Mr Zenon Rayter

Mr Zenon Rayter

Consultant Breast Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Bristol Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Zenon Rayter at Spire include:

Breast care and surgery

Other treatments

  • Benign breast problems
  • Breast cancer

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Professional profile

I have been a Consultant Surgeon in Bristol since 1995. I specialise in all aspects of breast surgery, especially in the management of breast cancer and reconstructive surgery. I have a particular research interest in the use of molecular pathology testing of sentinel lymph nodes in breast cancer and in quality of life.

I almost exclusively treat patients with a wide variety of breast disorders and in particular specialise in breast cancer and in reconstructive surgery for patients requiring mastectomy as part of their treatment.

I trained in London as an undergraduate and postgraduate and developed an interest in surgical oncology and in particular breast cancer whilst I was at the Royal Marsden Hospital and at St George's Hospital. I took up the post of consultant in surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary in 1995. I began offering a breast reconstruction service immediately and have a particular interest in this aspect of treatment, when required for breast cancer. I have published extensively on various aspects of breast cancer treatment. I am currently director of the Bristol Breast Unit and research lead for our regional breast cancer network.

Research lead for the cancer network. Vice President of the Surgery Section of the RSMoptional

Lead for the research module of the Mastership degree in Breast Oncoplastic Surgery of the University of East Anglia

Clinical Interests

Treatment of breast cancer Reconstructive breast surgery

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Secretary of the Association for Cancer Surgery
Immediate Past President of the Section of Surgery of the Royal Society of Medicine
Research lead for the Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire Cancer Network
Director of the Bristol Breast Unit at the Bristol Royal Infirmary
British Medical Association

Professional leadership

Vice President Section of Surgery of the Royal Society of Medicine
Advisor to the National Institute for Healthcare Excellence
Research Lead for Breast Cancer, Avon Somerset and Wiltshire Cancer Network

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Surgeon, University Hospitals, Bristol

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol

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Personal Profile

My main interests outside work are cooking, reading and listening to and playing music.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0117 317 1402
Private secretary Liz Hodsdon
Private secretary telephone 01454 615278
Private secretary fax 01454 615278
Private secretary email