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Breast Surgery

The Breast Surgical Department at the Royal Berkshire Hospital has three consultants who provide a comprehensive service for both benign and malignant conditions, as well as family history screening and a screening service for other patients at high risk of developing breast cancer.

The Surgical Breast Unit is completely integrated with the symptomatic Breast Radiology Service at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and with the Breast Screening Service based in Craven Road.

In addition, joint clinics are held with the breast clinical oncologists on a weekly basis.

The Breast Reconstructive Service is led by Mr Brendan Smith. A full range of reconstructive and corrective procedures is available. Mr Smith works closely with the plastic surgeons in Oxford for microvascular free flap surgery.


  • Breast rapid diagnosis clinic - one and two stop
  • Breast pain clinic
  • Family history clinic
  • High risk of breast cancer clinic
  • Breast ‘plastic surgery’ clinic
  • Breast cancer clinic

Outpatient venues

  • Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading
  • West Berkshire Community Hospital, Newbury
    (3 Clinics / week)
  • Townlands Hospital, Henley-on-Thames (5 Clinics / month)

Consultant information

  • Stephen Courtney
  • Hilary Umeh
  • Brendan Smith

Useful contacts:

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
London Road

0118 322 5111


    Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust,
    London Road,
    RG1 5AN
    Email us
    Tel: 0118 322 5111