To request an appointment

To request an appointment, you can either be referred by your GP (General Practitioner), or you can directly e mail through the contact us. Although GP referral may not be necessary for a private appointment, I will usually write to your GP after the consultation to keep him or her informed.

Breast symptoms

One Stop Clinic

What will happen in the initial clinic visit?

Although breast problems are extremely common you are very anxious when it occurs. It is important that you feel confident your concerns have been  addressed. At your consultation you will be given as much time as you need to discuss your problem. After a detailed medical history an appropriate clinical examination of the breast will be performed. You may request a chaperone to be present. After the breast examination you may require further tests such as mammogram, an ultrasound or you may have a needle biopsy. I am experienced in performing breast ultrasound and needle procedures under ultrasound guidance. These tests will usually be carried out at your initial clinic visit and in most cases I will be able to make a diagnosis on your first visit. The needle core biopsy may take upto 24-48 hours.
If you are concerned about a breast problem you don’t have to only need to pick up the phone and I will sort it out.

If you need a second visit to discuss any test results or to review your symptoms this will be explained to you and you can arrange it before you leave the hospital.

Although these tests sound rather worrying, most patients do not find the experience too painful. It may be reassuring for you to know that the majority of breast lumps are not cancers. Many of the lumps/swelling or areas of lumpiness you feel many turn out to be harmless cysts (fluid filled cavity) or areas of normal lumpy breast tissue. Even if breast cancers are found, the majority can be treated successfully.

How long will I be at the clinic?

I will try hard to keep you for as short a time as possible. Each test takes about 15 minutes. Further tests may also need to be carried out. The aim is for all tests to take place on the same day, especially if you attend a ‘one-stop’ clinic. It may take upto 2 – 3 hours.