Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you’re about to undergo an procedure to remove your breast cancer or coming in to have a check up on something your GP has flagged as important, we know that you’re probably quite anxious about the whole surgical experience. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions of our surgeons, compiled into a tidy list for your experience. Of course, if you have a question that isn’t listed here, please just feel free to call right away.


How much does it cost? While all the services on offer are really affordable, the answer to that question really just depends on what you need to manage your condition. To check how much our services are, please just get in contact with us today. 

What is a specialist surgeon? A specialist surgeon is a surgeon that has conducted extensive training in order to become qualified in a specific field, such as breast surgery. A specialist surgeon is still qualified, however to conduct general surgery too, but may provide a referral to another surgeon if the task required is too niche.

What’s a referral? Chances are you’ve already got one! We get most of our clients from referrals, given by GP’s and other healthcare professionals. A referral is simply a request to another healthcare professional (usually a GP to a specialist) to see the patient and seek to manage and diagnose their condition. 

What kind of equipment is used to conduct a diagnosis? Apart from a physical diagnosis, we use high tech imaging software to look inside your body’s tissue so we can make an informed diagnosis. If necessary, we may perform a biopsy. 

What’s a biopsy? A biopsy is a form of surgery where we examine the area of your body where we suspect that there may be something that needs to be treated. We will put you under either a local or a general anaesthetic and then take a sample of your skin for examination and tests.

How can I prevent breast cancer? Environmental factors such as unprotected sun exposure, smoking cigarettes or excessive alcohol consumption can be a potential cause for breast cancer. These activities should be avoided, for both a healthy lifestyle and to promote good breast health. Unfortunately some factors such as family history or mutations in the DNA may lead to some people developing is regardless. To maintain good breast health, undergo frequent examinations, avoid cancer causing factors and undergo a yearly mammogram, especially if you are over the age of 50. 
Need to know more? Call 09 277 1540 today!
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