Mr Paul Thiruchelvam: General surgery
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Mr Paul Thiruchelvam

General surgery

  • Fee assured
  • Breast specialist
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Specialises in

  • Breast surgery

Bupa specialist

  • Breast specialist

About me

Paul is a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at Imperial College NHS Trust and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Surgery at Imperial College, London.

He graduated from Imperial College in 2000 and undertook his Surgical Training in North West Thames, during which time he rotated through the breast units at Imperial College and The Royal Marsden. He completed his surgical training as a National Oncoplastic Group (TIG) fellow at the Nottingham Breast Institute, where he undertook research mapping the anatomy of chest wall perforator flaps (LICAP & LTAPs) in partial and total breast reconstruction.

Paul has undertaken travelling fellowships to the MD Anderson, Mayo Clinic, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centers, and was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship in 2016, visiting the Netherlands, United States and Japan to observe the use of axillary reverse mapping (ARM) and Lymphatic Microsurgical Preventing Healing Approach (LYMPHA) in primary lymphoedema prevention. Paul is actively involved in lymphedema prevention, surveillance and treatment. As a member of the member of the expert panel on breast cancer related lymphoedema, he was involved in drafting best practice guidelines for the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

Paul received his PhD in Molecular Oncology from Imperial College in 2010, under supervision from Professors Simak Ali, Laki Buluwela and Charles Coombes. He was awarded the first joint clinical research fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons and Cancer Research:UK to fund his research. He is actively involved in clinical trials, including the multi-centre PRADA trial.

Paul works closely with his colleague Mr Daniel Leff, both in the NHS and privately.

Areas of interest

Breast Cancer Treatment; Family History of Breast Cancer; Risk Reduction Surgery; Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema; Benign Breast Disease; Partial Breast Reconstruction using Chest Wall Perforator Flaps

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Procedures completed

  • B3594

    Plastic procedures on nipple - (1-5)

    Charing Cross Hospital (1-5)

  • T9020

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

    Charing Cross Hospital (1-5)

  • B2752

    Subcutaneous mastectomy - (1-5)

    Charing Cross Hospital (1-5)

  • XR110

    Ultrasound guided biopsy(ies) - (1-5)

    Charing Cross Hospital (1-5)

  • B2820

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

  • B3310

    Drainage of breast abscess (including haematoma and seroma) - (1-5)

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