Jane O'Brien is a specialist oncoplastic breast surgeon whose practice is exclusively confined to breast work, encompassing the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of all benign and malignant conditions of the breast and surveillance and prophylactic surgery for high risk groups. She has interests in breast reconstruction, genetic breast cancers and the treatment of breast cancer in young women. Her area of special interest is in "oncoplastic" breast surgery, aimed at maximising the cosmetic result following breast conservation surgery for breast cancer using advanced surgical techniques.
Jane O'Brien provides a Specialist Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Service with rapid access, integrated, patient-centred breast cancer care, delivered by a dedicated multidisciplinary team with onsite access to all diagnostic and treatment modalities including MRI, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, with access to a breast care nurse for all patients.
There is evidence that breast cancer patients treated by a specialist breast surgeon have better outcomes, and that long term survival prospects are enhanced by the delivery of cancer care in a multidisciplinary team setting. Your breast surgeon acts as the gatekeeper to the multidisciplinary breast cancer team, and it is certainly worth putting time and effort into the selection process. In the same way as all school teachers and all hairdressers are not equal, all surgeons are not equivalent, and choosing your breast surgeon is a vitally important initial step in your breast cancer treatment journey. It is very important to have choices in breast cancer surgery, and not all surgeons are in a position to offer you all the available options. Choosing your breast surgeon is certainly not a decision on which to compromise.