Mr Nathan Coombs

Mr Nathan Coombs

BSc(Hons), B.M, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Gen Surg)

General Surgery

30 years of experience
15 years as a specialist

Subspecialties

  • Breast Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3676893
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    The Ridgeway Hospital

    Moormead Road, Wroughton, Swindon, United Kingdom, SN4 9DD
    90 reviews

    GenesisCare Oxford

    Sandy Ln W, Peter's Way, Littlemore, Oxford, United Kingdom, OX4 6LB
    76 reviews

    Great Western Hospital - Shalbourne Private Health Care

    Marlborough Road, Swindon, United Kingdom, SN3 6BB
    1 review

    Specialist's working hours

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    15:00 - 18:00
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    About

    Mr Nathan Coombs is the senior consultant breast surgeon at the Shalbourne Suite with 20 years experience in breast surgery, endocrine surgery and general surgery. He is one of only six UK specialist breast surgeons who are able to offer intra-operative radiotherapy (IORT), a technique of allowing women with breast cancer to receive all of their cancer treatment in one day; making him a leading surgeon in his field. He first became involved in IORT in November 2012 and treated the first patient in Wiltshire in 2015.

    He is passionate about minimally invasive surgery and specialises in day-case breast cancer techniques that preserve the aesthetics of the breast without compromising cancer outcomes. As a trained endocrine and general surgeon, he also specialises in thyroid and parathyroid surgery and complex hernia operations. He is the Director of The Hernia Clinic at the Shalbourne Suite and is the main surgeon for laparoscopic (keyhole) hernia surgery in the Wiltshire region.

    Mr Coombs graduated from Southampton University in 1992 and has worked in the NHS since then. Following this, he completed an 18-month fellowship at Sydney’s Breast Cancer Institute where he gained expertise in minimally invasive breast cancer techniques and researched extensively about hormone therapy and breast cancer risk. He is passionate about medical research and is the author of many research papers, published in international peer-reviewed medical journals and is an advisor to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer as well as a specialist commentator for technology appraisal with the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    • Laparoscopy
    • Video Consultation
    • Breast Consultation
    • Breast Pain Management
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Mammoplasty
    • Mastectomy
    • Nipple Reconstruction
    • Nipple Surgery
    • Oncoplastic Surgery
    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Video Consultation
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Intra-Operative Radiotherapy
    • TARGIT-IORT
    • Femoral Hernia
    • Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Benign Breast Disease
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Lump
    • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
    • Gynaecomastia
    • Malignant Breast Disease
    • Thyroid Problems

    Procedures

    • Axillary Clearance
    • Breast Consultation
    • Breast Lump Excision
    • Breast Pain Management
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Excision of Benign Lesions
    • Excision of Lymph Nodes
    • Excision of Sebaceous Cysts
    • Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    • Laparoscopy
    • Mammoplasty
    • Mastectomy
    • Neoadjuvant
    • Nipple Reconstruction
    • Nipple Surgery
    • Oncoplastic Surgery
    • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
    • Skin Lesion Removal (Warts, Moles and Skin Tags)
    • Surgery for Gynaecomastia (Breast Development in Men)
    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Armpit Lump
    • Benign Breast Disease
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Lump
    • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
    • Femoral Hernia
    • Gynaecomastia
    • Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Malignant Breast Disease
    • Mastalgia (Breast Pain)
    • Mastitis
    • Thyroid Problems
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    Education

    Qualifications:

    BSc (Hons) Southampton University 1991

    BM (Hons) Southampton University 1992

    FRCS (Eng) Royal College of Surgeon of England 1997

    FRCS (Gen Surg) Royal College of Surgeon of England 2006

    Surgical College Tutor Royal College of Surgeons of England 2011

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