I am an NHS Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon with specialist expertise in the management of breast conditions, breast cancer and reconstruction. My NHS practice is based at New Cross Wolverhampton and I offer breast services to patients primarily in the West Midlands at Spire Parkway Hospital, Solihull.
I trained at Royal Free & University College London and then undertook further postgraduate training in London and the West Midlands. I have undertaken specialist training in breast cancer and reconstructive surgery including the prestigious National Oncoplastic Breast Fellowship regarded as the gold standard for breast reconstructive training in the UK. This fellowship is restricted by competition to a select few breast and plastic surgeons each year. I am passionate about continuing to improve personal and UK practice in breast surgery through scientific analysis and endeavour. To this end I have been and continue to be a member of national steering groups coordinating multicentre trials and studies.
I offer a number of services including:
- Assessment and management of benign breast conditions.
- Assessment and management of suspected breast cancer.
- Full range of breast cancer surgical techniques including wide local excision with or without localisation, mastectomy and axillary surgery including sentinel lymph node biopsy.
- Oncoplastic procedures to complement breast conserving cancer surgery to optimise cosmetic result (including therapeutic mammaplasty(reshaping of the breast tissue)).
- Extensive range of breast reconstruction surgical techniques including implant based reconstruction with or without biological mesh and LD (back flap) reconstruction, fat grafting and nipple reconstruction and areola tattooing.
- Range of symmetry procedures including breast reduction, mastopexy(uplift) and augmentation.
Within my NHS practice I manage a variety of patients presenting with benign and malignant breast conditions. My breast cancer work involves treating both patients identified through breast screening and those who presented with a lump or symptoms. I have an extensivc experience in the use of breast implants for reconstruction from textured to polyurethane coated implants which can provide greater resistance to radiotherapy. I have extensively used a variety of biological meshes in my NHS practice to assist implant based breast reconstruction including the use of the new meshes which do not require the need of muscle to be used to cover an implant. I am trained in in lipomodelling (fat grafting) which can form an important part of breast reconstruction to get optimum results.