Mr Wayne Chicken


MBChB , MRCS(Eng) , FRCS(Gen Surg)

GMC number: 4252234

Practising since: 1994


General Surgery

Consultation times

  • Thursday 18:30 - 20:30
  • Saturday (Week 3) 09:30 - 11:30
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Mr Wayne Chicken is a consultant general surgeon and breast surgeon, with a special interest in the prompt diagnosis of breast symptoms and management of breast cancer. 

Wayne graduated from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and trained as a general surgeon and oncoplastic breast surgeon in London, having undertaken senior registrar posts at the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead and Broomfield Hospital in Essex.

Mr Chicken’s clinical practice encompasses both breast and general surgery.  His breast practice focuses on the rapid diagnosis of breast symptoms in both women and men, and the management of breast cancer using the most up to date techniques.  This enables him to use minimally invasive surgery and breast conservation, often done as a day stay procedure.  He is a strong advocate of immediate reconstruction wherever possible for patients requiring mastectomy utilizing a full range of reconstructive techniques and in combination with a plastic surgeon.  He has particular interest in screening for breast cancer and family history of breast cancer.

Mr Chicken’s general surgery practice encompasses laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, gallbladder surgery, hernia repair, lymph node biopsy, removal of lumps and skin lesions, thyroid and parathyroid surgery.

Other interests

Mr Chicken’s approach is sensitive, unhurried, calm and reassuring, but using a strong evidence base to underpin his practice. All new breast patients are seen in a one-stop rapid symptomatic clinic, allowing immediate imaging and biopsy, if required. He investigates thoroughly and methodically prior to any surgery.  Mr Chicken believes the best results are achieved through multidisciplinary management, and all cancer treatments are delivered using the skills of a full multidisciplinary team.

Personal interests

Outside of work Mr Chicken enjoys photography, travel and outdoor life.  He is the proud owner of a vintage VW campervan and a spirited English springer spaniel.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Wayne Chicken at Nuffield Health

  • Blood test
  • Appendicectomy
  • Endocrine investigations
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Excisional biopsy
  • Local anaesthetic
  • Breast oncology
  • Hernia repair
  • Liver function tests
  • Skin surgery
  • Inverted nipple surgery
  • Thyroid surgery (thyroidectomy)
  • Mastectomy (breast removal)
  • Fine needle biopsy
  • Gynaecomastia surgery (male breast reduction)
  • X-ray
  • Haematology profiles
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Ultrasound
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)

Locations Mr Wayne Chicken works with

Related experience


Mr Chicken’s research focuses on the minimally invasive treatment of breast cancer. He has published widely in high quality academic journals on breast cancer including sentinel node biopsy, intraoperative diagnosis, novel technology, surgical training and gynaecomastia.  


  • Association of Breast Surgery
  • British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeon
  • European Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Medical Protection Society

Other posts held

  • Consultant Breast and General Surgeon at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals

Insurers Mr Wayne Chicken works with

Mr Wayne Chicken works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


Mr Wayne Chicken does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Wayne Chicken does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Wayne Chicken does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.