A Mastectomy is a procedure to remove a breast. A Mastectomy is recommended if cancer is in a large area of the breast or cancer has spread through the breast.

A mastectomy can be the most difficult breast cancer surgery to deal with. Mr El Gammal will ensure you receive the most appropriate treatment for your needs, and you can rest assured that all other options will be considered before mastectomy is recommended.

Every step of the way, you’ll be supported by specialist breast care nurses who can give you all the advice and support you need on the physical and emotional effects of the procedure.

There are a few different types of Mastectomy; Mr El Gammal will go through all of the details with you in your consultations. It’s important that you are well informed and well prepared to ensure you are in full control of your own care.

In the majority of patients who undergo mastectomy, immediate breast reconstruction is a feasible option with the latest advanced techniques of pre-pectoral one step implant mesh reconstruction with the possibility of preserving the nipple or nipple reconstruction as well.

Mr El Gammal has extensive expertise in bilateral risk reducing mastectomy for BRCA gene carriers with immediate breast reconstruction.


How long will the procedure last?

The procedure usually takes around 60-120 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.