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.
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.
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.
English and Afrikaans
Treatments and tests offered by Mr Wayne Chicken at Nuffield Health
- Blood test
- Endocrine investigations
- Breast reconstruction
- Excisional biopsy
- Local anaesthetic
- Gynaecomastia (male breast reduction)
- Breast oncology
- Hernia repair
- Liver function tests
- Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)
- Skin surgery
- Inverted nipple surgery
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
- Mastectomy (breast removal)
- Fine needle biopsy
- Mammogram (breast screening)
- Thyroid surgery
- Haematology profiles
- Breast ultrasound
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 post 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 PPP Healthcare
- AXA PPP International
- Bupa On Demand
- Exeter Family Friendly
- 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.