Miss Tena Walters : Consultant Breast Surgeon, London
Consultant Breast Surgeon, London: Miss Tena Walters
Miss Tena Walters is a consultant breast surgeon with the London Breast Clinic at 108 Harley Street. She specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, genetic and familial pre-deposition to breast cancer, adjuvant endocrine therapy and benign breast disease.
A highly qualified and experienced breast surgeon
Tena Walters MS FRCS qualified in 1983 from The Medical College of St Bartholomew's Hospital, London and has been a London Breast Clinic Consultant since 1997. She now works full time in the independent sector having previously been Lead Clinician in the Breast Unit as well as Lead Clinician in Oncology at Queen Marys Hospital, Sidcup. She was proxima asset in the Oncology award in the Hospital Doctor of the Year 2002. The performance of her Breast Unit at Queen Mary Hospital resulted in the award of NHS Champion in 2004 Evening Standard Awards.
She is actively involved in research studies and trials at Queen Marys Hospital. Her special interest include HRT and effects on breast tissues, management of benign breast change and breast pain, and early diagnosis and management of malignant disease.
Since 1997 she has been part of the specialist team at the London Breast Clinic in 108 Harley Street.
The London Breast Clinic
The London Breast Clinic provides an integrated service staffed by a dedicated multi-disciplinary team specialising in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of all benign and malignant breast disease. It aims to achieve this with the highest standard of professional care, and a minimum of delay in relaxing and friendly surroundings.
This private breast clinic in London is dedicated to minimising patient anxiety. The caring, highly experienced, professional team is available every weekday, so appointments can be usually be offered within 24 hours sometimes even the same day.
This multi-disciplinary team comprising consultant surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, oncologists, nurses and other experienced health professionals, offers the best possible assessment of benign and malignant breast disease in the shortest possible time and within one site.
The expertise of their specialist breast care team enables them to provide care to breast patients at all stages - from screening through surgery, to radiotherapy and chemotherapy both at 108 Harley Street and at associated hospitals.
The centre offers same day consultations and minor operations under local anaesthetic whilst avoiding the formal admission procedure required at larger private facilities. The surgery is staffed by trained theatre personnel and experienced nurses. The operating theatre and breast clinic treatment rooms have the latest state-of-the-art equipment where the following procedures can be carried out:
Facilities and services provided at The London Breast Clinic
Breast care advice and counselling
All practice nurses have undergone specialist breast care training. To ensure continuity of care and a full understanding of your situation, they are available for pre and post operative information, advice and support, for both out-patients and in-patients on all aspects of breast care, including: general health; self examination; breast screening; breast reconstruction; breast prosthesis information and fitting; hormone replacement therapy, with reference to the breast.
Breast screening and assessment of screening abnormalities
Adhering to the high standards of the National Breast Screening Programme their screening is tailored to each patients specific needs. Full back-up facilities are available for assessing abnormalities with on site mammography, ultrasound stereotactic/perforated plate cytology and localisation. A complete team with the necessary radiological, surgical and pathology expertise and equipment assess all conditions.
For patients with a lump there is one-stop assessment by a breast surgeon, with appropriate imaging and cytology.
Mastalgia (breast pain)
They have consultants with a particular interest and expertise in breast pain, prevention and treatment.
Familial breast cancer
Advice regarding genetic predisposition to breast malignancy and the appropriate investigations is available from a consultant geneticist with expertise in familial breast cancer.
Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC)
In this investigation a consultant breast surgeon a inserts a fine needle into the breast, to remove a small sample cells from the breast lump, for microscopic examination (cytology), to look for any signs of abnormality in the cells. The results are usually available with 24 hours and the consultant breast surgeon will then discuss the findings with you.
A complete range of cosmetic surgery procedures including mastopexy (breast uplifting), augmentation (enlargement), reduction, nipple reconstruction and correction of congenital deformities.
Operations to restore the shape of the breast following mastectomy, matching as nearly as possible to the remaining breast can be planned either as an immediate reconstruction at the same time as the mastectomy operation or undertaken at a later date.
Their clinical oncologists specialise in the treatment of tumours by drugs, hormones and radiotherapy.
The use of high energy x-ray beams to treat the breast tissue. Radiotherapy is usually undertaken after surgery at associated hospitals under the supervision of the clinical oncologists.
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