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Andrea Bille

Mr Andrea Bille

MD PhD FRCS

Consultant Thoracic Surgeon

Fixed Price Packages

About

  • Biography icon plus

    Mr Andrea Bille is a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon at London Bridge Hospital and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Kings College University, London. Specialising in the treatment of thoracic conditions and robotic surgery for Lung Cancer.

    Mr Bille attended medical school at the University of Turin, Italy. He trained in Cardiothoracic Surgery in Turin and Guy’s & St Thomas’s Hospital, London. He qualified in 2011. Following this he did a clinical fellowship at Guy’s Hospital in mesothelioma surgery and minimally invasive thoracic surgery.

    In 2012 he was appointed as a Consultant at the National Institute of Cancer in Milan, focussing on surgical treatment of lung cancer, thoracic sarcoma and mediastinal tumours which require complex reconstruction.

    He was awarded a PhD in 2015 following a three-year research programme on surgical treatment of mesothelioma. Pursuing a particular interest in the surgical thoracic oncology, he undertook a clinical fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2014/15, the highest ranked oncological centre in the US. He was trained in minimally invasive technique for the treatment of thoracic malignancies and advance technique with complex reconstruction for extensive thoracic malignancies.

    He is involved in teaching of medical students and since 2016 has held an academic role at Kings College University as Honorary Lecturer in the Cancer division, focusing his research on mesothelioma, chest wall reconstruction and lung cancer.

  • Clinical interests icon plus

    • Pneumothorax
    • Chest wall deformity
    • Infection of the pleura / empyema
    • Rib fractures
    • Pleural effusion
    • Lung cancer
    • Thymoma
    • Mesothelioma
    • Mass/lesion in the mediastinum
    • Diaphragmatic Hernia
    • Bronchial Stent

    Surgery for Malignant Disease:
    • Lung cancer: early stage and locally advanced  (surgical treatment)
    • Lung metastasis (metastasectomy and limited resection)
    • Chest wall tumour 
    • Malignant pleural Mesothelioma: diagnostic and radical surgery (pleural biopsy and pleurectomy decortication) 
    • Thymoma: surgery and multimodality treatment

    Surgery for Benign Disease
    • Chest trauma and rib fractures: surgical management
    • Catamenial Pneumothorax (primary and secondary)
    • Interstitial Lung Disease (Lung Biopsy), Pleural effusion 
    • Emphysema  and Lung volume reduction surgery
    • Pectus deformities
    • Rigid bronchoscopy for endobronchial tumour and benign disease (structure/foreign body)
    • Bronchial Stent

    Diagnostic Procedure
    • Pleural Biopsy
  • Publications icon plus

    He has published more than 80 scientific articles and has given many presentations at national and international meetings, including the European Thoracic Meeting and the World Conference on Lung Cancer. He is the Associate Editor of the Thoracic section of the Tumori Journal, indexed on PubMed.

  • Professional bodies icon plus

    He is a member of the staging committee for Lung Cancer (N Subcommittee), Mesothelioma and Thymoma (IASLC Association). This committee creates and validates the TNM (tumour, node, metastasis) staging system used for thoracic malignancies around the world. He is also Chair of the European Registry of Mesothelioma in ESTS (European Society of Thoracic Surgeons), and a member of ITMIG (International Thymic Malignancies Interest group). He has been part of the organising committee of the 20th edition of the World Conference on Lung Cancer hosted in Barcelona in 2019. He has been course director of the Europe involved in research on Thymoma.

    Memberships

    • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)
    • European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS)
    • International Thymic Malignancies Interest Group (ITMIG)
    • General Medical Council
    • British Medical Association
    • The Royal College of Radiologists
    • Royal College of Physicians

Practice locations

Consults at

Monday
9 PM - 12 PM
Tuesday
9 AM - 12 PM
Wednesday
9 AM - 12 PM
Thursday
6pm - 8pm
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