Breast conserving surgery

The expert breast surgeons at The London Clinic are able to carry out breast surgery to remove tumours and as much as possible, conserve the shape of your breasts.


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What is it for?

Remove tumours and conserve the shape of breasts

Treatment overview

Several different forms of breast surgery can be performed. The operation that will be most suitable for you will depend on where your breast tumour is within the breast, how large it is and whether other areas within the breast are affected.

You may have only a part of segment of your breast removed (this is called a wide local excision or a lumpectomy), or all of the breast tissue may need to be taken away by having a mastectomy.

Our teams understand your worries about changes in your appearance and will provide realistic recommendations to guide you towards the most appropriate treatment routine and aftercare, no matter which type of breast surgery you need.

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Having a lumpectomy

Lumpectomy, or breast-conserving surgery, aims to keep as much healthy tissue as possible. Your surgeon will remove the tumour and the smallest amount of surrounding tissue as safely as possible.

Often the consultant will order a sentinel node biopsy (SNB) of the glands under the arm before your breast surgery to see if cancer cells have spread into the lymph nodes.

The sentinel node biopsy is performed at the same time as your breast surgery.

A lumpectomy leaves a small scar and most women retain their natural breast shape.

Our consultant breast surgeons will give careful consideration to achieving the best cosmetic result for you .

The main aim of breast surgery is, however, to reduce the chance of the cancer returning or spreading .

For many women, a combination of breast-conserving surgery and radiotherapy treatment is suggested because this makes it less likely the cancer will come back after breast surgery.

This often decreases or reduces the need for a mastectomy in the future.

Why choose The London Clinic

Excellence in one place

We operate as teams of experts with world-class resources dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of medical care. You are surrounded by the latest treatments and advice with everything you need to get back to your best health.

Personal care, every time

Exceptional patient care is a way of life for us. Our nurses, clinicians and support teams are dedicated to the care of a very small number of patients, so have more time for you. They’ll be with you every step of the way, tailoring your care around you and giving the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing you’re in the best hands.

Effortlessly simple

We work together as one to guide you through each step of your experience, with complexities unravelled and answers readily to hand. Your personal treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.

What's included in your package?

Choosing The London Clinic means your treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.


Your treatment package will include:

  • Enhanced pre-admission assessment
  • Your treatment with our complete care team at your fingertips
  • Personalised aftercare and follow-up

We want you to be in control of your health. That’s why we also offer optional services such as comprehensive recovery packages and extra touches for you to choose from during your stay with us.

How to pay

  • You can use private medical insurance (PMI) to access this treatment. We work with all major PMI providers in the UK and many internationally
  • You can pay for yourself (self-pay)
  • If you’re paying for yourself, we have finance options available with Chrysalis

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