Mr Wael Ismail

Mr Wael Ismail

Consultant Breast Surgeon

MS FRCS (Gen Surg)

Specialises in

  • Breast lump investigation and removal
  • Breast cancer
  • Axillary clearance of lymph nodes
  • Skin sparing mastectomy and reconstruction
  • Benign breast disease

I am a Consultant Breast Surgeon with my private practice based at Spire Hartswood and Spire London East Hospitals in Essex and London. I aim to deliver high quality breast care and excellent results to both my private and NHS patients. I operate on more than 200 women with breast cancer every year.

My breast service is built on a strong multidisciplinary ethos and follows all guidelines and evidence-based protocols for breast cancer treatment. I am also an accredited breast screening surgeon and operate on women who have no breast cancer symptoms and whose cancer has been detected during routine mammography screening. For these patients, I use the wire localisation technique to confirm diagnosis and plan treatment.

In addition to the wire localisation technique, I offer the following surgical treatments at Spire Hartswood and London East hospitals: blue dye sentinel node biopsy (SLNB) to determine spread of cancer to the lymph system, with minimum lymph node removal, axillary clearance of lymph nodes, wide local excision of breast lump, mastectomy, skin sparing mastectomy and mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction performed in conjunction with a specialist plastic surgeon. Reconstruction options include implants, implant plus latissimus dorsi (LD) flap, and deep inferior epigastric pedicle (DIEP) flap as appropriate.

Patients with breast symptoms who come to my Monday evening private breast clinic can normally have investigations (mammography, breast ultrasound, fine needle aspiration and/or core biopsy) on the same evening.

Spire Hartswood and London East hospital's specialist breast care nurses support all private breast patients and treatment planning is done by a multidisciplinary team including surgeon, oncologist, radiologist and pathologist before and after surgery.


General Medical Council Number: C4059187

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Wael Ismail at Spire include:


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Additional information

Breast surgery
Breast cancer
Breast care
Benign breast problems

Professional memberships

Association of Breast Surgeons at the British Association of Surgical Oncology

British Association of Surgical Oncology

British Breast Group

Consultant General and Breast Surgeon, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

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