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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Miss Akolekar is a Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon whose NHS practice is based at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.
She undertook her higher surgical training with the South-East Scotland rotation. She trained at the Edinburgh Breast Unit at Western General Hospital and subsequently continued her training in Breast Surgery at South East London and Kent Hospitals. On completion of her higher specialist surgical training, she was selected for the National Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Fellowship at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guilford and Queen Victoria Hospital at East Grinstead.
Deepika specialises in management of benign breast diseases and breast cancer. She works with an excellent team of Radiologists, Pathologists, Oncologists and Breast Clinical Nurse Specialists running rapid access One Stop Clinics for diagnosis and management of breast lumps, breast pain, nipple discharge, family history concerns and breast cancer. She is fully trained in advanced breast conservation and breast reconstruction. As a female breast surgeon, she is passionate about conserving the breast where possible using plastic surgical techniques to ensure that women undergoing breast surgery have good clinical and cosmetic outcomes.
Deepika has keen interest in clinical academics and education. She underwent a dedicated period of full-time research at the University of Edinburgh which led to the award of a research MD. She has presented her work in national and international meetings and published her work in peer-reviewed scientific journals. She has organised and conducted many events in association with patient participation groups offering advice regarding breast self-examination, lifestyle modifications and family history.
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Please be aware, if you are requesting a diagnostic scan such as an MRI, or CT, you must have a referral from a relevant clinician or Allied Health professional such as a physiotherapist.