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- Breast surgery
Mr Pilgrim has been a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon in Leicester since 2014, specialising purely in breast surgery. His practice includes consultations and surgery for breast cancer, benign conditions and cosmetic breast surgery. He works closely with other specialists including radiologists, oncologists and geneticists to ensure that all of his patients have access to the full range of modern diagnostic, surgical and oncological techniques and treatments
He studied pre-clinical medicine at Cambridge University, graduating in 1998, then moved to the Royal Free Hospital, now part of University College London, for clinical medicine, obtaining his MBBS in 2001. He developed an interest in breast cancer during his junior surgical jobs at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital and the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital. To further his interest in breast cancer, he joined Professor Dylan Edwards’ lab at the University of East Anglia, being awarded his MD in 2008.
During his higher surgical training in the East of England, he contributed to many clinical research projects, and was the founding chairman of the East of England Surgical Research Group before obtaining his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2012.
Areas of interest
Diagnosis, tests and treatment of all breast conditions, both benign and malignant; breast cancer surgery; removal of benign breast lumps; oncoplastic breast surgery; breast reconstruction; risk-reducing breast surgery; breast oncology; familial and hereditary breast disease; breast asymmetry; cosmetic breast surgery; correction of cosmetic problems after previous breast surgery; clinical checks and mammographic follow-up after previous breast cancer;
- Carolyn Weston
- 21 Whatton Oaks Rothley LEICESTER LE7 7QE
- 07403 626560
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Familial and hereditary breast cancer
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy in the treatment of breast cancer
Outside work, Mr Pilgrim enjoys cycling and motorcycling.
Pilgrim, S. M., Pain, S. J. and Tischkowitz, M. D.
Opportunities and challenges of next-generation DNA sequencing for breast units.
Br J Surg. 2014 Jul;101(8):889-98. PMID:24676784
Pilgrim S, Pain S.
Bilateral risk-reducing mastectomy is the safest strategy in BRCA1 carriers.
Eur J Surg Oncol. 2014 Jun;40(6):670-2. PMID:24612652
Douek M, Klaase J, Monypenny I, Kothari A, Zechmeister K, Brown D, Wyld L, Drew P, Garmo H, Agbaje O, Pankhurst Q, Anninga B, Grootendorst M, Ten Haken B, Hall-Craggs MA, Purushotham A, Pinder S; SentiMAG Trialists Group.
Sentinel node biopsy using a magnetic tracer versus standard technique: the SentiMAG Multicentre Trial.
Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Apr;21(4):1237-45. PMID:24322530
Burger A, Thurtle D, Owen S, Mannu G, Pilgrim S, Vinayagam R, Pain S.
Sentinel lymph node biopsy for risk-reducing mastectomy.
Breast J. 2013 Sep-Oct;19(5):529-32. PMID:23865803
Hanna MY, Leung E, Rogers C, Pilgrim S.
Primary Large-cell Neuroendocrine Tumor of the Breast.
Breast J. 2013 Mar;19(2):204-6. PMID:23458218
Gutiérrez-Fernández A, Fueyo A, Folgueras AR, Garabaya C, Pennington CJ, Pilgrim S, Edwards DR, Holliday DL, Jones JL, Span PN, Sweep FC, Puente XS, López-Otín C.
Matrix metalloproteinase-8 functions as a metastasis suppressor through modulation of tumor cell adhesion and invasion.
Cancer Res. 2008 Apr 15;68(8):2755-63. PMID: 18413742
Pilgrim S. Ravichandran D.
Fine needle aspiration cytology as an adjunct to core biopsy in the assessment of symptomatic breast carcinoma.
The Breast. 2005 Oct;14(5):411-4. PMID: 16216746
Courses offered to GPs
Mr Pilgrim is available to visit GP practices to update teams on current practice and the modern management of breast cancer.
- BA (Hons) University of Cambridge 1998
- MB BS Royal Free Hospital, University College London Medical School 2001
- MD University of East Anglia 2008
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2012
Reference number 6028003
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the Association of Breast Surgery
- Gartree Road Oadby LEICESTER LE2 2FF
- 09:00 - 12:00
- 07403 626560
- Scraptoft Lane LEICESTER LE5 1HY
- 17:30 - 20:00
- 07403 626560
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.