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Mr Wayne Chicken

Consultant General and Breast Surgeon
MBChB, MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Gen Surg)

Practising at

Spire Hartswood Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Wayne Chicken at Spire include:

Breast care and surgery

General surgery

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Professional profile

I am a consultant general surgeon and breast surgeon, with special interest in the prompt diagnosis of breast symptoms and management of breast cancer. My NHS practice is at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals, and I conduct my private practice from the clean and comfortable surroundings of Spire Hartswood Hospital.

I graduated from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and trained as a general surgeon and oncoplastic breast surgeon in London, with senior registrar posts at the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead and Broomfield Hospital in Essex.

My clinical practice encompasses both breast and general surgery. My breast practice focuses on the rapid diagnosis of breast symptoms in both women and men, and the management of breast cancer using the most up to date techniques. This enables me to use minimally invasive surgery and breast conservation, often done as a day stay procedure. I am a strong advocate of immediate reconstruction wherever possible for patients requiring mastectomy utilizing a full range of reconstructive techniques and in combination with a plastic surgeon. I have particular interest in screening for breast cancer and family history of breast cancer. My general surgery practice encompasses laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, gallbladder surgery, hernia repair, lymph node biopsy and removal of lumps and skin lesions. My approach is sensitive, unhurried, calm and reassuring, but using a strong evidence base to underpin my practice. I investigate thoroughly and methodically prior to any surgery. I believe the best results are achieved through multidisciplinary management, and all cancer treatments are delivered using the skills of a full multidisciplinary team.

I graduated from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and trained as a general surgeon and oncoplastic breast surgeon in London, with senior registrar posts at the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead and Broomfield Hospital in Essex.

I have presented my prize-winning research both nationally and internationally. I maintain scientific, research and teaching interests, and am a proponent of evidence based medicine.

My research focuses on the minimally invasive treatment of breast cancer. I have published widely in high quality academic journals on breast cancer including sentinel node biopsy, intraoperative diagnosis, novel technology, surgical training and gynaecomastia.


Clinical Interests

Benign breast problems
Breast cancer
Breast surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Minimal access surgery

Breast screening, benign breast disease, breast cancer, familial breast cancer, breast conservation, breast reconstruction, rapid assessment of of breast lump, gallbladder disease, gynaecomastia, hernia and lymph node biopsy.

Private contact details

Telephone Spire Hartswood 01277 266 766
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of England
Association of Breast Surgery
European Society of Surgical Oncology
Medical Protection Society

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Breast and General Surgeon, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals.

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Personal Profile

Outside of work I enjoy photography and outdoor life. I am the proud owner of a vintage VW campervan and a spirited English springer spaniel.

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