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Expert in: General Surgery
Breast Surgery

I am a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon who qualified in 2001 from Newcastle Medical School with Distinction. I  have completed the majority of my surgical training in the North-East but I have also trained for 12 months in Adelaide, Australia and completed a 12 month nationally appointed TIG Oncoplastic Breast Fellowship in Sheffield in 2011-12. I am a full-time NHS consultant at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne commencing in September 2013. I currently treat in excess of 175 breast cancers per year (UK average ~ 100-110/year). The RVI breast unit is the largest breast screening and training unit in the North East. I am one of the appointed trainers for regional trainees and national fellows, and the Course Director for the National Oncoplastic Fellowship (TIG) workshop held in Newcastle each year. I am the Clinical Governance Lead and Educational Lead for the RVI Breast unit and I play an active role in clinical research as Primary Investigator (PI) for 4 nationally funded (NIHR) clinical trials. I teach at both regional and national courses and I am an Assigned Educational Supervisor to trainees at all levels. I give invited lectures to local GP's to help improve patient care in primary care.

I strive to deliver excellent patient care and the highest levels of patient satisfaction possible. I have provided some of my patient feedback to demonstrate this.

My special interest is the management of patients with breast cancer. This includes partial and full breast reconstruction (immediate and delayed). I frequently perform procedures to improve breast symmetry including breast reduction, mastopexy (uplift), breast augmentation, nipple reconstruction and lipomodelling as part of my routine NHS practice. I also perform these procedures privately for patients who want to improve their body image and quality of life. 

 

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Expert in: Breast Surgery

Mr Ashu Gandhi is a dually qualified Consultant Surgeon. He is fully trained in the surgical treatment of disorders of the breast in addition to diseases of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. 

Mr Gandhi has a deep and broad knowledge of breast cancer prevention diagnosis and treatment. He currently works as a Consultant Surgeon for the Nightingale & Prevent Breast Cancer Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital, one of the largest and busiest breast screening units in the UK.

In addition to completing hundreds of surgical procedures in this field, Mr Gandhi also works closely with several organisations to improve the standard of patient care across the UK. These include being a prominent member of the Association of Breast Surgery and the British Association of Endocrine & Thyroid Surgeons.

 He also sits on the Medical Board of the Prevent Breast Cancer Charity.

 In his practice as a thyroid and parathyroid surgeon, My Gandhi runs a busy Endocrine Surgery practice at the Wythenshawe Hospital.

Mr Gandhi has published numerous scientific papers in international journals in his endeavours to improve the lives of patients suffering from breast and endocrine diseases. He has been awarded an MD from the University of Manchester for his research on breast cancer and helped write the guidelines on the management of thyroid disease.

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Expert in: Breast Surgery
Recommended by 1 specialist

Having graduated in medicine at New College, Oxford University in 1996, Ms Emma de Sousa completed her surgical training in the North West, a period during which she worked with leading plastic and breast surgeons in the region. Her molecular research project was carried out between 2001 and 2003 at St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia which gained her a Doctorate of Medicine and gave her the opportunity to present her work nationally and internationally. In 2013, she also completed a National Training Fellowship at the prestigious Nottingham Breast Institute.

Ms de Sousa is a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, where she is based in the Linda McCartney Centre. She is vastly experienced in all fields of breast surgery and her expertise covers breast cancer surgery, breast reconstruction, revisional surgery, risk-reducing surgery, fat transfer, nipple surgery and cosmetic surgery for large, small, droopy and asymmetrical breasts.

Ms de Sousa is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) and is a faculty member on several of the Association of Breast Surgery (ABS) Specialist Breast Cancer Courses. She is also involved in teaching Liverpool breast specialist fellows, their junior colleagues and medical students. Ms de Sousa is a member of the ABS Aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery committee.

Outside of work, Ms de Sousa is a mother, daughter, runner and a skier and more recently has enjoyed road cycling. She loves baking cakes and drinking champagne!

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Expert in: Breast Surgery

Loaie Maraqa is a consultant in oncoplastic breast surgery at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. Maraqa is also an honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Sheffield. He leads the breast multidisciplinary team meetings and he was previously governance lead to the breast services.

Maraqa has an interest in breast cancer research - with a doctoral degree (MD) in genes associated with tamoxifen resistance (University of Leeds) - in addition to interests in statistics and critical appraisal.

Maraqa is a peer reviewer to the British Medical Journal - British Journal of Surgery and various other medical journals. 

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Expert in: Plastic Surgery
Recommended by 5 specialists
14 years of experience
Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery , Cosmetic Plastic Surgery , Reconstructive Surgery + 2 more

Mr Georgios Orfaniotis is a fully accredited London Plastic Surgeon with over 12 years of experience. He practices as a Consultant in both the NHS and private sector.

Georgios holds a substantive Consultant post at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals London, where he regularly performs complex reconstructive and corrective surgery in the Head and Neck area. He has developed an expertise in Facial reconstructive surgery and has a special interest in treating secondary facial deformities following previous surgery, cancer treatment or injury. He is a core member of the Head and Neck cancer team at Guys hospital, one of the largest units in Europe.

In his private practice Mr Orfaniotis offers a wide range of up-to-date plastic surgery treatments in prime central London locations (Harley street, The Shard, Wellington hospital). He undertakes cosmetic surgery for breast and body, as well as facial rejuvenation procedures. During your consulation your wishes will be heard with great individual care and attention. Mr Orfaniotis believes in a personable and collaborative approach, empowering you to own your journey of transformation.

Georgios trained at several pioneering UK units including Canniesburn Glasgow, East Grinstead, and St Thomas’ Hospital. He has completed a total 3 years of international fellowship training in cutting-edge Plastic surgery units in Taiwan, St Thomas’ hospital and the Royal Melbourne hospital, Australia. His specialist aesthetic training included a prestigious aesthetic fellowship at the Wellington hospital, London.

Mr Orfaniotis has been recognised internationally as invited faculty and has won travelling fellowship awards from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Georgios has also travelled to Ethiopia as a volunteer expert surgeon to perform life-changing reconstructive surgery to people who suffered disfiguring facial deformities.

He has a keen interest in teaching and innovation and enjoys clinical research, with over 30 published articles in peer-reviewed plastic surgery journals.

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Expert in: Plastic Surgery
Breast Surgery , Cosmetic Plastic Surgery , Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery + 3 more

Mr Sharma is a highly experienced Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon with a private practice based at The Grosvenor Nuffield Hospital Chester and Spire Murrayfield Hospital. His NHS practice is at The Countess of Chester Hospital where he is a core member of the skin, breast and orthoplastic multidisciplinary teams. He offers all aspects of plastic surgery and tailors bespoke treatment to the individual patient’s needs. He is known for his attention to detail, his excellent bedside manner and professionalism as well as  always delivering exceptional care to his patients. Mr Sharma is a fully accredited Consultant Plastic Surgeon and a member of BAAPS. 

After graduating with honours from Cambridge University Medical School, Mr Sharma went back to teach Anatomy to the university medical students. He then completed his higher Plastic surgical training within the prestigious Pan Thames programme in London. Following this he was awarded the International Fellow position at the world renowned St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. During this tenure he gained invaluable experience into all fields of Plastic Surgery including Breast and Cosmetic Surgery.

Mr Sharma has also undertaken additional fellowships including the highly sought after Microsurgical Breast Fellowships in Chelmsford and the prestigious Wellington Cosmetic Fellowship. During this time he worked at the some of the country’s top private hospitals, including The Wellington Hospital and King Edward VII Hospital. This extensive world class training has enabled Mr Sharma to offer his patients the latest and safest plastic surgery techniques from across the world.

Alongside his clinical work he is actively involved in research. He has published extensively and presented his work internationally. He was heavily involved with the world’s first documented four DIEP breast reconstruction free flaps in four different patients in one day in a single operating theatre

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Expert in: Breast Surgery

Mr Naren Basu works as the Lead Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. He completed his MBBS and an additional degree in the biology of cancer in London. He also obtained a Master's degree, studying technological advances in surgery, while completing his higher surgical training. Mr Basu has had additional training at internationally renowned institutes including Harvard Medical and Institut Curie in Paris. 

 
Mr Basu specialises in breast care, breast cancer surgery and breast-related problems. He uses his skills in oncoplastic surgery in breast cancer surgery to preserve the aesthetic outcome while effectively treating disease. He was awarded the National Oncoplastic Fellowship in 2013, and awarded a doctorate of medicine for his research into contralateral breast cancer in women by the University of Manchester. He has numerous publications in the field of risk-reducing surgery in high-risk patients. Mr Basu also trains plastic and breast surgeons worldwide and is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham.

 

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Expert in: Plastic Surgery
Reconstructive Surgery , Breast Surgery , Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Mr. Thangasmy Sankar is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon who holds his private practice at Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital.

Mr. Sankar specialises in cosmetic surgery and breast reconstructive surgery. He has extensive experience in skin cancer surgery, laser surgery, and non-surgical cosmetic treatments. 

He has a special interest in breast augmentation, uplift and reductions using fat transfer, male breast surgery, gender re-assignment breast surgery, body sculpturing, liposuction, rhinoplasty, non-surgical facial rejuvenation, skin tightening, muscle relaxing injections, and skin fillers. 

 

 

 

 
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Expert in: Breast Surgery

Prof. Kefah Mokbel is an internationally renowned breast cancer surgeon and researcher who specialises in the multidisciplinary care of patients with breast cancer. He is the lead oncoplastic breast surgeon at the London Breast Institute.

Following the completion of his undergraduate medical education in 1990 at the London Hospital Medical College (now known as Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London), Prof. Mokbel went on to pursue surgical training at the Royal Marsden, Charing Cross, Chelsea and Westminster, Saint Mary’s and St. Bartholomew’s hospitals, completing his higher surgical training as an oncoplastic breast surgeon in 2000. Over the years, Prof. Mokbel has won an impressive array of prestigious prizes, awards and honours during his education, training and postgraduate surgical career.

He qualified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS, England) in 1994 and in 2000, he was granted the Master of Surgery degree by The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine for his research in the field of molecular biology of breast cancer.

He was appointed as a substantive consultant breast surgeon at St. George's Hospital trust in February 2001 until November 2010 when he was appointed as an honorary consultant breast surgeon at St. George's Hospital.

In 2002, Kefah was appointed Professor of Breast Cancer Surgery (honorary) at Brunel University of London in recognition of his contribution to breast cancer research. In 2005, he was appointed as a Reader in Breast Surgery at St. George’s University of London in recognition of his outstanding and extensive research contribution in the field of breast cancer.

His clinical interests include the early detection of breast cancer, management of breast pain, rapid assessment of breast lumps, DCIS, LCIS, minimally-invasive breast surgery, nipple discharge, sentinel node biopsy, wireless breast localisation (Savi Scout, Magseed, and radiofrequency identification tags) oncoplastic breast surgery, skin-sparing and nipple-sparing mastectomy and immediate ADM/mesh-assisted implant-based pre-pectoral breast reconstruction, breast lipofilling/fat grafting, prevention of breast cancer, genetic predisposition, breast MRI, risk-reducing surgery for BRCA1, BRCA2 and PALB2 gene mutation carriers and the management of benign conditions including breast cysts, breast pain and fibroadenomas. He also has extensive experience in reconstructive and aesthetic/cosmetic breast surgery.

Among other interests, Kefah has been heavily involved in research in the field of molecular biology and the clinical aspects of breast cancer, as well as aesthetic breast surgery including breast reconstruction following mastectomy and augmentation mammoplasty using implants and fat transfer. He has authored or coauthored more than 400 scientific papers, commentaries, editorials, and textbook chapters. He has also authored 14 textbooks that are aimed at medical students and postgraduate doctors. His current academic interest is focused on how to apply the advances from clinical trials to daily surgical practice.

According to Google Scholar, Prof. Mokbel has a H index of 50 and I-10 index of 167. He is on the editorial board for several international medical journals and is a peer reviewer for a number of leading medical journals including The Lancet. He has supervised and examined a significant number of postgraduate degrees (MD, MS, MSc) and PhDs.

He is the founder and current president of Breast Cancer Hope, a charity dedicated to “improving the quantity and quality of life in women diagnosed with breast cancer". He was featured in Tatler magazine’s Best Doctor’s Guide as one of the ‘Top Breast Surgeons’ in 2006, 2007 and 2013. He was also named in Times magazine's list of Britain's Top Doctors in 2010.

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Expert in: Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery , Reconstructive Surgery , Breast Surgery

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Mr Wilson is a Consultant in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery based at Southmead Hospital in Bristol and he also runs a successful private practice. He graduated with honours from Medical School and then completed a six year training programme in Bristol and Belfast followed by fellowships in Paris and East Grinstead before becoming a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in 2005. He is the lead clinician for breast reconstruction in Bristol and the Training Programme Director for the South West. He is a tutor for the Royal College of Surgeons and teaches on Plastic Surgery Courses.

Mr Wilson has created an independent practice that allows him to deliver a high level of care. He believes that patient satisfaction is paramount and he will look after you through every step of your treatment, including unlimited pre and post operative care and support.

He regularly receives referrals from GP’s and other medical professionals. Many of his patients return to him again and again, and they are happy to refer friends and family to Mr Wilson. This demonstrates the loyalty and high level of patient satisfaction he has achieved; his patients know that they are in safe hands.

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