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Plastic Surgery Clinics at Flinders Medical Centre

The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department conduct clinics from the main Flinders Medical Centre site (FMC), with additional clinics held at Noarlunga Hospital.

Areas serviced:

Head and neck cancer
Extirpation of parotid tumours, lip tumours and complex skin cancers of the head and neck. Reconstruction of complex head and neck defects with free tissue transfer and other reconstructive techniques.

Skin cancer
Assessment, excision and reconstruction for all skin cancers.

General plastic surgery conditions
Symptomatic macromastia causing neck and shoulder pain, rashes and excoriation due to redundant skin secondary to massive weight loss, complex scar problems, congenital and developmental abnormalities, including nasal and breast deformities, facial nerve paralysis, as well as other plastic surgery problems are all appropriate for referral for assessment and treatment. 

The clinic follows the SA Health Restricted Elective Surgery Policy Directive and does not manage purely aesthetic (cosmetic) cases.

Hand conditions
Assessment and treatment of elective and emergency hand conditions.

Referrals to be faxed to Clinic F on (08) 8177 0834. Appointments for Noarlunga Hospital Clinics are made from the central FMC site.  If a patient prefers to be seen at Noarlunga, please mention in referral letter.

Nerve injury conditions
Assessment of complex nerve problems such as brachial plexus injury or upper limb dysfunction secondary to spinal injury is performed in a sub-specialty clinic held once per month at FMC.

Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction
Assessment of patients with a history of mastectomy for breast cancer or those at high risk of breast cancer is based at a weekly Breast Reconstruction Clinic within the Breast Unit at FMC.

Referrals to be faxed to the Breast Unit on (08) 8374 3469.

Facial fractures
Assessment and treatment of facial injuries and facial fractures.

Other elective
Sarcoma (in collaboration with orthopaedics), oropharyngeal head and neck cancers (in collaboration with ENT), hidradenitis suppurativa (in collaboration with Dermatology).

Other emergency
Burns (other than those meeting the referral criteria to the Statewide Burns Centre), necrotising soft tissue infections, skin tears and soft tissue wounds.

Consultants

Dr Nicola Dean - skin cancer, general plastic surgery, post mastectomy breast reconstruction, facial fractures
Dr Phillip Griffin -hand conditions, nerve injury conditions, facial fractures 
Dr Henry Hancock - skin cancer
Dr  Quoc Lam - skin cancer, general plastic surgery, post mastectomy breast reconstruction, facial fractures
Dr Tim Manners - skin cancer
Dr Nicholas Marshall - head and neck, skin cancer, general plastic surgery, facial fractures
Dr Michael McCleave - skin cancer, general plastic surgery, hand conditions, facial fractures
Dr  Naila Mouratova  - skin cancer, general plastic surgery, hand conditions, nerve injury conditions, facial fractures
Dr Alexa Potter - skin cancer, general plastic surgery, hand conditions, nerve injury conditions, facial fractures
Dr Peter Riddell - head and neck, skin cancer, general plastic surgery, facial fractures
Dr Alex Turner - skin cancer, general plastic surgery, hand conditions, facial fractures

Referrals

Referral forms to be faxed to Clinic A on (08) 8204 5555, unless otherwise stated.

Emergency referrals can be made 24 hours a day to the on call plastic surgery registrar via the FMC switchboard ((08) 8204 5511).

Visit SALHN specialist and outpatient clinics to access referral and management GP guidelines. Referral forms and processes are outlined in the outpatient referral process section. 

Services

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Services at Flinders Medical Centre

Contact details

Head of Unit - Dr Nicola Dean
Telephone: (08) 8204 5213
Fax: (08) 8204 3031
Email:
 suzanne.patten@sa.gov.au

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