Mrs Isabella Karat
Consultant Breast Surgeon
MB ChB FRCS (gen.Surg)
I joined Frimley Park Hospital and the Breast Practice team with a strong background in Oncoplastic and Reconstructive breast surgery. I bring previous experience from plastic surgery and a highly competitive National Fellowship in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. These skills enable me to minimise the cosmetic impact of breast cancer surgery and reconstruction and to preserve breast aesthetics wherever possible.
Advanced surgical skills include: immediate and delayed breast reconstruction including the use of a dermal matrix (Strattice®, Surgimend®), Latissimus dorsi flaps, implant-based reconstruction. Fat transfer/lipofilling to restore post-surgical volume loss, cosmetic breast surgery, breast asymmetry, augmentation, breast reduction, therapeutic mammoplasty, and complex revisional procedures, male breast overgrowth (gyneacomastia).
I also have a strong interest in family history assessment and in risk-reducing surgery. This includes surveillance for those deemed to be at elevated risk, and surgery for those confirmed with a gene mutation. I teaches on Core, Intermediate and Advanced Breast Skills courses at the Royal College of Surgeons, and am an Honorary Lecturer and Course Tutor on the new national MS Degree in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery.
I enjoy teaching and am dedicated to training a state-of-the-art breast surgery skills. I have organised a number of regional and national study days in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. My research into sentinel node biopsy and the ALMANAC Trial at Guildford was published and presented internationally. I bring a female perspective to the surgical management of both benign and malignant breast disease. I empathise with the needs of modern women and seek to provide care in an efficient, open and approachable style. I would be more than happy to discuss any breast related problem in a relaxed setting and can be flexible with appointment times to suit the busiest of women and men.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Isabella Karat at Spire include:
Breast care and surgery
Association of Breast Surgeons (ABS)
British Association of Surgical Oncologists (BASO)
Association of Surgeons of GB & Ireland (ASGBI)
General Medical Council
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Medical Protection Society
British Medical Association
Frimley Park Hospital
Honorary Lecturer, University of East Anglia
Course Tutor, Masters Degree in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery
I love cooking, gardening and hunting for bargains at antiques markets. Spending time with my husband, family and friends is very important to me, I try to spend as much of my free time as possible in their company.
Having recently moved to the local area from London, I look forward to getting to know the local community and contributing towards events whenever possible.