Surgery – Breast
There are a variety of medical and cosmetic reasons why breast surgery is appropriate. There’s a great deal of information on the Association of Breast Surgery website.
GPs can access direct booking for the service via e-RS (RSS). There’s more information, here.
Patients may have concerns about their family’s risk of breast cancer. To determine whether the patient needs to see a specialist, further information is needed to assess the risk. The questionnaire is available, here.
NHS Scarborough & Ryedale and Vale of York CCG’s do not routinely commission the removal of breast implants. Where there is a clinical indication for removal of breast implants this will only be commissioned under specific circumstances. More information can be found on the NHS website. Referral information for GPs is here.
NHS Scarborough & Ryedale and Vale of York CCG’s do not routinely commission the replacement of breast implants. Where revision surgery is being carried out for implant failure, the CCG will support the removal of failed implants in certain circumstances. More information can be found on the NHS website. Referral information for GPs is here.
Mastalgia is breast pain. There are two main types of mastalgia:
- Cyclical breast pain. The pain is linked to menstrual periods
- Noncyclic breast pain. The pain may come from the breast. Or it may come from somewhere else, such as nearby muscles or joints, and may be felt in the breast.
The pain can range from minor discomfort to severely disabling pain in some cases. Many women with breast pain are afraid they may have breast cancer. But breast pain is rarely linked to breast cancer. Referral information for GPs is here.
Nipple inversion is usually slit-like, and can be averted. It often results from duct ectasia or fibrosis, and is benign. Nipple retraction is often when the areola is distorted more than nipple. Referral information for GPs is here.