Mr Brian Sommerlad

Mr Brian Sommerlad


Plastic Surgery

54 years of experience
26 years as a specialist


  • Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Plastic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Skin Cancer
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 1303261
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    Practices worked at

    The Portland Hospital

    212 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    1,484 reviews

    Urgent Care Centre for Children

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5AH
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    Mr Brian Sommerlad is an honorary consultant plastic surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, and at the St Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford. He was the first Clinical Director of the North Thames Cleft Lip and Palate Service (GOStA).

    Although involved in many aspects of plastic surgery, Mr Sommerlad's main activity now is centred around surgery for children and adults with a cleft of lip and palate and associated conditions. He has been particularly involved in the development of the operating microscope for cleft palate repair and in refining surgery for repair of the muscles in cleft palate, and in re-repairing the cleft palate as an alternative to pharyngoplasty in some patients.

    Mr Sommerlad regularly visits countries where cleft lip and palate services are less well-developed, to work with local surgeons and to assist in their development of multi-disciplinary teams. He works with cleft teams in Sri Lanka, Iran, Egypt, Bangladesh and Iraq. He is an honorary member of the Indian Society of Cleft Lip, Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies and regularly attends meetings in India. He is also a past president of both the British Association of Plastic Surgeons and the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Cleft lip and palate
    • Cleft lip and palate


    • Facial Reconstruction
    • Lipoma Removal
    • Mole Removal
    • Scar Revision Surgery
    • Skin Grafts
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Craniofacial Abnormalities including Cleft Lip & Palate
    • Cysts
    • Melanoma
    • Skin Cancer
    • Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
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    • FRCS
    • FRCS Ed(Hon)
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