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."


Specialises in

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.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Kelvin Francis Gomez at Spire include:

Breast care and surgery

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Breast care
Benign breast problems
Breast cancer
Breast surgery
Breast disease

Qualification and professional memberships

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


Professional memberships

MD Doctorate of Medicine - Cardiff University

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

MFSTEd (Member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the RCS Edinburgh) at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Research and publications

I have been published in the following:

  • Surgical Techniques in Breast Cancer: An Update
  • Breast Cancer Management for Surgeons: A European Textbook - Chapter 33: Nipple Reconstruction by Valentina Lefemine and Kelvin F Gomez

 

Media Coverage

Wales Online Article - 'This mum spent Mother's Day planning farewell letters to her children after finding out she had cancer'
April 2016

Current NHS posts

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (Nevill Hall Hospital)
Cardiff University (Honorary Lecturer)

Personal profile

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.

Financial interests

No financial interests at Spire Cardiff Hospital.

Contact information

Telephone 02920 735515