Bishops Wood HospitalRickmansworth Road, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2JW Directions
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Breast surgery is performed by specialist breast surgeons for both benign and malignant (cancerous) disease.
At BMI Bishops Wood Hospital in Northwood, Middlesex, we provide investigation and treatment for a number of breast symptoms and conditions. Our rapid-access breast clinics provide comprehensive assessment and diagnosis, and fast progression to treatment if required.
Our close proximity to the renowned Mount Vernon Cancer Centre provides excellent access to superb facilities and treatment options.
Breast cancer is often treated with surgery (known as Simple or Oncoplastic breast surgery). This may cause changes in the shape or size of the breasts, and further surgery may be carried out to improve the appearance of the breast (Reconstructive breast surgery).
Whether you need surgery because of a breast cancer diagnosis or following breast cancer treatment, our experienced team are here to help you at every step of the way.
It’s simple to book a private appointment with us at BMI Bishops Wood Hospital. Please get in touch and we would be delighted to help arrange a time that is convenient for you. We are here for you.
Risk Reducing Breast Surgery may be considered if you are at higher risk of developing breast cancer. Your Consultant will discuss this with you if appropriate.
When you first meet with your Consultant, they will discuss your symptoms and any concerns you may have. An examination of your breast will normally be carried out, then you will have any investigations needed. These may include:
Our on-site mammography unit is fully equipped for digital stereotactic localisation to aid biopsy and fine needle aspiration of soft tissue lesions. On-site radiologists report on any imaging carried out, so results are back with your Consultant quickly.
If anything is found that will require treatment (or additional investigation), your Consultant will explain this to you, making sure you have all the information you need.
Unlike many other medical conditions, many people with breast symptoms will not need any imaging or diagnostic scans. However, sometimes this may be necessary; for example, if you are experiencing a problem from a previous breast implant, we may need to arrange a scan to determine the extent of the problem before treatment can be planned.
If any further investigations are needed, or referral to another specialist is indicated, this will arranged for you by our team.
We know that coming to one of our rapid-access breast clinics may feel overwhelming. When you’re anxious about a diagnosis of breast cancer, it can understandably be a challenging, confusing time, often accompanied by a whirlwind of emotions and thoughts.
However you are feeling, and whatever concerns you may have, please know that our team is here for you. If you’d appreciate somebody to talk to about any concerns or worries you have, please just ask. We are here for you.
People choose to visit BMI Bishops Wood Hospital for assessment and treatment of their breast conditions for a number of reasons.
Some have been referred by their GP or another consultant while others have been recommended to us by a friend or family member.
Many of our patients are from Middlesex and the surrounding areas, but people also travel from much further afield, even from other countries (including Kuwait and Kenya), to be treated by us,
When you choose BMI Bishops Wood Hospital, you will benefit from: