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Covid 19 – Update 9th June 2020

I am open for new referrals and am offering both remote (telephone) consultations as well as face-to-face to patients. I am working with the NHS to determine the most clinically appropriate diagnostic tests or procedures to carry out at this time and will only be offering face-to-face appointments for patients meeting these criteria.

Whilst Parkside Suite is supporting the NHS during the Covid pandemic, private consultations are currently offered in ‘green sites’ including Aldershot Centre for Health and at Clare Park.

All hospitals have strict infection control and prevention protocols in place to protect healthcare workers, patients and visitors and to minimise the risk of any infection, including coronavirus.

Welcome to my website which provides information and support for patients who need or are considering breast surgery.

I work as a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, General Surgeon and Clinical Lead for Private Patient Services at Frimley Park Hospital and Parkside Suite (both part of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust) in Surrey where I provide both NHS and Private services. I also see patients at Spire Clare Park Hospital.

My areas of expertise and special interests are in breast cancer, breast reconstruction, benign and congenital breast surgery, family history assessment, cosmetic surgery, skin lesions and skin cancers. I bring a female perspective to the surgical management of both benign and malignant breast disease in both men and women. I empathise with the needs of women, and I seek to provide care in an efficient, open and approachable style.

I would be more than happy to discuss ANY breast related problems in a relaxed setting. I am flexible with appointment times to suit those with busy lifestyles, with clinics running from a variety of sites during days and evenings.

Professional profile

I joined Frimley Park Hospital and the Breast Practice team with a strong background in Oncoplastic and Reconstructive breast surgery. I bring previous experience from plastic surgery and a highly competitive National Fellowship in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. These skills enable me to minimise the cosmetic impact of breast cancer surgery and reconstruction and to preserve breast aesthetics wherever possible.

My advanced surgical skills include: immediate and delayed breast reconstruction including the use of a dermal matrix (Strattice ®, Surgimend®), Latissimus dorsi flaps, implant-based reconstruction.  Fat transfer/lipofilling to restore post-surgical volume loss, cosmetic breast surgery, breast asymmetry, augmentation, breast reduction, therapeutic mammoplasty, and complex revisional procedures. Male breast overgrowth (gyneacomastia).

I have a strong interest in family history assessment and in risk-reducing surgery. This includes surveillance for those deemed to be at elevated risk, and surgery for those confirmed with a  gene mutation.

I teach on Core, Intermediate and Advanced Breast Skills courses at the Royal College of Surgeons, and I am an Honorary Lecturer and Course Tutor on the new national MS Degree in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. I enjoy teaching and am dedicated to training ‘state-of-the-art’ breast surgery skills. I have organised a number of regional and national study days in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery.

My research into sentinel node biopsy and the ALMANAC Trial at Guildford was published and presented internationally.

 

 

I am very keen to improve my services and the services of my team where possible. If you have been or are still a patient under my care, I would be very appreciative of any reviews left at iWantGreatCare.

For two consecutive years I have been very privileged to be one of only a handful of clinicians to be awarded an iWantGreatCare Certificate of Excellence, for being most highly and consistently recommended by my patients.

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