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Breast, Endocrine and General Surgery

The Department of Breast, Endocrine and General Surgery offers three separate services:

  • Symptomatic breast service
  • Endocrine surgical service
  • General surgery and melanoma service

Symptomatic breast service

In our symptomatic clinic, we see patients with initial complaints or concerns relating to their breasts as well as patients who have had breast cancer and require follow up (which will include yearly mammograms). All patients are assessed for their individual risk of developing breast cancer based on their family history.

The service includes:

  • Triple assessment (clinical, radiological and pathological assessment)
  • Benign breast disease
  • Breast cancer
  • Familial breast cancer risk assessment
  • Prophylactic surgery (risk-reducing mastectomy, immediate reconstruction, and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy)

Endocrine surgical service

Here we assess patients with endocrine disorders that will include problems with thyroid, parathyroid or adrenal glands. The vast majority of patients will not need surgery but this will be discussed at the clinic if required. Blood tests, urine tests and x-rays may also be necessary.

The service includes:

  • Triple assessment (clinical, radiological and pathological assessment)
  • Benign breast disease
  • Breast cancer
  • Familial breast cancer risk assessment
  • Prophylactic surgery (risk-reducing mastectomy, immediate reconstruction, and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy)

General surgery and melanoma service

The general surgical clinics provide outpatient consultations to patients referred by their GP with a range of general surgical disorders such as skin lesions, lumps, hernias, gallstones etc.

The service includes:

  • Skin lesion excision
  • Hernias
  • Pilonidal disorders
  • Gallbladder disease

Consultants

Clinics

Contact information

  • Breast secretarial services
    • tel: (01) 221 3778 /3247 /3321
    • fax: (01) 221 3678
  • Endocrine and general surgery secretarial services
    • tel: (01) 221 4991
    • fax: (01) 221 3082
  • Clinical nurse specialists
    • tel: (01) 221 448/ 3245 /4452 /3518

Referral information

Referrals for breast services can be made via the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) symptomatic breast care services referral form and faxed to (01) 221 3678 or via Healthlink.

GP or hospital consultant referrals for endocrine or general surgery can be sent directly to the required consultant either by post or fax:

Useful links 

Breast

Endocrine

Melanoma

Contact

tel:   (01) 221 4991
fax:   (01) 221 3082

Location

Suite 4, 1st Floor
Clinical Services Building
St Vincent’s University Hospital
Elm Park
Dublin 4

Opening Hours

Mon to Fri:  08.30 – 17.00