Dr Christina Choy

Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon

MBBS, FRACS, FRCSEd, FCSHK

Miss Christina Choy is an experienced oncoplastic breast surgeon based in London, with specialist expertise in one-stop rapid assessment for various breast symptoms and lumps, family history risk assessment and genetic testing, breast screening and counselling, state of the arts management for both benign breast disease and breast cancer. She works at HCA hospitals in London with a group of dedicated multidisciplinary team members to provide holistic personal care with updated and cutting-edge management approaches for breast management. She is a trustee for Breast Cancer Hope Charity which promotes breast cancer research for the improvement of breast cancer awareness and disease treatment.

Miss Christina Choy qualified from the Medical School of the University of Sydney in 1986 and undertook her postgraduate training in surgery and has worked in various major centres in Australia, Hong Kong and the UK, including The Royal Marsden Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospital. She worked as a consultant breast surgeon in the NHS previously and was Lead for the Breast Service at the Homerton University Hospital. She has worked in the private sector since 2003. From January 2017 she has worked exclusively for HCA private hospitals including the London Breast Institute at the Princess Grace Hospital, the Harley Street Clinic, the Portland Hospital for women and the new HCA specialist unit at the Chiswick Outpatient and Diagnostic Centre.

Miss Choy is actively involved in research and has worked in conjunction with the pathology department at St Bartholomew’s Hospital on a study of the gene arrays and demographic data of young women, particularly Afro-Caribbean women and other ethnic groups, presenting with breast cancer. Other projects that she is involved in include research into barriers to women accessing early diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer in various ethnic groups (in conjunction with King’s College Hospital, recently presented in Parliament for Black Afro-Caribbean and Ethnic Minority Group, BAEM), the development of a 23 hours model for early discharge after breast cancer surgery and an audit to determine if sentinel node of highest isotope count can be the predictor of nodal status in breast cancer.

Areas of Interest

  • Benign breast lumps
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast reconstruction
  • New non-wire localisation procedure
  • Oncoplastic procedures including fat transfer
  • Breast cancer
  • Mastitis
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Breast Screening and Assessment
  • Other benign breast conditions – breast pain, nipple discharge, breast lump, benign breast lumps, 
  • Family history and other breast cancer risk assessment
  • Male breast lump and breast pain
  • Gene testing
  • One-stop breast clinic

Education

  • MBBS at University of Sydney (1986)
  • FCSHK at College of Surgeons, Hong Kong (1993)
  • FRCS(Ed) at Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (1993)
  • FRACS at Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (1998)

Professional Memberships

  • Member of Association of Breast Surgeons in UK
  • Member of Breast Surgeons International
  • Member of Breast Section at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Dr Christina Choy works at the following clinics

Canary Wharf

0207 132 1440

Orpington

01689 490 111

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Public positions

  • Trustee for the Breast Cancer Hope charity

Publications

  • Miss Choy has published peer-reviewed papers in leading medical journals in the field of skin sparing mastectomy and reconstruction, ductal carcinoma in situ and lipofilling.
  • Nipple-sparing mastectomy using a hemi-periareolar incision with or without minimal medial-lateral extensions; clinical outcome and patient satisfaction: a single centre prospective observational study.  El Hage Chehade H, Headon H, Wazir U, Carmaichael AR, Choy C, Kasem A, Mokbel K, Am J Surg. 2016.
  • Clinical outcome and patient satisfaction with the use of bovine-derived acellular dermal matrix (SurgiMend™) in implant based immediate reconstruction following skin sparing mastectomy: A prospective observational study in a single centre. Headon H, Kasem A, Manson A, Choy C, Carmichael AR, Mokbel K, Surg Oncol. 2016.
  • Current treatment of DCIS. Choy C , Mokbel K , WJCO. 2015.
  • Towards optimal treatment of DCIS. Choy C, Mokbel K, WJCO. 2014.
  • Evaluation of outcome after immediate breast reconstruction: prospective comparison of four methods. Gui G, Kodayaprath G, Tan SM, Faliakou El, Choy C et al. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005.
  • Immediate breast reconstruction using biodimensional anatomical permanent expander implants: a prospective analysis of outcome and patient satisfaction. Maxwell GP, Gui G, Tan SM, Faliakou E, Choy C, A’Hern R and Ward A, Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003.
  • Predictors of positive margins after local excision of ductal carcinoma in situ. Mokbel K, Choy C et al . Am J Surg. 2001.
  • Adjuvant radiotherapy for DCIS. Mokbel K, Choy C, Carpenter R, Lancet. 2000.

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