Mr Antony Fitton MD FRCS FRCS(Plast)
Mr Antony R Fitton qualified at the Royal London Hospital in 1989 with distinction in Surgery. In pursuing a career in surgery he trained at the Royal London Hospital, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, The Royal Marsden Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital, obtaining his Fellowship to the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1992.
His aspiration to Plastic Surgery was founded after two months of apprenticeship with a “battle surgeon from Afghanistan” in Mount Hagan, Papua New Guinea.
In 1993 Mr Fitton embarked on his training in Plastic Surgery at the Riverside Centre for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Charing Cross, London and then the Welsh Centre for Burns, Plastic & Reconstructive and Maxillofacial Surgery in Chepstow and Swansea. Mr Fitton also trained in The Mersey Regional Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Centre in Liverpool.
In 1996 he was awarded research grant funding from the CM Matthews fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Pattern Masser Memorial Research Fund of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons for his investigation of neuro-muscular pathophysiology after nerve injury. In 2002 he received a degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) for his thesis “Muscle Recover after Nerve Injury – Enhancement by b agonists”.
After successfully sitting the final intercollegiate examination in Plastic Surgery for the diploma of FRCS(plast), Mr Fitton was entered onto the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council in 2002. He has completed 6 years of accredited training in Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery.
He was appointed a Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgeon to Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust in 2002. Before taking up this role he spent 6 months fine tuning his training at the Wellington Burns, Plastic and Craniofacial Centre, New Zealand honing his skills in microvascular reconstruction and Craniofacial Head and Neck Surgery.
Mr Fitton now has 18 years experience as a Consultant in the NHS. He has led the development of Plastic Surgery Service in Plymouth as the Clinical Director from 2004 to 2010. He is committed to the next generation of Plastic Surgeons: He has Chaired the Surgical Training Committee of the Higher Surgical Training Program in the South West of the UK from 2008 to 2010 and has just completed his tenure as the Training Program Director (2010 to 2013). He has also been a member of the School of Surgery Board of both the Severn and Peninsular Deanery.
Mr Fitton has undertaken research into nerve regeneration, hand and upper limb reconstruction facial anatomy, facial reanimation and burn reconstruction, pharyngeal and perineal reconstruction.
Within his broad practice his specialist area of work are hand surgery, Head and Neck Reconstruction, Breast Reconstruction and cosmetic surgery. He collaborates with specialists in other fields of surgery when undertaking complex reconstructive surgery.
Mr Fitton is licensed as Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon by the GMC