|Area of Practice||Breast and Oncoplastic surgery|
Diagnosis of Breast diseases, treatment of Breast cancer, Breast conservation, Breast reconstruction
Miss Akolekar is a fully accredited Specialist Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon. She initially trained in Breast Surgery during her General Surgical training at the Edinburgh Breast Unit at Western General Hospital. She continued her training in Breast Surgery at South East London and Kent Hospitals. On completion of her higher specialist surgical training, she was selected for a National Oncoplastic Fellowship at Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guilford and Queen Victoria Hospital at East Grinstead where she honed her skills working with the Plastic surgical colleagues. Miss Akolekar also visited the Specialist Breast Unit in Paris to further improve her Oncoplastic surgical skills.
Miss Akolekar has a keen interest in clinical academics and education. She underwent a dedicated period of full-time research at the University of Edinburgh which led to the award of a research MD. She has presented her work in national and international meetings and published her work in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Miss Akolekar is currently the Specialty Tutor for General Surgery supporting doctors in surgical training.
Miss Akolekar is passionate about driving change and improving clinical services to meet patient satisfaction and needs. She is actively involved in service development to ensure that women with Breast cancer get the right treatment at the right time.
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