Professor Kefah Mokbel: General surgery

Professor Kefah Mokbel

General surgery


  • Fee assured
  • Breast specialist

Specialises in

  • Breast surgery

Bupa specialist

  • Breast specialist

About me

Professor Kefah Mokbel FRCS is the lead consultant breast surgeon at the London Breast Institute of the Princess Grace Hospital, Professor (Honorary) of Breast Cancer Surgery at Brunel University London, UK, an honorary consultant breast surgeon at St. George's Hospital. Kefah Mokbel is the founder and current president of Breast Cancer Hope; a UK-based charity "dedicated to improving the quantity and quality of life in women diagnosed with breast cancer". He was appointed as a substantive consultant breast surgeon at St. George's Hospital NHS trust in February 2001. He was named in Tatler magazine's Best Doctors Guide as one of the featured "Top Breast Surgeons" in 2006, 2007 and 2013. In November 2010 he was named in the Times magazine's list of Britain's Top Doctors. Professor Mokbel's clinical interests in the field of breast surgery include the early detection of breast cancer, breast lumps, breast pain, mastectomy, nipple discharge, minimally-invasive breast surgery, sentinel node biopsy, skin-sparing mastectomy, breast reconstruction, cosmetic breast surgery, prevention of breast cancer, genetic predisposition, and the management of benign conditions including breast cysts, mastalgia and fibroadenomas. Prof. Mokbel has extensive experience in the field of reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery.
Kefah Mokbel's main research interest lies in the field of molecular biology and the clinical management of breast cancer. Furthermore he has published several papers in the field of aesthetic breast surgery including breast reconstruction following mastectomy and augmentation mammoplasty using implants and fat transfer. His prolific research output includes over 300 published papers in medical literature. According to Google Scholar Kefah Mokbel has 350 publications [8] which have been cited more than 6000 times with a H-index of 46 and an i10-index of 151. He has also written 14 books in various disciplines including surgery, oncology, breast cancer, and postgraduate medical education. Mokbel is a member of the editorial board of several international medical journals and a peer reviewer for leading medical journals including The Lancet. Mokbel has supervised and examined a significant number of higher postgraduate degrees in the field of breast cancer including PhD, MSc, MD and Master of Surgery degrees.

Areas of interest

Early detection of breast cancer, breast screening, breast pain, breast mouse, breast cysts, wide local excision of breast cancer, breast lumpectomy, breast wire-guided excision, breast fine needle aspiration biopsy, breast core biopsy, mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, nipple discharge, breast pain, breast lumps, breast abscess, inflammatory breast cancer, triple negative breast cancer, invasive lobular cancer, mastectomy, sentinel node biopsy, skin-sparing mastectomy, breast reconstruction, microdochectomy, breast implants, breast fat transfer, breast infection, LCIS, DCIS, cosmetic breast surgery including breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast asymmetry surgery, and breast lift, breast cancer prevention, genetic predisposition to breast cancer, BRCA1, BRCA2, and the management of benign conditions including breast cysts, breast lumps, papilloma, radial scar, mastalgia and fibroadenoma.

Medical secretaries

  • Nicki Thompson
  • The Harley Street Clinic Diagnostic Centre 16 Devonshire Street London W1G 7AF
  • 020 7908 2040
  • 020 7908 2275

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Procedures completed

  • S4760

    Fine needle aspiration cytology - (>50)

    Princess Grace Hospital (5-50)

  • S4780

    Aspiration of subcutaneous haematoma - (5-50)

    Princess Grace Hospital (5-50)

  • XR180

    Ultrasound guided drainage of fluid collection - (5-50)

    Princess Grace Hospital (5-50)

  • XR110

    Ultrasound guided biopsy(ies) - (5-50)

    Princess Grace Hospital (5-50)

  • B2820

    Wide local excision of breast +/- local mobilisation of glandular breast tissue to fill surgical cavity - (5-50)

    Princess Grace Hospital (5-50)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)

    Princess Grace Hospital (5-50)

  • B2760

    Skin/nipple sparing mastectomy (including axillary node biopsy) - (5-50)

    Princess Grace Hospital (5-50)

  • T8520

    Block dissection of axillary lymph nodes (axillary clearance) levels 1 to 3 - (5-50)

    Princess Grace Hospital (1-5)

  • S0656

    Removal of lipoma - (5-50)

    Princess Grace Hospital (1-5)

  • B2800

    Excision of breast lump/fibroadenoma - (1-5)

  • B3035

    Removal and/or reinsertion of prosthesis into the breast (including capsulectomy) - bilateral - (1-5)

    Princess Grace Hospital (1-5)

  • XR936

    Insertion of guidewire and/or marker into breast lesion under imaging control - (1-5)

    Princess Grace Hospital (1-5)

  • XR120

    CT/MRI guided biopsy(ies) - (1-5)

    Princess Grace Hospital (1-5)

  • B2831

    Re-excision of lesion of breast if resection margins are not clear with local mobilisation - (1-5)

    Princess Grace Hospital (1-5)

  • B3310

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

    Princess Grace Hospital (1-5)

  • S1500

    Biopsy of skin or subcutaneous tissue - (1-5)

  • L9180

    Insertion of implantable central venous port (portacath) e.g Port-a-Cath under image guidance - (1-5)

  • S4720

    Drainage of lesion of skin (including abscess) - (1-5)

  • AC100

    Local anaesthetic by main operator - (1-5)

  • XR130

    Transjugular/Transfemoral/plugged liver biopsy(ies) - (1-5)

  • B3014

    Reconstruction of breast using expandable prosthesis (including delayed reconstruction) - (1-5)

    Princess Grace Hospital (1-5)

  • S4183

    Debridement and primary suture of wound with involvement of deeper tissue - trunk & limbs - (1-5)

  • S0633

    Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - up to three, Trunk & Limbs (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)

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