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Mr Matthew Potter

Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon


Practices at: The Ridgeway Hospital

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Personal Profile

Mr Potter is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at The Ridgeway Hospital in Swindon.

He also holds an NHS practice at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Swindon. Mr Potter graduated from University College London. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and completed his training in all aspects of Plastic Surgery at Mount Vernon Hospital, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals and The Royal Brisbane and Princess Alexandra Hospitals.

He was awarded his FRCS(Plast) in 2009 and was made a consultant in Oxford in 2011. In 2005 he was made a Hunterian Professor (Royal College of Surgeons, England) for his research into artificial skin and scar/wound healing.

Mr Potter has undertaken specialist fellowships in skin cancer surgery, head and neck surgery (benign and malignant) and aesthetic surgery. He is a core member of the skin cancer multidisciplinary meetings in Oxford and Swindon as well as the head and neck cancer and skull base cancer multidisciplinary meetings in Oxford. He is a member of the Thames Valley Skin Cancer Specialist Group and is the lead for clinical governance and safety for head and neck surgery in Oxford.

Mr Potter aims to provide care of the highest quality. He maintains this quality by regular audit of his outcomes as well as visiting, presenting and undertaking research with other surgeons both nationally and internationally. He regularly publishes his outcomes and techniques as a means of informing others of his results and providing transparency of his work for his patients. Mr Potter doesn’t work as an isolated surgeon. Where appropriate he works in teams to provide patients with specialists that provide overlapping skills to meet his patients’ needs.

Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests

Facial rejuvenation:

  • Anti Wrinkle injections
  • Facial fillers
  • Face and neck lift
  • Mid facelift
  • Brow lift surgery
  • Eyelid surgery 
  • Prominent ear correction

Breast surgery: 

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast uplift
  • Inverted nipple correction
  • Male breast reduction surgery

Body surgery:

  • Tummy tuck
  • Arm reduction
  • Labiaplasty

Skin lesions/ Cancer:

  • Benign skin lesion removal (cysts, lipomas, moles)
  • Removal of facial skin lesions
  • Skin Cancer excision - BCC, SCC, Merkel cell Carcinoma
  • Skin Cancer – Melanoma
  • Skin Cancer – Mohs Surgery

Head and neck cancer surgery:

  • Lymph node biopsy/neck dissection
  • Removal of the salivary glands/ Parotidectomy

Sub Speciality / Special Interest

  •  Cancer care - Skin Cancer and Head and Neck cancer
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Oxford, John Radcliffe
  • Swindon, Great Western Hospital

Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships

  • The General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Specialist Register for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Member of The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
  • Member of The British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists (BAHNO)
  • Member of the British Medical Association