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Breast Surgery

During Covid-19 – please note that the documents on this page would usually be given to you during a face to face appointment. During Covid-19, your breast case nurse will advise/call to advise you which useful links and information sheets are relevant to you. This information includes the personal folder with information about the service. 

The Breast Surgery Department specialises in diagnosing and managing breast disorders, and where necessary breast surgery is conducted to remove cancerous tumours and lymph nodes.  If breast surgery is required this is currently being carried out at the Nuffield Hospital in Hereford.

All patient's that are booked for surgery are requested to shield for 14 days prior to surgery and 28 days after surgery. All patients will be contacted within 72 hours prior to surgery date to arrange a COVID-19 screen at home.

The County Hospital offers 10 patient clinics every week allowing excellent access to the breast services. These are specialist breast clinics where full diagnostics, including ultrasound, mammograms and biopsies are performed.

Clinics are a ‘one stop’ service, with all tests carried out in one visit, wherever possible. Breast abscesses can usually be treated in these clinics on an outpatient basis. Clinics also provide advice on family history.

Outline of the Department

The Department has two dedicated Breast Surgeons, a Breast Physician Associate, a Specialty Doctor Breast Surgeon and a Breast nurse Practitioner

  • Miss Jill Donnelly                
  • Mr Kaustuv Das
  • Dr Pamela Young  (Breast Physician)
  • Mr Claudiu Bucata (Specialty Doctor Surgeon Breast)
  • Mrs Vidya P Chandran (Visiting Consultant)

Breast surgeons are supported by the Breast Care Nurses, who provide a specialist service for patients following a diagnosis of breast cancer. Services provided include:

  • Information on treatment options and post operative problems
  • Support; one to one support for emotional and psychological issues, as well as practical problems
  • Specialist advice for lymphoedema (mild and uncomplicated, related to breast cancer) and breast reconstruction, prosthetic fitting and assessments

The nurses are in attendance at breast clinics and are available in the Macmillan Renton Unit 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Links with other Departments

The department also has links with the following areas:

Breast Oncology Services

  • Provided by Dr Jessica Bailey, Dr Nina Reeve, Ruth Bees on Tuesday’s and Dr Daniel Nelmes on Friday's.

Secretaries:

  • Donna Holmes - Telephone: 01432 355444 extension 5751
  • Kathy Brown - Telephone: 0300 422 3830

Breast Reconstruction and Oncoplastic Surgery 

Available at The County Hospital via:

  • Mr Kaustuv Das
  • Mrs VP Chandran (Visiting Consultant)
  • Mr Vikram Vijh, and Mr Srinivasan Plastic Surgery Consultants based in Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham

Services provided locally include Mammoplasties, Implant reconstruction, Lattismus Dorsi Flap reconstruction, fat transfer (lipofilling) and symmetrisation reduction etc.

DIEP flap reconstruction is provided at the Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham.

Telephone: 01432 364024

Genetic Service

  • Provided by Dr Trevor Coles at the Clinical Genetics Unit, Birmingham Women's Hospital.

Telephone: 0121 607 4757

Lymphoedema Specialist Services 

  • Breast cancer patients with more complicated lymphoedema problems can be referred to the above service based at Gaol Street Health Clinic in Hereford and providing outreach clinics.      

Contact: Emma Hope and Stephanie Powell Lymphoedema CNS
Telephone: 01432 378996

Useful Links

Breast Conditions

Types of Breast Cancer

Important Information and Diagnosis

Surgical Advice

Reconstruction

Hormone Therapy

Family History

Support Services

Holistic Needs Assessment

 

 

Contact details

Consultants

Miss Jill Donnelly
01432  364028 – Secretary: Tracey Buckley

Mrs Kaustuv Das
01432 364024 – Secretary: Leah Sprot

Dr Pamela Young – Breast Physician
01432 355444 ext 4370 – Assistant Secretary: Chantelle Davies

Mr Claudiu Bucata – Specialty Doctor Breast Surgeon
01432 355444 ext 4370 – Assistant Secretary: Chantelle Davies

Mrs Vidya Chandran – Visiting Consultant
01432 364028

 

Breast Care Nurses

Jacqueline Jones - Lead Breast, Lymphoedema and Gynaecology CNS

Tracey Horne – Breast Nurses Practitioner

Dorothy Bithell – Breast CNS

Kaija Assirati – Breast CNS

Juliet Davies  – Breast CNS

Kathryn Morgan– Breast CNS (Bank)

Contact through Secretaries (as above) or via email: breastcare.nurses@nhs.net

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