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Mr Kelvin Chong
Mr Kelvin Chong
MBChB(Glas), MD(Lon), FRCS (UK)
General Surgery
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SUBSPECIALTIES

Breast Surgery

REGISTERED WITH

General Medical Council: 4705079

LANGUAGES

english, chinese

About

Mr Chong is a skilled and experienced oncoplastic breast surgeon in North London. His NHS base hospitals include St Albans City Hospital and Watford General Hospital.  His practice includes a team consisting of the most experienced specialist oncologist, radiologist and pathologist in North London.

For patients with breast symptoms i.e. breast lumps, an early appointment at his Rapid Diagnosis Clinic appointment can be arranged. His clinic is equipped with same-day 3D mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy facilities and patients will be provided with a breast diagnosis by the end of the clinic appointment.

For newly-diagnosed breast cancer patients, Mr Chong can provide a prompt date for surgery, if required. He works closely with his multidisciplinary team to provide the most up-to-date treatment. Treatment plan is routinely tailored according to the needs and preferences of his patients. His patients are also well supported by an excellent team of dedicated breast care nurses.

Mr Chong practices oncoplastic breast surgery. This is a surgical approach which combines both breast cancer surgery with plastics and reconstructive techniques to optimize the cosmetic effects of breast cancer surgery. His skillsets includes implant-based breast reconstructions, breast reductions for symmetry and lipomodelling (fat grafting) to correct lumpectomy defects. He works closely with plastic surgeons to provide autologous DIEP reconstructions for patients.

For young breast cancer patients who require chemotherapy and are interested in Fertility Preservation, Mr Chong has an established links with a North London Fertility Specialist to provide options such as IVF and Ovarian Tissue Preservations. Together, they provide effective and efficient coordination of breast cancer treatment and fertility treatment.  Young breast cancer patients will be well-supported and provided with gentle guidance through this process.

Breast cancer patients in his follow-up regime are provided with comprehensive care package by his support team. This includes:

Geneticist:
For patients and relatives whom are keen gene (BRCA1/2) mutation testing and obtain
accurate their breast cancer risk calculation.

1. Scar Therapy:                                                                                                                            

Provided by an accomplished, certified Scar Therapist from RESTORE to reduce the effects of surgery and radiotherapy i.e. pain and tissue stiffness

2. Rehabilitation Exercise:  

Delivered by a Pink Ribbon Post Exercise-certified specialist to help improve arm and joint mobility after breast and axillary surgery

3. Physiotherapy: 

For frozen shoulder and axillary cording 

4. Acupuncturist:
For hot flushes (as a result of endocrine treatment) and joint pains

5. Menopausal Clinic:

To help reduce the effects of endocrine treatment     

For an appointment, please contact his secretary, Miss Abby Marlow on 0208 9500534.

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Medical Procedures

  • Wide Local Excision
  • Simple Mastectomy 
  • Excision Biopsy 
  • Wire Localised Excision
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy 
  • Axillary Block Dissection/Clearance
  • Breast reconstructions : using Implants, Acellular Dermal Matrices, Latissimus-Dorsi Flaps
  • Nipple reconstruction
  • Corrective surgery: lipomodelling of lumpectomy defects, breast reduction/augmentation for symmetry
  • Total Duct Excision /Microdochectomy 
  • Aesthetic Breast Surgery - Breast Reduction mammoplasty,Breast Augmentation using Implant or Fat Grafting, Breast Lipomodelling 

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Special Interests

  • Management of breast pain after breast surgery- i.e. scar massage therapist referral, acupuncturist referral,  local anaesthetic plaster, injection of steroid+ local anaesthetics
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation - physiotherapy, rehabilitation therapist Pink Ribbon Certified Therapist
  • Breast cancer risk assessment through genetic testing and risk assessment software

Education

Education:

  • Glasgow University - Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, MCChB - 2000

Royal College of Surgeons 

  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons, FRCS (General Surgery) - 2012

General Medical Council: 

  • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) - 2012
  • Entry into Specialist Register - June 2013 

University of London 

  • Doctor of Medicine, MD - 2010 

Membership 

  • Association of Breast Surgery
  • Royal College of Surgeons 
  • Royal society of Medicine 

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5.0

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Very clear and knowledgeable. Very reassuring
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06-03-2020
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Excellent care from day 1, clear with each step of diagnosis, surgery & treatment. Pleased with how the reconstruction is healing
Patient seen for:Breast Cancer
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22-01-2020
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This was my first ill health experience. Mr Chong explained in plain English all about my situation, the choices, his recommendation and the reasons for it and so he really helped my ability to make a decision. He was terrific just before and after the operation and judging by what I look like now, he did a great job in the operating theatre! I had no need to return for other work, no complications and he monitored me regularly afterwards. His style is very personable and he made me feel at ease, that I could ask all the stupid questions I had but also that he really cared. I could not have wanted more from a consultant and I am very grateful to him and the team for all that they have done for me.
Patient seen for:Breast CancerBreast Surgery
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16-01-2020
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So unhurried and reassuring
Patient seen for:Breast problem
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01-12-2019
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I felt very comfortable, even though the I felt nervous before arrival. Dr Chong explained in detail my concerns and felt satisfied after appointment.
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01-12-2019
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Mr Chong was very professional, discreet and informative. I prefer to see a female consultant for obvious reasons but that wasn't an option. Due to the pain I decided I would book the appointment and he was able to reassure me.
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01-12-2019
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I'm so happy today I have had mammogram and scan , been also checked by the doctor , very friendly doctor
Patient seen for:Breast lumps
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01-12-2019
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Very quick, efficient service. Very impressed.
Verified Patient
09-11-2019
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Great service, very professional, excellent all round
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09-11-2019
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It put any worries I had away. I understand what it is and what's going to happen if it stays.
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09-11-2019
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