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Plastic Surgery

Bedford Hospital offers a top class plastic & reconstructive service. Our plastic surgery service is run between Bedford Hospital and the plastic surgery inpatient unit at the Lister Hospital, Stevenage.

Clinics, minor surgery and day surgery sessions are held at Bedford Hospital, patients requiring procedures of a more serious nature will be admitted to the dedicated beds at the Lister Hospital, and then return for their follow-up appointment at Bedford Hospital. We work very closely with our colleagues at the Lister Hospital which ensures that together, we provide a large and multi-talented team across Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire. We also work closely with our colleagues in dermatology to provide a well established Laser Treatment Centre.


We have three specialist consultants, two of whom also work at the sub-regional plastic surgery unit at Stevenage. Working closely with the consultants is Susan Walker, a highly experienced nursing sister and a dedicated team who specialise in minor and day surgery.

We also have a dedicated hand therapist with a vital role in post-operative treatment of our hand patients. There is a supported hand clinic for the assessment and treatment of referrals from the accident and emergency department. There are dedicated and highly efficient outpatient staff in the OPD who are experienced in the full range of our referrals and in dressings care and supporting ‘office surgery’’.


We welcome referrals from community health professionals for conditions such as:

  • skin cancers;
  • children’s congenital deformity (eg prominent ears, hand deformity, birthmarks);
  • hand problems (injuries, arthritis, lumps, pain, carpal tunnel etc)
  • burn injuries or scars;
  • breast hypertrophy or deformity.

We also care for patients with a complex injury who have been referred from our specialist colleagues. This may include:

· Limb trauma;

· Breast reconstruction;

· Pressure sores;

· Other areas which require a ‘team’ approach.

Three counties laser and skin clinic

Three Counties Laser and Skin Clinic

Three Counties Laser and Skin Clinic is part of Bridges Clinic – Private Patients at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust. Please click here for more information on the range of treatment and care offered.

We offer cosmetic, reconstructive, aesthetic, laser and specialist treatments for private patients under our Consultant Surgeon – Mr Sandip Hindocha – within the Three Counties Laser and Skin Clinic, located in the Plastic Surgery Unit of Bedford Hospital NHS Trust.

The clinic is nationally recognised for its excellence with advanced laser equipment and specialist team. It has modern surgical theatres and provides many types of laser treatment and plastic surgery.

Common Treatments

Adult cosmetic procedures include: breast augmentation; breast reduction; blepharoplasty (eyelid / bags under the eyes correction); face or neck lifts; liposuction; abdominoplasty (tummy tuck); rhinoplasty (nose); and otoplasty (ear correction).

Specialist skin treatments for adults and children include: laser hair removal; laser tattoo removal; removal of moles, cysts and fatty lumps; laser removal of facial thread veins; rhinophyma reduction (a skin condition of the nose); skin rejuvenation and skin injectables (reduce appearance of wrinkles).

Price List

For cosmetic procedures, please contact us for an indication of price or to make an appointment to see the consultant.

For specialist skin treatments, please see our price list

To make an appointment

The Three Counties Laser and Skin Clinic welcome private patients (self-pay or insured).

To make an appointment or enquire about treatment:

Telephone: 01234 730 600

Email: threecountiesclinic@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk

Website: www.threecountiesclinic.co.uk

The Bedford Hospital Plastic Surgery Unit also welcome NHS patients referred by a doctor (though many cosmetic treatments are not available on the NHS).


To see a list of consultants and to view their profiles please visit the ‘about my consultant’ section of this website.


Monday: Hand clinic

Thursday: Laser clinics,

Hand clinic, plastic surgery (alternate weeks)

Friday: Plastic surgery clinic.

Contact Us

To contact the department please call 01234 355122