The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

What we do

The Leeds Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery team care for patients with a variety of conditions. We have the largest microsurgery services in the UK and there is a high degree of sub-specialisation, which means that we provide pioneering treatment of the highest calibre.

Our specialist services include:

Adult Upper Limb Surgery

Children's hands and upper limb:

The children’s hand clinic at Leeds Teaching Hospitals has been developed over the last 20 years to deliver comprehensive multidisciplinary care for a broad range of complex congenital upper limb conditions. 

Breast Surgery

  • Breast Reconstruction after breast cancer treatment with implants, pedicled flaps and free flaps 
  • Breast Reduction / Mastopexy
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Reconstruction for congenitally abnormal breasts

Head and Neck Surgery

 - in conjunction with our Neurosurgery, Ear, nose and throat (ENT) and  Maxilofacial colleagues:

  • Craniofacial Abnormalities
  • Head and Neck Cancer treatment and reconstruction
  • Facial reanimation

Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Sarcoma Services
  • Skin Cancers eg. Melanoma, Non-melanoma skin cancers  (check page)
  • Complex Skin Cancers treatment eg. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymph Nodal Clearance, Isolated Limb Infusion and other experimental therapies


  • Upper Limb reconstruction in adults
  • Lower Limb Reconstruction after major trauma 
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Head and neck reconstruction
  • Sarcoma reconstruction