One Stop Breast Clinic
Springfield Hospital's One-Stop Diagnosis Breast Clinic has been developed to help ease the anxiety of breast symptoms, such as the discovery of a breast lump.
The One-Stop Breast Clinic is held every Tuesday and Friday afternoon/evening.
When you are worried about breast problems, whether they are found to benign or cancerous, you want fast access to expert advice. Here at Springfield, our dedicated multi disciplinary team of specialists is on standby in the Clinic to care for your specific needs.
The professional team includes:
Consultant Breast Surgeons-
Mr. Simon Smith BSc, MS FRCS
Mr. ChandraSekharan MS, FRCS, MSc
Consultant Specialist Breast Radiologists
Dr Roger Whitney MB BCh, FRCR
Dr Sanjay Kavia BSc, MBBS, MRCSEd, FRCR
Mammography Specialist Radiographers
Sue Martin, Clare Lee and Petrea Smith
Teresa Dearson - (Breast Care/Plastic Surgery Sister) is able to offer information and ongoing support throughout the surgical treatment journey.
Yvonne Graham - (Plastic Surgery Lead Nurse) and the plastic nursing team- to offer information and ongoing support if reconstructive surgery is required.
On the spot tests
During your clinic visit, you will be seen by a consultant Breast Surgeon, who will examine you. If necessary a digital mammography and/or breast ultrasound will be carried out. Depending upon findings from the consultation and the diagnostic results, further tests such as a needle biopsy may be conducted.
In most cases the result of the mammogram and/or ultrasound will be available to the consultant on the day.
Should a biopsy be required, results from these tests are not available for 3-4 days. A follow up appointment date, for you to return to receive these results will be given prior to leaving the clinic.
It is important to emphasise that more often than not the result will be normal and you will leave the clinic with complete peace of mind.
If however an abnormality is detected you will receive the immediate support of a Breast Care Sister and early access to treatment. Springfield Hospital has a newly opened MRI scanner and its own CT scanner. All types of breast surgery is available including breast conserving surgery: either as a wide local excision (lumpectomy) or as a therapeutic mammoplasty (breast reduction style surgery to remove a lump); or mastectomy, with or without an immediate reconstruction and sentinel lymph node biopsy. You will have the opportunity to meet consultant reconstructive surgeons and consultant medical oncologists if required.
How do I book?
The clinic is available to anyone with breast symptoms. You should preferably contact your own GP or the Private GP service also offered at Springfield Hospital to seek referral to the clinic prior to booking your appointment. For self pay patients it may be possible to arrange an appointment without a GP referral.
Appointments can be made by calling our Hospital Services Advisors team on:
Self Referral Mammography
Well women who require a breast screening service should not book with the One-Stop Breast Clinic. If you have NO breast problems/symptom and you are over 40 years old, you can book directly on: 01245 234070 or click here for more information
Why Choose Springfield Hospital?
As a self pay or insured patient you will gain a range of advantages
- Appointments can be arranged very quickly, reducing the time you have to to wait for either a diagnosis or treatment
- Screenings and investigations (which may not be automatically available to you on the NHS) may be offered
- Treatment and investigations are scheduled at a time to suit you
- A wider range of diagnostic tests, treatments and drugs may be available to the oncologist and surgeon looking after you. This means they can treat you in the way they think would be best for your condition.
- If you stay overnight at Springfield Hospital as a private patient, you will have a single en-suite room and an la carte menu