Consultant Profile

Mr Wayne Chicken

Mr Wayne Chicken MBChB, MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Gen Surg)
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital
  • Breast care
    • Benign breast problems
    • Breast cancer
  • General surgery
    • Breast surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Minimal access surgery
Special clinical interests:
  • Breast screening, benign breast disease, breast cancer, familial breast cancer, breast conservation, breast reconstruction, rapid assessment of breast lump.
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Hernia
  • Lymph node biopsy
Research interests:
  • Minimally invasive treatment of breast cancer
  • Sentinel node biopsy
  • Intraoperative diagnosis
  • Gynaecomastia
Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Breast and General Surgeon, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Association of Breast Surgery
  • European Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Medical Protection Society
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01277 266 766
Mr Chicken consults at Spire Hartswood Hospital on Wednesday evenings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Wayne Chicken is a consultant general surgeon and breast surgeon, with special interest in the prompt diagnosis of breast symptoms and management of breast cancer.  His NHS practice is at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals, and he conducts his private practice from the clean and comfortable surroundings of the Spire Hartswood Hospital.

Wayne graduated from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and trained as a general surgeon and oncoplastic breast surgeon in London, with senior registrar posts at the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead and Broomfield Hospital in Essex.

His research focuses on the minimally invasive treatment of breast cancer.  He has published widely in high quality academic journals on breast cancer including sentinel node biopsy, intraoperative diagnosis, novel technology, surgical training and gynaecomastia.  

He has presented his prize-winning research both nationally and internationally.  He maintains scientific, research and teaching interests, and is a proponent of evidence based medicine.

Wayne’s clinical practice encompasses both breast and general surgery.  His breast practice focuses on the rapid diagnosis of breast symptoms in both women and men, and the management of breast cancer using the most up to date techniques.  This enables him to use minimally invasive surgery and breast conservation, often done as a day stay procedure.  He is a strong advocate of immediate reconstruction wherever possible for patients requiring mastectomy utilizing a full range of reconstructive techniques and in combination with a plastic surgeon.  He has particular interest in screening for breast cancer and family history of breast cancer.

His general surgery practice encompasses laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, gallbladder surgery, hernia repair, lymph node biopsy and removal of lumps and skin lesions. 

His approach is sensitive, unhurried, calm and reassuring, but using a strong evidence base to underpin his practice. He investigates thoroughly and methodically prior to any surgery.  Wayne believes the best results are achieved through multidisciplinary management, and all cancer treatments are delivered using the skills of a full multidisciplinary team.

Personal profile:

Outside of work Wayne enjoys photography and outdoor life.  He is the proud owner of a vintage VW campervan and a spirited English springer spaniel.

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Mr Wayne Chicken

Mr Wayne Chicken General surgery & Breast care Consultant, Brentwood, Essex, private hospital specialist.

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