Miss Deepika Akolekar

Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic surgeon

FRCS, MD


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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.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Deepika Akolekar at Spire include:

Breast care and surgery

Other treatments

  • Breast cancer treatment
  • Breast lump
  • Breast pain management
  • Family history
  • Local flaps for breast conservation
  • Nipple discharge
  • One stop breast clinic

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Important information about Covid-19 tests

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.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Breast care
Breast cancer
Benign breast problems

Qualification and professional memberships

Research and publications

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.

Current NHS posts

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon

Contact information

Telephone 01892 741 150
Website https://www.breastclinickent.com/
Private secretary Laura Hollick
Private secretary telephone 01732 207 003
Private secretary email laura.hollick1@nhs.net