Consultant Profile

Mr Antony Pittathankal

Mr Antony Pittathankal MS, FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Gen Surg), EBS(Br Surg)
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital, Spire Roding Hospital
  • Breast care
    • General surgery
      • Breast surgery
      • Endocrine surgery
      • Hernia repair surgery
      • Laparoscopic surgery
      • Minimal access surgery
      • Parathyroid disease
      • Thyroid disease
    Special clinical interests:

    Breast cancer

    Breast Care
    Breast reconstruction
    Breast deformities
    Breast reduction surgery
    Nipple reconstruction and tattooing
    Thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal surgery
    Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery
    Hernia surgery
    Gallbladder surgery

    Research interests:

    Breast sentinel node biopsy

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant General and Breast Surgeon, Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, based at King George Hospital, Ilford, Essex and Queen's Hospital, Romford, Essex.

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    British Association of Surgical Oncology
    Association of Breast Surgery
    British Medical Association
    Royal College of Surgeons
    European Board of Surgery

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    020 8709 7878
    Private secretary:
    Alison Palmer-Anscomb
    Private secretary telephone number:
    0203 514 2519
    Private secretary fax:
    0203 514 2539
    Private secretary email address:
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Mr Antony Pittathankal is a consultant breast and general surgeon at Spire Hartswood private hospital in Brentwood, Essex and Spire Roding private hospital in Redbridge, Essex.

    Mr Pittathankal trained within the prestigious National Oncoplastic Breast Fellowship and received his higher surgical training in the North East Thames Surgical Rotation. In addition, he received specialist endocrine surgical training at Hammersmith Hospital, west London. Currently, Mr Pittathankal is the lead surgeon for breast services at King George Hospital, Ilford and Queen's Hospital, Romford, both in Essex.

    Antony Pittathankal specialises in the treatment of all breast-related and endocrine surgical problems (thyroid, parathyroid and laparoscopic adrenal surgery) besides keyhole hernia and gallbladder surgery. He also trains junior surgeons in breast surgery, breast plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as keyhole surgery.

    Treatment of breast disease

    As a breast onco-plastic specialist, Antony Pittathankal is trained in both breast cancer surgery and breast plastic surgery. This means he is able to combine plastic surgical expertise with breast surgery experience to produce both an oncologically safe and cosmetic result. Even minor breast surgical procedures are carried out through specific incisions along cosmetic principles. When tissue is removed from the breast, special techniques are used to reduce the resulting volume and shape deficit. Antony Pittathankal also undertakes breast cancer risk reducing surgery.

    Mr Pittathankal is assisted by a dedicated and experienced multidisciplinary team of breast care specialist nurses, radiologists, pathologists, oncologists, anaesthetists and administrative assistants.

    What to expect if you choose to see Mr Pittathankal

    For cosmetic breast procedures Mr Pittathankal will give you advice from both cosmetic as well as future breast cancer risk/safety viewpoints.  Having trained with plastic surgeons he has excellent links with these other specialists and works closely with them to bring you the best results.

    Mr Pittathankal will use his considerable experience and expertise to assess your problems and give you enough time during consultations to address your anxieties.

    Personal profile:

    Outside of medicine, I am a popular science enthusiast and a great DIY fan!

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    Mr Antony Pittathankal

    Mr Antony Pittathankal Breast care & General surgery Consultant, Redbridge, Essex, private hospital specialist.

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