Mr Nicolas Beechey-Newman, Consultant Surgeon

Mr Beechey-Newman trained at Guy’s Hospital Medical School between 1977 and 1983. He spent 14 years in general surgical training before joining the Breast Unit as Guy’s King's and St.Thomas’ Hospitals. He specialises exclusively in breast disorders including benignNot dangerous, usually applied to a tumour that is not malignant. breast problems, the treatment of breast cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. and breast reconstructive surgery.

Mr Beechey-Newman was one of the first surgeons in the UK to perform sentinel node biopsyThe removal of a small sample of cells or tissue so that it may be examined under a microscope. The term may also refer to the tissue sample itself. after visiting Dr Armando Giuliano who first described the technique in California, USA. He has also pioneered breast duct micro-endoscopyExamination of the inside of the body using a tube equipped with a light source and either a small camera or an optical system. in Europe. He has researched and written extensively on these two subjects including recent articles on breast duct micro-endoscopy, sentinel node biopsy, breast cancer occurring in very young women (under the age of 25 years) and Paget’s disease of the nippleRedness and crusting of the skin of the nipple, sometimes associated with a breast lump, and usually due to a rare type of breast cancer.

Mr Beechey-Newman sees patients at The Harley Street Breast Clinic where he is Clinical Director, as well as at the London Bridge and The Lister hospitals, London. All three clinics have a unique one-stop diagnostic facility that provides the results of mammograms, ultrasounds and needle biopsies in a single visit. The clinics are scheduled so that there is one every day of the week meaning that if you are worried about a breast problem you should only have to pick up the phone to arrange a consultation with all the required tests and all of the results in one clinic visit and in less than 24 hours. It is often possible to arrange an appointment on the same day.

His ethos is that to achieve the very best results you have to take the time to pay attention to every detail. His clinics are designed to reflect this ideal and to remove the anxiety of waiting days or even weeks for test results.

Personal treatment philosophy: When you are worried about a breast problem you need the very best in every aspect of your care.

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