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Breast Specialist

Miss Sasirekha Govindarajulu MBBS MS General Surgery FRCS

Miss. Govindarajulu  has worked in the breast unit at Frenchay and Southmead hospital (North Bristol NHS Trust United Kingdom) for the past 12 years and maintained the highest possible standard of care for patients, always seeking to improve the experience of patients.

Current NHS and University posts

Consultant Surgeon Breast Surgery North Bristol NHS Trust

Honorary Clinical lecturer Bristol University

Clinical interests

Diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, including surgery for breast cancer and reconstructive surgery

Sentinel  node biopsy for breast cancer assessment
Rapid access one stop clinic
Diagnosis and management of all non-cancerous breast problems (breast pain, breast infections, breast abscess, nipple discharge)
Experienced  in  performing diagnostic breast and axillary ultrasound Experienced in performing diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound guided interventional procedures increasing accuracy
Experienced in ultrasound guided  minimally invasive procedures for therapeutic excision of non cancerous lumps using vacuum assisted procedure and radio frequency ablation minimising the scar length to less than quarter of an inch as opposed to 1-2 inches with open surgery Experienced in localising small lesions with ultrasound before surgically removing them
Lattismus dorsi breast reconstruction
All implant based reconstructions including use of acellular dermal matrix as a sling to achieve symmetry.
Breast reduction and augmentation
Symmetrisation procedures and other onco-plastic procedures
Family history of breast cancer assessment

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Association of Breast Surgeons
Patient information & users lead site specific group Avon, Somerset & Wiltshire Cancer network
Representative Surgeon Steering and Implementation Group Bristol Breast Unit
As an Audit lead of the breast unit always passionate about standards and excellence of care. With continuing interest in research, publications and lecture tours maintained high standards of care for patients
Faculty of the national ultrasound course
Faculty of the national vacuum assisted mammotome training course National peer review panel
Faculty National Survivorship Programme
Policies and Protocol Lead
Panel for quality evaluation of foundation programme
Quality improvement team leader for foundation doctors