A leading oncoplastic breast surgeon based in Leeds, offering expert management of benign and malignant breast cancer, including breast lump investigation, oncoplastic and reconstructive breast surgery and genetic testing for familial breast cancer.
Mr Philip Turton is Consultant Breast and Reconstructive Breast Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Surgery at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. He provides private breast cancer surgery at Spire Leeds Hospital and Nuffield Hospital Leeds.
A highly experienced breast cancer surgeon
Skilled in the latest techniques to treat breast cancer whilst producing the best possible aesthetic outcome, Mr Turton is a Fellowship-trained specialist in oncoplastic, reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery. Working both in the NHS and private practice, he has performed thousands of breast operations at consultant level and receives referrals from all over the UK.
Breast cancer surgery in Leeds
Despite advances in medical therapies for breast cancer, surgical removal of a tumour remains the mainstay of treatment. A number of procedures are available depending on the size and location of the tumour, ranging from lumpectomy (or wide local incision) to remove a small tumour and the surrounding tissue, to mastectomy (total removal of the breast) where there is a large tumour in proportion to the rest of the breast, or areas of cancer in different parts of the breast.
The appearance of the breast following lumpectomy is often good, however if a larger area of breast needs to be removed, oncoplastic techniques are available to correct the defect, including reshaping the remaining healthy tissue or breast reduction involving both breasts to ensure a symmetrical result. Mastectomy necessitates a complete reconstruction of the breast using implants, tissue flaps from the back and abdomen, or a combination of the two.
Highly experienced in both oncological breast surgery and reconstructive and aesthetic procedures to correct or rebuild the breast during or following surgery, Mr Turton is dedicated to providing the best and most appropriate solution for each woman according to her wishes, body build, lifestyle and personal circumstances.
Genetic testing and expert advice for familial breast cancer
It has become apparent in recent years that genetic faults that may increase the risk of a woman developing breast cancer can be inherited. The best known of these cancer gene faults are those on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which are associated with a lifetime risk of breast cancer of between 45% and 90%. The TP53 and PTEN genes also significantly increase a woman's chance of developing breast cancer.
Mr Turton offers a genetic testing service for woman with a family history of breast cancer, providing expert analysis of the results and a full discussion of treatment options, if necessary.