Mr Adriaan Grobbelaar

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

MBChB, MMed(Plas), FCS(SA), FRCS(Plas)

Specialties Plastic surgery

Special interests Cosmetic surgery, Hand surgery, Reconstructive surgery


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    Mr Adrian Grobbelaar completed his higher surgical training first in General Surgery and then in Plastic Surgery which was carried out at the Groote Schurr Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa where he obtained the South African Fellowship in Plastic Surgery from the south African College of Surgeons in 1993 as well as a higher research degree in Plastic Surgery from the University of Cape Town in 1993. In 1994, he undertook an International Society of Aesthetic Surgery approved Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship with Mr F V Nicolle in London. Further Plastic Surgery training was carried out at Mount Vernon Hospital in Northwood, Middlesex.

    Mr Grobbelaar has been a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Mount Vernon Hospital Reconstructive, Plastic Surgery & Burns Unit from 1996 until October 2006 when the Mount Vernon Unit moved to its new home at the Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust where he is now based as Programme & Clinical Director. He special interests in his NHS practice include facial re-animation surgery, lower limb reconstruction as well as breast reconstruction, whilst in private practice, he undertakes all aspects of cosmetic surgery in addition to reconstructive and microsurgery. He has published more than 100 papers in the medical literature and have written several chapters in textbooks on plastic surgery as well as the cosmetic surgery section in the Microsoft Encarta encylopaedia.

    Mr Grobbelaar is now heavily involved in Plastic Surgery training and research and was awarded a Hunterian Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England for his research entitled "A new surgical solution in surgical treatment of paralysis". He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University College of London.

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    Cosmetic surgery, Hand surgery, Reconstructive surgery

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