Mr Philip Brookes
Consultant General Surgeon
I qualified from Birmingham University Medical School and trained in general surgery largely in the West Midlands region. I undertook additional training in Western Australia, prior to commencing his NHS consultant post. This exposed me to educational opportunities not available in the UK, such as the routine performance of sentinel node biopsy, a procedure which is only now becoming standard NHS practice. I subsequently then became the lead clinician for the development of this service in Walsall, I was appointed Consultant General and Breast Surgeon in Walsall Manor Hospital in May 2005 and since then have been instrumental in the reorganisation of the Breast Service and represent Walsall at the Network Site Specific Group for Breast Cancer.
I am now the Lead Clinician for Breast Cancer at Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust and maintain my general surgical skills with a regular outpatient clinic, operating list and on-call commitments. I offer's a full range of breast and general surgical procedures.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Philip Brookes at Spire include:
Assessment and treatment of the full range of benign and malignant breast disease. Investigation and management of common general surgical conditions. Development of sentinel node biopsy of the axilla as a method of staging breast cancer.
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Medical Association
West Midlands Chapter of Breast Surgeons
Member of the ABS @ BASO (the Association of Breast Surgeons @ British Association of Surgical Oncology)
Walsall Manor Hospital NHS Trust
I am married to Isobel, a paediatric specialist registrar at Birmingham Children's Hospital, and we have three children, Thomas, James and William. My interests include sport, cooking, cinema, scuba diving and travelling.