David Gateley

MA(Cantab) MBBS London FRCS England & FRCS Plastic Surgery

Aesthetic Surgery, Aesthetic non Surgery, and Dermatology Surgeon

David Gateley is amongst the leading Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons operating in the UK today

David R Gateley has over 30 years of experience in plastic surgery. He studied medicine at Downing College Cambridge and King’s College Hospital, London, qualifying in 1984.

Until 2016, Mr Gateley was a Plastic Surgeon at St George’s Hospital in South London, where he trained the country’s future plastic surgeons as part of his continuing commitment to the NHS. Mr Gateley retired from the NHS after 32 years of service.

Mr Gateley has also worked at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton, Guys and St. Thomas’s Hospitals. He gained a Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship in the US, achieving UK certification of higher surgical training in plastic surgery in 1996.

He continues to teach and has developed links in Nepal, where he visits to provide both teaching and surgery.

Mr Gateley is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and a member of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons and British Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.


"Deciding to have a breast reduction was a big decision for me but I am so thrilled I did, it’s a life changer for me. From picking up the phone to arrange to have a consultation to the aftercare has been a total breeze and I have felt so comfortable throughout my journey. That was down to all the staff but mainly Mr Gateley. From the minute I met him, he made me feel comfortable and I knew I was in safe & capable hands.The day of the operation was easy and stress free. Again, all the staff put my mind at ease and before I knew it, I had small boobs! Just 1 night in hospital which was like a hotel, I literally had no pain and didn’t even need painkillers after day 2! Then the aftercare was just fantastic. Mr Gateley took great care of me for the next few weeks until he saw fit to sign me off, and nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend him to anyone as not is he only a great surgeon, he is funny, caring and always smiling. "

""I had an upper and lower blepharoplasty with Mr Gateley nearly five months ago. I could not be any more delighted with my results! Mr Gateley has the lightest, most delicate and precise touch, which has translated into a superbly youthful appearance around the eyes for me, yet it is subtle enough for no-one to have suspected I’ve had surgery - just a plethora of comments about how fresh and fabulous I am looking! Mr Gateley was a delight throughout - as were his team - and I will undoubtedly be booking in a facelift with him as soon as I can afford it! Would highly recommend.""

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