Miss Deepika Akolekar
Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic surgeon
I am a Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon and my NHS practice is based at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.
I undertook my higher surgical training with the South-East Scotland rotation. I trained at the Edinburgh Breast Unit at Western General Hospital and subsequently continued my training in Breast Surgery at South East London and Kent Hospitals. On completion of my higher specialist surgical training, I was selected for the National Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Fellowship at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guilford and Queen Victoria Hospital at East Grinstead.
I specialise in the management of benign breast conditions and breast cancer. I work with an excellent team of Radiologists, Pathologists, Oncologists and Breast Clinical Nurse Specialists offering a rapid access One Stop clinic for the assessment of breast concerns.
I am fully trained in advanced breast conservation and breast reconstruction. As a female breast surgeon, I am passionate about conserving the breast whenever possible and using plastic surgical techniques to ensure that women undergoing breast surgery have good aesthetic outcomes.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Deepika Akolekar at Spire include:
Breast care and surgery
Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
I have a keen interest in clinical academics and education. I underwent a dedicated period of full-time research at the University of Edinburgh which led to the award of a research MD. I have presented my work in national and international meetings and also published my work.
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon