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Mr Jorge Leon-Villapalos, Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Specialist Details
Full name

Mr Jorge Leon-Villapalos




Consultant Plastic Surgeon


Plastic surgery, Paediatric plastic surgery

Site specialisation

Burn reconstruction

Site specialisation 2

Burn reconstruction

Clinical interests

Acute burn management and burns reconstruction in adults and children, complex scar reconstruction. Skin oncology, management of complex wounds.

Background Information

I am a consultant and paediatric lead clinician in the plastic surgery and burns unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. This is the only NHS burns department looking after burns injuries and performing burns reconstruction in Greater London. I specialise in all aspects of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. My main interest and sub-specialty is burns surgery, the management of difficult and complex wounds and any conditions with extensive skin loss. I am also interested in skin cancer reconstruction, reconstruction/ management of scars and soft tissue loss either cosmetic or functional of all etiologies.

Languages spoken

English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

Regular Cromwell clinics


Clinic days

Mon: Tue: Wed: Thurs: Fri: Sat:

Appointments telephone number

07583 209816

Additional Career Information
Year qualified



British Association of Plastic Surgeons (BAPRAS), British Burns Association, American Burns Association, International Society of Burn Injuries

NHS hospitals

Chelsea and Westminster

Research interests

Burns reconstruction, fluid management in burns intensive care, burns nutrition, complex scars

Key published papers

Principles of burn reconstruction: Overview of Surgical procedures. UpToDate, Basow, DS (Ed), Waltham, MA 2011 
The use of human deceased donor skin allograft in burn care. Cell and Tissue Banking. 11(1):99-104. 2010 
Adult burn management .In Jeschke et al. Handbook on Burns, vol. 1ISBN 978-3-7091-0347-0 pp 259-278 2012 
Acute management of facial burns. In Jeschke et al. Handbook of Burns, vol. 1ISBN 978-3-7091-0347-0 pp 291-302 
Reconstruction of the Burned Breast . Total Burn Care, Chapter 54, 4th Edition. Elsevier-Saunders. 


Media coverage

Our consultants regularly contribute to hospital publications, as well as national newspaper articles and television coverage.