Paul Townsend

Paul Townsend has been a Consultant Plastic Surgeon since 1979, having obtained his medical degree in 1963. Until his retirement from the NHS in 2005, he was the Senior Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.

At a national level, he has been the Regional Specialty Representative of Plastic Surgery for the Royal College of Surgeons, a Council Member of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons and has been on the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Plastic Surgery.

Paul Townsend has a particular interest in skin cancer.  He founded and ran the skin cancer clinic at Frenchay Hospital from  its inception in 1992 and he continues to be a member of the Melanoma Study Group. He was a very active Chairman of SCARF (Skin Cancer Research Fund). Paul Townsend now brings his extensive experience and skills to Bristol Plastic Surgery where he now concentrates on the diagnosis and treatment of Skin Cancer.

Our Patients Say

  • Faith in plastic surgeons restored! Following the break of the PIP scandal and a subsequent year of worry and frustration I made contact with Mr Mercer via a recommendation and he was like a breath of fresh air! Mr Mercer, and his amazing team, were on the button with understanding, communication and respect from the offset and gave me instant peace of mind. I knew from the initial meeting with Mr M that I was in good hands. Surgery and the healing process went without a hitch. Thank you Mr Mercer, you're fab!
    Emma - Bristol
  • To the team at BPS, I just wanted to write and say a huge thank you for the treatment I had recently to remove 2 moles on my face. The surgeon, Mr Orlando, has done an incredible job and you can hardly see the larger scar after even 2 weeks. The other mole you would not have known was even there before. Many thanks again. P.S. Mr Mercer treated my mum for melanoma years ago and she still says how good he was!
    Anna - Bristol
  • For me personally it was not just about the surgery and looking better it was about how I felt about myself, it was a real confidence booster. Family and friends have not only noticed the difference in me, but that I am more confident and happier. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending BPS, the best investment I have ever made!
    Sam - Jersey
  • Mr Orlando came very highly recommended to me otherwise I would not have undertaken such surgery. My initial concerns were soon overcome because the moment I met Mr Orlando I was convinced of his professionalism and the fact that he told me exactly what to expect. I didn’t have to make up my mind right away and he wanted me to take my time before committing myself. However, I am so pleased that I had the courage to go ahead because it has given me more confidence and I feel happier with myself. I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending Antonio Orlando.
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  • Dear Mr Orlando, I wanted to write and let you know how delighted I am with the results of my surgery and the care I experienced with you and your team. From the very first consultation through to my operation and follow up appointments, I have been treated in an efficient and professional manner.
    Julie - Bristol