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Our Surgeon, Miles Berry has something to say about the Patterson Inquiry

News of a surgeon under GMC suspension for his unusual management of breast
cancer patients is unfortunate in a patient group already under the stress and
strain of an unpleasant diagnosis.

Whatever the facts of this specific case, it is important for women to be aware
of the issues. Over the last decade, breast-sparing techniques have not only
appeared, but when performed correctly, have similar safety to mastectomy.
This oncological treatment has the further benefit of improved cosmetic
outcomes.

MG Berry, co-author of:

• Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery for Breast Surgery: the Institut Curie

Experience. Eds. A Fitoussi, MG Berry, B Couturaud, RJ Salmon. Springer-Verlag

Berlin Heidelberg July 2009

• Oncoplastic Breast Surgery for cancer: analysis of 540 consecutive cases. AD

Fitoussi, MG Berry, F Famà, M-C Falcou, A Curnier, B Couturaud, F Reyal, RJ

Salmon. Plast Reconstr Surg 2010; 125: 454-62

• Oncoplastic Breast Surgery: a review and systematic approach. MG Berry, AD

Fitoussi, A Curnier, B Couturaud, RJ Salmon. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2010;

63: 1233-43