Miss Poppy Valassiadou

Consultant Breast Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Nottingham Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Poppy Valassiadou at Spire include:

Breast care and surgery

Other treatments

  • Breast infection
  • Breast remodelling for cancer surgery – breast conserving surgery
  • Consultations for 2nd opinion
  • Partial breast reconstruction with local skin-fatty tissue flaps (own tissue)
  • Preventative breast surgery and reconstruction in high-risk individuals due to gene alterations and/or family history
  • Revision of breast reconstruction

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Professional profile

I am the most senior Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon in the Breast Unit – University Hospitals Leicester with over 25 years experience in breast cancer surgery and 14 years experience at Consultant Surgeon level, with particular interest in preventative breast surgery, surgical standards in breast screening and individualising cancer treatment to include patient choice and patient information.

At an early stage as a consultant and subsequently as Head of Service in Breast Surgery and Cancer Lead of the Breast Multidisciplinary Team in UHL 2006 - 2012 I have been involved in strategic change and implemented new surgical techniques in breast surgery UHL.

I have been a Surgical Professional Clinical Advisor for Public Health England Screening Quality Assurance Service (SQAS) in the East Midlands 2011 - 2017, introducing and developing surgical performance indicators in the East Midlands QA, which now form established national surgical performance indicators in Breast Screening SQAS, Public Health England.

Clinical Interests

Breast care

Patient Choice – Individualising treatment - patient information, non-invasive breast cancer (DCIS), surgical standards in breast screening, preventative breast surgery, partial breast reconstruction with own tissue, implant preservation in breast conserving surgery for cancer.

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Qualification and professional memberships

MD / Aristoteleion University of Thessalonica, Greece / 1991
Doctor of Medicine

PhD / University of Crete, Greece / 1999
Doctor of Philosophy

Professional memberships

Association of Breast Surgery UK
British Medical Association
Women in Surgery – Royal College of Surgeons
BASO (British Association of Surgical Oncology)

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, University Hospitals Leicester

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Personal Profile

I am committed to the inclusion and equality for women in surgery as well as all other aspects of life. I enjoy playing tennis at my local tennis club where I am also the safeguarding and diversity officer.

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Private contact details

Telephone For appointments at Spire Nottingham Hospital 0115 937 7801