The East Midlands / Breast Surgery
Without Mr Pilgrim I wouldn't be here today, he saved my life.
Mr Pilgrim is not just my doctor but he is one of my good friends, anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer then please go and see Mr Pilgrim because he can help you like he did me. He's a really good surgeon.
I studied pre-clinical medicine at Cambridge University, graduating with a BA in Neuroscience in 1998. I then moved to the Royal Free Hospital, now part of University College London, for clinical medicine, obtaining my MBBS in 2001.
I developed an interest in breast cancer during my junior surgical jobs at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital and the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital. To further my interest in breast cancer, I worked in Professor Dylan Edwards’ lab at the University of East Anglia, being awarded my MD in July 2008.
I continued with my higher surgical training in the East of England, where I was able to contribute to a variety of clinical research projects, and was the founding chairman of the East of England Surgical Research Group. Breast cancer remains my main interest, most recently publishing on the impact of next generation DNA sequencing for BRCA1 mutation carriers.
Having obtained my Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2012, I joined Breast Care at the Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester, as a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon in 2014, where I am continuing my clinical research interests alongside developing my clinical work as an oncoplastic breast surgeon.
Outside work, I enjoy cycling and motorcycling whenever I can.
Procedures & Sub-specialties
As a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon in Leicester, I specialise purely in breast surgery. My practice includes surgery for both breast cancer, benign conditions and cosmetic breast surgery. My patients therefore have access to the full range of operations and procedures such as:
I also offer up-to-date oncoplastic techniques including:
Contralateral symmetrisation including implant augmentation
Lipofilling (lipomodelling or fat transfer)
Breast augmentation (enlargement using implants)
Breast lift (mastopexy)
Clinic locations and times
Spire Leicester Hospital
Nuffield Leicester Hospital
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