I am a Consultant Plastic Surgeon, based at the internationally renowned St. Andrew’s Centre for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. My special interests include facial reconstruction following skin cancer surgery, breast surgery, complex hand and microsurgery and a full range of cosmetic surgery procedures.

I trained extensively in plastic surgery before becoming a Consultant in the NHS and developing a private practice in Essex and East London. I was the Clinical Tutor in plastic surgery for three years and am responsible for the training of Plastic Surgeons prior to their appointment as Consultants. I was a co-founder of the prestigious Mentor Cosmetic Fellowship, one of two such posts in the UK for the senior-most trainees in plastic surgery.

I am a member of several specialist professional bodies, including the British Association for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH), for which I am also an Examiner.

I have 15 years of experience in cosmetic surgery in the private sector and a well-established and busy cosmetic surgery practice in Essex, supported by a Practice Manager, a Clinical Nurse Specialist and three secretaries.

I welcome enquiries regarding my practice, consultations and clinic availability.

Selected Publications

I have published widely in peer-reviewed journals in plastic surgery and hand surgery:

E.H. Lim, M.K. Sood, P.D. Dziewulski (2006)
Unilateral palmar and axillary hyperhidrosis post electrical flash burn. Burns. 2006 May;32(3):389-90.

S. Papanastasiou, M.K. Sood (2004)
Aberrant position of the ulnar nerve within the carpal canal. Microsurgery. 2004;24(1):24-5.

S. Papanastasiou, M.K. Sood (2002)
Double-level replantation of the upper extremity with microvascular pulp transfer onto an intermediate macroreplant segment.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2002 Oct;110(5):1294-7.

M.K.Sood, D. Elliot (2000)
Primary Amputation of the Middle Ray in the Treatment of Severe Injuries of the Central Hand. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 106:1 115-118

M.K.Sood, D.Elliot. (1998)
Relocation of Sensory Neuromas of the Hand into Pronator Quadratus.

D.Elliot, M.K.Sood, B.Swain, A.F.S.Flemming. (1997)
A Comparison of Replantation and Terminalisation of Distal Amputation of A Single Digit. British Journal of Hand Surgery, 22B: 523 – 529

M.K.Sood, F.D.Burke. (1997)
Anterior interosseous nerve palsy : a review of 16 cases. British Journal of Hand Surgery, 22B:64-68.

M.K.Sood, D.Elliot. (1996)
A new technique for distal attachment of flexor tendon grafts to the distal phalanx. British Journal of Hand Surgery, 21B: 629 – 632.

T.Kangesu, M.Asjoe Ho, M.K.Sood, T.Myint and J.D.Frame(1995)
Replantation of testis and penis in a child. Lancet 345 (8961): 1368-9.

R.L.Thatte, M.K.Sood, P.K.Uppal (1987)
A combination of unusual abnormalities of the lacrimal apparatus and nostril in a case of bilateral cleft with choanal atresia. British Journal of Plastic Surgery,40:645-6.


General Medical Council (GMC Reg No 4280879) – list of registered practitioners

British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)

British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) – Examiner

My name is Kathy Blackmore, I am a State Registered Nurse and Practice Manager to Mr Sood.

I qualified 30 years ago at Charing Cross Hospital in London and since then have continued to nurse in both the private sector and the National Health Service, predominantly in the fields of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.

I have also served in Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps as a Nursing Officer, with postings to the QEMH in Woolwich and a four month tour in the BMH Falkland Islands.

I currently run the private practice of Mr MK Sood, overseeing the day to day running of the office, and being available to patients at all times, advising them on prospective procedures, and being here for them following surgery.

My name is Lucy Judd. I work part time in Mr Sood’s office, as I have two young children to look after. I have worked for Mr Sood for five years and thoroughly enjoy my job.

My role is to arrange clinic appointments, type clinical letters and book patients in for surgery.

Manu Sood

Manu Sood

MS, MCh (Plast.), FRCS (Plast.)
Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgeon

Kathy Blackmore

Kathy Blackmore

Practice Manager & State Registered Nurse

Lucy Judd

Lucy Judd

Private Secretary