Mr Kelvin Francis Gomez
Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon
MB ChB, MD, FRCS, MFSTEd
"I love how everyone within Spire Cardiff is dedicated to achieving a patient-centred approach to healthcare."
It has been an honour to have been able to treat patients with breast disease as a Consultant Oncoplastic Surgeon for the last 11 years. During this time, the ethos of breast cancer surgery has evolved from purely removing the cancer into the more modern approach of focusing on the individual needs of the patient – which more closely represents my approach to dealing with breast disease.
I specialise in all aspects of both benign and malignant disease associated with the breast, with a special interest in breast pain (mastodynia). I have spoken widely on this subject and am involved in ongoing research on the topic. I hope to utilise my expertise on the matter to help patients who attend my clinics at Spire.
I work in a breast unit that operates on approximately 250 cancers per year, within a health board that treats over 450 patients with breast cancer. The majority of my workload originates from the screening programme and thus I have a vast experience in dealing with impalpable breast cancers requiring wire localisation. Our unit offers all forms of breast reconstruction after cancer surgery – except free-flap surgery which is performed in partnership with our plastic surgery colleagues.
I was until recently Clinical Director for Surgery for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (a post I held for three years) and I am the Clinical Lead for Breast Services at Nevill Hall Hospital. I am also a member of the Executive Board for the Welsh Medical Committee, with a position on the All Wales Higher Surgical Training Committee as well as being an LNC Representative.
I am also proud to be an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Cardiff.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Kelvin Francis Gomez at Spire include:
Breast care and surgery
MB ChB / University of Wales, College of Medicine / 1996
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MB ChB is a degree given to physicians at the start of their training
I have been published in the following:
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (Nevill Hall Hospital)
Cardiff University (Honorary Lecturer)
Away from surgery, I enjoy spending time travelling with my family. Both my wife and I grew up away from the United Kingdom and have always maintained that desire to explore new places. Luckily these genes have been passed on to our lovely daughter who doesn't seem to mind spending her holidays wandering with us. For approximately eight days a year, when the weather is good, I love a round or two of golf. Luckily for my patients, my operating skills are significantly better than my golfing prowess.