The London Clinic

Specialties

  • Breast surgery

Sub specialties

  • Oncoplastic breast surgery
  • Breast reconstruction

Clinical interests

  • Breast reconstruction
  • Risk reducing surgery for BRCA or family history patients
  • Radioguided surgery

Professional profile

Mr Kovacs received his training in breast cancer surgery and surgical oncology at the National Institute of Oncology from Budapest, followed by further training in breast reconstruction and oncoplastic mentorship at South Manchester University Hospitals and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital Breast Units.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng.) since 2006 and on the Specialist Register (GMC) from 2005, being a Consultant for more than 10 years.
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Between 2005 and 2010, as a Consultant and Lead Clinician at Glan Clwyd Hospital in North Wales, he developed and established a new breast reconstructive service and promoted innovative techniques in breast cancer management (radio guided surgery, dermal flap based breast reconstruction).
From these years he achieved excellent clinical outcomes and high patient satisfaction by establishing the Sentinel Node Biopsy technique and offering immediate and delayed reconstructive options (implant based and LD flap reconstructions) for his patients.
Mr Kovacs is a regular Examiner in Surgical Oncology and Breast Subspecialty for the European Union of Medical Specialists, and Director and Faculty member on regular European Breast Cancer and Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Courses. He is the Associate Editor for Breast of the European Journal of Surgical Oncology.
Currently Mr Kovacs is a Consultant breast and oncoplastic surgeon at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, providing care both for patients with symptomatic breast problems and screen detected breast malignancies, being involved in risk reducing surgery for BRCA mutation carrier patients and patients with strong family history.
His ethos and goal is to offer an individually tailored care for his patients, that matches the needs and personal choice of women presenting with breast related problems.
Mr Kovacs believes in the evidence-based approach to breast cancer management, focusing on principles of surgical oncology and oncoplastic surgery, where cosmetics are same as important as the efficient treatment of disease.
In his private practice Mr Kovacs is offering specialist consultation for women or men with breast symptoms, provides advice and treatment for all breast problems as well as a routine breast screening service, risk reduction surgery, breast reconstruction.
Patients are seen in a "One-Stop" Breast Clinic, can have an initial consultation, clinical examination, imaging investigations (mammogram, ultrasound) and needle biopsy at the same time, with the majority of investigation results ready on the same day.
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Personal profile

I have two children, both students.
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Current posts

  • Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, Surgical Oncologist
    Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Medical training

Year qualified
1988
  • "Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj, Transylvania
    1998

Ages treated

Adults

Other languages spoken

Hungarian
Romanian

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Clinic location

22 Devonshire Place
London W1G 6JA
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Clinic times

Wednesday: 5.30pm - 7pm Ad hoc evenings
Friday: 12pm - 4pm

Secretary

Samantha Kane
020 3219 3599
020 8588 3761