Mr Duncan Atherton joined London Dermatology in 2014 to provide expertise in plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery.
Mr Atherton’s primary areas of expertise
- PLASTIC SURGERY AND COSMETIC SURGERY IN ADULTS, including rhinoplasty
- PLASTIC SURGERY IN CHILDREN, including operations to treat abnormalities in the chest wall, hands and skin
- CLEFT LIP AND CLEFT PALATE SURGERY IN CHILDREN
- CLEFT LIP AND CLEFT PALATE SURGERY IN ADULTS, including primary rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty
Medical background and experience
Mr Duncan Atherton studied medicine in London at St George’s Medical school, qualifying with a double distinction in 2000. He completed his initial surgical training at Cambridge University Hospital and then moved back to London to research the processes involved in nerve injury and healing at Imperial College. He obtained an MD after submitting his thesis in 2006.
Continuing his plastic surgical training in London, Mr Atherton gained further experience in many of the capitals leading teaching hospitals, including The Royal Free, The Chelsea and Westminster, Charing Cross Hospital, Great Ormond Street and Guys and St Thomas’. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, as a specialist plastic surgeon, in 2011
He has also completed the highly coveted Wellington cosmetic surgery fellowship as well as sub speciality fellowships in cleft lip and palate surgery and in craniofacial surgery (surgery to the face and skull).
Mr Atherton’s current NHS appointment is at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London where he has a particular interest in cleft lip and palate surgery.
Mr Atherton offers expertise in cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery for any patients with congenital or acquired facial problems, including removal of skin cancers and subsequent reconstruction.
Current research projects
Mr Atherton is active in research into 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