Miss Lee-Min Lai
Consultant Breast Surgeon
MBBCh, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Gen)
I am a specialist breast surgeon, diagnosing and treating patients with breast cancer and benign breast disease. I also have an interest in breast reconstruction and transformational surgery.
At Spire Bushey Hospital, I offer a triple assessment breast clinic service on a Friday evening for women who have found a lump or other symptoms in their breast. Following referral by a GP, patients undergo full assessment including specialist breast imaging which may include digital mammogram, ultrasound or MRI as appropriate.
During the course of their visit, patients are seen by both myself, Dr Sonia Narula - the specialist breast radiologist and a breast care nurse. For patients interested in a women only team for their treatment, my clinic offers a sympathetic and caring approach.
Breast cancer is unfortunately common in Western populations and increasing in incidence globally. Modern treatment of breast cancer involves multiple disciplines. Surgery for breast cancer has undergone evolution and refinement and it is vital for patients to have access to information and counselling to enable them to make an informed choice.
I qualified in medicine and surgery from University of Wales College of Medicine following which I received core training in general, trauma and plastic surgery in South Wales. This was followed by higher surgical training in Northwest Thames with sub-specialty placements in breast surgery at Charing Cross and Royal Marsden Hospitals. During my final year I was accepted into the National Oncoplastic fellowship programme where I gained further experience in breast reconstructive surgery at the Royal Hospital Haslar, Portsmouth.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Lee-Min Lai at Spire include:
Breast care and surgery
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Bushey Hospital.
Member of the British Association of Surgical Oncology
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England