Mr Eccles qualified from the Royal London Hospital Dental School as a dentist in 1985. He spent two years working as a maxillo-facial surgeon before studying medicine at the Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. He qualified as a doctor in 1992. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) in 1995.
His interest has always been in reconstructive surgery and he began his training as a plastic surgeon in 1996. During his plastic surgery training he specialised in head and neck and cranio-facial surgery. This training included fellowships in head and neck surgery at the Royal Marsden Hospital, a microsurgery fellowship at Charing Cross Hospital and an aesthetic surgery fellowship at the Wellington Hospital, London. His training in craniofacial surgery was cemented with a fellowship at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital where he is now a consultant. At the end of his training he was awarded the McGregor medal by the Royal College of Surgeons for outstanding performance in the FRCS (Plast) examination. He joined the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery in 2004.
Mr Eccles was appointed as consultant Plastic Surgeon at both Charing Cross Hospital and the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2006. He has worked solely at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital since 2010. He holds and honorary appointment at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London where he carries out specialist neurofibromatosis (NF1) clinics. He is actively involved in teaching and training junior plastic surgeons both within his NHS and Private practices. He is committed to high quality care and at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital he is an associate medical director with responsibility for children’s integrated care. Additionally he sits on the NHS London Strategic Working Group to ensure that all children in London receive high quality care.
Privately, he operates at the Weymouth Hospital, and the Portland Hospital in central London and in West London at The BUPA Cromwell Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. His main interests are in reconstructive and aesthetic facial surgery, management of skin malignancy and paediatric plastic surgery.
He is a past president of the plastic surgery section of the Royal Society of Medicine and is a member of BAPRAS and BAAPS.