Conference co-Chairs, Mr David Ross and Mr Alastair Windsor, have prepared several complex cases which they will explore.
They want you, the audience, to give your thoughts on what you would do to diagnose and treat the cases they have presented. Bringing expertise from both plastics and general surgery this is a great opportunity for you to get involved in the discussion and learn from two of the masters in AWR.
David Ross is Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in the department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Guys’ and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Trust and Kings College Hospital, London and Honorary Consultant Plastic Surgeon to St Mark’s Hospital for Colorectal Disease. In the past he was formally Head of Department, Head of Surgical Oncology and a Past President of the Section of Plastic Surgery at The Royal Society of Medicine. In addition to aesthetic and reconstructive surgery his main interests include microsurgery, abdominal wall and perineal reconstruction.
He is an internationally recognized authority on abdominal wall and body-contouring surgery, particularly following massive weight-loss surgery, and is regularly invited to lecture both at home and abroad on these subjects. He also has considerable experience in the management of complex wounds and soft tissue trauma.
David is the Plastic Surgery Section Editor for HERNIA Journal and also a Board Member of the European Hernia Society working group on rectus diastasis.
David is the founder of a Microsurgical Fellowship at Guys’ and St Thomas’ NHS Trust and Lead of the Aesthetics Fellowship at The London Clinic.
David qualified in medicine at University College London in 1986. He obtained his MD for research into malignant melanoma at the RAFT Institute of Plastic Surgery.
Mr Windsor is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon with HCA Healthcare UK, based out of London Digestive Surgery at the London Digestive Centre in Marylebone. He has recently retired from the NHS having been on the consultant staff at St James University Hospital, Leeds (1997 – 1999), St Mark’s Hospital, London (1999 – 2006) and University College Hospital London. (2006 – 2019).
He is fortunate to still maintain an expertise and a very busy specialist referral practice in colorectal surgery operating at the Princess Grace Hospital, The London Clinic and King Edward VII in London. His clinical focus has been to a large extent on the management of complex inflammatory bowel disease and its surgical complications. He was formally surgical lead for the national intestinal failure unit at St Mark's Hospital and surgical lead for the intestinal failure unit at UCLH.
Part of the work in the IF Unit was also the management of complex and recurrent incisional hernias and abdominal wall defects. Through this work he has developed an equally busy national referral practice in abdominal wall reconstruction. He is a board member of the British Hernia Society and organises and co-chairs the highly successful Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Europe, international meeting in February, now in its fifth year.
He has over one hundred and fifty peer reviewed publications, book chapters and books and he remains a committed surgical researcher, trainer and educator.