Professor Dominic Furniss

DM(Oxon), MA(Cantab), MBBCh(Oxon), FRCS(Plast)


Professor Furniss trained in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery in the Oxford Deanery. He undertook fellowship training in microsurgery and hand surgery at the Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, and at the University of Tokyo, Japan. In 2013, he was appointed Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Oxford University NHS Trust. He also has a major commitment to research at Oxford University.

The surgical treatment of lymphoedema has undergone a renaissance in recent years as refinements in supermicrosurgical instruments and techniques have opened the field to innovation. Professor Furniss has pioneered the use of supermicrosurgery to treat lymphoedema in the UK. Together with his colleague Mr Alex Ramsden, he has trained in Japan with the inventor of the technique, Professor Isao Koshima. He then brought this minimally invasive procedure back to the UK, and has performed more of these procedures than any other UK surgeon. This experience is coupled with meticulous analysis of patient outcomes.

Alex Ramsden & Dominic Furniss are happy to work with any insurance company but please check with your provider as cover is dependent on the policy held


  • Available by appointment all day Tuesdays


Current posts

  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, Oxford University


  • Lymphoedema
  • Lymphaticovenular anastomosis
  • Hand surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Lymph node transfer
  • Liposuction for Lymphoedema
  • Liposuction for Lipodemea

Personal interests

Professor Furniss enjoys spending time with his family, following his beloved Sheffield United, and learning more about wine. Occasionally, all three can be combined.

Member of

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Lymphology Society
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • British Medical Association


Professor Furniss is Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Oxford. He holds a prestigious Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowship – the first ever to be held by a Plastic Surgeon. He is Principal Investigator of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand Genetics of Dupuytren's Disease consortium. This is a major international study aimed at understanding the genetic predisposition to Dupuytren’s Disease –a disabling hand condition.


Professor Dominic Furniss does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Dominic Furniss has the following interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital:

Professor Furniss owns 33% of a Euromi SP1 Evamatic infrasonic liposuction device which is located at Nuffield Health Manor Oxford Hospital.

Professor Dominic Furniss does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.