Surgery at Birmingham Children's Hospital

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Welcome to the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

We are a dynamic, passionate and enthusiastic team consisting of individuals specialised in their field who are here to provide your child with a range of plastic surgery care and support.

We offer a diverse range of services, which we provide alone or in combination with the many specialist colleagues across the medical and surgical field with whom we work.

One of the most common reasons children attend our department is because of an injury, and our trauma service is one of the busiest for a children’s hospital. With our specialist techniques, we will help your child get back to normal both physically and psychologically so that they can go on to lead normal healthy lives. We also provide a service for children with skin lesions, lumps and bumps, congenital differences and complex reconstruction following cancer surgery.

We manage these cases within a multidisciplinary team and are here for you and your child every step of the way.

As well as our consultants, the surgical team consists of specialist registrars and fellows. We are aptly supported by a team of clinical nurse specialists, theatre managers, service managers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and departmental secretaries; all of whom complete our department.

We aim to provide clinical excellence in the field of paediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and to ensure that each child we treat can go on to meet their full potential.

Areas of Expertise

Specialist areas of expertise include:

  • General paediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Trauma reconstruction of the lower limb
  • Vascular malformations of the head and neck
  • Vascular malformations of the limbs, trunk and birthmarks
  • Microtia and ear reconstruction
  • Sarcoma and spinal oncology reconstruction
  • Spinal deformity reconstruction
  • Congenital breast asymmetry
  • Scar revision including steroid injections, laser therapy and  cosmetic camouflage
  • Microsurgery

Meet the Team


Mr Ramesh Vidyadharan
Specialty Doctor Plastic Surgery

Ms Sameena Hassan
Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Plastic Surgery Clinical Nurse Specialists

Gemma Trueman

Jenny Key

Nicola Root

Therapy Team

Anna Beckett
Advanced Occupational Therapist — 

Amberley Prince
Principal Occupational Therapist — 8978

Nicola Groom
Senior Occupational Therapy Assistant —

Emily Huddleston
Advanced Burns Physiotherapist —  8978

Naomi Payton
Advanced Physiotherapist – 8978


Megan Hill
Medical Secretary to Mr Ramesh Vidyadharan — 8136 

Amanda Davis
Medical Secretary to Ms Sameena Hassan — 8755 

Georgia Fletcher
Medical Support Secretary — 6181 

Theatre Lead

Jane Cooke

Service Manager

Charlotte Quigley

Contact Us

We know that there are occasions when you want to ring us to ask a question. We understand that it can be difficult to know who is best to call. We have put together the following list to help you direct your questions to the right member of the Plastic Surgery team.

If your child is acutely unwell, please seek medical attention from your family doctor (GP) or local Emergency department (A&E). They will contact us for further information if needed.

For all members of the team, please call the main hospital number on 0121 333 9999 and enter the extension number when prompted.

Clinical Nurse Specialists – ext 8137/8117

Call the Clinical Nurse Specialists if you have any questions about wound care, dressing changes, laser service or removal of sutures. This includes questions about the operation, care afterwards and equipment.

We can also be emailed at

Medical Secretaries for Plastic Surgery

Ext 8136 – Megan Hill, secretary for Mr Ramesh Vidyadharan

Ext 8755 – Amanda Davis, secretary for Ms Sameena Hassan

Ext 6181- Georgia Fletcher, Support Secretary

Call the secretaries if you have questions about practical issues around an outpatient clinic appointment, such as transport and interpreters. They can re-send appointment letters and information if you have not received it. They cannot answer clinical queries about your child’s health or their planned operation or procedure.

You can also contact the appointments line for appointment queries on - 9376