Breast lump removal

At Spire Portsmouth Hospital, our surgical consultants have provided a range of breast investigations and surgery for many years. Our facilities offer patients high standards of diagnostic care in the Hampshire, West Sussex and Isle of Wight region. 

Our consultants are all recognised specialist surgeons experienced in the field of breast surgery. They work as part of a multi disciplinary team to ensure that your care from the initial investigation to diagnosis and treatment is as seamless as possible.

What's involved?

Surgery may be needed to remove breast lumps that don’t go away on their own or cysts that keep coming back. The operation is known as a lumpectomy and the lump is then sent to a laboratory for examination.

During the operation, an incision, slightly bigger than the lump, is made over or near the lump. The lump can now be removed completely In some cases a border of healthy tissue around the lump may also be removed. This is called wide local excision. The healthy tissue may also be examined to find out if the lump has been completely removed.

The operation usually takes approximately an hour and can be performed as a day case or in some cases, may require an overnight stay in hospital.

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