Mr Oliver Cassell


MB ChB, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Plast), MS

GMC number: 3332005

Practising since: 1989


Plastic Surgery

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Mr Oliver Cassell qualified as a doctor in 1989 and trained in Plastic Surgery in Oxford and Wessex Rotation. He gained further experience in Specialist Plastic Surgery Units in Australia, USA and Ireland before returning as a Consultant to Oxford in 2001.

His NHS Practice is predominantly skin cancer & treatments of problematic cysts, lipomas and skin lesions. He undertakes all aspects of skin cancer surgery including removal of BCC, SCC and melanomas. He is a specialist in sentinel lymph node biopsy and has performed over 700 procedures.

He also undertakes the more routine removal of skin lumps, cysts, lipomas and blemishes, and administers anti-wrinkle injections. He has promoted the used of dermoscopy to aid skin cancer diagnosis and is co-founder of the international dermoscopy course for surgeons.

He has a Masters in Surgery from the University of Melbourne for research in the field of tissue engineering and co-authors the Oxford Handbook for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.


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Special interests

  • Skin cancer (BCC, SCC & Melanoma)
  • Skin Cysts, Lipoma & Moles
  • Sentinel node biopsy

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Oliver Cassell at Nuffield Health

  • Mole removal
  • Skin surgery
  • Soft tissue lump service
  • Sentinel node biopsy
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Dermatological surgery
  • Mole assessment
  • Dermoscope
  • Excision of skin lesion

Locations Mr Oliver Cassell works with

Related experience


The main focus of Mr Cassell's research interest is in Skin Cancer.

He has authored publications on BCC & SCC. His main interest is in sentinel node biopsy and he regularly publishes outcomes from this procedure.

He has been a co-investigator on a national trial in Merkel Cell cancer and principal investigator on national and multinational trials.

He works closely with the medical oncology department in trials of immune treatments post melanoma surgery.

He is co-author of the Oxford Handbook of Plastic & Reconstructive surgery and invited author for articles on evidence based care & textbook chapters in skin cancer.


  • British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
  • Melanoma Study Group
  • Melanoma Focus

Other posts held

  • Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
  • Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Churchill Hospital, Oxford.

Insurers Mr Oliver Cassell works with

Mr Oliver Cassell works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Childsure
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


Mr Oliver Cassell does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Oliver Cassell does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Oliver Cassell does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.