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DAVID FLOYD

One of the best decisions I ever made was to become a Plastic Surgeon. It was a long journey getting there, but the satisfaction I get from it is immense. No two patients are the same and therefore every operation is different. I am often rebuilding or reshaping patients using well established surgical techniques, but there are times when you have to be versatile and technically inventive. It is a surprisingly  creative surgical discipline that requires a deep understanding of tissue biology, meticulous attention to detail and an artistic touch. 

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY

I find that the best results in Plastic Surgery occur when I fully understand what the patient requires, and the patient fully understands what I can achieve. I therefore take as long as necessary during the consultation so that with careful planning and discussion I can tailor the treatment plan to suit their needs. The most satisfying thing for me is seeing a patient in clinic who is delighted with the outcome that they  were hoping for.

EXPERTISE

Rhinoplasty
Cosmetic breast surgery
Cosmetic abdominal surgery
Body contouring
Breast reconstruction
Abdominal reconstruction
Hand surgery

Background

David Floyd is one of the senior Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons at The Royal Free Hospital, London. He is an integral member of the Breast Unit at the Wellington Hospital and Barnet General Hospital and has extensive experience in breast reconstruction following mastectomy. He is also a key member of the abdominal wall unit based at The Royal Free and the Lister Hospitals. Alongside his reconstructive interests during the last 15 years he has developed a special interest in rhinoplasty and cosmetic surgery of the breast, abdomen and body.

Mr Floyd was President of the Plastic Surgery Section of the Royal Society of Medicine in 2009. He continues to contribute to the academic world of Plastic Surgery by publishing his new developments and experience in the world literature. He is also regularly asked to lecture at educational meetings in his field of expertise, both in the UK and abroad.

Being a committed Surgeon David feels it is essential to be involved in educating the surgeons of tomorrow. He lectures regularly to undergraduates, graduates, Plastic Surgery trainees and his fellow consultants. He is also a regular lecturer at the Royal College of Surgeons instructional courses.

BAAPS      British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

BAPRAS   British Association of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons

ISAPS      International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

BSSH       British Society for Surgery of the Hand

RSM        Royal Society of Medicine (Section President 2009)

BMA        British Medical Association

GMC        General Medical Council

MA (Cantab) 1989         Master of Arts: This is a further masters degree awarded by Cambridge University 1 year after graduation from medical training.

MB (Cantab) 1988         Bachelor of Medicine: This is the basic medical degree awarded with the BChir. by Cambridge university after completion of 6 years at medical school. After this you are called a Doctor!

BChir (Cantab) 1988     Bachelor of Chirurgiae: This is the basic surgical degree awarded with the MB, by Cambridge university after completion of 6 years at medical school. After this you are called a Doctor!

MSc (London) 1995      Master of Science: This is a research degree awarded by the University of London after spending a year in the laboratory studying scarring and wound healing.

FRCS (England) 1993  Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England: To become a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons you have to pass a very rigorous exam assessing all  aspects of the science of surgery. Preparing for this exam included 6 months studying and teaching anatomy to medical students at UCL. After this exam you are considered a surgeon and called Mister!

FRCS (Plast) 2001         This is the final exam in Plastic Surgery and signifies completion of specialist training. It is the toughest exam of its kind in Europe and is equivalent to being “Board Certified” in the US.

Born and educated in London, David graduated from Cambridge University and returned to London to complete his medical training at UCL. After 4 years of General Surgery training and 6 months teaching Anatomy at UCL, he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS). Having decided to become a Plastic Surgeon he began with a year of research and was awarded an MSc for his work into scarring and wound healing. He then completed 8 years of Plastic Surgery training, working in many of the world class Plastic Surgery Units in London. His training culminated in the award of full accreditation in Plastic Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons, FRCS(plast).

 

Subfascial harvest of the extended latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap in breast reconstruction: a comparative analysis of two techniques. 

Branford OA, Kelemen N, Hartmann CE, Holt R, Floyd D. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Oct;132(4):737-48. doi: 10.1097/PRS.


Delayed repair in a case of forearm fascial muscle herniation using non-cross-linked acellular porcine dermal matrix.

Hartmann CE, Branford OA, Floyd D. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2012 Sep;16(3):166-8.


Management of severe Dupuytren’s contracture of the proximal interphalangeal joint with use of a central slip facilitation device.

White JW, Kang SN, Nancoo T, Floyd D, Kambhampati SB, McGrouther DA. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2012 Oct;37(8):728-32.


Sitting on a gold mine: optimal autologous reconstruction of a significant cosmetic contour defect of the buttock using a deep inferior epigastric artery perforator free flap.

Thomas A, Branford OA, Floyd D. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2012 Jun;65(6):e153-5.


The congenital cleft nipple and its surgical treatment.

Shah AK, Floyd D. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2012 Apr;65(4):e75-9.


Microsurgical trainer.

Sadri A, Lloyd-Hughes H, Akhavani M, Floyd D. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2011 Oct;93(7):557.


Streptococcal necrotising myositis of obturator internus and piriformis in a type 2 diabetic patient presenting as sepsis of unknown origin.

Sharma PR, McEvoy HC, Floyd DC. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2011 Sep;93(6):e99-101.


The use of a template to accurately position the inframammary fold in breast reconstruction.

Akhavani M, Sadri A, Ovens L, Floyd D. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2011 Oct;64(10):e259-61.


Toe syndactyly revisited.

Marsh DJ, Floyd D.  J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2011 Apr;64(4):535-40.


Further reporting of tibial stress fractures complicating free fibula grafts.

PacificoMD, FloydD, WoodSH.   J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2008;61(3):346. Epub 2007 Dec 21.


Nomenclature for fingers and phalanges: to name or to number? 

Wraight WM, Smith JD, Floyd D.  J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2007;60(4):368-71.


Vertical rectus abdominis flap reconstruction in patients with advanced penile squamous cell carcinoma. 

KayesOJ, DurrantCA, RalphD, FloydD, WitheyS, MinhasS. BJU Int. 2007 Jan;99(1):37-40.


Rupture of a flexor pollicis longus repair in a body builder through the use of an electronic muscle stimulator. 

AnsariA, RamseyKW, FloydDC. Br J Sports Med. 2006 Dec;40(12):1009-10.


Tibial stress fracture as a complication of free-fibula vascularised graft for mandibular reconstruction. 

PacificoMD, FloydD, WoodSH. Br J Plast Surg. 2003 Dec;56(8):832-4.


Streptococcal necrotising myositis of obturator internus and piriformis in a type 2 diabetic patient presenting as sepsis of unknown origin.  

Sharma PR, McEvoy HC, Floyd DC. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2011 Sep;93(6):e99-101. Review.


Rupture of a flexor pollicis longus repair in a body builder through the use of an electronic muscle stimulator. 

Ansari A, Ramsey KW, Floyd DC. Br J Sports Med. 2006 Dec;40(12):1009-10. Epub 2006 Sep 15.


The pedicled occipital artery scalp flap for salvage surgery of the neck. 

Floyd DC, Ali FS, Ilyas S, Brough MD. Br J Plast Surg. 2003 Jul;56(5):471-7.


Cellular changes in denervated tissue during wound healing in a rat model. 

Richards AM, Floyd DC, Terenghi G, McGrouther DA. Br J Dermatol. 1999 Jun;140(6):1093-9.


Neural innervation and healing.

Richards AM, Mitsou J, Floyd DC, Terenghi G, McGrouther DA. Lancet. 1997 Aug 2;350(9074):339-40.