Miss Monika Kaushik MBChB MD FRCS
Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon

Monika Kaushik Breast Care Leicester Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon
I studied pre-clinical medicine in Mumbai, India and moved to the UK in 2000. I did my basic surgical training at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton. I completed my MD at University Hospitals of Leicester in 2010. My higher surgical training rotation included posts in the East Midlands. I then did an Oncoplastic Fellowship at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, following which I was appointed as a Consultant in Breast and Oncoplastic Surgery in Leicester in 2013.
 
I am currently Research Lead for the department and responsible for the educational development of the junior doctors and am the Deputy Educational Lead for the clinical management group (CMG).
 
My main interests outside my clinical practice are research and education. I am currently leading on various research portfolio studies as well as supporting the introduction of proven new innovations in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
 
Outside work, I enjoy spending time with my family and playing badminton.


Procedures and scope of practice:
 
As a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon in Leicester, I specialise purely in breast surgery. My practice includes surgery for both breast cancer and benign conditions as well as cosmetic breast surgery. My patients therefore have access to the full range of operations and procedures such as:
 
Mastectomy
Breast conserving surgery ( Wide local excision, lumpectomy , therapeutic mammoplasty )
Sentinel lymph node biopsy
Axillary node clearance
 
I also offer up-to-date oncoplastic techniques including:
 
Oncoplastic reshaping
Therapeutic and reduction mammoplasty
Implant-based reconstruction
Contralateral symmetrisation including implant augmentation
Lipofilling (lipomodelling or fat transfer)

Cosmetic procedures:
Breast augmentation (enlargement using implants)
Breast reduction
Breast lift (mastopexy)

I work closely with other specialists to ensure that all of my patients have access to the full range of modern diagnostic, surgical and oncological techniques and treatments.


Testimonials from Miss Kaushik's patients:

"I had a breast lump identified and removed in 2014 by Miss Kaushik; ...she did a great job and I have only a very small scar that can hardly be seen.​"

"I have wanted an augmentation for over a decade.  The common worries about the confidentiality and the sensitivity towards my religious and personal values were always questionable towards the concept of having this operation.  After some research and determination of having a consultation I was surprised and overwhelmed to meet a female surgeon who understands and was empathetic towards my opinions, worries and instability.  Ms Kaushik comforted me and gave me all my options and explained in simple terms for me to absorb all that was required.  On the day of surgery, she personally met me and was positive and very understanding to my requirements which is exactly what we women in such a nervous situation requires.  After the operation she met me again and was there with me at all times when needed.  I even got a call from Ms Kaushik very late one night when I had concerns and the hospital didn't have the answers.  I couldn't ask for a friendly and supportive professional.  She was available at all times and provided the best service and care after the surgery took place.  She went out of her way to help and care for me with genuine sensitivity and respect.  Any female out there that desires this surgery, without being judged, criticized or out casted in anyway then I highly recommend that you visit Ms Kaushik for a consultation.
"My Expectations have been exceeded and it is all thanks to Ms Kaushik."   
Patient X, Age 33, Leicestershire, 
Originally 32A, Post Surgery 32DD, Anatomical

"I was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time in 2014 and following the diagnosis was introduced to Monika Kaushik for further analysis and subsequent surgery. Her advice and manner were exemplary.  As you can imagine I was extremely worried by the diagnosis but Monika did her utmost to make me feel there was nothing to worry about and settle my nerves. Nothing was ever too much trouble and she had the patience and all the time I wanted to explain the treatment and reassure me, as many times as I wanted! The surgery was carried out in the late spring of 2014 by Monika and once more the follow up has been exemplary, all done with understanding, patience and utmost respect for me and my feelings. Two years on I still see Monika for regular follow up and she still has time to explain what is happening to my body and answer all my questions.  I cannot fault her work but more particularly I am grateful for her patience, knowledge and understanding. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone."

"I would without doubt highly recommend anyone who has the shock of finding a lump in their breast to go down "The Spire Breast Clinic route".
I telephoned for an appointment at the clinic and an appointment was arranged for the very next day.  From the moment I met Miss Kaushik I had confidence in her. From her talking me through the different procedures I would be experiencing that morning, (ultrasound, mammogram & needle biopsy), I was amazed at how quickly everything was carried out, and then her warm and caring approach as she told me the devastating news that I had breast cancer and that she would help me manage it.
There was no waiting for days for results I was back again 3/4 days later for the results of my biopsy and a plan of action was put in place. There followed many more appointments with Miss Kaushik whereby she carried out and guided me through a mastectomy and subsequent reconstructive and reduction surgery. She always had my best interests at heart and always went that extra mile to make sure I had the best possible care and attention. I was able to contact her at any time if I had concerns.
The facilities at the Spire Breast Clinic were faultless, through my consultations, scans, surgery and excellent support staff.
Miss Kaushik was "amazing" and for anyone who finds themselves in my position please contact her, you will not be disappointed!"