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I am a Consultant Plastic, Orthoplastic and Hand Surgeon practicing at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead and Honorary Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. I have been in post since August 2020.
My areas of expertise include Adult and Paediatric Hand Surgery (Elective and Trauma), general Plastic Surgery (including correction of deformities, removal of lesions including skin cancer), Paediatric Plastic Surgery and Complex Microvascular Reconstruction (Lower Limb, Major trauma, Hand, Chest reconstruction).
I run my NHS clinics at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead and Royal Alexandra Childrens Hospital, Brighton. I have completed Pan Thames Plastic Surgery Training Rotation in London, as well as training in Wales and Yorkshire. I have European Diploma of Hand Surgery and completed TIG Advanced Training Post Fellowship in Hand Surgery, under supervision current President of British Society of Surgery of the Hand Mr Boyce and previous President Mr Newington. I have completed Aesthetic Surgery training in Swansea and London. I enjoy teaching & training the next generation of Plastic Surgeons so recently thave aken over as KSS Training Programme Director for Plastic Surgery (Kent, Surrey and Sussex).
I have passion for perfection in surgery, and in particular I take time to select the most appropriate procedure for the patient, taking into account patientâ€™s views and needs. I always strive for clear discussions with my patients to develop common strategy in treatment of sometimes quite complex and challenging problems.
Areas of interest
Complex paediatric hand trauma including soft tissue reconstruction;
Trigger thumb or finger release;
Congenital hand surgery;
Hand trauma including fractures;
Nerve and tendon injury;
Arthritis of the hand;
Joint replacement surgery;
Excision of soft tissue lesions of the hand;
Dupuytrenâ€™s contracture surgery including revision surgery;
Management of scar contractures;
Assessment and management of skin lesions;
Excision of pre-auricular skin tags (accessory auricles);
Assessment and management of post-traumatic deformity;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead
Adult and Paediatric Hand Surgery (Elective and Trauma), general Plastic Surgery (including correction of deformities, removal of lesions including skin cancer), Paediatric Plastic Surgery and Complex Microvascular Reconstruction (Lower Limb, Major trauma, Hand, Chest reconstruction).
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Lithuanian - Native or bilingual
â€œImpact of the SCARE guideline on the reporting of surgical case reports: A before and after studyâ€ R.A.Agha, R.Farwana, M.R.Borrelli, T.Tickunas, T.Kusu-Orkar, M.C.Millip, R.Thavayogan, J.Garner, D.P.Orgill, International Journal of Surgery Volume 45, September 2017, Pages 144-148 â€œInflammatory changes of the nipple areolar complex of a patient with PIP breast implants: a possible immune response to free silicone from gel bleed?â€, Tickunas T, Howarth S, Godwin Y, JPRAS 2014; 67(3): 423-425
â€œA diagnostic intravenous urogramâ€, Sarwar U, Tickunas T, BMJ 2013;346:f3805
â€œChanges in perceptions regarding correct pre-operative storage and transfer of amputated digits:A 5-year follow upâ€, Ooman A., Tickunas T. et al. Microsurgery. Doi: 10.1002/micr.22142 â€œFrostbite developing secondary to cryotherapy for viral wartsâ€, Sarwar U, Tickunas T, Br J Gen Pract. 2013 May;63(610):239-40
â€œCosmetic procedures might affect accuracy of this technique", Tickunas T et al, E-letter to British Journal of Anaesthesia, 2009; 102: 869-874*.
â€œLong term functional results following hand replantationâ€, Tickunas T et al, Annals of Vilnius University Medical Faculty Research Association, 05/2002, 54-55
Courses offered to GPs
Common hand injuries and complaints
- European Diploma Hand Surgery FESSH 2018
- FRCS (Plast) Royal College Surgeons 2017
- MRCS Royal College Surgeons Edinburgh 2007
Reference number 6078731
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT Plastic Surgery , 2019
- fortius Clinic
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- Fortius Clinic London
- 09:00 - 12:00
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- Hospital St John St Elizabeth
- 09:00 - 12:00
- 020 8150 8290
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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