Mr Mark W Kissin

Consultant Breast & Melanoma Surgeon

MA MB MChir FRCS

Year qualified:

1975

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Personal profile

Having been a Consultant in Guildford for 18 years, Mr Kissin has maintained the profile of the Breast Unit to be at the highest possible standard both nationally and internationally. With continuing research, publications and lecture tours, particularly into sentinal node biopsy, Guildford has become the home of the sentinal node.

Mr Kissin has treated more than 5000 new breast cancer patients, 750 latissimus dorsi flaps, 1500 sentinal node biopsies, and leads a multidisciplinary team of national repute.  He was educated in Cambridge and the Middlesex Hospital, and trained in Bristol, Royal Marsden, Northwick Park and Melbourne.

Mr Kissin is the quality assurance surgeon for breast disease for South East England and is therefore passionate about standards and excellence of care.

Professional Membership



  • Association of Breast Surgeons

  • British Association of Surgical Oncology

  • British Breast Group

  • Melanoma Study Group

  • National Evaluation Committee for Breast Screening

  • National Committee of Associated Breast Surgeons

Clinical Interests



  • Diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, including destructive and reconstructive surgery

  • Sentinal node biopsy for breast cancer and melanoma with per operative assessment using molecular biology

  • Expert in latissimus dorsi breast reconstruction

  • Breast reduction and augmentation

  • All other onco-plastic procedures, nipple tattooing service

  • Management of breast pain

  • Family history of breast cancer assessment

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