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Breast Unit perform innovative breast surgery procedure

Our commitment to innovation and collaborative working with the very best in the field was on full display on Sunday.

Mr Paul Thiruchelvam, who recently joined King Edward VII’s Hospital Breast Unit and is part of the only group of surgeons in the UK to perform this particular complex dual breast surgery procedure, says:

“I’m delighted to have performed King Edward VII’s first DIEP flap breast reconstruction with Lymphatic Microsurgical Preventing Healing Approach (LYMPHA) procedure with my colleague Mr Navid Jallali.

“For microsurgery of this complexity, you need the right specialist equipment (provided by Stryker and Endomag) and a highly skilled nursing team, both peri- and post-operatively. The operation went extremely well and we couldn’t be happier with our team at King Edward VII’s.”

LYMPHA is a technically demanding microsurgical procedure and requires close coordination between the oncologic surgeon and microsurgeon, as well as highly skilled nursing support.

It is testament to the quality and dedication of the support team at King Edward VII’s Hospital that this group of leading surgeons has chosen us to facilitate this pioneering and highly complex procedure.