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I qualified from Newcastle University in 2001 and then went on to complete my basic and higher surgical training in the Northern region where I specialised in breast and reconstructive surgery. I trained in all the major breast screening units in the North East, gaining great experience in the management of breast cancer.
Prior to becoming a consultant, I was appointed to a national advanced reconstructive/cosmetic fellowship at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. Techniques I learnt are incorporated to improve cosmetic outcome following breast cancer surgery. I commenced practice as a consultant general surgeon with a specialist interest in breast and reconstructive surgery in 2013 at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. I was appointed as a consultant at Gateshead Health NHS foundation trust in 2016. My private practice is identical to conditions treated in my NHS practice. I live in Newcastle with my wife and 2 children. I enjoy sports, particularly running and cycling.
Areas of interest
Breast Cancer; Breast Conserving Surgery; Mastectomy; Immediate and Delayed Breast Reconstruction; Sentinel node biopsy; Axillary Clearance; Breast Reduction; Mastopexy (breast-lift); Nipple reconstruction; Lipomodelling; Benign breast lump excision
- Kathleen Laidler
- Spire Washington Hospital Picktree Lane Washington NE38 9JZ
- 0191 448 7639
Current NHS consultant posts held
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
- MBBS University of Newcastle upon Tyne 2001
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2011
Reference number 6027813
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Surgery, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
Association of Breast Surgery
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
0191 448 9854