Mr Edmund Fitzgerald O’Connor, Plastic and Reconstructive Consultant Surgeon

Mr Edmund Fitzgerald O’Connor B.Sc MBBS MRCS PGCert FHEA FRCS (Plast)

Plastic and Reconstructive Consultant Surgeon

B.Sc MBBS MRCS PGCert FHEA FRCS (Plast)
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Areas of expertise

  • Skin, muscle and nerve reconstruction following trauma
  • Body contouring surgery post weight loss – abdominoplasty, arm lift, thigh lift, breast lift
  • Diagnosis and management of bone infection
  • Microsurgery
  • Diagnosis and management of peripheral nerve injury
  • Breast reconstruction
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Recommendations for Mr Fitzgerald O’Connor

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  • byMr Barry Andrews, Consultant Knee and Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon

    Mr Fitzgerald is a highly-skilled plastic surgeon who performs work of the highest quality. We work together as part of the Orthoplastics team at King's College Hospital: Once the bone has been fixed by the orthopaedic surgeon, I have the utmost confidence in Mr Fitzgerald protecting that fixation with excellent soft-tissue coverage.

  • byMr Barry Andrews, Consultant Knee and Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon

    Mr Fitzgerald is a highly-skilled plastic surgeon who performs work of the highest quality. We work together as part of the Orthoplastics team at King's College Hospital: Once the bone has been fixed by the orthopaedic surgeon, I have the utmost confidence in Mr Fitzgerald protecting that fixation with excellent soft-tissue coverage.

  • Address

    • Telephone or video consultation

      Available for patients, please call to arrange, SE1 9BS

    • HCA UK at The Shard

      32 St Thomas St, London, SE1 9BS

    • BMI The Blackheath Hospital

      40-42 Lee Terrace Blackheath, London, SE3 9UD

    • Westminster Bridge Consulting Rooms

      Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7EH

    About Mr Edmund Fitzgerald O’Connor

    GMC number: 6168366

    Year qualified: 2008

    Place of primary qualification: University of London

    Mr Edmund Fitzgerald O’Connor is a Consultant Plastic, Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgeon at Guys & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, specialising in complex trauma and cancer reconstruction. He also has a broad range of practice covering general plastic surgery, breast reconstruction, hand surgery, post weight loss surgery and skin cancer surgery. He is one of only a few reconstructive surgeons in the country who deal with diabetic foot reconstruction. He carries out private clinics at both St Thomas’ Hospital and BMI The Blackheath Hospital, which makes his clinics easily accessible for patients across the London area. His patients find him safe, reassuring, professional and personable.

    Mr Fitzgerald O’Connor qualified with an undergraduate medical degree from St Georges University of London with Merit awards in 2008 and, following his basic surgical training, went on to carry out his higher surgical training on the Pan Thames Plastic Surgery Training Programme, where he ranked first out of 275 trainees. He then completed microsurgical fellowships at the Royal London Hospital & Royal Perth Hospital in Australia, focusing on trauma reconstruction, breast reconstruction, hand surgery and aesthetic surgery. He became a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in Australia, earning valuable experience before returning to the UK to develop the plastic surgery services at Kings & St Thomas’. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons England for Plastic Surgery in 2016.

    Mr Fitzgerald O’Connor is passionate about research and teaching. He holds a substantive Senior Clinical Lecturer position at the Queen Mary’s University of London. He is the course lead for the Master's programme in Reconstructive Microsurgery as well as faculty for the M.Sc in Aesthetic Medicine. He has published over 30 peer review articles and presented in more than 50 international conferences.

    Areas of expertise

    • Abdominal wall reconstruction
    • Benign skin lesions such as moles
    • Body contouring surgery post weight loss – abdominoplasty, arm lift, thigh lift, breast lift
    • Body contouring
    • Breast augmentation
    • Breast reconstruction post-cancer
    • Breast reduction
    • Breast surgery
    • Carpal tunnel decompression
    • Chronic wound management
    • Complex limb trauma reconstruction
    • Cosmetic surgery
    • Diabetic foot reconstruction
    • Diagnosis and management of bone infection
    • Diagnosis and management of peripheral nerve injury
    • Dupuytren's surgery
    • Gynaecomastia surgery
    • Hand fractures
    • Hand injuries
    • Hand trauma surgery
    • High definition liposuction
    • Implant removal
    • Lumps and bumps
    • Microsurgery
    • Post-cancer reconstruction
    • Post-trauma reconstruction
    • Post weight loss body contouring surgery
    • Pre-malignancies conditions such as bowen's disease and actinic keratoses
    • Reconstructive surgery
    • Removal of cysts, lipomas, warts, skin lesions
    • Scar revision
    • Sebaceous cysts
    • Seborrheic keratoses
    • Skin cancer management and surgery
    • Skin grafts
    • Soft-tissue infections
    • Squamous cell cancers and malignant melanoma
    • Upper blepharoplasty
    • Warts

    Professional memberships

    British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
    British Society for Surgery of the Hand
    BAPRAS
    General Medical Council

    Articles by Mr Edmund Fitzgerald O’Connor

    A patient-led questionnaire for adults with hand burns

    Replantation of digits

    Evolution of laser doppler techniques in burn depth assessment

    Use of heparin in patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms

    Free instep flap for palmar and digital resurfacing

    Periorbital burns

    Stacked and bipedicled abdominal free flaps for breast reconstruction

    Histone deacetylase 2 is upregulated in normal and keloid scars

    Microvascular anastomotic coupler for venous anastomoses

    Free tissue transfer

    Preoperative computed tomography angiography

    Hearing preservation surgery

    Other specialists recommended by Mr Fitzgerald O’Connor

  • Mr Barry Andrews, Consultant Knee and Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon

    I couldn’t recommend Mr Andrews highly enough. We work closely together at Kings College hospital and he has always demonstrated the highest level of care to his patients that anyone would want. He is a meticulous surgeon who achieves excellent outcomes for his patients

  • Mr Asmat Din, Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

    Asmat is a truly gifted surgeon with a kind bedside manner and I have first-hand experience of the great outcomes he can deliver to patients

  • Mr Raju Ahluwalia, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon (Foot and Ankle)

    Raju is a great surgeon , he cares deeply for each and every patient he treats , I highly recommend him

  • Mr Karthik Karuppaiah, Orthopaedic and Upper Limb Surgeon

    Karthik is a highly talented surgeon who has done wonders for his patients , I fully recommend him

  • Mr Paul Culpan, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Paul is a highly experienced consultant, with a kind bedside manner , I fully recommend him

  • Mr Paul Harnett, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Paul is a great surgeon , who is highly respected by patients and colleagues a like