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.