Mr Andrew Fleming

Consultant Plastic and Hand Surgeon

QualificationsFRCS, FCS(SA)Plast

Languages spoken:English

Main NHS base:

  • St George's Hospital

Member of:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (FRCS Edin)
  • The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
  • The British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) – (Council member 2008 – 2011)
  • The College of Surgeons of South Africa The Medical Protection Society

Clinical interests:

  • All aspects of cosmetic surgery
  • All aspects of hand surgery including trigger fingers and dupuytren’s disease.
  • Skin cancers, moles and lumps and bumps.
Sees adults and children of all ages

Training and Background

Mr Drew Fleming is a plastic surgeon with extensive experience and expertise in aesthetic (cosmetic), hand and reconstructive surgery. He grew up in Zimbabwe and spent his early medical training years in both South Africa and Zimbabwe.

After studying medicine at the world-renowned University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, he worked as a General Surgeon in Zimbabwe for eight years before returning to Cape Town, where he qualified further in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

After completing a Fellowship in Hand Surgery in the Orthopaedic Department at the University of Cape Town, Mr Fleming was a Visiting Scientist with the Departments of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta and Washington State University in Seattle, U.S.A.

Arriving in the UK in 1998, he super-specialised in Congenital Hand Surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital and studied advanced adult hand surgery at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Windsor Hand Clinic. He was awarded a Pulvertaft Hand Fellowship by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand.

He then went on to complete an Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Fellowship at the Wellington Hospital, London, under the guidance of some of the country’s leading aesthetic surgery specialists.

In 2000 he was appointed an NHS Consultant in Plastic Surgery at St George’s Hospital, London.He was Clinical Director of the Plastic Surgery Department for over five years and is now Clinical Director of Surgery. His NHS reconstructive practice is now almost entirely involved with complex hand surgery and his special interest is in children born with hand differences.

Mr Fleming’s private practice involves a mix of cosmetic surgery, hand surgery and a lot of skin cancer and other reconstructive surgery. Mr Fleming has an international reputation for clinical excellence and patient care, offering a wide range of treatments from aesthetic surgery to complex hand surgery.