Breast implant safety advice from Mr Kelvin Ramsey

Advice on breast implant safety

On Monday, BBC Panorama’s programme focused on medical implants, after working with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and a large number of media organisations around the world including the British Medical Journal, who had highlighted what they feel to be regulatory deficiencies in bringing medical implants to the healthcare sector and their subsequent surveillance in patients. In light of […]

Groundbreaking Surgery at the Royal Marsden

Groundbreaking surgery developments at the Royal Marsden

The Royal Marsden continues to lead the way in groundbreaking surgery internationally, as surgeons perform a UK-first in robotic surgery. Using pioneering da Vinci robotic technology, a patient underwent a robotic total pelvic exenteration to treat advanced rectal cancer. This procedure entails removing all the organs from the pelvic area and the traditional approach would […]

Mr Kelvin Ramsey published in the British Journal of Surgery

Mr Kelvin Ramsey published in the British Journal of Surgery

Breast cancer‐related lymphoedema (BCRL) presents a significant healthcare burden and adversely affects the quality of life of breast cancer survivors. Mr Kelvin Ramsey has just had his series of lymphaticovenous anastomosis surgery for breast cancer-related lymphedema published in the British Journal of Surgery. This is the first UK series of this type of technique and […]

Advice on BIA-ALCL in breast implants

Important information for patients considering breast implant surgery

Breast implant surgery is a very popular cosmetic surgery procedure and is typically very successful, with a high patient satisfaction rate. However, any surgical procedure carries a degree of risk and potential complications and it is essential that patients are fully aware of the implications of their decision to go ahead with surgery at that […]

Cosmetic Surgery Masterclass

Mr Kelvin Ramsey completes the Royal College of Surgeon’s Cosmetic Surgery Professional Behaviours Masterclass

In response to the 2013 review of the cosmetic surgery industry by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh KBE, the Royal College of Surgeons has developed a cosmetic surgery certification scheme aimed at improving patient safety in this sector. The aim of this scheme is to recognise surgeons that have the necessary and relevant training, qualifications and […]

Breast Cancer Study in the BMJ

New study questions use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer treatment

Published this month in the British Medical Journal was an interesting paper on the application of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in the treatment of breast cancer. This type of chemotherapy refers to medicines that are used prior to surgery to reduce the size of the tumour. Lead author of the paper, Mr Jayant S Vaidya, professor of […]

Prince William joins the team at The Royal Marsden

Our president, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, recently visited us at The Royal Marsden to watch one of our surgical teams perform a robotic oesophagectomy using the Da Vinci robotic surgical system. This pioneering surgery is only available at The Royal Marsden and allows our surgeons to substantially reduce operating times for our patients. This […]