Thursday, 20 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

The British Surgical Clinic would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and healthy New Year!

Monday, 3 December 2012

Bank holidays in Spain

As many of you may know, the 6th & 8th December are national bank holidays in Spain, so our Spanish clinic will be closed on Thursday 6th December. 

For any appointments, please contact the Gibraltar clinic on 00350 200 49999 which will remain open all week. 

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Additional contact information for the clinic!

The British Surgical Clinic have gone all modern! You can now book appointments and make enquiries via Whatsapp or BBM. 

Add us - 2A5D9980 or whatsapp our mobile number - 627 847 658.

Make appointments more discreetly using your smart phone!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Why do I support the Positively Pink Charity ?

By Dr David Deardon, The British Surgical Clinic and Medical Lead for the Positively Pink Screening Programme

As a UK born surgeon who trained in the 1980’s when dedicated breast cancer services were being established in hospitals throughout the UK I have been involved in managing breast disease for many years. The need for screening was acutely emphasized for me when 3 members of my family were affected by the disease. After leaving my post as a consultant surgeon in the NHS and joining the Gibraltar Health Authority in 2005 as their only fully accredited surgeon, one of the first things I did was establish a one stop breast clinic. This clinic identified over 30 new cancers in the first year of existence (twice the number expected from historical data) and was instrumental in diagnosing cancers earlier. Consequently there was a need for less destructive surgery and long term outcomes improved. I
was the surgical lead on the GHA steering committee which has now successfully seen the Gibraltar Health Authority introduce its own breast screening service.

Breast Cancer Facts

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. The lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is one in nine and in the UK, 41,000 new cases are diagnosed each year (1% of cases occurring in men). The risk of breast cancer is increased in some patients if there is a family history (particularly on the maternal side). The risk of breast cancer increases with age and 80% of breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50. Current data indicate that survival rates from breast cancer are improving. The key factors for this improvement are increased breast awareness and early detection and presentation of breast cancer.

Positively Pink

I was very pleased last year to be invited to support the Positively Pink Campaign and help the charity develop a safe evidence based breast screening service for non entitled or interested British women on the Costa del Sol. Again this year, the programme offers free state of the art breast imaging (Ultrasound and / or Mammography) supported by a clinical examination with a suitably trained doctor or nurse. Self examination training is also available during your screening consultation. At Positively Pink, we believe that prevention and early detection is your best line of defense.

Positively Pink is very fortunate to have Dr David Deardon overseeing the Free breast screening programme in conjunction with Clinica Medicare in La Cala. Dr David Deardon is also now available at the clinic, for consultation and his expertise cover’s a wide remit. Tel 952 835 778. For more information on Positively Pink look at the website or call Clinica Medicare to make an appointment for your FREE breast Screening.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Positively Pink Charity Karting Challenge - 27th May

As one of the sponsors of this wonderful charity, we fielded a team for the Karting Challenge held at Funny Beach, Marbella. It was a great day, very well run and loads of people turned up to cheer us all on! We are pleased to say that our team was represented in the Grand Final as well. Well done to Jane for getting there. Everyone was feeling very competitive in all the races!

We will keep you updated on how much was raised for the charity and keep an eye out ladies, the appointment days for Breast screening will be starting soon. 
The British Surgical Team (David, Jane and Juan) with the Fab 3 from Cambridge 800 (Sarah, Vicky and Jon)

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

The Costa Ladies Club in Mijas Village

Our PA, Jane Naughton, was invited to the May luncheon with the Costa Ladies Club, following which, the Mijas Semenal did a write up about the day in their 11th May edition.