Dr Marcus Wagstaff


Dr Marcus Wagstaff

Dr Wagstaff is a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and holds a Consultant position at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Dr Wagstaff trained in medicine at University College London, where he also completed a PhD in Molecular Pathology. He completed his Plastic Surgical training in the UK in 2010 and since then he has been appointed to the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He has completed specialist fellowships in Breast Oncoplastic Surgery in the UK and Microsurgery in Adelaide. At the Royal Adelaide Hospital, he specialises in breast reconstruction after cancer treatment, microsurgical reconstruction, burns surgery, skin cancer surgery and head and neck reconstruction.

Dr Wagstaff is a co-author of Churchill’s Pocketbook of Surgery, a textbook for surgeons-in-training, currently in its 5th edition, three book chapters and many peer-reviewed research papers. He enjoys training Plastic Surgical Registrars and medical trainees and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer for Adelaide University. He is an examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and the Director of Training for the surgical Resident Medical Officers at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Dr Wagstaff believes that responsible surgical practice should be open, unhurried, patient-centred, and with minimised risk. The right treatment should be offered to the right patient at the right time.

Specialist Interests

  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Cosmetic Breast Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Body Contouring
  • Head and Neck Reconstruction
  • Microsurgical Reconstruction
  • General Reconstructive Surgery
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