Mr Mark Pickford

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Mr Mark Pickford

Specialist interest: Hand surgery

Mr Mark Pickford is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon, sub-specialising in hand surgery. Within the arena of hand surgery he has particular interest in treating children’s hands, including those with congenital differences. Mark was trained in plastic surgery in the UK, and also during a one year hand surgery fellowship with Harold Kleinert’s group in Louisville, Kentucky.

Mr Pickford holds two hand surgery clinics a week at QVH, one on a Monday for children, and one on a Friday for adults. The general plastics part of his practice covers the Hastings geographical area. He spends all day Tuesday each week at the Conquest Hospital providing outpatient clinic services, and also outpatient surgery for patients with skin malignancies.

Mr Pickford’s interests include hand trauma, surgery for congenital hand differences, management of Dupuytren’s disease including all surgical options and Xiapex/collagenase injection treatment. His work routinely encompasses management of inflammatory arthritic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and also degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis) which manifest themselves in the hand. He has an interest in wrist pathology including degenerative conditions and instabilities resulting from injury, and routinely performs arthroscopy examinations and treatments. His work routinely involves the management of nerve compression syndromes in the upper limb.

Mr Pickford’s work for general plastic surgery covers a broad scope ranging from skin cancer management to breast reconstruction using all available techniques (tissue expansion, Latissimus flaps and DIEP flaps).