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Last updated: 15 Apr 2020
- Breast surgery
- Breast specialist
Mr Haresh Devalia among the first 10 breast surgeons certified in cosmetic breast surgery under the Royal College of Surgeons of England scheme.
In recognition of their exemplary work on perforator flaps for avoiding mastectomy, Mr Devalia and Mr Dani have won the award of Best Oncoplastic and Aesthetic breast surgeons, England.
Mr Devalia was certified as “Best student at National level in General Surgery” (August 1997) and was awarded a Gold Medal in the final examination for the Diploma of National Board.
Mr Devalia leads and chairs Breast Cancer –Kent ( TSSG) meetings to provide clinically approved, safe, evidence based and appropriate breast care across all NHS Kent hospitals. He takes special interest in education and development of NICE compliant evidence based guidance in breast cancer care.
He is an oncoplastic breast surgeon who takes special interest in teaching various types of breast reconstructions as well as breast aesthetic procedures.
He commenced his higher surgical training in Oxford Deanery and continued as a specialist registrar in Southwest Thames surgical rotation in the London Deanery. He worked as a senior registrar at the Royal Marsden Hospital.
After the completion of his training, he was appointed as a locum Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic surgeon at Royal Marsden Hospital before his substantive appointment at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust as the ‘Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon’.
Areas of interest
One stop clinic
Breast reconstruction and Cosmetic Breast Surgery
- Karen Warren
- The Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital Fordcombe Road Fordcombe Tunbridge Wells TN3 0RD
- 020 7293 0317
- 07722 275780
- 01890 230340
Anaesthetists worked with
- Tunbridge Wells Anaesthetic Group Not Fee Assured
- Dr Graeme Sanders Fee Assured
- Dr Jonathan Watkiss Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Breast Cancer Kent (TSSG) Lead and Chair
Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon - Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Mr Devalia has published research on ‘Oncological safety of skin-sparing mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction’
Mr Devalia is a fully-accredited breast and oncoplastic surgeon and is on the GMC’s Specialist Register . He has published as first or senior author in journals on clinical management of breast cancer and techniques.
He is a dedicated breast surgeon who takes special interest in teaching various oncoplastic procedures for breast conservation and avoid mastectomy in selected patients with breast cancer
BEST ONCOPLASTIC AND AESTHETIC BREAST SURGEONS- ENGLAND
In recognition of their exemplary work in breast care, they have won the award of best oncoplastic and aesthetic breast surgeons - England. ‘’
Mr Devalia is one of first ten in the country to be awarded Cosmetic Breast Certification by Royal College of Surgeons- England.
Mr Devalia was certified as “Best student at National level in General Surgery” (August 1997) and was awarded a Gold Medal (India).
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Fluent
A differential intra-operative molecular biological test for the detection of sentinel lymph node metastases in breast carcinoma. An extended experience from the first U.K. centre routinely offering the service in clinical practice.
Babar M, Madani R, Thwaites L, Jackson PA, Devalia HL, Chakravorty A, Irvine TE, Layer GT, Kissin MW.
Eur J Surg Oncol. 2014 Mar;40(3):282-8.
Validation of a technique using microbubbles and contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) to biopsy sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) in pre-operative breast cancer patients with a normal grey-scale axillary ultrasound.
Cox K, Sever A, Jones S, Weeks J, Mills P, Devalia H, Fish D, Jones P.
Eur J Surg Oncol. 2013 Jul;39(7):760-5.
Factors that impact the upgrading of atypical ductal hyperplasia.
Gümüş H, Mills P, Gümüş M, Fish D, Jones S, Jones P, Devalia H, Sever A.
Diagn Interv Radiol. 2013 Mar-Apr;19(2):91-6.
Causes of failure in removing calcium in microcalcification-only lesions using 11-gauge stereotactic vacuum-assisted breast biopsy.
Gümüş H, Gümüş M, Devalia H, Mills P, Fish D, Jones P, Uyar A, Sever A.
Diagn Interv Radiol. 2012 Jul-Aug;18(4):354-9.
Clinically palpable breast abnormalities with normal imaging: is clinically guided biopsy still required?
Gumus H, Gumus M, Mills P, Fish D, Devalia H, Jones SE, Jones PA, Sever AR.
Clin Radiol. 2012 May;67(5):437-40
Percutaneous removal of sentinel lymph nodes in a swine model using a breast lesion excision system and contrast-enhanced ultrasound.
Sever AR, Mills P, Hyvelin JM, Weeks J, Gumus H, Fish D, Mali W, Jones SE, Jones PA, Devalia H.
Eur Radiol. 2012 Mar;22(3):545-50.
Current concepts in gynaecomastia.
Devalia HL, Layer GT.
Surgeon. 2009 Apr;7(2):114-9. Review.
Oncological safety and patient satisfaction with skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction.
Patani N, Devalia H, Anderson A, Mokbel K.
Surg Oncol. 2008 Aug;17(2):97-105
Radiotherapy and wound healing.
Devalia HL, Mansfield L.
Int Wound J. 2008 Mar;5(1):40-4. Epub 2007 Dec 12. Review.
Current management of the axilla in patients with clinically node-negative breast cancer: a nationwide survey of United Kingdom breast surgeons.
Mansfield L, Sosa I, Dionello R, Subramanian A, Devalia H, Mokbel K.
Int Semin Surg Oncol. 2007 Feb 14;4:4.
Courses offered to GPs
Patients Focus Group
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- FRCS(Ed) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. 1999
- FRCS (Gen Surg) Intercollegiate Examination Board, Royal Colleges of Surgeons 2007
- MS [Gen Surg] Seth G.S. Medical College, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai 1997
Reference number 5201586
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Breast Cancer Lead and MDT chair Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospital 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST, 2009
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association
Association of Breast Surgeons (ABS)
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
- Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Hospital, TN2 4UL
- 09:00 - 06:30
- 07813 972593
- Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital, TN3 0RD
- 08:00 - 11:00
- 07813 972593
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