The Breast Care Unit Appeal
The case for a dedicated Breast Unit in the Isle of Man
Oncoplastic breast surgery is the combination of surgery for breast cancer with the best and latest techniques in plastic surgery. It aims to provide optimal control in the treatment of breast cancer with the most favourable cosmetic outcome.
Previously, following a mastectomy, many patients were offered breast reconstruction surgery in the UK. This would be deferred, with patients sometimes having to wait years to travel away for the procedure, suffering separation from family and friends in their time of need.
Now all procedures related to the treatment of Breast cancer and subsequent breast reconstruction can take place at Nobles Hospital.
Procedures and stats
Procedures undertaken by Miss Bello include reconstruction which is a more lengthy operation, so the number of procedures is rising and the duration of these operations is greater than previous operations. Much more theatre time is given to Breast Surgery since Miss Bello began operating.