I have started my first substantive post in Durham University
Hospital as Breast, Endocrine and General Surgeon in 2005.
I have started SLNB service for Breast Cancer patients in UHND and
we are the only hospital in north east to provide this service
using radioactivity and blue dye. This procedure avoids axillary
clearance operation in 70% breast cancer patients and reduces the
I am very interested in developing Parathyroid surgery in this
area. I have started Focused Parathyroidectomies in UHND which are
done on daycase or overnight stay basis. I am on general surgery
on-call rota and undertake elective laparoscopic gallbladder and
hernia operations as well as other general surgical operations.
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community