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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
- Breast surgery
Mr Walid Abou Samra graduated from the University of Pecs, Hungary in 1995 with an MD in Medicine and completed Postgraduate Training in surgery at the same University, qualifying in General Surgery and Breast Surgery FRCS in 2001. He undertook a 12 month elective period in Plastic Surgery with prof Jean-Marie Servant in Hospital St Louis, Paris, France and oncoplastic mentorship at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital Breast Unit.which further stimulated a longstanding interest in breast, oncoplastic and aesthetic surgery.
Mr Walid Abou Samra underwent advanced training in plastic and reconstructive surgery and in 2002, completed further training in both aesthetic and breast surgery in Pecs University, Hungary.
In 2006, he moved with his family to Wales where he continues to work as a consultant at Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board's Glan Clwyd Hospital, Bodelwyddan with interests in breast surgery, breast reconstruction and general surgery.
He has published articles on a broad range of topics covering aesthetic surgery and breast cancer surgery in peer reviewed journals and is the principle investigator in national and international trials.
He has specialized interests in breast cancer surgery and diagnosis, aesthetic breast surgery, including reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery as well as general surgery.
He is Clinical Lecturer. Lead clinician for breast cancer in North Wales and an accredited Breast Test Wales Screening Surgeon. He is member of the national cancer advisory board.
He developed and established a new breast reconstructive service and promoted innovative techniques in breast cancer management in for the population of North Wales He constantly achieves excellent clinical outcomes and high patient satisfaction.
Areas of interest
Breast Cancer Surgery
Oncoplastic Breast surgery
Cosmetic Breast surgery
Excision of Benign skin lesions
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant breast and general surgeon.
Clinical Lead For Breast Surgery.
Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board
Glan Clwyd Hospital
Breast aesthetic and cancer and Oncoplastic Breast surgery, Breast reconstruction, Breast correction, Breast reduction.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Greek, Modern
Courses offered to GPs
Breast surgery and breast cancer surgery, advances in surgical treatment of breast cancer, management of benign breast disease.
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons 2006
- MD General Medcine 1995
Reference number 6130701
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Clinical Lead For Breast Surgery Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board 2012
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Surgery, 2005
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal Collage of Surgeons
Eropean Society of Mastology
Association of Breast Surgery
British Medical Association
- Spire Abergele Consulting Rooms, LL22 8LJ
- 15:00 - 19:00
- 01745 828900
- Spire Yale Wrexham
- 17:00 - 20:00
- 01978 291306
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
Secretary Mrs. Nia Morris
Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board / Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol
Glan Clwyd Hospital
Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire LL18 5UJ
tel: 01745 583910