Miss Deepika Akolekar
Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon
Miss Deepika Akolekar is a highly qualified and experienced Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon. She works as a Consultant Surgeon for Genesis Care, for the NHS at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust and as the Consultant Breast Surgeon at The Amara Clinic.
Deepika undertook her higher surgical training with the South-East Scotland rotation. She trained at the Edinburgh Breast Unit at Western General Hospital and subsequently 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 the National Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Fellowship at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guilford and Queen Victoria Hospital at East Grinstead.
Deepika specialises in management of benign breast diseases and breast cancer. She works with an excellent multidisciplinary team to run clinics for the rapid assessment, diagnosis and management of breast lumps, breast pain, nipple discharge, family history concerns and breast cancer.
Deepika is fully trained in advanced breast conservation and breast reconstruction. As a female breast surgeon, she is passionate about conserving the breast where possible using plastic surgical techniques to ensure that women undergoing breast surgery have good clinical and cosmetic outcomes.
Deepika has 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. She has organised and conducted many events in association with patient participation groups offering advice regarding breast self-examination, lifestyle modifications and family history.