Mr Kelvin Chong

Mr Kelvin Chong

MBChB(Glas), MD(Lon), FRCS (UK)

Breast Surgery

19 years of experience

Overall Rating

Overall
4.96
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
4.95

Top feedback

“Mr Chong was very professional. He was kind and explained everything really clearly. “
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4705079
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £150

    Follow-up appointment: £100

    Practices worked at

    OSD Healthcare

    Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom, HP2 7YU
    833 reviews

    Spire Bushey Hospital

    Heathbourne Road, Watford,, Bushey,Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, WD23 1RD
    0 reviews

    About

    Mr Chong is a skilled and experienced oncoplastic breast surgeon in North London. His NHS base hospitals include St Albans City Hospital and Watford General Hospital.  His practice includes a team consisting of the most experienced specialist oncologist, radiologist and pathologist in North London.

    For patients with breast symptoms i.e. breast lumps, an early appointment at his Rapid Diagnosis Clinic appointment can be arranged. His clinic is equipped with same-day 3D mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy facilities and patients will be provided with a breast diagnosis by the end of the clinic appointment.

    For newly-diagnosed breast cancer patients, Mr Chong can provide a prompt date for surgery, if required. He works closely with his multidisciplinary team to provide the most up-to-date treatment. Treatment plan is routinely tailored according to the needs and preferences of his patients. His patients are also well supported by an excellent team of dedicated breast care nurses.

    Mr Chong practices oncoplastic breast surgery. This is a surgical approach which combines both breast cancer surgery with plastics and reconstructive techniques to optimize the cosmetic effects of breast cancer surgery. His skillsets includes implant-based breast reconstructions, breast reductions for symmetry and lipomodelling (fat grafting) to correct lumpectomy defects. He works closely with plastic surgeons to provide autologous DIEP reconstructions for patients.

    For young breast cancer patients who require chemotherapy and are interested in Fertility Preservation, Mr Chong has an established links with a North London Fertility Specialist to provide options such as IVF and Ovarian Tissue Preservations. Together, they provide effective and efficient coordination of breast cancer treatment and fertility treatment.  Young breast cancer patients will be well-supported and provided with gentle guidance through this process.

    Breast cancer patients in his follow-up regime are provided with comprehensive care package by his support team. This includes:

    Geneticist:
    For patients and relatives whom are keen gene (BRCA1/2) mutation testing and obtain
    accurate their breast cancer risk calculation.

    1. Scar Therapy:                                                                                                                            

    Provided by an accomplished, certified Scar Therapist from RESTORE to reduce the effects of surgery and radiotherapy i.e. pain and tissue stiffness

    2. Rehabilitation Exercise:  

    Delivered by a Pink Ribbon Post Exercise-certified specialist to help improve arm and joint mobility after breast and axillary surgery

    3. Physiotherapy: 

    For frozen shoulder and axillary cording 

    4. Acupuncturist:
    For hot flushes (as a result of endocrine treatment) and joint pains

    5. Menopausal Clinic:

    To help reduce the effects of endocrine treatment     

    For an appointment, please contact his secretary, Miss Abby Marlow on 0208 9500534.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Wide Local Excision
    • Simple Mastectomy 
    • Excision Biopsy 
    • Wire Localised Excision
    • Sentinel Node Biopsy 
    • Axillary Block Dissection/Clearance
    • Breast reconstructions : using Implants, Acellular Dermal Matrices, Latissimus-Dorsi Flaps
    • Nipple reconstruction
    • Corrective surgery: lipomodelling of lumpectomy defects, breast reduction/augmentation for symmetry
    • Total Duct Excision /Microdochectomy 
    • Aesthetic Breast Surgery - Breast Reduction mammoplasty,Breast Augmentation using Implant or Fat Grafting, Breast Lipomodelling 
    • Management of breast pain after breast surgery- i.e. scar massage therapist referral, acupuncturist referral,  local anaesthetic plaster, injection of steroid+ local anaesthetics
    • Post-surgical rehabilitation - physiotherapy, rehabilitation therapist Pink Ribbon Certified Therapist
    • Breast cancer risk assessment through genetic testing and risk assessment software
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    Special interests

    • Breast Cancer
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    Education

    Education:

    • Glasgow University - Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, MCChB - 2000

    Royal College of Surgeons 

    • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons, FRCS (General Surgery) - 2012

    General Medical Council: 

    • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) - 2012
    • Entry into Specialist Register - June 2013 

    University of London 

    • Doctor of Medicine, MD - 2010 

    Membership 

    • Association of Breast Surgery
    • Royal College of Surgeons 
    • Royal society of Medicine 
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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Breast pain
    4/55
    Breast lump
    3/55
    Breast soreness
    3/55
    Lump in breast
    3/55
    Breast Cancer
    2/55
    Breast Consultation
    1/55
    Breast Lump
    1/55
    Breast Pain Management
    1/55
    Breast Surgery
    1/55
    Breast clinic appointment
    1/55
    Breast lump investigated.
    1/55
    Breast lumps
    1/55
    breast exam
    1/55
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Breast lump
    Mr Chong was very professional. He was kind and explained everything really clearly.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Breast lump investigated. Breast Lump
    Mr Chong took time to explain and to answer my Questions. I was fully informed and reasassured. Many thanks.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Breast lump
    Very calm friendly and efficient
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    breast exam Breast Consultation
    Great doctor however appointment felt rushed , I had to be a little forceful in making sure my questions were answered otherwise I would have been ushered out without having the re-assurance I needed.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Breast pain Breast Pain Management
    Absolutely superb. Approachable, professional, efficient, excellent explanation- I left with total confidence that I’d received first class medical attention.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Breast lump
    Very good!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Mr Chong is brilliant . He explained everything to me and I felt totally at ease . I am extremely grateful to have had Mr Chong as my consultant 😃😃 and he was very thorough and professional and listened carefully to me and put me at ease .
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very clear and knowledgeable. Very reassuring
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Breast Cancer
    Excellent care from day 1, clear with each step of diagnosis, surgery & treatment. Pleased with how the reconstruction is healing
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Breast Cancer Breast Surgery
    This was my first ill health experience. Mr Chong explained in plain English all about my situation, the choices, his recommendation and the reasons for it and so he really helped my ability to make a decision. He was terrific just before and after the operation and judging by what I look like now, he did a great job in the operating theatre! I had no need to return for other work, no complications and he monitored me regularly afterwards. His style is very personable and he made me feel at ease, that I could ask all the stupid questions I had but also that he really cared. I could not have wanted more from a consultant and I am very grateful to him and the team for all that they have done for me.
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