Mr Rodrigo Teixeira - Plastic Surgeon

Mr Rodrigo Teixeira is a Plastic Surgeon specialised in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Mr Rodrigo Teixeira’s Career

After completing the Plastic Surgery training in Brazil in 2006, he undertook fellowship training in Australia. Rodrigo trained at The Alfred Hospital in Prahran and at The Royal Children’s Hospital of Melbourne in Parkville. Working at a busy hospital like The Alfred Hospital allowed him further training in many areas of Plastic Surgery, especially in trauma, hand surgery, burns and facial fractures. At The Royal Children’s Hospital he developed a special interest in Paediatric Plastic Surgery. He is permanent staff and dedicates mostly to Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery.

Mr Teixeira also works at The Northern Hospital in Epping, where he predominantly practices elective hand surgery, hand injuries and skin cancer. He is the Head of Unit for the Plastic & Hand Surgery Unit and has been actively involved in quality and safety as well as education and training. In addition, he teaches at the School of Medicine and supervises research projects from Melbourne University students.

Aesthetic Surgery

Mr Rodrigo Teixeira received fellowship training in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and has a special interest in Facial Surgery. Consequently, his solid background in reconstructive surgery combined with his fellowship training in cosmetic surgery are handy in managing a wide range of procedures, from primary rhinoplasty to complex reconstruction. in Addition, his experience with congenital breast asymmetry is quite helpful in Breast Reduction and Breast Augmentation (breast implants).

 

Current Practice:

Rodrigo has always been interested in Facial Surgery. He likes the fine and intricate anatomy craniofacial surgery and has a special interest in rhinoplasty. He finds facial reconstruction challenging, but quite rewarding. Looking after children with cleft lip and palate always puts a smile on his face. A lot of his reconstructive cases stem from the management of skin cancer.

Likewise, he is very enthusiastic about hand surgery. Working at The Northern Hospital, one of the busiest emergency departments in Australia, requires and provides good experience with hand trauma. Hand injuries range from minor fingertip injuries to complex replantation. The Plastic & Hand Surgery Unit is very busy with elective hand surgery such as Dupuytren’s contractures, carpal tunnel syndrome, ganglions, trigger finger, tendinitis etc.

Mr Teixeira is available to see patients immediately in his main rooms in Melbourne CBD. In addition, he sees patients in Heidelberg, Bundoora and Whittlesea.

Links:

RACS – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons

ISAPS – International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

RCH – The Royal Children’s Hospital of Melbourne