Breast lump removal
Breast lumps are common and most are benign cysts or areas of fibrous tissue rather than cancerous. Surgery may be considered to remove breast lumps that don’t go away naturally or cysts that keep coming back. Breast lump removal, also known as lumpectomy, allows the lump to be examined further and checked that it’s not cancerous.
When you have a breast lump removed at one of our hospitals, this is what you can expect to happen:
- The operation usually takes an hour and can often be treated as a day case.
- Your treatment will utilise the least invasive technologies available and will be performed by a breast care specialist.
- You will be given the best care possible, should your lump be cancerous. We have dedicated breast cancer units and HCA cancer centres exceed European standards for breast cancer care in four areas.
- Results will be given within 24 hours.
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You can choose the consultant and hospital most convenient for you by simply entering the treatment into our ‘Consultant finder’.
With us, you can be sure you are getting the best treatment available. When you have any treatment in one of our units or hospitals, you will experience a number of benefits:
- Access to consultants who are experts in their field, working with the latest treatments and leading technologies in state-of-the-art facilities that smaller private hospitals cannot match.
- We are London’s leading private hospital group, treating 400,000 patients each year. This volume drives excellence and experience. We have invested £500 million in the past 10 years in the latest treatments, technologies and medication, many of which are not available on the NHS or via smaller private hospitals.
- You can be confident that we can take care of all your treatment needs. We are the only private hospital group to offer such an extensive range of treatments for patients of all ages.
- No waiting time. Your care will start as soon as you're ready.
- Your safety is protected. If you need urgent care you’ll receive it instantly – it’s very rare for us to transfer patients to another hospital. While some private hospitals don’t have any on-site critical care facilities for emergencies, our consultants have access to more critical care beds around the clock than any other private healthcare group in the UK. Our rates of MRSA are nearly five times lower than the national average. And we have zero recorded cases of some other common infections.
What to do next
Once you have decided that you would like to be treated at an HCA hospital, or would like further information, here's what to do next:
- Call one of our advisors on +44 (0) 20 7079 4344 or complete our web enquiry form.
- Check with your insurance company that your policy covers your treatment, and obtain authorisation.
- Visit or call your GP to obtain a referral letter and then call us to make an appointment to visit your chosen consultant and hospital at a time to suit you.
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