Antonio Orlando graduated with Honours from the School of Medicine at the University of Florence in 1988. He remained at that centre to complete his first Specialisation in Otorhinolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery) before moving to the University of Parma where he obtained a second Specialisation in Plastic Surgery, again with Honours.
He continued his training at Centres of Excellence, in Belfast and Amsterdam, before settling in Bristol where he completed his United Kingdom Plastic Surgery training and joined the Specialist Register in 1997. In 1998 he obtained the Diploma of The European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.
Appointed Consultant Plastic Surgeon in North Bristol Trust in 1999, he is the lead plastic surgeon in a team specialising in the treatment of Head and Neck Cancer. He is also the North Bristol Trust (NBT) Lead Clinician for Skin Oncology (Skin Cancer).
At Bristol Plastic Surgery (BPS) he offers performing the full range of aesthetic / cosmetic procedures and utilises his specialised training to give him additional insights with operations to reshape the nose (Rhinoplasty). He is one of the founding members of the European Rhinoplasty Society and often receives referrals of complex cases from other plastic surgeons in the UK.
Mr Orlando is one of the three designated surgeons in the Bristol catchment area performing lymph node dissection1 for Skin Cancer and the only one with extensive expertise in treating complex Skin Cancer and Melanoma of the Head and Neck. This is a more extensive surgery that is can be required in certain forms of skin cancer.
He has developed protocols for the rapid, often same day, diagnosis and management of possible lymph node involvement ensuring the most effective and timely treatment. An significant benefit of this expert approach has been the reduction in length of hospital stay for this procedure from an average of 9.3 days to 1.7 days. This reflects a significant reduction in complications and in cost per treatment
Antonio Orlando has an strong Italian sense of style and aesthetics, a love of good coffee and a passion for high standards in his surgery and patient care. In your consultation you will meet an experienced and skilled surgeon with warmth, empathy and understanding.
1 Lymph Node Dissection: Most Skin Cancers are cured by local excision but, in the situation where cancer cells have escaped from the original site, they often become trapped in the local nodes which act as a natural filter. Their careful and thorough removal in an operation called Lymph Node Dissection gives the surgeon a second opportunity to contain and cure the condition.