Consultant Profile

Mrs Isabella Karat

Mrs Isabella Karat MB ChB FRCS (gen.Surg)
Practicing at:
Spire Clare Park Hospital
  • Breast care
    • Dermatology
      • Plastic Surgery
        • Breast surgery
      Special clinical interests:
      • Breast cancer
      • Benign breast problems
      • Cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery using Acellular Dermal Matrix (Strattice®/Surgimend®)
      • Skin cancer
      • Lipofilling/ Fat transfer


      Current NHS and /or university posts:
      • Frimley Park Hospital
      • Honorary Lecturer – University of East Anglia
      • Course Tutor – Masters Degree in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery
      Year of first medical qualification:
      Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
      • Association of Breast Surgeons (ABS)
      • British Association of Surgical Oncologists (BASO)
      • Association of Surgeons of GB & Ireland (ASGBI)
      • General Medical Council
      • Royal College of Surgeons of England
      • Medical Protection Society
      • British Medical Association
      Contact Details 
      Private secretary:
      Christine  Kavanagh
      Private secretary telephone number:
      01276 526 570
      Private secretary fax:
      01276 604 275
      Private secretary email address:
      Flexible, but current availabilty for appointments: Monday pm (alt weeks) Tuesday am and pm, thurs am, Friday pm. i aim to see all patients within 24-48 hours of referral if possible
      Background Information 
      Professional profile:

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

      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).

      She also has 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.

      Isabella teaches on Core, Intermediate and Advanced Breast Skills courses at the Royal College of Surgeons, and is an Honorary Lecturer and Course Tutor on the new national MS Degree in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. She enjoys teaching and is dedicated to training ‘state-of-the-art’ breast surgery skills. She has organised a number of regional and national study days in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery which.

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

      Isabella brings a female perspective to the surgical management of both benign and malignant breast disease. She empathises with the needs of modern women and seeks to provide care in an efficient, open and approachable style.

      She would be more than happy to discuss ANY breast related problem in a relaxed setting and can be flexible with appointment times to suit the busiest of women and men.

      Personal profile:

      Isabella loves cooking, gardening and hunting for bargains at antiques markets. Spending time with her husband, family and friends is very important to her, and she tries to spend as much of her free time as possible in their company.

      Having recently moved to the local area from London, Isabella looks forward to getting to know the local community and contributing towards events whenever possible.

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      Mrs Isabella Karat

      Mrs Isabella Karat

      The Breast Practice Clinic

      One Stop breast service,Private Hospital, Surrey and Hamoshire, Breast Lump

      The Spire Clare Park Breast Practice offers rapid diagnosis within a one-stop clinic in which you will see your consultant and have any imaging and/or diagnostic tests carried out at the same visit.

      Find out more about the Spire Clare Park Breast Practice.

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