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Last updated: 21 Apr 2020
- Breast surgery
I was appointed as a substantive consultant at Ipswich Hospital in April 2018, I have completed my specialty training in London and the East of England in major teaching hospitals including Imperial College Healthcare NHS trust, Royal Free Hospitals NHS trust and NHS Tayside Trust in Scotland.
I completed an Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Fellowship in Frimley Park Hospital after obtaining my CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training).
I am an associate member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers in the Royal College of Edinburgh, and the Association of Breast Surgery and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Of England.
I have active interest in research and have published in peer reviewed journals and presented in national and international conferences.
I cover all aspects of breast benign and malignant diseases, with an extensive repertoire of Oncoplastic and Reconstructive breast procedures.
My areas of interest and expertise focuses on achieving safe cancer outcomes while obtaining the best cosmetic result for the patient.
Areas of interest
Breast Cancer surgery; Onco-Plastic Surgery; lumpectomy; Mastectomy; Reconstruction; Theraputic Mammoplasty; Local flaps; Benign breast conditions; Breast Reduction; Breast Lift; Implant Based Reconstruction, Breast Implant based procedures; Implant Exchange; Fat Transfer and Lipo-filling; Revisional breast and implant surgery; Breast symmetry surgery; breast augmentation
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Onco-plastic Breast Surgeon.
The Ipswich Hospital.
East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Arabic - Native or bilingual
- French - Basic
o A Sudlow, H Tuffaha, A Stearns, I Shaikh, Outcomes of surgery in patients over 90 years of age in the general surgical setting- a retrospective cohort study. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2018 Mar;100(3):172-177.
o UK National Surgical Research Collaborative. Multicentre observational study of adherence to Sepsis Six guidelines in emergency general surgery. Br J Surg. 2017;104(2):e165.
o Tuffaha H, Hussien M, "A technique for minimising the redundant skin of a mastectomy scar and improving cosmesis for delayed reconstruction." Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2016 Dec 5:1-2.
o Moss, Andrew J., Hussein Tuffaha, and Arshad Malik. "Lower GI bleeding: a review of current management, controversies and advances." Int J Colorectal Dis (2016) 31:175–188.
o Hussein Tuffaha, Parveen Jayia, Parminderjit Kaur Jayia, and Colin Elton (2013) "Doppler-Guided Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation: A Retrospective Study of Long Term Outcomes and Patients' Perspective.," World Journal of Colorectal Surgery: Vol. 3 : Iss. 2, Article 9.
o Jayia P, Oberg E, Tuffaha H, Leff DR, Al-Mufti R, Hadjiminas D. Should We Manage All Cases of Granulomatous Mastitis Conservatively? A 14 year Experience. Breast J. 2013 Mar;19(2):215-6. doi: 10.1111/tbj.12087. PMID: 23458219.
o Tuffaha H, Amer T, Jayia P, Rajaretnam N, Bicknell C, Ziprin P. The STAR score, a method for auditing clinical records. Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, Volume 94, Number 4, May 2012 , pp. 235-239. PMID:22613300
o Tuffaha H, Mak M, Nelson D, Zechmeister K, Pain SJ, Hussien MI. The significance of performing sentinel node biopsy with risk reducing mastectomy. BJS 2017 Apr 1 (Vol. 104, pp. 21-21)
o Tuffaha, H., Moussa, O., Estridge, P., Lee, A., Brown, D., Marta, R., & Thompson, A. (2013). The evaluation of vacuum assisted breast biopsy for the diagnosis and treatment of non benign breast pathology, a retrospective cohort study. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 39(5), 486-487.
o Tuffaha, H., Gardiner, A., Lee, A., Reis, M., Brown, D., Thompson, K., & Thompson, A. (2013, May). Practical guidance for selection of sentinel node positive patients for further axillary surgery. In BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY (Vol. 100, pp. 16-16).
o Tuffaha, H., Gardiner, A., Lee, A., Reis, M., Brown, D., Evans, A., & Thompson, A. (2013, May). Defining the value of diagnostic axillary ultrasound in early breast cancer-a contemporary cohort analysis. In BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY (Vol. 100, pp. 14-14).
- MB-BS Jordan University Of Science and Technology 2004
- PG Cert Oncoplastic Breast Suregry University Of East Anglia 2018
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2016
- CCT General Medical Council 2017
Reference number 6108197
Details of entry to specialist register
- Specialist Register, 2017
Affiliations / memberships
• Association Of Breast Surgery (ABS)
• Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSeng)
• Associate member of the Faculty of surgical trainers, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
• The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI)
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.