Rannan-Eliya, Mr Sahan

Mr Sahan Rannan-EliyaConsultant Plastic Surgeon

  • Consultant Plastic Surgeon
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  • GMC Code: 4115597
  • Qualifications: BM BCh (Oxon) MA (Cantab) MSc (Oxon) FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Plast)
  • Special Interests

    - Congenital (Paediatric) and Adult Hand Surgery;

    - Skin cancer reconstruction;

    - Lower Limb trauma reconstruction

    - Teaching and Training of Reconstructive surgery in the Developing world, and Disaster Relief

  • Biography

    Mr Sahan Rannan-Eliya, is one of our Consultant Plastic Surgeons, specialising in Hand Surgery both in adults and in Children, born with abnormalities of their hands. He is also one of our Melanoma and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer specialists, working closely with colleagues from the Northern Cancer care centre at the Freeman and Dermatology at the RVI. He also specialises in reconstruction after major injury in both upper and lower limbs.


    He was born in Sri Lanka, but grew up in Manchester, and studied his medicine at both Cambridge and Oxford Universities, qualifying in 1994. Since then he has worked throughout the UK, initially based in Oxford, where he did his research into children with craniofacial deformities, and then did his specialist training in Liverpool, Swansea, Sheffield and here in Newcastle, before returning as a Consultant in 2009.


    He is a member of the UK Plastic Surgeons Overseas Training committee and has a longstanding interest in improving the availability of reconstructive techniques in poorer parts of the world. He led one of a number of teams to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, and has worked in China, and Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

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