A Lumpectomy is a procedure that effectively removes the cancer from your breast whilst preserving as much of your breast tissue as possible.  

Lumpectomy is often preferred if the area of cancer is small compared to your breast and is in a suitable position.

 Mr El Gammal specialises in advanced breast oncoplastic techniques that help to conserve as much of your breast as possible and also retain the natural aesthetic of your breasts without the need for mastectomy. 

Each technique is appropriate for different circumstances such as where the cancer is located or the size of your breast. These techniques include: 

  • Therapeutic Mammoplasty
  • Batwing Mammoplasty
  • Grositti flap
  • Round block mammoplasty
  • Liposculpture

In addition, when appropriate a Sentinel Lymph Node procedure would be performed at the same time of your lumpectomy to see if the tumour has spread to the lymph glands. Mr EL Gammal is one of the pioneers of Sentinel Lymph Node biopsy in the UK and has performed over 1500 of them.


How long will the procedure last?

The procedure usually takes around 45-60 minutes to complete, depending on the size and location of the cancer.

How long will I stay in hospital?

Most patients are able to go home the same day as surgery, but you should be prepared to stay at least one night.

When can I have breast reconstruction following a mastectomy or lumpectomy?

Breast reconstruction is often performed as part of the same procedure as the surgery to remove the cancer (immediate reconstruction), but can be done months or years afterwards (delayed reconstruction)

Will you ensure my breasts look symmetrical after surgery?

Of course, Mr El Gammal will ensure your breasts are shapely, symmetrical and as similar looking as possible. There may be slightly different scaring on each breast, but these will become more faded over time.

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Please Note: Mr El Gammal is currently offering telephone consultations for patients that need advice, or if it is appropriate for a follow up consultation. If you are insured, please check with your provider that you are covered for telephone consultations. If you are paying for yourself, telephone consultations will be discounted so please check with Mr El Gammal's practice manager.