- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Not in Open Referral network
- Lower limb surgery
- Reconstructive surgery
- Video and telephone consultations
Alex Woollard is a consultant plastic surgeon. His interests include all aspects of aesthetic and general plastic surgery, and he has a sub-specialist focus in nerve regeneration, facial reanimation and microsurgical reconstruction. His NHS practice includes the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore where he provides lower limb and sarcoma reconstruction. He is a founding partner in ReLimbTM which offers a complete reconstruction service for amputees including osseo-integration, Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) and Regenerative Peripheral Nerve Interface (RPNI).
After leaving St Paul’s School he studied medicine at Southampton University graduating in 2002. He has also received a BSc in History of Medicine from the Wellcome Institute and University College London. He returned to London for his basic surgical training gaining membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2005. He became a Fellow in 2015 and entered the Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery the following year. He then undertook a microsurgical fellowship at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead. He has been a consultant at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust since 2016.
Mr Woollard has extensive experience in clinical research. He conducted his PhD research into nerve regeneration under Professor JW Lichtman in the Centre for Brain Science at Harvard University. His PhD from UCL was awarded in 2017. He has been recognised with a Research Fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons in 2011 and from the MRC in 2003. He has received multiple awards including the Patton-Masser award from BAPRAS and the Stephan and Anna Galeski fellowship from the RCS, as well as grants from the Anton Jurgens and Roan Trusts. He continues to have an active role in research focused on nerve and muscle regeneration including TMR and RPNI. He presents his work at both a national and international level. As a founding member of ReLimbTM he has close links with the Osseointegration Group of Australia (OGAP) and Professor Al-Muderis.
Areas of interest
plastic surgery; nerve regeneration; facial reanimation; microsurgical reconstruction; lower limb reconstruction; sarcoma reconstruction; amputee reconstruction; osseo-integration; targeted muscle reinnervation TMR; TMR; regenerative peripheral nerve interface RPNI; RPNI; abdominoplasty; liposuction; fat transfer to breasts; fat transfer; arm reduction lift; thigh lift; blephs; breast implant removal; capsulectomy; breast implant exchange; breast implant exchange and capsulectomy; breast augmentation; mastopexy; abdominoplasty; nipple reconstruction; inverted nipples; correction of inverted nipples; gynaecomastia; male chest reduction; breast reduction; browlift; endobrow; mid facelift; facelift; facelift including neck; facelift with liposuction to chin; neck lift; mole removal; cyst removal; excision biopsy of lymph nodes; scar revision; capsulectomy; open capsulectomy; otoplasty; bat ears; rhinoplasty; earlobe repair; laser procedures; Botox; lip enhancement; lip filler;
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Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Charles Thoburn Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
The Royal Free Hospital, Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.
Peripheral Nerve Regeneration
Targeted Muscle Reinnervation
Royal College of Surgeons Research Fellowship
PhD (nerve regeneration)
BSc (history of medicine)
Surface expression of FcRI on Langerhans' cells of clinically uninvolved skin is associated
with disease activity in atopic dermatitis, allergic asthma, and rhinitis.
Semper AE, Heron K, Woollard AC, Kochan JP, Friedmann PS, Church MK, Reischl IG.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Aug;112(2):411-9.
Effective use of pre-assessment appointments.
Woollard AC, O'Neill J.
Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2006 Sep;67(9):496.
The influence of essential oils on the process of wound healing: a review of the current evidence.
Woollard AC, Tatham KC, Barker SJ.
J Wound Care 2007 June; 16(6):255-7
Intravascular Myopericytoma in the superficial palmar arch of the hand.
Woollard AC, Southgate C, Blair JW.
J Hand Surg Eur. 2007 Aug; 32(4):475-6
The association of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity and blood pressure in an
Boyne MS, Woollard A, Phillips DI, Taylor-Bryan C, Bennett FI, Osmond C, Thomas TY, Wilks
RJ, Forrester TE.
Psychoneuroendocrinology 2009 Feb; 20(2):278-88
An approach to bilateral facial paralysis.
Woollard ACS, Harrison DH, Grobbelaar AO.
JPRAS 2010 Sept; 63(9): 1557-60
Combining local and perforator flaps in the lower limb
Woollard ACS, Mosahebi A.
JPRAS 2010 Dec; 63(12):2203-4
Dual-consultant led elective microsurgery: The implications on service provision and training
Butler DP, Woollard A, Grobbelaar AO.
JPRAS 2013 Oct; 66(10): 1435-6
The outcomes of digital tip amputation replacement as a composite graft in a paediatric population.
Butler DP, Murugesan L, Ruston J, Woollard AC, Jemec B.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2016 Feb;41(2):164-70
Maximising length and safety in gracilis free flap dissection
King ICC, Obeid N, Woollard AC, Jones ME
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2016 Oct;69(10):1452-3
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- BM University of Southampton 2002
- FRCS (plast) Royal College of Surgeons 2015
- PhD UCL/Harvard 2017
- BSc UCL 2000
- Microsurgical Fellowship The Queen Victoria Hospital 2015
Reference number 6051471
Details of entry to specialist register
- FRCS Plast , 2016
Affiliations / memberships
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
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The patient should contact the ward staff at the hospital where their procedure took place. That team will be able to give simple advice, and contact Alex Woollard should the situation require further intervention.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - up to three, Head & Neck (excluding lipoma) - (5-50)
Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - up to three, Trunk & Limbs (excluding lipoma) - (5-50)
Large myocutaneous (muscular/cutaneous) flap (9cm2 or more) (including closure of secondary defect) - (1-5)
Microvascular free tissue transfer (when added to other codes) (including closure of secondary defect) - (1-5)
Local flap - 9cm2 or more (including graft/flap to secondary defect) - (1-5)
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