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- Breast specialist
- Breast surgery
- Breast specialist
- Home chemotherapy
Mr Chong is a skilled and experienced oncoplastic breast surgeon in North London. His NHS base hospitals include St Albans City Hospital and Watford General Hospital. His practice includes a team consisting of the most experienced specialist oncologist, radiologist and pathologist in North London.
For patients with breast symptoms i.e. breast lumps, an early appointment at his Rapid Diagnosis Clinic appointment can be arranged. His clinic is equipped with same-day 3D mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy facilities and patients will be provided with a breast diagnosis by the end of the clinic appointment.
For newly-diagnosed breast cancer patients, Mr Chong can provide a prompt date for surgery, if required. He works closely with his multidisciplinary team to provide the most up-to-date treatment. Treatment plan is routinely tailored according to the needs and preferences of his patients. His patients are also well supported by an excellent team of dedicated breast care nurses.
Mr Chong practices oncoplastic breast surgery. This is a surgical approach which combines both breast cancer surgery with plastics and reconstructive techniques to optimize the cosmetic effects of breast cancer surgery. His skillsets includes implant-based breast reconstructions, breast reductions for symmetry and lipomodelling (fat grafting) to correct lumpectomy defects. He works closely with plastic surgeons to provide autologous DIEP reconstructions for patients.
For young breast cancer patients who require chemotherapy and are interested in Fertility Preservation, Mr Chong has an established links with a North London Fertility Specialist to provide options such as IVF and Ovarian Tissue Preservations. Together, they provide effective and efficient coordination of breast cancer treatment and fertility treatment. Young breast cancer patients will be well-supported and provided with gentle guidance through this process.
Breast cancer patients in his follow-up regime are provided with comprehensive care package by his support team. This includes:
For patients and relatives whom are keen gene (BRCA1/2) mutation testing and obtain
accurate their breast cancer risk calculation.
1. Scar Therapy:
Provided by an accomplished, certified Scar Therapist from RESTORE to reduce the effects of surgery and radiotherapy i.e. pain and tissue stiffness
2. Rehabilitation Exercise:
Delivered by a Pink Ribbon Post Exercise-certified specialist to help improve arm and joint mobility after breast and axillary surgery
For frozen shoulder and axillary cording
For hot flushes (as a result of endocrine treatment) and joint pains
5. Menopausal Clinic:
To help reduce the effects of endocrine treatment
For an appointment, please contact his secretary, Miss Abby Marlow on 0208 9500534.
Areas of interest
Breast Surgery: Mastectomy; Wide Local Excision; Sentinel Node Biopsy; Axillary Clearance; Total Duct Excisions/Micodochectomy
Oncoplastic Surgery : Sub - and Pre-pectoral Implant Breast Reconstruction; Therapeutic Mammoplasty; Breast Reduction; Breast Augmentation using Implant/Fat Grafting; Nipple Reconstruction; Lipomodelling; Corrective Surgery for Lumpectomy Defects
Management of breast pain after breast surgery- i.e. scar massage therapist referral, acupuncturist referral, local anaesthetic plaster, injection of steroid+ local anaesthetics
Post-surgical rehabilitation - physiotherapy, rehabilitation therapist referral
Breast cancer risk assessment through genetic testing and risk assessment software
Breast Cancer Risk Reduction - using diet, exercise and lifestyle changes
- Abby Marlow
- Spire Bushey Hospital Heathbourne Road Bushey Hertfordshire WD3 1RD
- 020 8950 0534
- 020 8420 4155
Anaesthetists worked with
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Breast Surgeon
St Albans City Hospital &
Watford General Hospital
Mr Chong's main research interest includes the use of mammographic density in stratifying breast cancer risk and reducing surgical site infection in breast surgery. He is a keen advocate of breast cancer research.
Cycling, gardening, travelling and listening to jazz.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Cantonese - Conversational
European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Breast Cancer Research & Treatment
Journal of Surgical Oncology
- Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, MB ChB University of Glasgow 2000
- Doctor of Medicine, MD University of London 2010
- Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, FRCS Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow 2012
- Postgraduate Certificate in Breast Evaluation (Ultrasound) Kingston University 2013
Reference number 4705079
Details of entry to specialist register
- Certificate of Completion of Training, CCT , 2012
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the Association of Breast Surgery of Great Britain & Ireland
- One Stop Doctors LtdOne Medical HouseBoundary...
- 14:00 - 17:00
- 01442 331900
- Spire Bushey Hospital, WD23 1RD
- 08:30 - 12:30
- 020 8950 9090
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Ms Bridie McGillycuddy, RGN BSc
Breast Care Nurse Specialist