Miss Barbara Jemec

Consultant Plastic Surgeon


I have been a consultant in the NHS since 2004, and have specialised in skin cancer, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, hand surgery and reconstructive surgery after ano-genital cancers.

I take my patient’s problems seriously and will always try to do my best for them, tailoring their treatment to their individual needs.

I work in a multidisciplinary team in all aspects of the problems I cover, appropriate for your problem, to enhance your recovery.

I have been a member of the councils of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, the British Society for Surgery of the Hand and the Plastic Surgery section of the Royal Society of Medicine, as well as been the section president of the RSM. I am a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Journal and the Journal of Hand Surgery (European edition) and am therefore able to keep up to date with advances in our field, I am also contributing to the re-write of the Oxford textbook of Plastic Surgery with two chapters in skin and the upper limb sections.

My main outside interest is the charity BFIRST, which trains doctors, nurses and therapists in resource poor countries in reconstructive surgery to an independent level (www.bfirst.org.uk)

Procedures offered:

Skin: resection and reconstruction of all skin cancers and Hidradenitis Suppurativa, wherever the area. Sentinel lymphnode , lymphnode en-bloc resection in the groin, axilla and neck.

Hand Surgery: Dupuytren;s contracture release, trigger fingers, De Quervain’s release, Carpal Tunnel release, Ulnar nerve release, Trapeziectomy/ joint replacements of the base of thumb joint, Swanson’s joint replacements, re-balancing of rheumatoid hands, proximal interphalangeal joint replacements, contracture releases, tendon transfers,

Reconstruction after abdominoperineal resections/ total vulvectomies

Clinical Interests:

My clinical interests lie in skin cancer, Hidradenitis Suppurativa , hand surgery : elective and trauma , and reconstruction after ano-genital cancers.

I work in the Skin Cancer Multidisciplinary Team, where all skin cancers are discussed on a weekly basis, and the best plan laid for them, I am one of the dedicated hand surgeons in my unit, and the sole hand surgeon in the Trust offering joint replacements of the proximal interphalangeal joint of the PIPR variety and the CMI for the base of thumb joint. I collaborate with the colo-rectal surgeons for their reconstructions.

Research interests:

My research interest lies in clinical problems: of increasing efficiency in patient care, and comparing available treatments.

Published papers:

In print

Jemec B, Burr N: Chapter 65 – Fractures and Dislocations

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1e, Wiley, edited by Ross D. Farhadieh, Neil Bulstrode, Sabrina Cugno


Gardiner S, Antoniou A, Jemec B

A reconstructive approach to the perineal defect

Oncology News


In progress

Jemec B and Jemec GBE

Non Melanotic Skin Cancer

Oxford Textbook of Plastic Surgery, Editors Kay S, et al


Jemec B and Collier S

Soft tissue Infections of the Hand

Oxford Textbook of Plastic Surgery, Editors Kay S,


Miranda BH,  Murugesan L, Grobbelaar AO, Jemec B

PNR: Percutaneous needle reduction of bony mallet injuries

Submitted to Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery



The Extent of Soft Tissue and Musculoskeletal Injuries after Earthquakes; Describing a Role for Reconstructive Surgeons in an Emergency Response

Clover AJ, Jemec B, Redmond AD.

World J Surg. 2014; 38(10): 2543-2550


Jemec B: Chapter 8- Fractures and Disclocations

Complex Injuries of the Hand, 1e,

JP Medical Ltd, edited by Tahseen Cheema, May 2014


Differences in outcome for patients referred to dermatology or plastic surgery with suspected skin cancer

Bystrzonowski N, Gardiner M, Rice S, Kluk J, Swale V, Jemec B

International Journal of Surgery 2013: 11(8): 684


A simple technique using the mini C-arm to guide depth gauge placement.

Miranda BH. Butler DP. Jemec B.

Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. 2013: 66(9):1302-3.



A difficult case: omental transposition flap reconstruction of a large radionecrotic axillary ulcer in a patient with extensive previous abdominal surgery.

Hartmann CE. Ko LW. Ion L. Jemec B.

Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: 2013: 66(3):e66-8.


Microsurgical i-Trainer: a low cost method to replicate a microscope.

Amin K. Teoh V. Jemec B.

Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 2013 Jan:95(1):79.


Experience of an Ortho-Plastic Limb Salvage Team after the Haiti Earthquake: Analysis of Case-Load and Early Outcomes

Clover AJ. Rannan-Eliya S. Saeed W. Buxton R. Majumder S. Hettiaratchy SP. Jemec B. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,2011;127(6):2372-80.


Madura Foot

El-Muttardi N, Kulendren N, Jemec B

Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: 2010;63(7):e576-8.


Rotation in the Interphalangeal Thumb Joint

Jemec B, Verjee L, Jain A, Coldham F

American Journal of Hand Surgery: 2010;35(3):425-9.


To cut or not, that is the question

Jemec B, Jemec GBE

In: Jemec GBE, Kemeny L, Miech D. Non-surgical treatment of keratinocyte skincancer. Heidelberg: Springer verlag, 2010.


Hutt J, Sturley W, Jemec BMassive Localised Lymphoedema: Case Report and Review of Literature

Annals of Plastic Surgery: 2009; 63(3): 300-301


Jemec B

Plastic Surgery in the Third World

Medical Woman 2009; 28(1):27-28.


Rennie CE, El-Muttardi N, Jemec B

Abdominoplasty: a case report
Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery 2008; 61(4):474-475.

Blackburn AV, Jemec B

The microsurgical instrument tray – a tremor-free assistant for stabilising amputated parts in replant surgery.[Letter]

Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. 2007; 60(8):961.


Geh JL, Geh VS, Jemec B, Liasis A, Harper J, Nischal KK, Dunaway D.

Surgical treatment of periocular hemangiomas: a single-center experience.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 2007; 119(5):1553-62.


Bulstrode N, Jemec B, Smith PJ.

The complications of  Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery.

Journal of Hand Surgery (American Volume) 2005; Sep 30:1021-1025.


Jemec GBE, Jemec B

Acne: Treatment of Scars

Clinics in Dermatology 2004; 22(5):434-438


Bulstrode NW, Bisson M, Jemec B, Pratt A, Burr N, McGrouther DA, Grobbelaar AO

A prospective randomised clinical trial of the intra-operative use of 5-fluorouracil on the outcome of Dupuytren’s disease

Journal of Hand Surgery 2004; 29B:1:18-21


Jemec B.

Dupuytren’s disease – a review

Ugeskrift for Læger (Danish equivalent to BMJ) Invited editorial



Jemec B, Chana J, Grover R, Grobbelaar AO, Morgan BDG

The Merkel Cell Carcinoma. Survival and Oncogene Markers

Journal of European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology



Cicchetti S, Jemec B, Gault DT.

Two case reports of Vinorelbine extravasation: Management and review of the litterature.

Tumori 2000;86:289-292.


Jemec B, Grobbelaar AO, Harrison DH

An Abnormal Nucleus as a cause of Congenital Facial Palsy

Archives of Disease in Childhood 2000;83:256-258.


Jemec B, Grobbelaar AO, Wilson G, Richman P, Smith PJ, Sanders R,

McGrouther DA

Is Dupuytren’s disease caused by an imbalance between proliferation and cell death?

British Journal of Hand Surgery 1999;24B:5:511-514.


Jemec B, Grobbelaar AO, Linge C, Smith PJ, Sanders R, McGrouther DA

The effect of 5-fluorouracil on Dupuytren fibroblast proliferation and differentiation.

La Main 2000;1: 15-21.


Jemec B, Sanders R

A facial low-flow venous malformation treated with fibrin glue

British Journal of Plastic Surgery 1999; 53(1):73-75.


Jemec B, Sanders R.

A functional variant of lower lip reconstruction

British Journal of Plastic Surgery 1999;52:232-235.


Jemec B, Løvgreen Nielsen P, Jemec GBE.

Giant Solitary Trichoepithelioma- a case report and review of the literature.

Dermatology Online Journal  1999; 5(1)


Jemec B, Grobbelaar AO, Harrison DH

A Soft Tissue Thumb Reconstruction.

Journal of The Royal Society of Medicine 1998; 91(1): 35 -37


Jemec GBE, Gniadecka M, Jemec B

Measurements of Skin mechanics. A study of inter- and intra-individual variation using the Dermaflex A.

Skin Research and Technology 1996; 2: 164 -166


Jemec BIE, Jemec B.

Plastic Surgery for the Elderly: Rejuvenating on the operating table?

Gerontology and Society 1993;1: 4-6


Jemec B.

Are experiments on animals nescessary in Education?

Ugeskrift for Læger (Danish equivalent to BMJ) 1991;153:2505-6.


Jemec GBE, Jemec B, Jemec BIE, Serup J.

The effect of superficial hydration on the mechanical properties of human skin.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1990; 85:100-3.




Year qualified:


Country of qualification:

Denmark : Can Med 1991 UK: FRCS 1995 , FRCS(Plast) 2002, EBOPRAS 2004

Registration & Memberships

Registration and licensing

GMC 4052812 Full

Memberships and associations

  • British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
  • British Association of Aesthetic Surgeons
  • British Medical Association
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand

Languages Spoken

English, Danish, Slovene, German