Mr Adriaan Ockert Grobbelaar

Personal profile

Mr Adriaan Grobbelaar completed his higher surgical training first in General Surgery and then in Plastic Surgery.

He trained at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, where he obtained his Fellowship in Plastic Surgery in 1993 and furthered his education by undertaking a higher research degree in Plastic Surgery from the University of Cape Town in 1993.

In 1994 he undertook another Fellowship approved by the International Society of Aesthetic Surgery for Cosmetic Surgery with Mr F. V. Nicolle in London. Further Plastic Surgery training was carried out at Mount Vernon Hospital in Northwood, Middlesex.

He was awarded the FRCS(ad eundum) by the Royal College of Surgeons in 1996 and the FRCS(Plast) in the same year.

He is included in the specialist register established by the General Medical Council (GMC) and is a registered Consultant Plastic Surgeon with the South African Medical and Dental Council.

Mr Grobbelaar was a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Mount Vernon Hospital Reconstructive, Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit from 1996. In October 2006, when the Mount Vernon Unit moved to its new home at the Royal Free Hospital Hampstead NHS Trust, Mr Grobbelaar moved with them becoming the Programme Director and Clinical Lead.

Facial re-animation surgery, lower limb reconstruction as well as breast reconstruction constitutes his special interests in his NHS practice. Whilst in his private practice he undertakes all aspects of cosmetic surgery in addition to reconstructive and microsurgery.

He has published more than 100 papers in medical literature and has written several chapters in textbooks on the topic of plastic surgery, as well as the cosmetic surgery section in the Microsoft Encarta encylopædia.

He is heavily involved in Plastic Surgery training and research. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University College of London.

Mr Grobbelaar was also awarded a Hunterian Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England for his research entitled 'A new surgical solution in surgical treatment of facial paralysis.'

Mr Adriaan Grobbelaar was featured in TATLER Magazine's supplement "Britain's 250 Best Private Doctors" for his expert knowledge in Cosmetic Surgery.

For more information please visit www.grobbelaar.org

Professional Membership



  • British Association of Plastic. Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)

  • British Association Of Aesthetic Surgeons (BAAPS)

  • British Society of Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)

  • European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS)

  • International Society of Aesthetic Surgeons (ISAPS)

Clinical Interests



  • Cosmetic surgery

  • Hand surgery

  • Facial palsy

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