Susan E Jones: Consultant Breast, Oncoplastic Breast and General Surgeon, Kent and East Sussex
Consultant Breast Surgeon, Kent & East Sussex: Susan E Jones
Mrs Sue Jones qualified at St. George’s Medical School in 1976. Specialist surgical training was undertaken at St. James’ and St. George’s Hospitals, London. She started the first dedicated breast clinic in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells in 1993. The unit now sees in excess of 5000 new patients per year with approximately 450 new diagnoses of breast cancer annually.
Mrs Sue Jones established oncoplastic surgery in the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust which led it to be coming a major and popular centre for trainee breast surgeons.
Sue Jones has an unrivalled experience in the diagnosis, management and treatment of breast cancer, including all forms of breast reconstruction.
Sue is renowned for her commitment to providing patients with the best possible care and is aided in this by proving optimal communication throughout the patient journey.
Sue also undertakes cosmetic breast surgery including breast enlargement, uplift and breast reduction.
Mrs Jones was named as one of the three best breast surgeons in the UK in a full page article in the Telegraph written by Kate Shapland. She also featured in Woman and Home magazine, the Daily Mirror (“Why Shouldn’t All Breast Units Be This Good”). Sue Jones was winner of the Sandra Graham Individual Award for Clinical Excellence for the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust December 2012.
Sue is an AXA/PPP preferred partner and a BUPA premier consultant and recognised by all medical insurance companies.
A one stop Breast Clinic
Peter and Sue Jones are a unique husband and wife partnership of highly experienced specialist Breast Surgeons who established a dedicated Breast Clinic in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells more than 20 years ago.
They work closely with a talented and experienced multidisciplinary team, including breast radiologists, oncologists and pathologists, to provide immediate access to their one-stop private Breast Clinic and specialise in all aspects of breast surgery. Breast conservation (lumpectomy as opposed to mastectomy) is their aim whenever possible. They believe there are still too many unnecessary mastectomies being performed. They have shown that as long as a carefully performed lumpectomy is combined with high quality radiotherapy - such as is available at the Kent Oncology Centre in Maidstone - then very low recurrence rates can be achieved.
Every clinic is supported by a dedicated Breast Care Nurse Specialist.
The practice is based at the BMI Somerfield Hospital in Maidstone but Sue Jones also sees patients at The Tunbridge Wells Nuffield, Spire Alexandra, in Walderslade and BMI Fawkham Manor Hospital.
Diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer involves a whole team of breast specialists from different disciplines. Peter and Sue Jones are fortunate to work with an amazingly talented and dedicated team. Ali Sever and Pippa Mills are Radiologists that both specialise in breast imaging and are truly expert at reading mammograms and performing breast ultrasound.
All biopsies are taken with pinpoint accuracy under ultrasound guidance or on their prone biopsy table. Dr Sever has performed more mammotome stereotactic prone biopsies than any other Radiologist in the UK.
Diagnosing breast cancer is dependent on the pathological assessment of the ultrasound guided biopsies and they have a leader in the field of breast pathology who provides second opinions for Radiologists all over the UK and is in charge of quality control for breast screening pathology across the South of England. They know that his assessment of respected cancers and lymph nodes is as accurate as it is possible to be, and provides totally reliable ER and PR hormone status results. He has also established a region-wide HER 2 testing service. These results provide information that is invaluable when planning and discussing all stages of treatment options, both surgical and oncological.
Peter and Sue Jones also work with Dr Jenny Weeks, Breast Physician, Fiona Cameron and Anna Matthews, Specialist Breast Care Nurses and many others.
Why choose Mrs Sue Jones for your breast concerns?
Talented and dedicated team
Their cohesive team strives to deliver a personalised and friendly, yet highly professional approach to help women with all management decisions.
They believe passionately in breast conservation and in their view this is safe and optimal treatment for the vast majority of women with breast cancer.
When mastectomy is required they offer all forms of immediate or delayed reconstruction from within the unit.
Immediate access to mammography, breast ultrasound, MRI, PET scanners and stereotactic biopsy including a prone biopsy table.
For primary chemotherapy or adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy they benefit from having all the specialist oncologists from the Kent Cancer Network right on their doorstep, and they work closely with those specialising in breast cancers on a daily basis.
To ensure best practice all their patients are discussed in detail in their weekly comprehensive MDT meetings.
Patients are kept involved, and participate in the decision making process from the point of first referral.
Their Breast Care Nurses are available throughout the entire patient journey
They aim to provide a level of expertise that is second to none, but at the same time maintain a close personal, friendly and totally dedicated approach to every individual patient.
Private patients can be seen within 24 hours and normally on a same day basis. Where appropriate surgery can be performed within a week.
All breast cancer patients have the option to meet with someone who has had breast cancer. If required, the breast care nurses will arrange this for you.
There is a counselling service in the hospital. If you feel you would like to use it then the breast care nurses can refer you.
Maidstone Breast Clinic
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