Professor Kefah Mokbel

Professor Kefah Mokbel

MB BS MS, FRCS

General Surgery

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2 specialists

31 years of experience
21 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.98

Bedside Manner

4.97

Explanation

4.97

Top feedback

“excellent as always.“
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Subspecialty

  • Breast Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3493616
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £290

    Practices worked at

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    1,442 reviews

    About

    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 also sits 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.

    Procedures

    • Mastectomy
    • Cosmetic Breast Surgery
    • Breast Lump Excision
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Breast Pain Management
    • Implant Reconstruction
    • Oncoplastic Surgery
    • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
    • Breast Implants
    • Breast Augmentation (Enlargement)
    • Breast Augmentation Mastopexy (Enlargement & Lift)
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast Uplift Surgery (Mastopexy)
    • Nipple Reconstruction
    • Nipple Surgery
    • Surgery for Gynaecomastia (Breast Development in Men)
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    Special interests

    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Lump
    • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
    • Benign Breast Disease
    • Breast Asymmetry
    • Armpit Lump
    • Gynaecomastia
    • Malignant Breast Disease
    • Mastalgia (Breast Pain)
    • Mastitis
    • Tuberous Breasts
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    Education

    • MB,BS (University of London) 1990
    • FRCS (England) 1994
    • FRCS (Intercollegiate) 1999
    • Master of Surgery (Imperial College) 2000
    • CCST (London) 2000
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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.98
    Bedside Manner
    4.97
    Explanation
    4.97
    Breast Cancer
    92/191
    Mastectomy
    14/191
    Breast Lump
    11/191
    Breast Surgery
    11/191
    Cosmetic Breast Surgery
    6/191
    Breast Lump Excision
    5/191
    Breast Reconstruction
    5/191
    Breast Pain Management
    3/191
    Implant Reconstruction
    3/191
    Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
    2/191
    Oncoplastic Surgery
    2/191
    Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
    2/191
    Benign Breast Disease
    1/191
    Breast Asymmetry
    1/191
    Breast Implants
    1/191
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    excellent as always.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent professional and empathetic consultant
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Professor Mokbel is always very approachable, clear in his explanations and very kind. I trust his opinion and judgment completely.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I have been a patient of Prof. Mokbel for many years now and have always found him to be very caring and professional. I have the utmost trust in him.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I cannot fully put into words what an amazing, talented and highly regarded breast cancer specialist Professor Kefah Mokbel is. “At first I was afraid, I was petrified” sang Gloria Gaynor ( “I will survive “ ). Well so was I when I found out that I had breast cancer. But then along came Professor Mokbel. He was recommended to me by a friend who said “He is simply the best, an amazing surgeon and put your faith in his as a specialist”. My friend was absolutely correct . From my first encounter with Professor Mokbel , when he answered all my questions (and there were many of them!) I knew I was in safe hands. I was still afraid but no longer petrified as he explained as precisely as he could what I had, and what he was going to do: what the results of the tests I had had done so far revealed, what future tests could and would be done, what the surgery would involve and the chances of its success. He was reassuring throughout the whole process and I knew I was in the best hands possible. Professor Mokbel is an absolutely superb surgeon as was evident after my surgery had taken place. I had a tumour the size of a golf ball deeply embedded in my chest wall (upper quarter of my left breast) .The surgeon was difficult due to the position of the tumour . The tumour was removed successfully with very little cosmetic collateral damage. Professor Mokbel took the time and care to carry out reconstruction at the same time as removing the tumour and the result is truly amazing. I feel very honoured, humbled and exceptionally grateful that I am under the care of this amazing man and in the words of Tina Turner “He is simply the best and better than all the rest”. For all that you have done for me to date, Professor Mokbel, I thank you from the bottom of my heart and I am very blessed to be under your care.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    On meeting Professor Mokbel I found him to be very professional, caring and approachable. He explained everything very well and the process was smooth and reassuring. The actual operation it’s self was excellent, it went extremely well and I am really happy with the outcome. The care immediately after the op was outstanding, the nurses, physiotherapist and doctors were great, friendly and comforting. Since the op anything I have needed I have been helped with and any questions I’ve had have been answered. I am really happy and so grateful to Professor Mokbel. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Professor Mokbel always takes the time to put me at ease and I know that I am in safe hands with him.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prof Mokbels team were all excellent and he took the tone to review and my care and call me the following day. Very impressive.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Extremely efficient, kind and caring
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    We travel each year for my check up to see dr kefah , we have great confidence in him and his team
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    General Surgery

    Mr Mohamed Salhab
    Mr Mohamed Salhab
    General Surgery

    10-03-2021

    Oncoppastic Breast Surgery

    For specialty: General Surgery
    For procedures: Breast Genetics, Excision of Lymph Nodes
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Professor Linda Cardozo
    Professor Linda Cardozo
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    28-09-2020

    I send my patient's who have breast cancer/benign breast surgery

    For specialty: General Surgery
    For procedures: Video Consultation
    Connection: I have referred patients to them

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