Professor Zoe Winters is an experienced, Senior London Consultant Breast Cancer Surgeon and Breast Specialist, specialising in the diagnosis, treatment and management of breast cancer and all benign breast problems.
All patients are given a high quality, private individual service through a One-Stop Breast Clinic. Only the highest standards of treatment and care are given. A Radiologist and a Pathologist will ensure breast imaging such as mammogram, ultrasound and/or tissue biopsy will occur on the same day. Most of the time, patients are given a diagnosis at their first consultation.
Professor Winters performs all types of breast cancer surgery and breast reconstuctions using oncoplastic techniques within the remit of breast cancer treatments including the close collaboration with Consultant Plastic surgeons in more complex micro-vascular breast reconstructions. Professor Winters can offer some patients immediate reconstruction, which is performed at the same time as your initial surgery. All options will be fully explored by Prof. Winters, to find the best solution for you.
Specialist areas of works are:
Breast pain / breast care
Oncoplastic reconstructive surgery
Oncoplastic breast conserving surgery
Breast lump / swelling
Cancer tests including BRCA1/2 PALB2
Sentinel lymph node biopsy
Breast cancer and it's biology
Nipple discharge and nipple rash
Extended genetic testing
Benign breast problems
Breast implant problems
Breast reconstruction procedures include:
Implant only (under the pectoral muscle or using an ADM)
Back flap and implant
Back flap tissue only (your own body tissue)
Therapeutic Reduction Mammoplasty
Professor Winters is able to perform cosmetic procedures in the context of achieving optimal symmetry between the breasts after breast conservation or types of breast reconstructions. This applies to breast augmentation, breast reduction and fat filling techniques. Professor Winters will invite the collaborations of the most expert plastic surgeons if required on any of these techniques if they involve more complex cosmetic revision procedures.
All patients have their recommended treatments discussed within an expert Multi-disciplinary team, involving pathology, radiology, oncology and radiotherapy as well as involving referrals to specialist services such as physiotherapy, pain clinics, psychologists, lymphoedema nurses, breast care nurses, and other supportive practices. Patients are recommended to undergo MRI together with mammography and ultrasound using these specialised imaging techniques to guide accurate biopsies. Other latest imaging techiques are also used to include PET scans.
Discussion around family history and genetric testing will take place if necessary, and based on international guidlelines for testing of the BRCA1/BRCA2 gene abnormalities.
Professor Winters has established ‘gold standard’ approaches to detecting the sentinel lymph node and in using techniques to measure the results of the lymph node in theatre, thus avoiding unnecessary second surgical procedures to the axillary lymph nodes. The lastest innovations are used.
Professor Winters provides access to the latest OncoTypeDX genetic testing of breast cancers to help women make personalised decisions on their requirements for chemotherapy after breast cancer surgery. She is a strong advocate of women being given the opportunity to enter all new and available breast cancer clinical trials.