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Mr Antony Pittathankal is a consultant breast and general surgeon at Spire Hartswood private hospital in Brentwood, Essex and Spire Roding private hospital in Redbridge, Essex.
Mr Pittathankal trained within the prestigious National Oncoplastic Breast Fellowship and received his higher surgical training in the North East Thames Surgical Rotation. In addition, he received specialist endocrine surgical training at Hammersmith Hospital, west London. Currently, Mr Pittathankal is the lead surgeon for breast services at King George Hospital, Ilford and Queen's Hospital, Romford, both in Essex.
Antony Pittathankal specialises in the treatment of all breast-related and endocrine surgical problems (thyroid, parathyroid and laparoscopic adrenal surgery) besides keyhole hernia and gallbladder surgery. He also trains junior surgeons in breast surgery, breast plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as keyhole surgery.
Treatment of breast disease
As a breast onco-plastic specialist, Antony Pittathankal is trained in both breast cancer surgery and breast plastic surgery. This means he is able to combine plastic surgical expertise with breast surgery experience to produce both an oncologically safe and cosmetic result. Even minor breast surgical procedures are carried out through specific incisions along cosmetic principles. When tissue is removed from the breast, special techniques are used to reduce the resulting volume and shape deficit. Antony Pittathankal also undertakes breast cancer risk reducing surgery.
Mr Pittathankal is assisted by a dedicated and experienced multidisciplinary team of breast care specialist nurses, radiologists, pathologists, oncologists, anaesthetists and administrative assistants.
What to expect if you choose to see Mr Pittathankal
For cosmetic breast procedures Mr Pittathankal will give you advice from both cosmetic as well as future breast cancer risk/safety viewpoints. Having trained with plastic surgeons he has excellent links with these other specialists and works closely with them to bring you the best results.
Mr Pittathankal will use his considerable experience and expertise to assess your problems and give you enough time during consultations to address your anxieties.
Areas of interest
Thyroid disorders / surgery; Breast disease; Parathyroid gland surgery; Endocrine surgery; Breast reconstruction; Oncoplastic breast surgery
- Alison Palmer-Anscomb
- c/o Spire Hartswood Hospital Eagle Way BRENTWOOD CM13 3LE
- 020 3514 2519
- 07858 682744
- 020 3514 2539
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant General and Breast Surgeon, Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, based at King George Hospital, Ilford, Essex and Queen's Hospital, Romford, Essex.
Breast sentinel node biopsy
Outside of medicine, I am a popular science enthusiast and a great DIY fan!
Reference number 5162981
- Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital, CM15 8EH
- 19:00 - 22:00
- 01277 695695
- Spire Hartswood Hospital Eagle Way BRENTWOOD...
- 16:30 - 18:00
- 01277 266766
- Spire Roding Hospital, IG4 5PZ
- 19:00 - 20:30
- 020 8551 1100
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Excision of breast lump/fibroadenoma - (1-5)
Re-excision of lesion of breast if resection margins are not clear (as sole procedure) - (1-5)
Spire Roding Hospital (1-5)
Sentinel node mapping and sampling with blue dye and radioactive probe for breast cancer - (1-5)
Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - up to three, Head & Neck (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)
Repair of epigastric hernia - (1-5)
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