Mr Coombes qualified in dentistry at King’s College London in 1993, returning to the same prestigious institution to qualify in medicine, in 2000. The dual qualification a key part of becoming a maxillofacial surgeon.
Specialist training followed in oral and plastic surgery, at established UK centres. In 2008, Mr Coombes was appointed to the role of consultant at the Queen Victoria Hospital, one of the locations where he trained.
He continues to support the hospital, as a member of the multi-disciplinary skin cancer team and through complex, reconstructive surgery. An area where he is internationally accepted as an exceptional surgeon.
His work in Malta was recognised by him being awarded a Knighthood of the Order of St John. This came for successfully performing ground breaking operations, which other surgeons had declined.
Alongside his international influence, Mr Coombes continues to train in advanced plastic surgery in the UK. Making his skills available to patients is equally important to him, where his holistic approach is welcomed.
From their first inquiry, to consultation, treatment, or after care, every patient is treated with respect and honesty. Patient safety and wellbeing are paramount to Mr Coombes, led by good communication.
This includes a realistic assessment but not creating barriers to patients wishes, or needs. Mr Coombes intent is always to implement the best available options, to ensure high quality care and good outcomes.
A thought which applies to Mr Coombes aesthetic surgery, such as rhinoplasty, or the Apex facelift and to complex facial surgery to meet medical needs. In each case, the finest reconstructive techniques will help.