Consultant Profile

Mr Wael Ismail

Mr Wael Ismail MS FRCS (Gen Surg)
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital
  • Breast care
    • Benign breast problems
    • Breast cancer
  • General surgery
    • Breast surgery
Special clinical interests:

Benign breast disease
Breast cancer

Research interests:
Hernia surgery, breast surgery
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant General and Breast Surgeon, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Association of Breast Surgeons at the British Association of Surgical Oncology
British Association of Surgical Oncology
British Breast Group
European Hernia Society
American Hernia Society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01277 266 766
Mr Ismail runs breast clinics on Monday evenings and alternate Wednesday afternoons with investigations normally available at the same time
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Wael Ismail is a consultant breast surgeon whose private practice is based primarily at Spire Hartswood private hospital in Brentwood, Essex.

Private breast surgery
Wael Ismail operates on more than 200 women with breast cancer every year He aims to deliver high quality breast care and excellent results to both his private and NHS patients.  His breast service is built on a strong multidisciplinary ethos and follows all guidelines and evidence-based protocols for breast cancer treatment.

Mr Ismail is also an accredited breast screening surgeon and operates on women who have no breast symptoms and whoser cancer has been detected during routine mammography screening. For these patients, Mr Ismail uses the wire localisation technique to confirm diagnosis and plan treatment.

In addition to the wire localisation technique, Mr Ismail offers the following surgical treatments at Spire Hartswood Hospital :

  • wide local excision of breast lump
  • mastectomy
  • skin sparing mastectomy
  • mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction performed in conjunction with a specialist plastic surgeon. Reconstruction options include implants, implant plus latissimus dorsi (LD) flap, and deep inferior epigastric pedicle (DIEP) flap as appropriate.
  • blue dye sentinel node biopsy (SLNB) to determine spread of cancer to the lymph system, with minimum lymph node removal
  • axillary clearance of lymph nodes

Patients with breast symptoms who come to Mr Ismail's Monday evening private breast clinic can normally have investigations (mammography, breast ultrasound, fine needle aspiration and/or core biopsy) on the same evening. 

Spire Hartswood Hospital’s specialist breast care nurses support all private breast patients and treatment planning is done by a multi-disciplinary team including surgeon, oncologist, radiologist and pathologist before and after surgery.

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Mr Wael Ismail

Mr Wael Ismail, consultant general and breast surgeon, Spire Hartswood private hospital, Brentwood, Essex

For more information or to book an appointment

To book an appointment with one of our specialist consultants call 01277 266 766.

For other enquiries, including guide prices for treatment, call 01277 266 761. 

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