Mr Gillespie trained in medicine and surgery at Cambridge and Oxford Universities until 1993, then in Bristol, Cambridge, Oxford and London.
After full UK-based Plastic Surgery training, his Fellowship Training involved working with internationally recognised surgeons in the UK and overseas.
He was awarded a British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) overseas Fellowship and then a Hand Surgery Interface Fellowship working with five leading Plastics and Orthopaedic Surgeons for 18 months prior to becoming a Consultant.
Mr Gillespie travels regularly throughout Europe to visit and operate with leading surgeons in order to keep up to date with the latest improvements in surgical techniques (including Paris, Strasbourg, Lyon and Barcelona in the last three years).
He is the Clinical Governance lead for the department in Addenbrookes Hospital and hence has a formal role as well as professional responsibility for the safety and quality of surgery.
Mr gillespie specialises in a range of cosmetic treatments in Cambridge including:
- Tummy tuck
Mr Gillespie's practice includes hand and wrist surgery, plastic surgery for burns and scars, aesthetic breast and abdominal surgery (male and female), cosmetic surgery after weight loss and cosmetic or reconstructive surgery for skin cancer and benign lumps and bumps.
His hand and wrist surgery expertise includes tendon and nerve surgery such as trigger fingers and carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s disease, arthritis of the thumb and other hand joints, painful wrists.
He has a particular interest in painful joints of the thumb and wrist and can offer minimal access arthroscopic procedures and joint replacements.
Treatments and tests offered by Mr Patrick Gillespie at Nuffield Health
- Dupuytren's fasciectomy
- Hand surgery
- Breast enlargement surgery
- Drooping eyelids (Ptosis correction)
- Ear pinning cosmetic surgery (Pinnaplasty)
- Excision of skin lesion
- Fat grafting
- Inverted nipple surgery
- Liposuction treatment
- Mole removal
- Nose reshaping surgery (rhinoplasty)
- Oculoplastic surgery
- Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty)
- Dermal fillers
Mr Gillespie is actively involved in hand surgery research in collaboration with Cambridge University and an ongoing international study in tendon healing. He also does research in wound healing and scar formation.
Other post held
- Consultant Plastics and Hand Surgeon, Addenbrookes Hospital
- Consultant Plastic, Hand and Wrist Surgeon, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Trust