Mr AK Salih

Mr AK Salih

Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon and General Surgeon

FRCS (England), FRCS (Breast and General), MBChB, MSc

Specialises in

  • Breast lump investigation and removal
  • Breast cancer and reconstruction
  • Hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Abdominal pain

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I am a senior consultant oncoplastic breast and general surgeon at Spire Hartswood private hospital in Brentwood, Essex. I have over 20 years of extensive experience as a consultant. I am experienced in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, including laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic appendicectomy, excision of body lumps and skin lesions.

My special interests are breast and general surgery. The one stop clinic at Spire Hartswood Hospital offers a full spectrum of management for women and men with simple and benign changes of the breast as well as those with breast cancer.

I treat approximately 100 breast cancer patients per year. I perform approximately 80 mastectomy and lumpectomy of the breast; 50 sentinel node biopsies for breast cancer; 30 axillary clearance; 12 breast reconstruction jointly with plastic surgeon; 22 breast reduction. In general surgery I perform 40 keyhole removal of gallbladder; 40 keyhole or open hernia repairs.

I am lead clinician and oncoplastic and breast surgeon at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital and joint breast reconstruction surgeon with Professor Ramakrishnan at Broomfield Hospital.

My specialty oncoplastic and general surgery training has been undertaken at the London Teaching hospitals; Guy's and St Thomas', Chelsea Westminster, Hammersmith and Royal Marsden Hospital. I graduated as consultant oncoplastic breast and general surgeon in 2002. My masters degree of science in breast cancer genetics was achieved at Imperial College London.

I have published several papers on breast cancer treatment and general surgery and also completed several pieces of research to improve the treatment of breast cancer, including sentinel node biopsy and breast cancer genetics.


General Medical Council Number: C4372994

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr AK Salih at Spire include:

Breast care and surgery

General surgery

Other treatments

Breast cancer and reconstruction

  • Benign breast disease
  • Male breast disease
  • Hernia repair (keyhole and conventional)
  • Gallbladder surgery (keyhole)
  • Abdominal pain eg appendix
  • Skin lesions

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Additional information

Breast care
Hernia repair surgery
Minimal access surgery

Special clinical interests: Any breast concerns, assessment and management including; breast lump or pain, nipple discharge, nipple retraction, breast cancer, male breast pathology, breast cancer risk assessment including family history and genetic advice, child breast issues, second opinion on breast problems. High standard and technology in performing mastectomy, lumpectomy, image guided excision of breast lump, sentinel node biopsy and high standard of breast reconstruction jointly with plastic surgeon. Other interests include: minimal access surgery (keyhole surgery) gallbladder removal and appendix, hernia repair both open and keyhole surgery, abdominal pain, lumps and bumps, skin lesions, and lymph node biopsy.

Consultant Oncoplastic Breast and General Surgeon, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

I am married and a father of three.  I enjoy listening to classical music and watching movies in my spare time and love social gatherings. I like sport in general, including cycling for four hours a week for fitness and have participated several times in the London to Brighton cycle ride for breast cancer charity. For relaxation I enjoy painting.