At Gateshead we carry out some NHS only plastic surgery procedures based on the agreed selection criteria where the condition is affecting the patient’s quality of life.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital work in partnership with University Hospital of North Durham (UHND) to provide Plastic Surgery services to Gateshead residents.  Mr Paul Sugden, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, conducts two planned outpatient clinics per month where patients are seen with a variety of conditions. 

He also performs day case surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital but all patients who require an in-patient stay have their surgery performed at UHND. Typical surgeries performed by Mr Sugden are listed below.

  • Excision of ganglia/cysts/Lesion Biopsies/Lipomas/Hidradenitis
  • Scar revision
  • Fasciectomies
  • Breast Augmentation/Reduction
  • Abdominoplasty

 Here you’ll also find a document outlining the criteria for these operations.


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