Meet the Consultant

Mr. Dhafir Alazawi

Consultant General Breast Surgeon

Phone: 01 4103857
Fax: 01 4103415
Email: breastcare@stjames.ie

Speciality: Breast Surgeon

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Biography

Qualifications:

  • MB Ch. B. (Medicine) 1990
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland  (FRCSI) 1998
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) UniversityCollege Dublin 2006
  • Intercollegiate Speciality Board in General Surgery FRCSI Breast (2010) 

Research and Academia:

Areas of research interest include:

  • Breast cancer molecular biology.
  • Patients’ outcome and satisfaction following breast reconstruction.
  • The use of modern breast reconstruction techniques following breast surgery.

Surgical Training:

  • Surgical training through the National High Surgical Training Program in Ireland
  • Fellowship in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and The Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne Australia.2011

Areas of Practice:

Speciality:

  • Management and treatment of symptomatic breast disease particularly breast cancer including patients who are at a high family risk.
  • Particular interest in immediate and delayed breast reconstruction following breast cancer surgery through the use of different Reconstructive Breast Surgery techniques e.g. autologous    flaps and implant based reconstruction.
  • The inclusion of modern breast reconstructive techniques such as the use of acellular tissue matrix and reconstruction using free fat tissue transfer.
  • Breast reconstruction following risk-reducing (prophylactic) mastectomy for high-risk patients.
  • Breast Reduction Surgery.
  • Breast Augmentation.

General Surgery:

  • General Surgical procedures such as Laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
  • Laparoscopic and open hernia repair, Laparoscopic incisional hernia repair.
  • Gastro-intenstinal and bowel surgery.
  • Upper and lower Gastro-intestinal endoscopies.