Mr Adrian S Ball

Consultant General and Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon

MA (Cantab), MB, MChir, LLM, FRCS (Eng)

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I have been a Consultant General Surgeon since 1995, prior to which I was a Lecturer in Surgery at The London and The Royal Marsden Hospitals. I offer a range of oncoplastic surgery, including therapeutic mammoplasty and breast reconstruction with tissue expanders, acellular dermal matrix and latissimus dorsi flaps.

I have undertaken hernia repair for over 30 years and laparoscopic hernia repairs for over 20 years - I favour the totally extraperitoneal hernia repair recommended by NICE.

I have published 32 papers and 12 abstracts, 6 book chapters, a Handbook of Breast Surgery (Co-author) and edited A Manual for Specialty Skills in Breast Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England.

I am former Director of the Specialty Skills in Breast Disease Management at The Royal College of Surgeons of England, for which I edited the Course Manual, and on the Faculty of the Legal Aspects of Surgical Practice Course. I was formerly on the Training the Trainers Faculty.

For 15 years until 2014 I was Lead Clinician for Cancer Services at Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and I was awarded a National Bronze Clinical Excellence Award in 2008.

I am an Examiner in Surgery for Finals at Brighton University Medical School.

I am a member of the Expert Witness Institute and have prepared over 30 medico-legal reports for the Court. I have received training in report writing and court attendance and obtained an LLM in 2010.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Adrian S Ball at Spire include:

Breast care and surgery

General surgery

Other treatments

Laparoscopic hernia repair. Surgery for breast cancer including: Therapeutic mammoplasty, Sentinel node biopsy, Breast reconstruction with tissue expanders, Acellular Dermal Matrix Latisumus dorsi flaps.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Breast care
Benign breast problems
Breast cancer
Breast surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery

Minimally invasive hernia surgery.

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

Association of Breast Surgery

British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons

Expert Witness Institute

Professional leadership

Faculty of the Specialty Skills in Breast Disease Management at The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Former Lead Clinician of Cancer Services at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Current NHS posts

Consultant Surgeon, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

Personal profile

My extracurricular interests include painting, classical music, and ancient history.

Contact information

Telephone Insured - 01293 778 919; Self funding - 01293 778 906
Private secretary Sharon Angell
Private secretary telephone 01293 778 969
Private secretary email