Dr Nicholas Solanki is a Specialist Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon (AHPRA Specialist Registration, Registration number MED 0001122991).
Dr Solanki completed his advanced training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in South Australia and was awarded Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Following this he undertook post-fellowship experience working in Auckland with a focus in Burn Surgery.
Prior to undertaking his medical studies at Flinders University, he undertook a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering degrees from the University of Adelaide.
Dr Solanki has a consultant appointment at the Royal Adelaide Hospital where he is involved in all aspects of clinical practice, research and teaching in both the general Plastic Surgery Department as well as the Adult Burns Unit.
Dr Solanki consults from Plastic Surgery Central and operates at our on site day surgery (Central Day Surgery), St Andrews Hospital and the Calvary Adelaide Hospital.
The focus of his practice includes skin oncology including melanoma and sarcoma, body contouring procedures, hand surgery and aesthetic surgery.
Dr Solanki is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Australian and New Zealand Burns Association and the South Australian Hand Surgery Society.
In Australia, just about anyone with a standard medical degree is allowed to perform cosmetic surgery. In fact, currently there is no legislation to stop any doctor from calling themselves a ‘surgeon’, even without formal surgical training.
Your only safeguard is to look for the letters FRACS under a doctor’s name and check that they are affiliated with the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), as only fully qualified plastic surgeons have these titles and memberships. They confirm that your doctor has completed many years (at least 10 years) of training and examinations in surgery -far beyond the medical school period.