matthew venus


Mr Matthew Venus FRCS(Plast) is a fully qualified and experienced consultant plastic surgeon based in Warwickshire. He believes in providing a friendly and approachable service in which the patient is actively involved in all aspects of care.

Matt qualified as a doctor from the London Hospital Medical School in 1997 and then as a surgeon in 2001. His specialist training in plastic surgery was centred in the Midlands, but has encompassed units across the country including Nottingham, Stevenage, Bedford, Birmingham, Oxford, Derby and Durham. This training included 2 dedicated surgical fellowships in hand plastic surgery, firstly in Oxford and then at the Pulvertaft Hand Centre in Derby. He has developed a sub-specialist interest in minimally invasive hand surgery including endoscopic carpal tunnel release and needle fasciotomy for Dupuytren’s disease. Matt also has experience and clinical experience in body contouring following massive weight loss or bariatric surgery, as well as reconstruction and repair following trauma to upper and lower limbs.

Matt has published articles on a wide range of topics in the surgical literature, and has published papers in aesthetic, reconstructive and hand surgery. He was appointed as a consultant plastic surgeon at The University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire in 2014, where he was clinical lead for the Department of Plastic Surgery for six years.

Medical Qualifications


  • Medicine (MBBS), London, 1997


  • FRCS Plast, Royal College of Surgeons, 2009

  • MRCS (Eng), Royal College of Surgeons, 2001

Medical Research & Education

Research interests

  • Quality improvement in healthcare and am currently lead for quality improvement and patient safety for the plastic surgery department at UHCW

Journal publications

  1. Shi G, Palombi A, Lim Z, Astolfi A, Burani A, Campagnini S, Loizzo FGC, Preti ML, Vargas AM, Peperoni E, Oddo CM, Li M, Hardwicke J, Venus M, Homer-Vanniasinkam S, Wurdemann HA. Fluidic Haptic Interface for Mechano-Tactile Feedback. IEEE Trans Haptics. 2020 Jan-Mar;13(1):204-210. doi:10.1109/TOH.2020.2970056. Epub 2020 Jan 31. PMID: 32012023.

  2. Fisher OL, Benson RA, Venus MR, Imray CHE. Pedicled Abdominal Flaps for Enhanced Digital Salvage After Severe Frostbite Injury. Wilderness Environ Med. 2019 Mar;30(1):59-62. doi: 10.1016/j.wem.2018.09.003. Epub 2018 Dec 24. PMID:30591302.

  3. Hardwicke JT, Vermaak P, Park AJ, Skillman JM, Venus MR, Wallace DL. The evolution of a microsurgical reconstruction service at a central England Major Trauma Centre. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2017 Feb;70(2):284-286. doi:10.1016/j.bjps.2016.11.018. Epub 2016 Dec 7. PMID: 28003108.

  4. Fernandez MA, Wallis K, Venus M, Skillman J, Young J, Costa ML. The impact of a dedicated orthoplastic operating list on time to soft tissue coverage of open lower limb fractures. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2015 Sep;97(6):456-9. doi: 10.1308/rcsann.2015.0015. Epub 2015 Aug 14. PMID: 26274740; PMCID: PMC5126244.

  5. Skillman JM, Venus MR, Nightingale P, Titley OG, Park A. Ligating perforatorsin abdominoplasty reduces the risk of seroma. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2014 Apr;38(2):446-50. doi: 10.1007/s00266-013-0267-1. Epub 2014 Feb 1. PMID:24488004.

  6. Ahmad Z, Venus M, Kisku W, Rayatt SS. A case series of skin necrosis following use of non invasive ventilation pressure masks. Int Wound J. 2013 Feb;10(1):87-90. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-481X.2012.00948.x. Epub 2012 Mar 20. PMID:22432901; PMCID: PMC7950925.

  7. Venus MR, Titley OG. Outcomes in the repair of pilonidal sinus disease excision wounds using a parasacral perforator flap. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2012 Jan;94(1):12-6. doi: 10.1308/003588412x13171221499748. PMID: 22524909; PMCID:PMC3954180.

  8. Venus MR, Prinsloo DJ. Immediate breast reconstruction with latissimus dorsi flap and implant: audit of outcomes and patient satisfaction survey. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Jan;63(1):101-5. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2008.08.064. Epub 2008 Nov 22. PMID: 19028153.

  9. Hussain MA, Venus M, Singh S, Vijh V, Evans L. Surgical hammock. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2009 May;62(5):638. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2008.06.085. Epub 2009 Feb 10. PMID: 19211316.

  10. Venus MR, Eltigani EA, Fagan JM. Just another sebaceous cyst? Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2007 Sep;89(6):W19-21. doi: 10.1308/147870807X227791. PMID: 18201468; PMCID: PMC2121251.

  11. Venus MR, Titley OG. The use of the Limberg flap for reconstruction of pilonidal sinus excision wounds. Surgeon. 2007 Apr;5(2):127; author reply 127. PMID: 17450699.

  12. Venus MR. Use of botulinum toxin type A to prevent widening of facial scars. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Jan;119(1):423-424. doi:10.1097/01.prs.0000245337.38327.80. PMID: 17255704.

  13. Conroy FJ, Venus M, Monk B. A qualitative study to assess the effectiveness of laser epilation using a quality-of-life scoring system. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2006 Nov;31(6):753-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.2006.02195.x. PMID: 17040258.

  14. Venus MR, Mahaffey PJ, Monk BE, Rytina E. An uncommon mimic of a common condition. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2005 Jul;30(4):465-6. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2230.2005.01861.x. PMID: 15953112.

  15. Venus M, Rubin P, Wilson D. An unusual complication of asthma--the exploding inhaler. Burns. 2003 Mar;29(2):193. doi: 10.1016/s0305-4179(02)00309-1. PMID:12615472.