Mr Avi Agrawal
MB, BS, MSc, FRCSEd, FRCS (Gen Surg)
As a fully trained Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, I carry out regular diagnostic fast track breast clinics and a full range of breast surgery, including sentinel node biopsy with intra-operative analysis, oncoplastic surgery and breast reconstruction. I also have a special interest in and undertake surgery for skin cancer.
I graduated from the London Hospital Medical College, University of London. My general surgical training was based around several centres of excellence in managing breast diseases, including The Royal Marsden Hospital where I developed oncoplastic techniques to optimise the cosmetic outcome of breast surgery.
I have always been interested in cancer surgery, and as part of my higher surgical training at the University College London, I was awarded a master's degree for my research into Gene Therapy for the prevention and treatment of cancer.
In 2007 I was appointed Consultant Surgeon at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. I have been the Clinical Lead/Head of department for the Breast and Endocrine Surgery and Surgical Oncology department for Portsmouth for over 10 years. I have also chaired and lead the Breast Multidisciplinary Team at Queen Alexandra Hospital for over 7 years.
I am the Surgical Lead for breast screening cancers and also the Joint Regional Lead for breast cancer for Wessex. I am the Lead Trainer for the Portsmouth National Oncoplastic Fellowship Program and have helped many trainees develop their skills for their consultant career.
I was awarded the iWantGreatCare Certificate of Excellence in 2021. iWantGreatCare is the world’s largest independent patient data and insights platform, with nearly six million healthcare reviews from patients. The Certificate of Excellence is an annual award made to clinicians, clinics and surgeries who receive consistently outstanding patient feedback.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Avi Agrawal at Spire include:
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Consultant Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.
Head of Department/Clinical Lead Breast & Endocrine Surgery, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.
Lead Clinician for Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.
Breast cancer Multidisciplinary Team Lead and Chairman.
Lead Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Educational Trainer, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.
Faculty on National Breast Oncoplastic/Reconstructive courses at The Royal College of Surgeons of England.