Dr Philip Griffin

Dr PhilPhilip A. Griffin M.B B.S, F.R.A.C.S

I qualified as a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in 1992 after 4 years of advanced training in Adelaide, a year of training in Scotland at Canniesburn Hospital, and a year of Hand Surgery Fellowship training in Louisville, Kentucky.

My surgical practice has combined a continued commitment to public hospital practice: teaching and training developing plastic surgeons and junior doctors: treating people with a broad spectrum of plastic surgery problems, and helping the development of an improved public patient plastic and reconstructive surgery service to the Southern Health region of Adelaide, as Head of the Plastic Surgery Unit of Flinders Medical Centre for more than 10 years.

I have also treated patients in private practice since 1993. Treatment of skin cancer and skin lesions, treatment of conditions of the female breast: reduction, augmentation and reconstruction, treatment of conditions of the trunk and buttocks after pregnancy or weight loss: abdominoplasty, buttock lift, bodylift, thigh and arm reduction, are among the many different problems of my specialist practice.

The area of my sub-specialist interest is that of surgery of the hand. The hand and wrist is a delicately balanced, intricate mechanism that is subject to the attrition of wear, injury from accident or disruption through developmental defect. The loss of function through even minor hand injury does have major implications on workplace, social and everyday abilities. Accurate diagnosis is challenging, repair can be technically difficult and maximising recovery is achieved through well-coordinated team-work. Our goal is to return you to the most function possible, as quickly as possible.

I am a Council member of the Australian Hand Surgery Society, the Australian Doctors Orchestra, the Medical Advisory Committee of the Southern Adelaide Health Region and a previous Council member, Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.