb joint replacement, finger and thumb joint fusion, denervation, tendonitis, trapped nerve, trauma, fracture, tendon surgery and repair
  • Skin lesions: Lipoma, skin tag, skin cancer, skin graft and flap

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Additional information

Breast surgery
Cosmetic breast surgery
Cosmetic surgery
Dermatological surgery
Hand surgery
Orthopaedic surgery
Plastic surgery
Skin cancer
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury

Professional memberships

British Association of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)

British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)

British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS)

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS Plast)

Fellow of the Faculty of Expert Witnesses (FFEW)

British Medical Association (BMA)

General Medical Council (GMC)

Professional leadership

Professor of Plastic Surgery & Hand Surgery
Plastic Surgery Lead, Southend University Hospital
Research & Development Committee, Mid & South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Audit Governance Lead, St Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery & Burns, Chelmsford
StAAR Research Group Lead, ARU


Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery (JPRAS)

Journal of Hand Surgery (JHS)

British Journal of Surgery (BJS)

British Journal of Dermatology (BJD)

Consultant Plastic & Hand Surgeon, St Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery & Burns, Broomfield Hospital, Chelsmford.

Plastic Surgery Lead, Southend University Hospital.

Private secretary Gillian Rolfe
Private secretary telephone 0203 763 7999
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