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Oxford Team Profiles: Surgeons

Children born with a cleft lip and / or palate may face multiple health problems. Experience has shown that these problems are best supported by a team of specialists from many disciplines who work together with the family to provide for the social, emotional, psychological and educational needs of the child.

This means that, when you visit us, you may find yourself in a room with lots of clinicians – this is quite normal and nothing to worry about. If you feel uncomfortable with so many people in the room, please don’t be afraid to request that only key members of the team remain.

Marc Swan

Having trained as a plastic surgeon within the Oxford Deanery, I undertook specialist cleft training at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, and also at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. I undertake the primary surgical management of children referred to the Spires Cleft Centre and help to care for families from antenatal diagnosis […]

Guy Thorburn

I am a consultant plastic surgeon at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. From 2010 to 2017 I was a consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital and at the St Andrew’s Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery in Essex. My special interests include cleft lip and palate, 22q11 deletion syndrome, hypospadias, vascular anomalies and spina […]