Professor Vivien Lees

Professor Vivien Lees

Plastic surgery 03011214


  • Fee assured
  • Not in Open Referral network
Fee assured
Not in Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Hand surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery

About me

Professor Lees is Consultant Plastic Surgeon with special interests in Hand & Wrist surgery and Developmental Breast Surgery. She has Credentialled in Cosmetic Surgery.

After graduation from Oxford and Cambridge, Professor Lees then obtained research MD from Cambridge. She was trained in centres of excellence in the UK and USA before she took up appointment as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Manchester University Foundation Hospitals Trust in 1997.

Professor Lees is past Chair of the Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) in Plastic Surgery responsible for plastic surgery training in the UK and Republic of Ireland. She was Council member of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and Examiner for FRCS (Plast).
Professor Lees holds Clinical Academic Chair in Plastic Surgery with the University of Manchester. She maintains an active research and teaching programme having published over 65 articles in the medical literature. She is past Editor of the European Journal of Hand Surgery. She has particular interest in functional anatomy of the hand, wrist and forearm and has been awarded Hunterian Professor of the Royal College of Surgeons of England for 2010/11.
Professor Lees is known for her expertise in hand, wrist and upper limb surgery. She undertook a year’s Fellowship at the Kleinert Institute, Louisville, USA, one of the most prestigious units for hand surgery in the world. She was formerly Chair of Education & Training for, and Council Member of, the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH). She has taken a lead role in development of the Postgraduate Diploma and Master (MSc) in Hand Surgery that has provided a new paradigm in higher specialist training.

Areas of interest

Hand surgery; Wrist surgery; Dupuytren's; Trigger finger; carpal tunnel; Hand Trauma: Wrist and Hand fractures; Ulnar nerve release; ganglion removal; wrist arthroscopy; Hand and Wrist ligament reconstruction; Finger arthritis.
Removing benign skin lesions.
Cosmetic surgery;

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Procedures completed

  • T5210

    Dupuytren's fasciectomy multiple digits with proximal interphalangeal joints - (1-5)

    Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

  • T5900

    Excision of ganglion - (1-5)

    Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

  • S0633

    Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - up to three, Trunk & Limbs (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)

    Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

  • W7881

    Release of contracture of interphalangeal joint of finger (excluding trigger finger or Dupuytren¿s disease) - (1-5)

    Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

  • S0651

    Removal of benign lesion on trunk or limbs less than 10 cm in diameter or on scalp less than 5cm in diameter (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)

    Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

  • T7290

    Trigger point injection/Enthesis - 1 injection - (1-5)

    Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

  • S4182

    Debridement and primary suture of wound with involvement of deeper tissue - head & neck - (1-5)

    Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

  • S4480

    Removal of foreign body in deeper tissue - (1-5)

    Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

  • T6914

    Tenolysis of extensor tendon of hand - (1-5)

    Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

  • S0604

    Secondary excision of malignant lesion - head & neck - (1-5)

    Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

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