Mr Anil Kumar Poddar

Consultant Breast & General Surgeon


Personal profile

Mr Poddar qualified in 1986 from India and has had wide experience in general sugery in India. He has done a dissertation for award of MS(surgery) in India. After gaining experience in India , he has been in UK for last 15 years. Mr Poddar has worked in different parts of country gaining experience in breast and general surgery. He passed specialist examination with Breast surgery as a subspeciality.

For the last ten years he has developed an interest in the treatment of Breast Cancer and oncoplastic breast surgery. Mr Poddar has presented audits on different aspects of breast surgery, thereby improving patient care pathway for breast surgery. He was appointed consultant breast and genearl surgeon at Whipps Cross University Hospital in London. He worked there for 18 months and set up breast reconstructive surgery in the hospital.

Due to family reasons he has moved to Kent and been appointed Consultant Breast and general surgeon at East Kent hospitals University Foundation Trust. He has clincal commitments at both Kent & Canterbury at canterbury and QEQM hospital at Margate.

Professional Membership

  • Association of Breast Surgery

  • BASO

  • BMA

Clinical Interests

  • His main clinical interest is Breast diseases, both cancer and non cancer surgery

  • He is also interested in providing reconstruction surgery to breast cancer patients

  • His other interests are laparoscopic cholecystectomy, open hernia repair (all type) and surgery for superficial skin conditions

  • LD flap reconstruction

  • Implant reconstruction

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