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Mr Senthurun Mylvaganam

Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon
BSc(Hons) MBBS MA MFST FRCS

Practising at

Spire Parkway Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Senthurun Mylvaganam at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

Lipomodelling (fat transfer) to assist breast reconstruction and treat breast defects.

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Professional profile

I am an NHS Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon with specialist expertise in the management of breast conditions, breast cancer and reconstruction. My NHS practice is based at New Cross Wolverhampton and I offer breast services to patients primarily in the West Midlands partnering with Spire Parkway Solihull. I trained at Royal Free & University College London and then undertook further postgraduate training in London and the West Midlands. I have undertaken specialist training in breast cancer and reconstructive surgery including the prestigious National Oncoplastic Breast Fellowship regarded as the gold standard for breast reconstructive training in the UK. This fellowship is restricted by competition to a select few breast and plastic surgeons each year. I am passionate about continuing to improve personal and UK practice in breast surgery through scientific analysis and endeavour. To this end I have been and continue to be a member of national steering groups coordinating multi-centre trials and studies.

I offer a number of services, including: 1. Assessment and management of benign breast conditions 2. Assessment and management of suspected breast cancer 3. Full range of breast cancer surgical techniques including wide local excision with or without localisation, mastectomy and axillary surgery including sentinel lymph node biopsy 4. Oncoplastic procedures to complement breast conserving cancer surgery to optimise cosmetic result (including therapeutic mammaplasty(reshaping of the breast tissue)) 5. Extensive Range of breast reconstruction surgical techniques including implant based reconstruction with or without biological mesh and LD (back flap) reconstruction, fat grafting, nipple reconstruction and areola tattooing 6. Range of symmetry procedures including breast reduction, mastopexy (uplift) and augmentation. I have extensive experience in the use of breast implants for reconstruction, from textured to polyurethane coated implants, which can provide greater resistance to radiotherapy. I have extensively used a variety of biological meshes in my NHS practice to assist implant based breast reconstruction including the use of a new mesh which does not require the need of muscle to be used to cover the implant. I am also trained in in lipomodelling (fat grafting) which can form an important part of breast reconstruction to get optimum results.

Within my NHS practice I manage a variety of patients presenting with benign and malignant breast conditions. My breast cancer work involves treating both patients identified through breast screening and those who presented with a lump or symptoms.

I am the breast services clinical governance lead at Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, responsible for the quality assurance of the care patients receive from the breast service.

I am the Royal College of Surgeons Tutor for Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust. My responsibilities include the quality and delivery of training to junior surgeons in all surgical specialities, providing mentoring and pastoral support for surgical trainees and surgical trainers.

I am a member of the West Midlands breast expert advisory group involved in quality assurance of care provided by breast services across the West Midlands.


Clinical Interests

Breast care
Benign breast problems
Breast cancer
Breast disease
Breast surgery
General surgery
Hernia repair surgery


Private contact details

Telephone 0121 704 5530
Email seni@doctors.org.uk
Website http://www.mybreastsurgeon.org
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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / Royal Free and University College London / 2003
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBBS is a degree given to surgeons at the basis of their training


Professional memberships

Association of Breast Surgery
Royal College of Surgeons (England)
British Medical Association
Medical Defence Union


Professional leadership

Clinical Tutor Royal College of Surgeons - Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust
Clinical Governance Chair Breast Services - Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust
West Midlands Breast Expert Advisory Group Member

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Current NHS posts

Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust

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Research and Publication


Articles

The Training of Surgeons: Current Approaches and the Implications for Learning in the Operating Theatre Mylvaganam S
October 2010

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Personal Profile

I live in Solihull with my wife and two children. I enjoy spending time with my family, but also in my spare time, playing tennis and golf.

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