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2 Best Breast Surgeons in Saddar, Rawalpindi

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Dr. Zakia Akbar

General Surgeon, Breast Surgeon, Laparoscopic Surgeon

M.B.B.S., F.C.P.S. (Surgery),F.R.C.S

Under 15 Min Wait Time
24 Years Experience
100% (20) Satisfied Satisfied

Dr. Zakia Akbar PMC Verified

General Surgeon, Breast Surgeon, Laparoscopic Surgeon

M.B.B.S., F.C.P.S. (Surgery),F.R.C.S

Under 15 Min Wait Time
24 Years Experience
PMC Verified

Prof. Dr. Humera Zafar

Breast Surgeon, Laparoscopic Surgeon, General Surgeon

MBBS, FCPS (Surgery), MCPS (Surgery), MPHE, Fellowship Laproscopic Surgery

15 - 30 Min Wait Time
21 Years Experience
94% (257) Satisfied Satisfied

Prof. Dr. Humera Zafar PMC Verified

Breast Surgeon, Laparoscopic Surgeon, General Surgeon

MBBS, FCPS (Surgery), MCPS (Surgery), MPHE, Fellowship Laproscopic Surgery

15 - 30 Min Wait Time
21 Years Experience
Dr. HUmera and the staff were all kind, patient, and helpful!
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Who is a breast surgeon?

Doctors who focus on breast care and breast malignancy are known as breast surgeons. They evaluate and analyze issues and concerns relevant to breasts; performing surgery if and when needed.

They perform the following surgeries as well as all other procedures to treat breast conditions:

  • breast biopsy
  • lumpectomy (surgical removal of malignant or benign tumor)
  • mastectomy (breast removal)
  • breast reconstruction
  • breast cancer in both, males and females.

When should you see a breast surgeon?

You must seek consultation from a breast surgeon if any of the following signs worry you:

  • A lump or a mass in your breast or underarms (armpits): Lumps can be formed in the breast, under arms, or around the collarbone due to many medical conditions including breast cancer
  • If you find that any part of your breast is swollen or thickened, even without a lump formation
  • Irritation, inflammation, or redness on or around your breasts
  • Breast pain not related to the menstrual cycle
  • Change in shape, appearance, or texture of the breast, often referred to as skin dimpling where the skin wears off like an orange peel
  • Retracted nipple (a nipple that turns inwards as opposed to outward)
  • Nipple discharge (that can be anything besides milk, might also include blood, occurring without squeezing the breast

What are the most common breast problems in Pakistan?

According to "Fears and barriers: problems in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in Pakistan", Pakistan has the highest rate of breast cancer in Asia where 89% of breast cancer patients are diagnosed at a later stage and 59% at an advanced stage due to lack of awareness.

"Reporting and Awareness Campaigns Needed for Breast Cancer in Pakistani Women", suggests that one in nine women is at risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.

Most common pathological breast abnormality

Male*

Gynecomastia

58.66%

Female**

Fibro adenoma

33.3%

 

Most common breast malignancy

Male*

Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

82%

Female***

37%

*As per the Breast Diseases in Males - A Morphological Review of 150 Cases

**As per Frequency of Fibro adenoma in Patients Presenting with Breast Lump

***As per Breast Diseases: a histopathological analysis of 3279 Cases at a Tertiary Care Center in Pakistan

Factsheet by the International Agency for Research on Cancer – WHO suggests that out of all cancer cases (90,373) in females for the year 2020, the ratio of breast cancer stood at 28.7% (i.e. 25,928).

What kinds of breast surgeons are there?

You either consult a breast surgeon for medical reasons or cosmetic ones that is plastic surgery.

  1. Oncologist
    You consult an oncologist for the medical concerns enlisted below:
    • Lumpectomy: Breast cancer surgery where the cancerous tissues are surgically removed along the rim of normal tissues
    • Mastectomy: The breast is removed as a preventive measure
    • Removal of benign tumor or non-cancerous tissues and lumps
  2. Plastic Surgeon
    An oncologist might also obtain a fellowship in plastic surgery in order to gain plastic surgery experience
    • Breast Reduction: Reducing the size of the breasts
    • Breast Augmentation: Enhancing the size of the breasts
    • Breast Reconstruction: Surgical makeover of the breasts post breast cancer surgery

How to become a breast surgeon in Pakistan?

Given below are the requirements that must be completed in order to become a breast surgeon in Pakistan.
  • A four-year residency programme in General Surgery (Accredited by CPSP)
  • Followed by a two-year fellowship programme in Breast Surgery (Accredited by CPSP)

You can always expand your horizon by adding fellowship training in plastic surgery to your profile that would put level up your status to an Oncoplastic surgeon.

What are breast surgeons called in Pakistan?

  • Surgical oncologist
  • Cancer surgeon
  • Oncologist
  • Breast doctor
  • Breast cancer doctor
  • بریسٹ سرجن

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the best Breast Surgeon in Rawalpindi?

2 best Breast Surgeons in Rawalpindi are:

  • Prof. Dr. Humera Zafar
  • Dr. Zakia Akbar

Who are the most experienced Breast Surgeon in Rawalpindi?

5 most experienced Breast Surgeons in Rawalpindi are:

  • Brig. (R) Dr. Umar Fayyaz Ghani
  • Dr. Zakia Akbar
  • Prof. Dr. Humera Zafar
  • Dr. Iffat Noureen
  • Dr. Sehrish Siddique

How can I book an appointment with a Breast Surgeon in Rawalpindi?

Click here to book an appointment with a top Breast Surgeon in Rawalpindi. Or, you can also call at 0518151800 from 9AM to 11PM to book your appointment.

What is the fee range of the best Breast Surgeons in Rawalpindi?

The fee for the top Breast Surgeons in Rawalpindi ranges from Rs. 1,000 to 1,500. You can pay at reception when you visit the doctor.

Are there any additional charges to book an appointment with a Breast Surgeon in Rawalpindi through oladoc?

There are no additional charges when you book through oladoc.

What does a Breast Surgeon do?

Breast surgeons typically evaluate the medical history and physically examine the patient to assess potential risk factors. They advise, construe the test reports, and prescribe medication.

They also perform minimally invasive procedures like biopsies to figure out the cause and extent of the disease. Their expertise lies in performing breast surgeries and post-op care, where they work together with primary care physicians and other specialists.

Breast surgeons are experts at treating breast calcification (calcium deposits in breast tissues that form lump), breast cancer, fat necrosis (lump that is formed of fragmented fatty issues but doesn’t hurt), benign (non-cancerous) breast tumor, noncancerous cysts, and mammary duct ectasia (inflammation or blockage of the ducts behind the nipples), etc.

If you have any breast-related health concerns you should book an appointment with the best breast surgeons in Saddar, Rawalpindi using oladoc.

Which hospital is the best for Breast Surgeon in Rawalpindi?

Top 5 Surgery Hospitals in Rawalpindi are:

  • Reliance Hospital
  • Taj Surgery (Al-Ihsan Hospital)
  • Pak Medical and Diagnostic Center
  • Mega Medical Complex
  • Ayesha Hospital (Rawalpindi)

How do I choose a Breast Surgeon ?

Finding a good doctor is vital for proper diagnosis & treatment of your underlying concern. Before you make the decision of picking out a Breast Surgeon, consider the following:

  • Make sure they are experienced
  • Make sure your doctor has good reviews.
  • Make sure they offer the services you are looking for
  • Verify, if they are certified from PMDC or have any other professional memberships
  • Check if they are affiliated with a hospital you trust

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