NHS Practice Glasgow
UPDATE: Mr Vivek Sivarajan left the NHS on 14th June 2013 after more than 15 years service. Mr Sivarajan says:
"It was becoming increasingly difficult to balance running a busy Private Clinic, Elanic, having a young family and being an NHS Consultant. After much deliberation and some regret I therefore took the decision to leave my NHS post. I wish my colleagues, friends and NHS patients all the best for the future"
Our Lead Consultant, Vivek is employed as a full Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. He also undertakes NHS clinics at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley.
Vivek’s main areas of interest are Laser and Facial Aesthetics, Breast Surgery and Reconstruction and Cosmetic Surgery. He is also a Specialist in an area called Microsurgery. This is the most technically demanding of all areas of Plastic Surgery and involves taking tissue from one part of the body to another by disconnecting and reconnecting the blood supply. This involves operating through a microscope on blood vessels less than 2mm in diameter and can take up to 8 hours to complete.
Vivek’s post at the Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit, Glasgow Royal Infirmary involves a mixture of Laser and Facial Aesthetic Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Microsurgery and Skin Cancer work. Privately Vivek conducts Laser work at the SK:N Clinic, Glasgow and operates at the Nuffield and Ross Hall Hospitals, also in Glasgow.
To see Vivek at work in the BBC Documentary My New Breast Click here
My New Breast is a documentary filmed earlier this year at the Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit in Glasgow. It follows the path of three women embarking on breast reconstruction. During the programme Mr Vivek Sivarajan, Consultant Plastic Surgeon is seen performing a microsurgical DIEP breast reconstruction. This type of breast reconstruction can take up to 8 hours to complete and involves detaching and re-attaching blood vessels. These vessels are as small as 2mm in diameter. This involves using a powerful microscope to put in stitches smaller than a human hair.