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Area of Practice Breast and Oncoplastic Surgery
Specialist Interests

Diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, including breast reconstructive surgery; sentinel node biopsy for breast cancer; expert in offering various types of breast reconstruction tailored to patient’s individual need  e.g. simple implant based reconstruction, latissimus dorsi breast reconstruction and autologous extended LD flap reconstruction without implant; breast reduction and enlargement; nipple reconstruction; management of breast pain and benign lumps; risk management strategies for patients at increased risk from genetic or familial factors; breast lipomodelling – fat grafting

Professional Profile

Mr Devalia leads the Kent Breast Cancer network (TSSG Chair)  and previously led the multidisciplinary team at the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospital.

Mr Devalia is a fully-accredited breast and oncoplastic surgeon and is on the GMC’s  Specialist Register. He has published as first or senior author in journals on clinical management of breast cancer and techniques.

Mr Devalia was certified as “Best student at National level in General Surgery” (August 1997) and was awarded a Gold Medal in the final examination for the Diploma of National Board, India.

He commenced his higher surgical training in Oxford Deanery and continued as a specialist registrar in Southwest Thames surgical rotation in the London Deanery. He trained at various hospitals including St. Georges Hospital (London), Ashford & St. Peter’s Hospital (Chertsey), the Royal Surrey County Hospital (Guildford) and worked as a senior registrar in the oncoplastic breast unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital (Sutton).

After the completion of his training, he was appointed as a locum Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic surgeon at the Royal Surrey County Hospital and the Royal Marsden Hospital before his substantive appointment at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust as a Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon.

He also takes special interest in training higher surgical trainees in teaching various oncoplastic procedures for breast conservation and avoid mastectomy in selected patients with breast cancer.