Mr Oliver Cassell

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

  • Specialities Body Contouring, Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Dermatology, Aesthetic Breast Surgery, Breast Surgery, Plastic Surgery
  • Telephone 07528 677623 (Secretary)
  • Year of first qualification 1989
  • Email
  • Languages spoken


  • GMC Number 3332005
  • Fax 01865 331939


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 breast reconstruction and skin cancer. As a consequence he currently uses his expertise in these areas to perform cosmetic surgery specifically on the breast (enlargement, reduction, uplift and asymmetry) and abdomen (tummy tuck and liposuction).

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 more advanced surgery for melanomas.

He also undertakes the more routine removal of skin lumps, bumps and blemishes, and administers anti-wrinkle injections.
Mr Cassell is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Oxford. He has a Masters in Surgery from the University of Melbourne for research in the field of tissue engineering and has written a specialist handbook in plastic surgery.


  • Weekly Tuesday by arrangement
  • Monthly Thursday AM by arrangement
  • Weekly Friday by arrangement
  • Monthly Saturday by arrangement


Current posts

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


Other interests

  • Cosmetic breast surgery
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Skin cancer and skin lump removal

Member of

  • Medical Defence Union
  • British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
  • Melanoma Study Group


Mr Cassell is one of two surgical representatives on the National Institute of Health Research Melanoma Group. His most recent research is mainly in the area of skin cancer. Recent publications are on squamous cell carcinoma and sentinel lymph node biopsy.

He has written invited articles for evidence based approach to skin cancer care. Mr Cassell is currently a co-applicant in studies, both multi-centre and multi-national, and awaiting the results of these grant applications.

He is Chair of the Skin Cancer Group of the Thames Valley and is responsible for keeping the skin cancer protocols up to date throughout the Thames Valley.


Mr Oliver Cassell works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • 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
  • Tesco Bank
  • 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.