Mr Wayne Chicken

General surgery


  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Breast surgery
  • Endocrine

About me

Mr Wayne Chicken is a consultant general surgeon and oncoplastic breast surgeon, with special interest in the prompt diagnosis of breast symptoms and management of breast cancer. His NHS practice is at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals, and he conducts his private practice from the comfortable surroundings of the Spire Hartswood Hospital and Nuffield Brentwood Hospital.

Wayne trained as a general surgeon and breast surgeon in London, with senior registrar posts at the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead and Broomfield Hospital in Essex. His undergraduate training was undertaken in Cape Town, South Africa.

Wayne’s clinical practice encompasses breast thyroid and general surgery.

His breast practice focuses on the rapid diagnosis of breast symptoms in both women and men, and the management of breast cancer using the most up to date techniques. This enables him to use minimally invasive surgery and breast conservation, often done as a day stay procedure. He is a strong advocate of immediate reconstruction wherever possible for patients requiring mastectomy utilising a full range of reconstructive techniques and in combination with a plastic surgeon. He has particular interest in screening for breast cancer and family history of breast cancer. Wayne believes the best results are achieved through multidisciplinary management, and all cancer treatments are delivered using the skills of a full multidisciplinary team.

His general surgery practice encompasses laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, gallbladder surgery, hernia repair, lymph node biopsy and removal of lumps and skin lesions.

His endocrine practice includes thyroid and parathyroid assessment and surgery. Thyroid assessments are performed in a one stop rapid assessment clinic with same day imaging and biopsy if required.

His approach is sensitive, unhurried, calm and reassuring, but using a strong evidence base to underpin his practice. He investigates thoroughly and methodically prior to any surgery.

Areas of interest

Breast cancer; benign breast disease; breast screening; familial breast cancer; breast conservation; breast reconstruction; rapid assessment of breast lumps; male breast problems; gynaecomastia; thyroid and parathyroid surgery, thyroid lumps, gallbladder disease; gallstones; hernia; lymph node biopsy; skin lesions; removal of lumps

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Procedures completed

  • H5940

    Excision of pilonidal sinus and suture/skin graft - (1-5)

  • B2820

    Wide local excision of breast +/- local mobilisation of glandular breast tissue to fill surgical cavity - (1-5)

  • T9020

    Sentinel node mapping and sampling with blue dye and radioactive probe for breast cancer - (1-5)

  • B2780

    Simple mastectomy (including axillary node biopsy) - unilateral - (1-5)

    Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital (1-5)

  • T9000

    Sentinel node mapping and sampling with blue dye or radioactive probe for breast cancer - (1-5)

    Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital (1-5)

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