About the Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns Treatment

The Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns Treatment is a dynamic unit with a broad professional profile and a wide range of treatment, education and training programmes.


The Department is the largest plastic surgery department in Denmark.

Plastic surgery includes diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with diseases, injuries and congenital abnormalities, where corrective or reconstructive surgery is part of the treatment.

The quality of the patient treatment is continually heightened by introducing standardised treatment programmes for the most frequent diseases.


The department cooperates with all surgical departments at Rigshospitalet and a wide range of advanced treatments and reconstructions are performed by cross-disciplinary teams.

Continuous cooperation with colleagues around the world is crucial for research and development of the subject. 


The Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns Treatment must remain a leader within its specialist area with regard to medical, nursing and secretarial aspects.

The department must provide patients with the best possible care, treatment and service in accordance with current standards


The department consists of the following four expert sections:

  • Oncologic Plastic Surgery
  • Burns Section
  • Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery Section
  • Cleft Lip, Palate and Craniofacial Surgery Section

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