Breast care clinic in Brentwood
At Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital, we understand that if you’ve been referred for any type of breast problem, you may have some concerns. That's why our breast experts provide rapid access to scans, treatments and professional advice.
Why choose Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital for your breast care?
At Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital, we have developed a breast clinic that is accessible to both men and women, whether you have private medical insurance or want to pay for this service as a one-off.
You should also seek professional advice if you have a family history of breast cancer as regular breast examination is recommended in high risk patients.
Some people worry that their problem is due to cancer of the breast but most patients referred do not have breast cancer. We have developed a unique and caring clinic with the right clinical specialities to get you the answers you need.
For more information or to book an appointment, please call us on 01277 695 695. All you need is a referral letter from your GP.
The most common (easy to recognise) symptoms that require further assessment:
- Any form of breast lump
- Nipple discharge
- Nipple inversion
- Change in breast shape
- Breast asymmetry or enlargement
- Lump or swelling in the armpit
- Skin dimpling/puckering
- Nipple crusting
- Skin redness not improving with antibiotics
- Persistent breast pain.
Consultant Breast Surgeons at Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital:
Further Information about Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital's breast care
Dr Alsewan and Dr Rehman, Consultant Radiologists are able to provide swift reports on mammograms performed during your visit and to carry out any additional breast imaging or intervention that you may require.
Consultant Pathologists rapidly report on any biopsies taken.
Rebecca Stone, Lauren Watson and Ann Walker, Senior Radiographers, are available to undertake the appropriate x-ray imaging requested for you. Lee Pope, Breast Care Lead and Regina Burke, Linda Park and Molly Linney, Breast Care Nurse Specialists, are also available to support, answer questions and offer further information when necessary.
What are the benefits of being seen privately with Nuffield Health?
Whilst we always support the NHS, we understand that waiting times exist due to the sheer volume of people awaiting treatment. We appreciate and understand that patients want easy access to a clinic where investigations are performed promptly and results are rapidly available and we are delighted to be able to help.
How much does this service cost?
There is a consultation fee and each test is priced accordingly. Details of costs can be obtained via Customer Services on 01277 888417
What happens during my visit to the breast clinic at Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital?
You can expect to be with us for up to two hours on the day of your appointment, so allow plenty of time and inform those accompanying you. Refreshments are available, free of charge, for all attending.
Please check in at main reception on your arrival. From there you will be directed to the clinic. You will be seen by the Breast Surgeon who will review your medical history and perform a breast examination in the presence of a breast care nurse. The Surgeon will then request any further investigations as appropriate, in order to obtain an accurate diagnosis. Procedures that may be carried out include:
- Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA)
- Vacuum Assisted Biopsy or Core Biopsy.
How we manage your treatment at Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital
Thankfully, for the majority of patients seen, no serious problems are identified and reassurance can be given that no further tests or follow ups are required. A small percentage of patients require further investigation or surgery in order to obtain an accurate diagnosis. If this is the case, you will be given expert advice and information on the treatment options available to you.