Rapid access breast clinic at Spire Harpenden Hospital

Whether you have noticed a change, are experiencing pain or have felt a lump, our rapid access breast clinic can help. At Spire Harpenden Hospital we offer a specialist clinic designed to help women through the process of breast examinations and investigations. Our specialist clinical teams work together so you get your initial results during the same appointment as your tests, our consultants are then able to talk to you about your results and any further steps. 

Our team are dedicated to getting you the results fast and we are with you every step of the way

When are the clinics available?

Our rapis access breast clinics are available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturday mornings, meaning we can find a clinic that fits around you. For more information on our specialist consultants please see the list below, and click on their names to see their profiles.

How long does it all take?

Each situation is different depending on the symptoms you are presenting, as a guide a standard mammogram involving an examination of both breasts takes 15 minutes. An ultrasound scan can take up to 30 minutes and ultrasound biopsies can take up to a further 30 minutes.

How much does it cost?

Our dedicated advisors will be able to talk you through prices for each of the tests that may be required during your visit. We are unable to advise a fixed price for the rapid access breast clinic as the tests required vary from patient to patient. For more information please call our team on 01582 714420.

Do I have to be within a certain age range?

We carry our mammograms from age 35 years upwards, however there are exceptional circumstances where they could be performed at an earlier age. If you have a family history of breast cancer or you have found a lump please contact us urgently for further details.

Will the mammogram hurt?

Mammograms can be uncomfortable but not unbearable. If you are concerned about this please talk to us prior to your mammogram.

What happens if I need further treatment?

Spire Harpenden are with you every step of the way. Your consultant will be able to explain the next steps depending on your results. Surgery and support are available here as well.

Female rapid access breast clinic

Our breast care consultant
Miss Harleen Deol has come together with radiologist Dr Suan Barter to offer a female led clinic on Wednesdays from 2pm.

To book please call 01582 714420

Our breast care consultants

Mr Simon Thomson
Clinics available alternate Mondays - 18:00 - 21:00

Miss Kath Kirkpatrick
Clinics available Tuesdays 18:45 - 20:00

Mr Santhiapillai Raymond
Clinics available alternate Mondays - 18:00 - 20:00

Mr Duraisamy Ravichandran
Clinics available Tuesdays - 17:30 - 20:00

Mr Michael Pittam
Clinics available Wednesdays - 18:00 - 21:00 and Saturdays - 09:00 - 12:00

Mr Peter Crane
Clinics availble Tuesdays 14:00 - 16:30 and Fridays - 14:00 - 18:00

Miss Harleen Deol
Clinics available on Wednesdays from 14:00 

Our consultant radiologists

Dr Suan Barter
Dr Kausar Raza
Dr Sheena McLaggan
Dr Simon Allen
Dr Dayanand Shetty
Dr Dominic Grimer
Dr Sonia Narula

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