Mr Avi Agrawal

Mr Avi Agrawal

Breast Surgeon
MB, BS, MSc, FRCSEd, FRCS (Gen Surg)

Practising at

Spire Portsmouth Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Avi Agrawal at Spire include:

General surgery at Spire Portsmouth Hospital

Cosmetic surgery at Spire Portsmouth Hospital

Other treatments

Breast lump investigation, breast health risk assessment

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Professional profile

I graduated from the London Hospital Medical College, University of London. My general surgical training was based around several centres of excellence in managing breast diseases, including Guy's Hospital and the Royal Marsden Hospital where I learnt oncoplastic techniques to optimise the cosmetic outcome of breast surgery.

I have always been interested in cancer surgery, and as part of my higher surgical training at the University College London I was awarded a masters degree for my research into the possibilities of gene therapy in the prevention and treatment of cancer.

In 2007 I was appointed Consultant Surgeon at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.

As a fully trained oncoplastic breast surgeon I carry out a full range of breast surgery, including sentinel node biopsy, oncoplastic surgery and breast reconstruction.

I also have a special interest in and undertake surgery for thyroid, parathyroid, hernia and melanoma conditions.

I am currently the Clinical Lead/Head of Department for breast and endocrine surgery for Portsmouth.

Clinical Interests

Breast care
Benign breast problems
Breast cancer
Breast surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Parathyroid disease
Thyroid disease
Skin cancer

Assessment of breast lumps/nipple discharge/pain. Rapid detection and treatment of Breast Cancer. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy. Oncoplastic Breast Surgery (optimising scar/cosmetic outcome of all breast surgery). Reconstructive Breast Surgery. Family History Breast Cancer. Screen Detected Breast Cancer. Male Breast Assessment. Cosmetic Breast Surgery (breast augmentation, breast reduction and mastopexy/uplift). Thyroid and Parathyroid surgery. Melanoma Surgery.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2017

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

The Association of Cancer Surgery
European Society Surgical Oncology
Association of Breast Surgery
British Medical Association
The Royal College of Surgeons
British Association of Endocrine & Thyroid Surgeons

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Head of Department/Clinical Lead Breast & Endocrine Surgery, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Lead Clinician for Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Breast cancer Multidisciplinary Team Lead and Chairman

Lead Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Educational Trainer, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Faculty on National Breast Oncoplastic/Reconstructive courses at The Royal College of Surgeons of England

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Private contact details

Private secretary Denise Plunkett
Private secretary telephone 01329 511101
Private secretary fax 02030 513585
Private secretary email

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