Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Our Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department provides emergency and elective surgery to repair or restore parts of the body.

Our services

Our experienced specialists provide the following services:

  • skin cancer management
  • facial trauma
  • head and neck cancer and reconstructive surgery
  • hand Surgery
  • lower limb trauma
  • microsurgery
  • breast reconstruction for malignancy or developmental deformity
  • burn surgery (in conjunction with the Burns Unit)
  • perineal reconstruction.

Full list of services

How to access this service

To access this service, your GP or medical practitioner will need to send a referral letter to the hospital.

If there is a waiting list, you will receive a confirmation letter and be advised on what to do next. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your appointment.

Refer a patient

GP and Specialist Hotline:
1300 364 938

Health professionals:
More information

After your hospital appointment

Your doctor may advise that you require surgery. If this is the case you will be placed on a surgical waiting list and may need to attend the Pre-admission Clinic before your surgery.

What to bring

Each time you visit us
  • Your Medicare card
  • Private health insurance card (if you have one)
  • Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
  • Current medications (prescription, over the counter and herbal medicine)
  • Relevant x-rays, scans or any other test results or reports
  • Glasses, hearing and mobility aids
  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • WorkCover claim number (if relevant)
  • Snacks, a drink or money to buy refreshments
  • Something to read or do while you wait
  • An adult carer to support you and take you home
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney (if you have one)
  • A jacket or cardigan in case you get cold
  • A dressing gown or cardigan, sleepwear or comfortable day clothes
  • Slippers and shoes (low heel, closed-in, non-slip, adjustable and firm fitting around the foot)
  • Your toiletries and personal items
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney if you have one
  • Something to read or do during your stay
  • A smart phone, tablet or laptop, connecting earphones and chargers so you can connect to the free MetroNorth-PatientWiFi and access entertainment. Televisions may not be available for use.
  • Medical devices required for your care (e.g. CPAP machine)
  • Do not bring large amounts of cash or valuables such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you


Contact us

Specialist Outpatient Clinic
Location: Level 1, James Mayne Building
Phone: (07) 3497 3588

Plastics Breast Clinic
Location: Level 8, Ned Hanlon Building
Phone: (07) 3647 0097

Need help outside hours?

For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.

In an emergency call 000.

Refer a patient

To refer a patient, view the Plastic Surgery referral guideline

GP and Specialist Referral Hotline: 1300 364 938

Health professionals

Plastics and reconstructive surgery is a tertiary service to most of Queensland for both elective and emergency patients. A full range of general plastic and reconstructive surgery inpatient and outpatient services is offered including:

  • tissue damage and repair
  • treatment of major tissue loss (often associated with orthopaedic injuries)
  • hand surgery including replantation
  • microsurgical free flaps (muscle and myocutaneous)
  • facial injuries
  • skin
  • intraoral and head and neck cancers
  • reconstructive breast surgery
  • some aesthetic plastic surgery.
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