consultant plastic surgeon, qualifications MBBS, MS, MCh (Plast), Dip.Nat.Board (Plast), FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Glas), FRCS (Plast)
Ankur Pandya qualified as a doctor in 1985. He spent the next four years in a number of surgical specialties as part of a basic surgical rotation (general surgery, paediatric surgery, hepatobiliary and endocrine surgery). He was awarded the Fellowships of the Scottish Colleges in 1993 - FRCS(Ed) FRCS(Glas).
He went on to have extensive training in plastic surgery (1989-2001), initially abroad for five years and then over seven years at East Grinstead (The Queen Victoria Hospital), Oxford (Radcliffe Infirmary), Aylesbury (Stoke Mandeville Hospital) and Stevenage (Lister Hospital). This included training in cosmetic, breast, hand, paediatric plastic surgery, use of lasers and treatment of skin cancers.
On finishing his training he successfully completed the Intercollegiate Fellowship in Plastic Surgery FRCS(Plast) in 1998 and received his Certificate of Completion of Specialist training in April 2001.
He was appointed as a consultant in October 2001 at the Royal Haslar Hospital Gosport and The Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth. He took over as the NHS consultant for Chichester (St Richards Hospital) in May 2003. He took over as Clinical Director of Plastic Surgery in June 2003. He is attached to a number of private hospitals in the region.
Mr Pandya is a member of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons and the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) and has presented and published papers on aesthetic, hand, general plastic surgery and burn injury. He has also made contributions to textbooks in plastic surgery.
Mr Pandya has clinical interests in all aspects of cosmetic surgery, especially aesthetic, reconstructive, hand and paediatric surgery His current spectrum of work includes cosmetic surgery, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, facial rejuvenation, breast enlargements, reductions and uplifts, treatments of breasts in males (gynaecomastia), prominent ear correction as well as surgery and surgical treatment of skin cancers. His other interests include breast reconstruction, hand and paediatric surgery.