- Fee assured
- Awaiting verification
- Open Referral network
- Hand surgery
- Lower limb surgery
- Reconstructive surgery
- Video and telephone consultations
Mr Dariush Nikkhah is a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon who trained on the Pan-Thames rotation in London with a specialist interest in general plastic surgery, hand surgery and reconstructive microsurgery. He is one of the few Plastic Surgeons to hold dual fellowships in Reconstructive Microsurgery and Hand surgery.
He completed a prestigious hand fellowship at Queen Victoria Hospital in both adult and paediatric hand surgery and an international fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery at the Royal Perth Hospital in Western Australia.
Mr Nikkhah qualified in Medicine in 2007 from the University of Southampton Medical school in the United Kingdom. In 2011 he was awarded a research fellowship at UCL in the field of Craniofacial surgery at Great Ormond Street hospital for children, and was awarded a Masters in Surgical Sciences with distinction. His formal plastic surgery training was undertaken at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead the birthplace of modern plastic surgery. He also received specialist training at The Royal Free Hospital, Barts and The Royal London and Great Ormond St Hospital for children.
Mr Nikkhah is a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at The Royal Free London NHS Trust, focusing on reconstructive microsurgery, breast surgery, chest wall reconstruction and hand surgery. He leads the chest wall service at Harefield Heart Hospital and has an honorary contract at Queens Square Hospital for Neurosurgery and Neurology. He has NHS outpatient clinics at the Royal Free Hospital, Mount Vernon and Hillingdon NHS Trusts. Mr Nikkhah is also an Honorary Lecturer at UCL and mentors both BSc and MSc students.
Mr Nikkhah has contributed a great deal to plastic surgery literature with over 115 peer reviewed publications and a book on hand surgery. He is also a reviewer for Journal of hand surgery and Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.
Areas of interest
Breast Surgery ; DIEP flap; TUG flap; Cosmetic breast surgery; Abdominoplasty; Liposuction; Arm and thigh reduction; Fat grafting/Lipofilling, Microsurgical breast reconstruction; breast reduction; mastopexy; breast augmentation
Hand surgery; Anterolateral thigh flap; Nerve compressions, Carpal tunnel syndrome; Dupuytren's contracture; ganglions; DeQuervains; trigger finger; tenosynovitis; trigger thumb; mallet finger; arthritis in hand; arthritis in fingers; arthritis in thumb; cubital tunnel syndrome; hand injuries; hand fractures; finger fractures; dislocated finger; skiers thumb; tendon injury; ligament injury, congenital hand; paediatric hand; toe to hand transfer; syndactyly release; duplicate thumb;
Skin Surgery; BCC; SCC; skin cancer; lipoma; cyst; scars; wounds; dermatological surgery; facial plastic surgery; reconstructive surgery, melanoma, Sentinel node biopsy, Groin and Axillary Dissection
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Oma Dulan Not Fee Assured
- Dr Saha Sanjoy Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Plastic Surgeon Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust,London
Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mount Vernon and Hillingdon NHS trust
Honorary Consultant Plastic Surgeon Harefield Hospital
Honorary Consultant Plastic Surgeon Queens Square Hospital for Neurosurgery and Neurology
Hand Surgery, Microsurgery, Tendon surgery, Outcomes research in plastic surgery, Toe to hand transfer, Microvascular reconstruction of digits, Free flap Surgery, Replantation Surgery
Barron Prize 2020
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Persian (Farsi) - Conversational
Mr Nikkhah has published over 117 articles and numerous Book chapters.
You can find a list of his publications on
- Bachelor of medicine University of Southampton 2007
- Master of Surgical sciences University College London 2012
- Fellow Royal College of Surgeons (Plastic Surgery) Royal College of Surgeons 2018
- Microvascular Fellowship Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia 2019
- Hand Fellowship Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead 2018
Reference number 6149896
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Council Member for Plastic Surgery Section Royal Society of Medicine 2020
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT Plastic Surgery , 2019
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Surgeons
British Association of Plastic Reconstructive & Surgeons
The British Society for Surgery of the Hand
General Medical Council
The Royal Society of Medicine
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Removal of benign lesion in muscle or deeper tissue (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)
Debridement of wound (and surgical toilet) - up to 25cm2 in area - (1-5)
Tenolysis of flexor tendon of hand - (1-5)
Royal Free Hospital (1-5)
Reconstruction of breast using deep inferior epigastric perforator flap (DIEP) (including delayed reconstruction) - bilateral (single flap per breast) - (1-5)
Royal Free Hospital (1-5)
Secondary excision of malignant lesion - trunk & limbs - (1-5)
Royal Free Hospital (1-5)
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