Plastic and Hand Surgery

For Patients and Visitors

What is the Plastic and Hand Surgery service?

The unit provides Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery services for outpatients (clinics) and inpatients (admissions). Both elective (non-urgent) and emergency (urgent) treatment are available in many areas, including:

  • Skin Cancer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Facial Trauma
  • General Plastic Surgery

We aim to maintain, restore or improve function and appearance, either in the treatment of injuries or for medical conditions.

 What can I expect from the service?

The Plastic & Hand Surgery Unit at Northern Health is committed to delivering outstanding care for the community. Our people are passionate about the work they do and strive to offer high quality and safe care. The unit is also dedicated to education, training and research.

We foster collaborative work with nurses, allied health professionals and other departments and we are keen to develop further synergy with the community.

Our service provides:

  • Clinic appointments with specialists and nurses
  • Communication with your GP
  • Provision of interpreter service
  • Provision of medical photography
  • Hospital admission
  • Emergency surgery (via Emergency Department)
  • Home visits with nurses
  • Periodic review for some conditions

How to refer to the service

A referral is required. Please visit your GP clinic

What do I bring/need for my appointment?

  • All relevant investigation results and accurate list of medications
  • Details of your GP and/or specialist
  • Any medical reports related to the problem
  • Radiology films (X-ray, Ultrasound, Scans and MRI) to appointments
  • Medicare card
  • Any splints, medications or devices currently used

 Contact Us

Phone:      8405 8335

Email:       SpecialistClinics@nh.org.au

If you have been seen and have any current concerns please call wound clinic 8405 8852; please leave a message and someone will return your call.

For urgent treatment please go to the Emergency Department

If you have a medical emergency please call 000

 

For Health Professionals

About Us

The Plastic & Hand Surgery Unit at Northern Health is committed to delivering outstanding care for the community. Our people are passionate about the work they do and strive to offer high quality and safe care. The unit is also dedicated to education with a solid training program and participation in teaching opportunities such as other units’ programs, internship mentorship program, medical school lectures and research projects. Surgical training is key and the unit has trainees in multiple levels of their training, providing a career pathway for those interested in surgery. We foster collaborative work with nurses, allied health professionals and other departments and we are keen to develop further synergy with the community.

Services:

The unit provides treatment for a wide range of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery disorders, both elective and emergency with a high work load of trauma related injuries, including:

  • Skin Cancer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Facial Trauma
  • General Plastic Surgery
  • Wound Clinic

How to refer:

All referrals to Northern Health should be sent to:

Fax:                        8405-8616

*For detailed referral criteria and required supporting information please see HealthPathways Melbourne via the link below:

HealthPathways Melbourne – Plastic & Hand Surgery

Team:

Surgeons

The team consists of six Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Consultants. Our surgeons have varied areas of interests covering most of the subspecialties in the discipline and many have successfully completed fellowship training in Australia and overseas. Some of the surgeons participate in overseas humanitarian missions providing care to people and areas that would not have access to plastic and reconstructive surgery otherwise.

  • Mr. Rodrigo Teixeira, Head of Unit
  • Ms. Marion Chan
  • Mr. Julian Liew
  • Mr. Nigel Mann
  • Mr. Jeremy Richardson
  • Ms. Beryl Tan
  • Mr. Richard Zinn

Trainees and Medical Officers

  • One accredited registrar
  • Three unaccredited registrars
  • One Plastic Surgery Resident
  • Two HMOs

Click here for information on our Research and Teaching.

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