Mr Dhananjay Kulkarni
Consultant General Surgeon
MBBS, MS, MSc, FRCS (Edin)
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Dhananjay Kulkarni at Spire include:
Breast care and surgery
Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
I worked on my research project ‘Breast duct microendoscopy’ at Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital. I am keen to get involved in research projects involving application of new technology to breast surgery and improve its outcome. I am currently a co-investigator on the project investigating role of an imaging device to assess clear margins of breast cancer specimen during the intra-operative period.
Consultant Surgeon, Breast Unit, Western General Hospital, NHS Lothian Trust, Edinburgh.
I am a Consultant Surgeon at the Edinburgh breast unit, Western General Hospital. This is one of the largest breast units in the country. My special interests are oncoplastic breast reconstruction for patients with breast cancer, management of benign breast diseases, and breast duct micro-endoscopy.
I am involved in the diagnosis, care and medical/surgical management of benign breast diseases such as breast pain, benign breast lumps (fibroadenoma, cysts etc), treatment of breast infection and nipple discharge as well as counselling and prophylactic surgery with reconstruction for patients with a high risk family history of breast cancer.
I regularly conduct clinics for screen detected breast abnormalities/cancer patients at the Ardmillan Breast Cancer Screening Centre, Edinburgh.
I am actively involved in undergraduate teaching at Edinburgh Medical School. I am also a tutor for the ESSQ and ChM qualifications for the University of Edinburgh/Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. I was awarded the 'innovative teaching project' grant in 2012 by Edinburgh University to set up and run a website dedicated to the management of breast diseases for medical students/surgical trainees.