Mr Avi Agrawal

Mr Avi Agrawal

Breast Surgeon
MB, BS, MSc, FRCSEd, FRCS (Gen Surg)

Practising at

Spire Portsmouth Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Avi Agrawal at Spire include:

General surgery

Cosmetic surgery

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Professional profile

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 Guy's Hospital and the Royal Marsden Hospital where I learnt 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 masters degree for my research into the possibilities of gene therapy in the prevention and treatment of cancer.

In 2007 I was appointed Consultant Surgeon at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. I am currently the clinical lead/head of department for breast and endocrine surgery and surgical oncology for Portsmouth, and the chair and lead for the Breast Multidisciplinary Team at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

As a fully trained oncoplastic breast surgeon I carry out a full range of breast surgery, including sentinel node biopsy, oncoplastic surgery and breast reconstruction.

I also have a special interest in and undertake surgery for thyroid disorders and skin cancer.

Clinical Interests

Breast care
Benign breast problems
Breast cancer
Breast surgery
Thyroid disease
Skin cancer

Special clinical interests: Assessment of breast lumps/nipple discharge/pain. Rapid detection and treatment of Breast Cancer. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy. Oncoplastic Breast Surgery (optimising scar/cosmetic outcome of all breast surgery). Reconstructive Breast Surgery. Family History Breast Cancer. Screen Detected Breast Cancer. Male Breast Assessment. Cosmetic Breast Surgery (breast augmentation, breast reduction and mastopexy/uplift). Thyroid and Melanoma Surgery.

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Media Coverage

Men urged to guard against breast cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2017

Dear doctor, how can I reduce the chances of developing breast cancer?

QA Hospital is helping lead the way in treating breast cancer patients

Dear doctor, both my mother and sister have had breast cancer and I'm terrified I'll get it too. What can I do?

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

The Association of Cancer Surgery
European Society Surgical Oncology
Association of Breast Surgery
British Medical Association
The Royal College of Surgeons
British Association of Endocrine & Thyroid Surgeons

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Current NHS posts

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.

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Private contact details

Private secretary Josie Robson
Private secretary telephone 02392 456 035
Private secretary email