Mr Andrew Wilson MB ChB MRCS MD FRCS(Plast)
Consultant Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon
Mr Wilson has been an NHS consultant plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon in Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital since 2011 with additional clinics in Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, and Yeovil District Hospital. His specialist areas of interest are breast reconstruction and advanced skin cancer treatment including melanoma and sentinel lymph node biopsy. From a cosmetic point of view, Mr Wilson’s main expertise is in functional cosmetic surgery including abdominoplasty (tummy tucks), breast reduction and upper lid blepharoplasty surgery in particular.
He is a lead member of the Specialist Skin Multidisciplinary Teams at Musgrove Park Hospital / Yeovil District Hospital and Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital and is a member of Avon, Somerset, Wessex, Cancer Services Skin Site Specific Group. Mr Wilson is a core member of the South West Oncoplastic Breast Group, the main focus of which is teaching various forms of breast reconstruction. Mr Wilson is also the the lead for plastic surgery research at RD&E and is currently involved in pioneering research into methods for assessing blood flow following microvascular reconstruction.
Following schooling in Northern Ireland, Mr Wilson attended Glasgow University Medical School. He undertook his Basic Surgical Training in Glasgow teaching hospitals and passed his surgical membership exams (MRCS) in 2000, having spent time training in the renowned Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit in Glasgow.
Thereafter, Mr Wilson won a two-year scholarship of dedicated international research at the Blond McIndoe Centre working between University College London and Umeå University, Sweden looking into ways of improving nerve regeneration; subsequently gaining his higher post-graduate degree of Doctorate of Medicine (MD). Mr Wilson was appointed to the South West Regional Specialist Training Programme in Plastic Surgery in 2004, training in Frenchay Hospital, Bristol and RD&E, Exeter. During this time he passed the intercollegiate examination in plastic surgery – FRCS(Plast), and was awarded a Certificate of Completion of Surgical Training in plastic surgery in 2010.
“Mr Wilson and his nurse Sandra made me feel so relaxed and confident both prior to and after the procedure. The whole atmosphere of this centre is conducive to relaxation. I cannot emphasise too much, how friendly and professional everyone was including main reception staff – I would almost look forward to going back again!”Mr V, Exeter (Lesion removed by Mr Wilson)
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your colleagues at Exeter Medical for the truly excellent care and follow-up I have experienced.”Mr S (Andy Wilson, excision on wart)
He is accredited on the General Medical Council’s specialist register for plastic surgery. Additionally expertise in melanoma treatment was gained at the internationally renowned Melanoma Institute of Australia, Sydney, under the wing of Prof John Thompson for which Mr Wilson won a travelling fellowship award from the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS).
Mr Wilson also undertook a fellowship in microsurgery for breast, head and neck reconstruction at the Royal Marsden Hospital 2010/11. His specific aesthetic fellowships were undertaken in Bristol (2006) and at the McIndoe Surgical Centre in 2010.
Mr Wilson is actively involved on teaching and research and has published and presented extensively both nationally and internationally during his time as a plastic surgeon from 2000 onwards. He regularly reviews articles, assessing their suitability for publication in the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery (JPRAS). He has been teaching faculty at many educational meetings and is a full member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS).
General Medical Council
British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons
Melanoma Focus (formerly Melanoma Study Group)
South West Oncoplastic Breast Group
Avon, Somerset, Wessex Cancer Services Skin Site Specific Group