Miss Deepika Akolekar

FRCS, MD


Profile

Miss Akolekar is a Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon whose NHS practice is based at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.

She undertook her higher surgical training with the South-East Scotland rotation. She trained at the Edinburgh Breast Unit at Western General Hospital and subsequently continued her training in Breast Surgery at South East London and Kent Hospitals. On completion of her higher specialist surgical training, she was selected for the National Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Fellowship at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guilford and Queen Victoria Hospital at East Grinstead.

Deepika specialises in management of benign breast diseases and breast cancer. She works with an excellent team of Radiologists, Pathologists, Oncologists and Breast Clinical Nurse Specialists. She is fully trained in advanced breast conservation and breast reconstruction. She is passionate about using plastic surgical techniques to ensure that women undergoing breast surgery have good clinical and cosmetic outcomes.


Clinics

  • Wednesday mornings

Locations

Current posts

  • Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Interests

Other interests

Breast conservation techniques such as therapeutic mammoplasty (using breast reduction to remove cancer) and volume replacement with local tissue transfer. Immediate and delayed breast reconstruction.


Member of

  • Association of Breast Surgery

Research

Deepika has keen interest in clinical academics and education. She underwent a dedicated period of full-time research at the University of Edinburgh which led to the award of a research MD. She has presented her work in national and international meetings and published her work in peer-reviewed scientific journals. She is currently the Specialty Tutor for General Surgery supporting doctors in surgical training.


Declaration

Miss Deepika Akolekar works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Freedom Health
  • Medical Care Direct
  • Health-on-Line
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA

Miss Deepika Akolekar does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Miss Deepika Akolekar does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Miss Deepika Akolekar does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.