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Haitham graduated from Cairo University Medical School in 1995. Shortly after, he started his oncoplastic career in the National Cancer Institute (NCI Cairo University) one of the most reputable cancer institutes in the Middle East and the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Department of Cairo University Hospitals. He spent 9 years at Cairo University where he obtained both a Masters (MSc) and Medical Doctorate (MD) degree. Following these achievements, Haitham sought international experience in the UK where he spent three and a half years for his fellowship at the internationally recognised unit for breast, plastic and reconstruction at Kings College and St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK including a year of micro-vascular surgery senior fellowship. He was appointed as a Consultant Reconstructive Surgeon at Heart of England NHS Foundation trust in 2009 where he introduced the microvascular surgery for breast reconstruction. He was also the first to set up and perform the first free micro-vascular surgical procedure for breast reconstruction in 2015 at Spire Health care Parkway.
Since 2010 Haitham has been acting as the Audit and Reconstructive surgery clinical service Lead at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. The unit serves the breast unit which treats on average 650 breast cancers annually where he performs an average of 300 breast oncoplastic related procedures/year. To his knowledge he is one of the very few reconstructive surgeons in UK with surgical oncological background which adds to the depth in consideration of the oncological aspects during discussing reconstructive options to tailor them according to patient's needs (Individualized treatment for cancer patients). In 2014 as part of his continuous educational responsibilities he obtained an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at (College of Medical & Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham).
He specialises in oncoplasty, reconstructive and Aesthetic surgery for breast diseases including cancer, developmental conditions and gynecomastia for male breast
A- Providing full armamentarium of breast reconstruction post mastectomy either immediately (skin sparing and nipple sparing) or delayed. Performing microvascular autologous tissue transfers (DIEP/MSTRAM), lattissimus Dorsi flap, implant based reconstruction including, management of partial breast defects post wide local excision, management of post mastectomy lymphedema and volume displacement procedures (therapeutic mammoplasty).
B- All types of Aesthetic breast procedures including augmentation, reduction and mastopexy including symmetrisation procedures.
C- Haitham has developed the oncoplasty thoracic service with the thoracic team for provision of chest wall reconstruction at the supra-regional thoracic centre at Heartlands for thoracic sarcoma and isolated advanced breast cancer patient. As part of this multidisciplinary team they are considered one of the largest centres in Europe for this specialized work.
D- As part of multidisciplinary colorectal surgery team for cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and pilonidal disease Haitham provides abdominal/trunk and perineal reconstruction complex defects.
He is a regular invited speaker in national and international meetings for thoracic reconstruction and perineal/trunk reconstruction including the society of Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland (SCTS), Mediterranean Society of pelvic floor disorder (MSPFD) and International Society of pelvic floor disorder (ISPFD). He regularly teaches on several international instructional courses in Middle East countries especially micro-vascular breast reconstruction procedures. He is an author for 35 publications in high profile journals for Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. Haitham is a full member of the Association of Breast Surgery (ABS), British Association of Surgical Oncology (BASO), Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) and International Society of Pelvic Floor Disorder (ISPFD).
Areas of interest
Breast oncoplasty and microvascular reconstructive surgery (DIEP/MSTRAM); Aesthetic breast surgery; Gynecomastia; Lipofilling (Fat transfer/lipomodelling/liposculpturing) and liposuction; Chest wall and thoracic reconstruction;Abdomen/trunk and Perineal reconstruction including pilonidal disease and abdominal incisional hernia
- Carla O'Brien
- Good Hope Hospital Rectory Road SUTTON COLDFIELD B75 7RR
- 0121 424 9590
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Oncoplasty & Reconstructive Surgery
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
Audit and Reconstructive Surgery Clinical Lead
- Microvascular tissue transfer (DIEP/MSTRAM)
- Management of Partial breast defect post wide local excision for breast cancer
- Thoracic (Chest wall) reconstruction
- Abdominal/Trunk and Perineal reconstruction
- Management of postmastectomy lymphodema (Inguinal Lymph node transfer)
- Enjoy playing Squash on competitive level in Warwickshire League
- Windsurfing (Mistral Boards)
- Listening to classic music
Two Clinical Excellence Awards for developing the Breast Oncoplasty and Thoracic Oncoplasty service at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
Fluent English and Arabic
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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I always bench mark my practice aganist national and international standards.
From the clinical governance point of view I am in a continous audit process and annual apprasials to ensure that I provide the highest standards to achieve the best outcomes. This also leads to continous personal and professional development
- MBBCH Cairo University (Medical School and Hospitals) 1995
- MSc (Master Degree in Surgery) Cairo University (Medical School and Hospitals) 1999
- MD (Medical Doctorate degree) Oncoplasty and Reconstructive Surgery Cairo University (Medical School and Hospitals) 2004
- MRCS(Ed) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2005
- FRCS(Eng) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2009
- Senior Breast Oncoplasty Fellowship King's College Hospital, London 2006
- Senior Microvascular & Plastic Surgery Fellowship Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London 2008
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Surgery, Subspecialty Breast Oncoplasty and Reconstructive Surgery, 2008
Affiliations / memberships
- Association of Breast Surgery (ABS)
- British Association of Surgical Oncology (BASO)
- Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS)
- Spire Healthcare Parkway Clinic
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 0121 704 5500
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