Mr Thomas Chapman
Mr Thomas Chapman is a well respected Consultant Plastic Surgeon based around the Bristol and Gloucestershire area, where he successfully practices in the NHS, and outside of this, he runs a highly successful private practice that spans three counties. His area of speciality covers the full spectrum of cosmetic and breast procedures, as well as surgery for skin cancer, hand surgery and limb reconstruction.
His conscientious and approachable nature enables Mr. Chapman to build trusting relationships with all his patients, from which his growing personalised and reliable service has been developed. As well as his exceptional surgical expertise, Mr. Chapman’s non-judgemental attitude towards each individual case means that the bespoke outcomes he produces are the result of informed decisions and treatment solutions based on the physical concerns put before him. He takes the time to really listen and understand what is concerning the patient, tailoring the surgery to meet their specific needs.
His firm belief that patient care comes at the forefront is echoed by an exceptional referral rate whereby his previous patients, as well as his peers, will often recommend his services to others having experienced his care, personally.
Mr. Chapman has himself undergone extensive surgeries to overcome his own insecurities with regard to weight management, and is uniquely positioned to see things through the patient’s eyes, giving a greater understanding of what it means to experience surgery both physically, and emotionally. Read more about Thomas’ story.
Education and training
Mr. Chapman graduated from Bristol Medical School passing his degree with Honours, as well as achieving an additional degree in Physiology with First Class Honours.
During his twelve years of training, Mr. Chapman has not only completed traditional surgical training, but also further intensive surgical training which led to passing both the MRCS and securing the award of FRCS (Plast) respectively.
Post recognition by the GMC as a specialist in 2009, in the two years following, Mr. Chapman went on to undertake both prestigious and competitive fellowships. He acquired this further academic training in the latest techniques at internationally renowned centres of London (Marsden) and Nottingham, as well as in Italy. This was supported by a scholarship from the Royal College of Surgeons and a bursary from BAPRAS (British Association of Plastic Surgeons), of which he is a full member.
Mr. Chapman currently holds a position as a senior lecturer at Bristol University Medical School. Not only does he have over 30 peer-review publications, he also contributes to medical texts and guidance for surgeons and is also honoured to have been invited to speak at a plethora of international and national meetings and courses. Furthermore, Mr. Chapman is actively involved in the national selection of trainees in plastic surgery as well as local annual review of trainees competency (ARCP).Read more
- Member of FRCS (Plast)
- Member of BAPRAS
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of medicine and Surgery (MBChB)
- Membership examination of the Royal College of Surgeons
Outside of surgery
Mr. Chapman’s eye for detail expands beyond his career and into his personal love of all things intricate – in particular, his passion for repairing clocks. Enthused by the meticulous, precise process and with a keen appreciation for the beauty of the mechanics, Mr. Chapman takes the greatest satisfaction in resurrecting these once forgotten timepieces to restore them to their former glory.
Testament to his creative flair in both the world of music as an avid pianist, and in the art world, Mr Chapman is proud to have won a number of amateur awards.
Giving his time to charitable work is another passion of his, which takes him to parts of the developing world. Here he can lend his expert skills to those less fortunate by offering reconstructive surgery, as well as helping local surgeons to learn how to perform surgical procedures.Read more
There’s nothing quite like first hand experience. Our resident plastic surgeon Mr Thomas Chapman spent a lifetime battling with his weight - click below to read his inspirational story and find out how he went from fighting fat, to fighting fit.Read more