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Mr. Duncan Atherton

Mr Duncan Atherton is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon with a special interest in primary and secondary rhinoplasty, facial plastic surgery and cleft lip and palate surgery.

Having studied medicine in London at St George’s Medical school in 2000, qualifying with a double distinction, Mr Atherton completed his initial surgical training at Cambridge University Hospital. In 2004 he moved back to London and was awarded his MD in 2006 for his thesis on nerve injury and healing from Imperial College.

Continuing his plastic surgical training in London, Mr Atherton gained further experience in many of the capital’s leading teaching hospitals including The Royal Free, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital, Great Ormond Street and Guys and St Thomas’. He was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, as a specialist plastic surgeon, in 2011. 

Mr Atherton has completed the highly coveted Wellington cosmetic surgery fellowship as well as further sub speciality fellowships in cleft lip and palate surgery and craniofacial surgery (surgery to the face and skull).

Mr Atherton has been a substantive consultant plastic surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London since 2013.

Mr Atherton has an active focus in clinical research with particular interest in surgical techniques to help patients with cleft lip and cleft palate. He has also published comprehensively in plastic and reconstructive surgery including papers on breast, skin, craniofacial and head and neck reconstruction.

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Face & Eyes Surgery

Silicone lip implant for augmentation in cleft lip.
Paddle A, Wordsworth M, Atherton D.
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2018 Apr;71(4):546-547.

Use of a purified collagen membrane to aid closure of palatal fistulae.
Atherton DD, Boorman JG.
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2016 Jul;69(7):1003-7.

Salvage of the lower limb after a full thickness burn with loss of the knee extensor mechanism: a case report.
Sarraf KM, Atherton DD, Jayaweera AR, Gibbons CE, Jones I.
J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2013 Apr;21(1):122-4.

Reconstruction of pharyngolaryngectomy defects using the jejunal free flap: a 10-year experience from a single reconstructive centre.
Moradi P, Glass GE, Atherton DD, Eccles S, Coffey M, Majithia A, Speirs AJ, Clarke PM, Wood SH.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Dec;126(6):1960-6.

Early excision and application of matriderm with simultaneous autologous skin grafting in facial burns.
Atherton DD, Tang R, Jones I, Jawad M.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Feb;125(2):60e-61e.

Augmentation of temporal fossa hollowing with Mersilene mesh.
Atherton DD, Joshi N, Kirkpatrick N.
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Oct;63(10):1629-34

The use of Matriderm in the management of an exposed Achilles tendon secondary to a burns injury.
Boyce A, Atherton DD, Tang R, Jawad M.
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Feb;63(2):e206-7.

Gastric acid burns from binge drinking.
Wood S, Atherton DD, Stevens R, Williams G.
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Jan;63(1):e122-3

Contact Heat Evoked Potentials Using Simultaneous Eeg And Fmri And Their Correlation With Evoked Pain.
Roberts K, Papadaki A, Gonçalves C, Tighe M, Atherton D, Shenoy R, McRobbie D, Anand P.
BMC Anesthesiol. 2008 Dec 17;8:8.

Age-dependent development of chronic neuropathic pain, allodynia and sensory recovery after upper limb nerve injury in children.
Atherton DD, Taherzadeh O, Elliot D, Anand P.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2008 Apr;33(2):186-91.

Relocation of painful neuromas in Zone III of the hand and forearm.
Atherton DD, Fabre J, Anand P, Elliot D.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2008 Apr;33(2):155-62

Use of the novel Contact Heat Evoked Potential Stimulator (CHEPS) for the assessment of small fibre neuropathy: correlations with skin flare responses and intra-epidermal nerve fibre counts.
Atherton DD, Facer P, Roberts KM, Misra VP, Chizh BA, Bountra C, Anand P.
BMC Neurol. 2007 Aug 3;7:21.

Immediate bilateral autologous breast reconstruction for silicone intolerance.
Mosahebi A, Atherton D, Ramakrishnan V.
Br J Plast Surg. 2005 Jul;58(5):714-6.



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