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Mr Brian Sommerlad - Plastic Surgery

Mr Brian Sommerlad is a Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon in Essex, Chelmsford

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Clinical interests

Congenital deformities (cleft lip and palate and skin cancers)


Academic background

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.


Professional Memberships

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


NHS base

Broomfield Hospital & Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

01245 200307