Breast Care Team
The consultant breast surgeons work closely with the rest of the multi-disciplinary team in the unit to provide accurate diagnosis and management of all breast diseases. They offer a full range of breast surgery including wide local excision, mastectomy, sentinel node biopsy, axilliary clearance, oncoplastic surgery that allows breast preservation where possible by special remodelling techniques, and a wide spectrum of reconstructive surgery, both at the time of mastectomy and as a delayed procedure.
Mr Zuhair Saidan
Mr Zuhair Saidan M.B, B.Ch, FRCS(Ed) obtained his surgical fellowship in 1984. He was appointed as a consultant breast surgeon at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals in 1997.
He trained in breast surgery in London and Edinburgh and has had a life -long interest in breast cancer management and a special interest in reconstructive breast surgery.
Mr Gary Boland
Mr Gary P Boland, BSc (Hons), MB, ChB, FRCS(Eng and Glasg), FRCS(Gen) Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, graduated from the Victoria University in Manchester in 1992. He commenced higher surgical training in the north west of England in 1997.
He completed a National Breast Oncoplastic Fellowship in Leeds General infirmary and St James’ Infirmary, before taking up his role as a consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon at Lancashire Teaching Hospital in 2006.
He has also worked as a Locum Consultant Surgeon at Royal Bolton Hospital between 2004 and 2005. During his training, he gained considerable experience in oncoplastic breast surgery, including immediate breast reconstruction. He undertook two years of research at the University of South Manchester in the field of breast cancer. During this time, he worked at the Christie Hospital and was involved in molecular biological research into early breast cancer (ductal carcinoma in situ), has published a number of research papers in peer reviewed journals and has written book chapters on this subject.
He has an interest in all aspects of oncoplastic breast surgery and therapeutic mammoplasty. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at both the University of Salford and the University of East Anglia and is a member of the Faculty for the Teaching of Breast Reconstruction at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Mr Bade Laxmana Murthy - Consultant Breast Surgeon
Mr Murthy obtained his Primary qualification from Kakatiya University, India, following which he completed his General Surgical training from NTR University of Health Sciences, India. He completed his Junior surgical training in Yorkshire and did research in Breast cancer from 2002-2004. During this time he looked at the effects of wound healing on the outcomes of breast cancer and had several presentations and published articles in Peer reviewed journals. He then did a surgical fellow job in Breast surgery at St James’ hospital in Leeds and was appointed as staff surgeon in Lancashire Teaching Hospitals in 2007. In 2009 he became an Associate specialist and was appointed as Locum consultant breast surgeon in Jan 2012. He has extensive experience and life time interest in breast surgery and oncoplastic procedures including therapeutic mammoplasty and all forms of breast reconstructions.
Breast Care Nurses
The Central Lancashire Breast Care Unit has a nurse consultant, breast care specialist nurses and clinic nurses. They are fully trained senior nurses who have expert knowledge and experience of breast disease and all its treatments including benign breast problems. The nurse consultant and senior breast care nurse hold various clinics for patients, including under 35’s clinic, nurse-led results, follow-up and family history clinics. They work closely with other health professionals around the trust and liaise with GP’s and community nurses to ensure the continuity of care in hospital and at home.
The Clinical Nurse Specialists (BCNS) help by:
- Spending time with you, and your partner, to offer emotional support and advice.
- Helping you to choose and understand the treatments you are being offered.
- Being a point of contact if you are worried about any aspect of your care or diagnosis for as long as you need it.
- Seeing you before and after surgery on the ward.
- Checking if you have any problems with your wound after surgery.
- Aspirating any fluid that may accumulate after surgery.
- Providing information on after care such as breast prosthesis and lymphoedema.
- Being available to discuss any problems or concerns post surgery.
If you have any queries, no matter how small, you can contact us from Monday-Friday between 8am-4pm on 01257 245690. If no one is able to answer your call, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Sara Scott – Consultant Breast Care Nurse
After a career in business and finance at British Aerospace, Sara completed a nursing diploma and a BA (Hons) degree in business and management in 1996. Initially working on a general surgical ward with a major breast workload, she developed an interest in surgical oncology. After completing the necessary courses she secured a full-time post as a breast care nurse in 2000. Following this she completed a Masters in practitioner research around breast reconstruction in 2003. Currently she is consultant nurse and leads the team. The service provides nurse-led follow-up clinics, family history services, community clinics and assessments for new patients under 35.
Jane qualified in 1984 at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital as a state enrolled nurse and then went on to the registered nurse conversion which she successfully completed in 1997. During this time Jane was a staff nurse within the Oncology/breast clinics at Chorley up until 2001 where she then became a specialist breast care nurse. Jane has also successfully completed a Diploma in Oncology Nursing and a Masters degree within her specialist area of nursing. During her time within breast care Jane has also gained a qualification in Breast Care Nursing, Counselling and Hereditary Breast Cancer. Her current role is nurse practitioner in breast care which allows her to provide nurse-led follow-up clinics and assess new patients under the age of 35 years with new breast symptoms. As part of the multi-disciplinary team, Jane also provides advice, support, and information and manages the care of patients with breast disease. She is responsible for the development of local breast care protocols and the training and mentoring of new staff and nursing students who come to the unit. In her role as a nurse practitioner Jane has had various articles published within breast care Journals and has also presented at conferences.
Lucy qualified as an RGN at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in 1990. After securing a Staff Nurse post within the Surgical Directorate at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital, advanced from Ward Sister to Ward Manager. Lucy became a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Breast Care and joined the team at Chorley in 2008. Her experience within the area of breast care spans 28 years.
Lucy has a Diploma in Health Education and Palliative Care and a Master’s degree in Nursing Studies. She presented the outcomes of her dissertation at a National Educational Forum. Lucy has a special interest in wound management and a qualification in Tissue Viability and currently leads Nurse Led Seroma Drainage on the Unit. Lucy has also completed a Family History course at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester.
Her role involves participation in Nurse Led Clinics and supporting patients from diagnosis, through all aspects of treatment, providing practical and psychological care.
The radiology team comprises of three consultant radiologists, mammographers, sonographers and radiology support workers. They all work closely with their multi-disciplinary colleagues within the unit to provide a streamlined service.
The consultant radiologists are based within the unit, which allows them to interpret the mammograms as they are taken in order to provide an accurate diagnosis of breast disease. The radiologists also perform image guided biopsies using ultrasound in order to detect any breast abnormalities.
Dr Mike Dobson, Consultant Radiologist
Dr Michael Joseph Dobson, MRCP, FRCR, DRCOG,
graduated from Liverpool Medical School 1984. He trained as a radiologist at Manchester, taking a consultant post with an interest in cancer imaging at Royal Preston hospital in 1997. He set up the Breast MRI service in Central Lancashire, and expanded his interest and training in breast imaging 2011/12 to facilitate the radiology provision within the Central Lancashire Breast Unit. Specialist interests include all modes of breast imaging and cross-sectional body imaging for oncological diseases.
Dr Selene Liew, Consultant Radiologist
Dr Selene Liew, MBBS MRCP FRCR, graduated from University of Melbourne and trained in West Midlands and North West Deanery hospitals in Internal Medicine and Radiology. Dr Liew is a consultant radiologist with an interest in cross sectional imaging and subspecialty interest in oncology and breast radiology.
Dr Chris Spinks, Consultant Radiologist
Dr Brian (Chris) Spinks, MB ChB, FRCR, is originally from Hull and graduated from Dundee University in 1980. His early medical career after qualifying was at hospitals in Hull and East Yorkshire. Training in radiology commenced in 1983, initially at Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow and completed at hospitals in Manchester (Hope and North Manchester General). Dr. Spinks was appointed as a consultant radiologist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals in 1990 and underwent further training in breast radiology at Northwick Park. Chris has been involved in breast radiology at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital since the establishment of the local breast service in the early 1990’s.
Margaret Barrow – Radiology Manager
Margaret qualified as a diagnostic radiographer over thirty years ago at the University of Salford, and undertook specialist training in mammography by completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Mammography in 1993, which is the year the Mammography Service at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital first commenced. She is the clinical manager for imaging, and the lead mammographer. She is responsible for the organisation and co-ordination of the imaging services for mammography and very actively involved with the breast service multi-disciplinary team.
The Central Lancashire Breast Unit provides a compliment of high quality clinical and support staff who all work with the specialist team to provide the breast care service
Karen Anton – Clinic Sister
Karen qualified in 2004 and her first position was as staff nurse on a surgical ward at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital, which involved caring for patients before and after surgery. Here she developed an interest in breast care and after gaining several years’ experience on this ward she became the breast clinic sister in May 2011. Karen helps run the breast unit on a daily basis and co-ordinates the service. She will be one of the people you will meet on the day of your appointment. Part of Karen’s role as clinic sister is to offer help, advice and support however it may be needed.
Sue Huen - Clinic Sister
Susan qualified as a registered nurse in 1983 at The Royal Liverpool Hospital, and then took a break from nursing for 15 years. After returning to nursing in 1999 she gained experienced on the surgical wards at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital. In 2006, Sue became ward sister of a surgical ward overseeing the care of general surgery patients, including breast surgery. Sue has recently joined the Central Lancashire Breast Care Unit where she works as part of the multidisciplinary team, supporting patients at all stages of their care pathway.
Tracy Butcher – Consultant Sonographer