I specialise in the surgical management of all types of skin cancer including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma. I undertake sentinel lymph node biopsy for malignant melanoma and lymphadenectomy surgery (removal of lymph glands containing metastatic cancer cells).
I also specialise in reconstructive surgery following skin and other types of cancer and have a sub-specialty interest in microsurgical reconstruction.
I have been on the GMC register for plastic surgery since 2006, being awarded the FRCS(Plast) at that time, and have worked as a consultant plastic & reconstructive surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge since 2007.
Since 2009, I have been the plastic surgery lead for skin cancer for Cambridgeshire, based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and have a specialist research interest in both melanoma & non-melanoma skin cancer, recruiting to regional, national and international skin cancer trials.
I graduated as a doctor from the University of London (MB BS) in 1994. My specialist training in plastic & reconstructive surgery started in 1998, working in London, Wales & Scotland. I obtained an MSc (Distinction) in Surgical Science from University College London in 2000 and I completed my plastic surgery training with subspecialty microsurgical fellowships at the Royal Marsden Hospital & St Thomas’ Hospital in London.
I set up the regional sentinel lymph node biopsy service for malignant melanoma in 2009 at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and since then have helped to establish the metastatic melanoma multidisciplinary weekly meeting and more recently introduced the technique of electrochemotherapy for management of advanced skin cancer metastases.
My reconstructive surgical practice also encompasses complex reconstruction following cancer resection & major trauma. I regularly undertake combined cases with other surgical specialities at Addenbrooke’s Hospital including cases with the maxillofacial, ENT, skull base, neurosurgery, gynae-oncology, colorectal, urology, breast, orthopaedic and dermatology (Mohs surgery) teams.
- Management of skin cancer including malignant melanoma
- Sentinel lymph node biopsy for malignant melanoma
- Microsurgical reconstruction following cancer & trauma
- Surgical oncology & reconstruction
- Mohs surgery & post-Mohs reconstruction
Treatments and tests offered by Mr Amer Durrani at Nuffield Health
- Skin surgery
- Skin grafts for leg ulcers
- Mole removal
- Head and neck oncology
- Breast reconstruction
- Sentinel node biopsy
- Skin cancer surgery
- Dermatological surgery
I was awarded a Distinction for my MSc in Surgical Sciences at University College London. My research centred on looking for genetic mutations in abnormal scar formation using molecular biological analysis of families prone to keloid scars.
I am an active participant in ongoing clinical research & audit projects with regular publications in peer-reviewed journals.
- British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
- British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
- Melanoma Study Group
Other posts held
- Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Addenbrooke’s Hospital
Insurers Mr Amer Durrani works with
Mr Amer Durrani works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Aviva Health
- AXA Health
- Benenden Health
- Exeter Family Friendly
- Westfield Health WPA
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
Mr Amer Durrani does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Mr Amer Durrani does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Mr Amer Durrani does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.