Breast Services: common procedures performed
There may be a need to carry out further tests. Some of these tests can be uncomfortable; every effort is made to minimise any discomfort or distress that may be caused.
Some of the main tests carried out are listed below. It is possible that you may not require any of these tests.
A mammogram is a breast X-ray. The breast is compressed between two special x-ray plates. Some women find this uncomfortable but it only lasts a few seconds.
An ultrasound scan uses high frequency sound waves to produce an image of the breast. The scan is painless and only takes a few minutes.
Should this test need to be performed, you will receive a local anaesthetic, and a tiny incision is then made in your skin. A small biopsy device is inserted, which extracts a small piece of breast tissue for examination. Sometimes this has to be done using mammogram or ultrasound equipment. The results from this test are not available at your first visit, as they take a number of days to process.
Mr T Usman: Consultant Breast Surgeon
Mr Andrzej Przyczyna: Consultant Breast Surgeon
Miss S Rastall: Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon
Mrs Donna Appleton: Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon
Dr L Pettit: Consultant Oncologist
Dr M Metelko: Consultant Radiologist
Ms Sue Williams: Consultant Radiographer
Mandy Wilson: Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Sue Lewis: CNS
Lynne Norwood: CNS
Helen Wilkins: CNS
Marion Johnson: CNS