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Miss Lauren Uppal

MBChB MRCS FRCS(Plast) Dip Hand Surg

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Consultant sees: Adult & Paediatric


My private practice is based in North London. The Hospital of St John and Elizabeth is a leading healthcare hospital which provides exceptionally high standards of clinical care and is always up to date with the latest technology.

My NHS practice is based at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in Central London. I am committed to improving safety and outcomes following surgery and as such, have pioneered a new ‘Wide Awake Surgery’ (also known as WALANT) service for hand surgery.

This has improved the safety of many operations, which are now mainly performed under local anaesthetic instead of general anaesthetic. I graduated with first class honours in New Zealand in 2001, prior to specialising in Plastic Surgery in London. I continued to train in subspecialty areas in fellowships, including training in orthoplastic complex trauma reconstruction and hand surgery at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, paediatric hand surgery at Great Ormond St Hospital.

After obtaining Fellowship status at the Royal College of Surgeons, I was also awarded the European Board of Hand Surgery Diploma. I became a consultant in 2014. I am passionate about training the next generation of surgeons.

I am the Course Director for the Advanced Hand and Wrist Cadaveric Dissection Course and I also run simulation courses on 3D printed models. I teach at the Royal College of Surgeons, the Royal Society of Medicine and I am on the invited faculty on plastic surgery courses. I sit on the interview panel for National Selection for plastic surgery trainees.

I have many publications in peer reviewed journals, including book chapters, and I have presented my work internationally. I am compassionate and committed to providing the highest quality care.