Mr Ashok Chouhan
Consultant breast surgeon
MBBS, MS (General Surgery), FRCS
I was awarded my MBBS and Master of Surgery in India. After obtaining an FRCS in Edinburgh, I worked in both general surgery and breast surgery. However, for the past 15 years I have concentrated on breast care, involving both screening and symptomatic patients.
For the past five years I have been a consultant breast oncoplastic and reconstructive surgeon at Morecambe Bay University Hospitals NHS Trust, Lancaster. I have recently moved back to the south coast and currently holds a similar position with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton.
As an oncoplastic surgeon, I incorporate a wide range of procedures to achieve good cancer and aesthetic outcomes when performing breast cancer surgery. I perform primary breast reconstruction following mastectomy with implant and biological mesh. When patient choice and clinical indication allows, I performs LD muscle based reconstruction with or without implant and lipomodelling. For symmetrisation and also for aesthetic reasons, I perform breast reduction, augmentation and lipo-modelling.
I regularly attends national and international conferences in my special interest areas to keep abreast with innovative techniques and new developments. I have a passion for teaching the next generation of doctors and was previously an honorary lecturer at Lancaster Medical School.
I aim to provide care in personal and holistic way. I discuss cases in multidisciplinary team meetings in order to provide patients with a tailored and effective management plan to achieve excellent long-term outcomes. I pay meticulous attention to minor details and my patients, staff and colleagues appreciate my good aesthetic outcomes.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ashok Chouhan at Spire include:
Association of Breast Surgery
British Medical Association
General Medical council – On specialist register
Medical Protection Society
Current: Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton
Previous: Morecambe Bay University Hospitals NHS Trust
I live in Worthing with my wife and has two grown up daughters. I enjoy dancing and dances as if no one else is watching. I spend my spare time swimming and golfing. My approach to surgery is similar to my approach to golf: head down, concentration and with a good follow through.