Dr Dan Rowe

Dr Dan Rowe

Dr Dan Rowe is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon working in Brisbane, Australia. He has a special interest in hand and microsurgery, and all aspects of reconstructive surgery. Whilst his primary practice is at Greenslopes Private Hospital, he also works at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, where he treats patients in the public system and also has access to monthly Intermediate operating lists for uninsured patients wishing to have private care. Dr Rowe is also trained in all aspects of aesthetic surgery, although he only offers a limited range of these operations currently in order to manage waiting times for urgent surgery.

Dr Rowe obtained his medical degree from the University of Queensland and worked at the Royal Brisbane Hospital for the early years of his postgraduate career. Wide exposure to various specialties has resulted in a broad understanding of many different specialties and subspecialties in the medical arena, allowing him to provide excellent all-round care for his patients. As a training registrar, and as a non-accredited registrar, he worked in diverse fields such as Ear Nose and Throat, Neurosurgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Breast-Endocrine Surgery. Skills obtained in these jobs continue to be of use as a Reconstructive plastic surgeon, as often a multidisciplinary team is involved in patient care. During his training, further experience was gained in Melbourne, working in the world-renowned Plastic Surgery units at St Vincents Hospital and The Royal Melbourne Hospitals, where he had the privilege of working with and being trained by Professors Wayne Morrison and Ian Taylor, along with several other widely recognised figures in Plastic Surgery.

Since completing his training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and obtaining a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, Dr Rowe has operated in several hospitals in Brisbane with a focus on cancer surgery and post-traumatic reconstruction. He works closely with several ENT surgeons and is an active member of the PAH Head and Neck Multidisciplinary unit, treating cancers of the mouth, nose, throat and face as part of an extensive clinical team. Dr Rowe also works closely with several Orthopaedic surgeons when required for limb salvage and reconstruction following trauma, and is on several rosters for treating acute hand and upper limb injuries as well as acute soft tissue injuries elsewhere on the body.

Dr Rowe is published in multiple surgical journals, has been involved in writing chapters of textbooks, and has presented at international meetings in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. He has also participated in several volunteer missions with Interplast, an Australian based volunteer organisation that sends missions around the pacific region to teach and perform surgery with doctors in our pacific neighbour countries.

Clinic Nurse

Harriet Apted, RN, is Dr Rowes’ nurse who you likely will meet following your surgery, or possibly before surgery to organise aspects of your care. Harriet trained at the University of Tasmania, and before working with the BHAPS team gained experience in varied aspects of clinical nursing at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

Harriet has gained great experience in caring for Dr Rowe’s patients for the last two years and has nurtured her passion for the field of Plastic Surgery. She is very experienced in all aspects of wound care and wound dressing application, including negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) and the varied post-operative dressings used in a modern plastic surgery practice. Due to the sometimes complex wound issues encountered in our practice, Harriet is also well versed in liaising with community nursing organisations often involved in patient care and is also very happy to liaise with general practice nurses and doctors as required, in order to get the best outcome for our patients.

Working closely with the rest of the team at BHAPS, Harriet is very proud of the fact that the care she and her colleagues provide is incredibly personalised to each individual and their needs. Harriet will be available to assist you with all your pre- and post-operative needs, as well as making you feel comfortable should you undergo your procedure in the rooms.

Reception Staff

Dr Rowe is very lucky to have a very experienced and skilled secretary, Ms Jennie Mckay, who has worked closely with him in the practice since its beginnings. Jennie is very knowledgeable in the workings of a busy practice and will endeavour to make your administrative tasks associated with your consultation and possible surgery as easy as possible.

Jennie is assisted by Gwen Slinger our experienced medical receptionist, who will also endeavour to keep your appointments organised and your visit to Brisbane Hand and Plastic Surgery as pleasant as possible. Both Jennie and Gwen will be happy to assist with questions regarding bookings for consultations or surgery, health funds, Medicare, and will help facilitate referrals to other specialists if required. You will hear the friendly voices of Jennie and Gwen on the phone and at reception, and throughout your interaction with Brisbane Hand and Plastic Surgery.

Due to changes necessary to maintain social distancing we have made some changes to how we are running consultations in rooms.  This is necessary to minimise the possible risk of transmission of COVID-19.  Please only attend your appointment with a single support person unless absolutely necessary, as we have limited space in our waiting area.  While waiting for your appointment we ask that you maintain proper distancing in the waiting room, and if necessary wait in the building corridor.

Previous restrictions on elective surgery in Queensland have been lifted, and we are operating at full capacity.  However, this may change with little notice depending on new case prevalence in queensland.  This would be a restriction imposed by Queensland Helath ans a Public Health regulation and we have no control over this.  Unfortunately this could lead to delays in your consultation or surgery.

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