Mary O’Brien MB BS FRCS MPhil FRCS (Plast)

As the only female plastic surgeon with both private and NHS practices based in Derby, Miss O’Brien is uniquely placed to offer expert advice and support to patients considering hand surgery, plastic surgery (reconstructive and cosmetic), non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments.

Hand surgery expertise

Plastic surgery (reconstructive and cosmetic) expertise

This has included extensive travel across Europe and to Australasia to speak at international surgical conferences.

Specialist training

Mary O’Brien started her plastic surgery training in Bristol before working at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, famous for its pioneering treatment of injured pilots from the Battle of Britain during World War II.

Mary O’Brien completed her Higher Specialist Training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the West Midlands where she was involved in the treatment and rehabilitation of soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mary O’Brien has a degree in Medical Law & Ethics from Glasgow University where her dissertation addressed the issue of ethical plastic and cosmetic surgery.

Present appointments

Current memberships

Events and cosmetic evenings

Look out for Mary O’Brien’s Hand Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery events at the Royal Derby Hospital. These offer an informal introduction to the possibilities of plastic, hand and cosmetic surgery and are both free and entirely without obligation.


We are happy to answer any queries either by email, letter or telephone, so please do not hesitate to get in touch. All enquiries are always treated confidentially.

    Derby Private Health
    Royal Derby Hospital
    Uttoxeter New Road
    DE22 3NE
    01332 785200