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Mr Brian Sommerlad is a Plastic Surgeon at Springfield Hospital in Chelmsford
Congenital deformities, especially cleft lip and palate and skin cancers.
Mr Sommerlad is an Honorary Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and at St Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery, Broomfield Hospital. He was the first Clinical Director of the North Thames Cleft Lip and Palate Service (GOStA).
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.
He 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.
British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons
British Medical Association
Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland
European Association of Plastic Surgeons
The Royal Society of Medicine
Broomfield Hospital & Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children