BSc, MBBS, PhD, FRCS(Plast), FRACS
Joining NECH in February 2016, Dr. Marcus Wagstaff is a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and currently works at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Adult Burns Service.
His specialist interests include:
- Breast reconstruction
- Skin cancer surgery
- Cosmetic breast surgery
- Body contouring
- Head and neck reconstruction
- Burns surgery
- Hand surgery
- Lower limb reconstruction following trauma
- Gynaecological reconstruction
He is happy to consult on all aspects of Plastic and Cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Wagstaff trained in medicine at University College London, where he also completed a PhD in Molecular Pathology. He completed his Plastic Surgical training in the UK in 2010, and has performed year-long fellowships in Breast Oncoplastic Surgery in the UK in 2007, and Microsurgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 2010. He has since been working at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He is the co-author of the internationally renowned Churchill’s Pocketbook of Surgery, about to be released in its 5th edition, three book chapters and of many peer-reviewed research papers. He enjoys training Plastic Surgical Registrars and medical trainees and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer for Adelaide University. He is an examiner of junior surgeons for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and the Director of Training for the surgical Resident Medical Officers at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Dr. Wagstaff believes that responsible surgical practice should be open, unhurried, patient-centred, with minimised risk, and appropriate to need – offering the right treatment for the right patient at the right time. If he feels he is not best placed to offer a patient the most appropriate management for their concern, he would be happy to refer them to a colleague with a specialist interest in that area.