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Mr Edmund Fitzgerald O'Connor

Mr Edmund Fitzgerald O'Connor


Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Fixed Price Packages


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    Mr Edmund Fitzgerald O’Connor is a fully qualified Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He focuses on providing the highest quality of care to all his patients. Putting patient safety, patient experience and patient outcomes first.

    Mr Fitzgerald O’Connor at first studied Psychology at the University of Edinburgh in 1997 after which he spent 3 years working in Corporate Finance for a major international Investment bank. He chose a career change in 2004 and completed a medical degree at St Georges University of London with merit, he was one of only 4 appointed on the prestigious academic foundation programme in surgery. During his training, he spent time at Guy's & St Thomas’ hospital, The Royal London hospital and the St Andrews centre for burns and plastic surgery in Chelmsford.

    Following completion of his specialist plastic surgery training, Mr Fitzgerald O’Connor undertook a reconstructive, aesthetic and microsurgery fellowship at The Royal Perth Hospital in Western Australia. He was then appointed as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Royal Perth Hospital before returning to London to help build a plastic surgery service at King's College Hospital London.

    Mr Fitzgerald O’Connor currently holds the position of Senior Clinical Lecturer at Queen Mary’s Univertsity of London where he co-ordinates and lectures on the Reconstructive Microsurgery M.Sc , and Aesthetic Medicine M.Sc programs.

    Mr Fitzgerald O’Connor is a fully accredited specialist in plastic surgery and is on the Specialist Register in Plastic Surgery with the General Medical Council.

    Currently he specializes in complex microsurgical reconstruction at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He has a broad range of practice covering: Breast reconstruction, hand injuries, post weight loss surgery and skin cancer and general plastic surgery.

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    • Skin surgery
    • Complex reconstruction
    • Post cancer reconstruction
    • Limb reconstruction
    • Cosmetic surgery
    • Bone infection
    • Reconstructive surgery 
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    Nikkhah D, Rawlins J, Miller R, Fitzgerald O’Connor E. An Intraoperative Template Technique for Hemi-Hamate Bone Grafts in Reconstruction of the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint. J Hand Microsurg. 2019 Oct;11(Suppl 1):

    Phan R, Rozen WM, Chowdhry M, Fitzgerald O'Connor E, Hunter-Smith DJ, Ramakrishnan VV. Risk factors and timing of postoperative hematomas following microvascular breast reconstruction: A prospective cohort study. Microsurgery. 2019 May.

    Fitzgerald O'Connor E, Ruston J, Loh CYY, Tare M Technical refinements of the free medial sural artery perforator (MSAP) flap in reconstruction of multifaceted ankle soft tissue defects Foot & Ankle Surgery 2019 Feb 23 S1268-7731.

    Bache SE, Fitzgerald O'Connor E, Theodorakopoulou E, Frew Q, Philp B, Dziewulski P. The Hand Burn Severity (HABS) score: A simple tool for stratifying severity of hand burns. Burns. 2017 Feb;43(1):93-99.

    Chadha P, Hobday D, Fitzgerald O'Connor E, D'Cruz D Burning vasculitis BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Apr 26;2016

    Mopuri, Fitzgerald O'Connor E, Iwuagwu FC Scrotal reconstruction with modified pudendal thigh flaps. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2015 Nov 18.

    A Breahna , A Siddiqui, E Fitzgerald O'Connor, Iwuagwu FC Replantation of digits: a review of predictive factors for survival. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2016 Jan 12

    S.Sen E Fitzgerald O’Connor, M Tare The free instep flap for palmar and digital resurfacing J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2015 Sep;68(9):1191-8.

    E Fitzgerald O’Connor et al. Microvascular Anastomotic Coupler for Venous Anastomoses in Free Flap Breast Reconstruction Improves Outcomes – Gland Surg 2016;5(2):110

    E Fitzgerald O’Connor et al. Preoperative CTA for planning DIEP flap Breast Reconstruction reduces operative time and overall complications – Gland Surg 2016;5(2):108

    Patel NG, Rozen WM, Chow WT, Chowdhry M, Fitzgerald O’Connor E, Sharma H, Griffiths M, Ramakrishnan VV. Stacked and bipedicled abdominal free flaps for breast reconstruction: considerations for shaping. Gland Surg 2016;5(2):115-121

    S Jabir, F Sheikh, E Fitzgerald O’Connor , M Griffiths, N Niranjan A systematic review of the applications of free tissue transfer for paediatric lower limb salvage following trauma J Plast Surg Hand Surg, 2015; Early Online: 1–9

    E Fitzgerald O’Connor, Q Frew, B Philp, N El Muttardi, P Dziewulski Periorbital burns a 6 year review Burns. 2014 Oct 16. pii: S0305-4179(14)00296-4.

    M Khatib, S Jabir, E Fitzgerald O’Connor, B Philp A Systematic Review of the Evolution of Laser Doppler Techniques in Burn Depth Assessment Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 621792, 20-36

    M Mussa, E Fitzgerald O’Connor, S Waterston, M Taylor, F Iwuagwu Isolated tuberculosis of the wrist: A rare case of extrapulmonary tuberculosis International Journal of Case Reports and Images 2013;4(10):541–545.

    Graham A, Fitzgerald O'Connor E, Hinchliffe R, Loftus, I Thompson, MM Black SA, A systematic review to assess the use of heparin in patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms. Vascular. 2012 Apr;20(2):61-4

    Fitzgerald O’Connor E, Neumann C, Pawood A, Ramez N. Foreign body sensation. British Medical Journal, 2012 March;344 :e1597

    Fitzgerald O’Connor E, II Badshah, P Kundasamy, D Abioye, L Addae, M Soldin, TJ Shaw. Histone deacetylase (HDAC) 2 is up-regulated in normal and keloid scars – Journal of Investigative Dermatology 2011 Dec 29. doi: 10.1038/jid.2011.432

    Fitzgerald O’Connor E, Vesely M, Holt P, Jones K, Thompson MM, Hinchliffe R - A systematic review of free tissue transfer in the management of non-traumatic lower extremity wounds in patients with diabetes – Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2011 Mar;41(3):391-9

    Fitzgerald O’Connor E, Phillips JS. Transnasal flexible laryngo-oesphagoscopy (TNFLO) as an adjunct for the surgical correction of choanal atresia Journal of Laryngology and Otology 2012 1:43

    Fitzgerald O’Connor E, Fitzgerald O’Connor A. (2009) Cochlear Implantation – Current Opinions. Adv Otorhinolaryngol. 2010;67:108-15

    Fitzgerald O’Connor E, Marucci D, Jeelani NU, Witherow H, Dunaway D, Hayward R. (2009) Ocular Advancement in Monobloc distraction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 May;123(5):1570-7

    Fitzgerald O’Connor E, Booth S, Dheansa B, Gilbert P. Parkland formula calculator. (2008) Burns Nov; 34(7):1055-6.

    Jeelani O, Ayub Khan M, Fitzgerald O’Connor E, Dunaway D, Hayward R. Frontofacial Monobloc distraction utilising the StealthStation® intra operative navigation system - ""the ability to see where you are cutting (2009). J Craniofac Surg. May;20(3):892-4.

    Gogalniceanu P. Fitzgerald O’Connor E. Anatomy Training in the United Kingdom – A national survey, Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons Supp. (2009), Volume 9, Number 3,March p102

    Schoeman S, Fitzgerald O’Connor E, Harrison R et al. Venepuncture technique training vs
    practice: a survey of foundation year 1 doctors. (2008) British Journal of Hospital Medicine

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Practice locations

NHS base

Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Consults at

4pm - 6pm
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