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Plastic & reconstructive surgery


The Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital incorporates the Burns Unit and is a joint clinical, research and teaching facility with close links to the University of Adelaide. 

The objective of the Department is to advance plastic surgical knowledge and understanding through scholarship, research, teaching and community service and to do so with distinction. 

Services provided by the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery include:

  • Trauma Surgery
  • Burns Management
  • General Plastic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer Service
  • Melanoma and Skin Cancer and Soft Tissue Tumour Management
  • Microsurgery
  • Complex Wound Management
  • Facial Trauma Surgery
  • Brachial Plexus and Nerve Injury Management
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Aesthetic Surgery (limited aesthetic surgery conforming with regulations in public hospitals).

We have a strong, mutually beneficial relationship with other local, national and international surgical and academic units. 

The Department operates on more than 3000 cases and manages about 8000 outpatient cases annually.

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