I have responsibility for supervising several trainees as approved educational supervisor and like to keep up to date with modern medical training practices and methods of assessment. I grew up in Eastbourne in East Sussex. I undertook fellowship training that included hand, micro, peripheral nerve, and aesthetic surgery.
As the second most common cancer worldwide While advances in treatment have meant an overall reduction in mortality [, deaths per year 1 ], the global burden of this disease continues to be significant 3. In Britain, the age standardised incidence and mortality remains one of the highest in the world with around 14, women losing their lives every year to this disease 4.
All breast cancer patients requiring a mastectomy can opt to have breast reconstruction if they want to, either immediately or sometime in the future known as delayed reconstruction. While the majority choose not to have reconstruction, for the significant number of women that do, it is an essential part of their treatment and plays an instrumental role in their recovery and ongoing quality of life — often helping restore their body confidence, self-esteem and sexuality . For most, reconstruction is a process requiring multiple procedures, depending on the patient and method chosen.
Please refresh the page and retry. Freedom of Information disclosures reveal that almost one in four NHS authorities have introduced restrictive policies, which mean women can be denied the operations to restore their bodies. Around one quarter of the 42, women diagnosed with breast cancer each year in England undergo a mastectomy.
By Angela Brooks. Updated: BST, 16 August Best for breast reconstruction: We found the surgeons recommended by their peers.
My post-graduate doctorate was undertaken at the Cardiff Academic Breast Unit and involved research into molecular markers and their early detection in breast cancer. My surgical interests include all forms of breast cancer surgery, therapeutic mammoplasties, breast reductions and augmentations, and nipple reconstructions. You Want That Scan…Now?!?
Cancer Research UK advice after Angelina Jolie revealed she has had a double mastectomy to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer:. Angelina's openness in talking about her own experience and her decision to have surgery raises crucial awareness of breast cancer and its genetic risk. Deciding whether to have preventative surgery is a heart-rending decision for women like Angelina but we know it's a vital way of saving lives.
Cash-strapped local NHS commissioners are denying women surgery to ensure both breasts are symmetrical. Cancer patients who have had a breast removed are being refused vital reconstructive surgery due to NHS rationing, a damning report has found. The report by Breast Cancer Now found 47 out of
There are advantages and disadvantages of immediate breast reconstruction versus delayed breast reconstruction. There are practical advantages both to the patient and to the surgeon of having an immediate breast reconstruction. From the patient perspective, a delayed breast reconstruction means two separate operations with the inpatient stay and the post-operative recovery that that entails.
I am established Consultant General Surgeon running a Breast Unit which diagnosed and treated new breast cancers each year. I have extensive experience in breast ultrasound, guided biopsy and breast reconstruction in addition to all the usual skills expected of a breast surgeon. As Postgraduate Organiser for the Prince Philip Hospital for 10 years fromsurgical education supervisor and an undergraduate tutor I have extensive teaching experience.