info@drerickfuentes.com.au
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Dr Erick Fuentes, FRACS, MBBS, BSc (Hons)

BREAST ONCOPLASTIC AND GENERAL SURGERY

Hello, I’m Erick

I was born in Chile and I spent some of my childhood in Japan before moving to Australia when I was 13. I am married to Jo, and we have girl and boy twins who have just started school.

I became a breast surgeon because, at the time I was in medical school, care for women with breast cancer had really started to advance.   Back then, surgery was about only getting rid of disease, and it was unnecessarily invasive and mutilating.  There was little compassion for the physical and emotional scars that women would have to live with for the rest of their lives.

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So I invested in learning what was then a new way of performing breast surgery, a surgical oncology approach called oncoplastic surgery. The surgical techniques derived from cosmetic breast surgery are now widely used in breast cancer surgery. The objective is to remove the tumour whilst preserving the appearance of the breast.  This isn’t always possible, and some women need to have a mastectomy, but performed correctly – as an oncoplastic surgeon I can pave the way for aesthetically pleasing reconstructive surgery.

The treatment for breast cancer can be arduous. Apart from the physical trauma of breast surgery and the side effects of treatment, it is emotionally very tough on many levels.  But with the right support, and the right surgical breast oncologist, you will get through it.

My team and I will do everything we can to support you and make treatment more tolerable.

I wish you all the best with your treatment.

Kind regards.

Erick

SYDNEY LOCATIONS TO MEET ERICK

You can meet with Erick at one of his Sydney consulting rooms. Click here for Erick’s Breast Oncoplastic Cancer and General Surgery Sydney Practice locations.

PROFILE – DR ERICK FUENTES

Dr Erick Fuentes is a specialist oncoplastic breast surgeon in Sydney. That means that he specialises in surgery for breast cancer – known as a surgical oncologist. He uses techniques learned from plastic surgery to preserve the appearance of the breast, wherever possible. If a mastectomy is unavoidable, Erick’s approach will ensure the best aesthetic outcome possible, should his patient elect for reconstructive breast surgery.

Erick completed FRACS training in General Surgery through the John Hunter Hospital in 2011. In 2012 he completed training in Breast Oncologic Surgery at the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute. Further training in Acute, General and Trauma Surgery was pursued at Liverpool Hospital in 2013.

Erick is highly experienced in the most recent therapeutic and diagnostic techniques for breast disease. In particular oncoplastic breast surgery that aims to remove breast cancer while preserving or reconstructing the breast. Oncoplastic breast surgery uses techniques learned from plastic surgery to restore and reconstruct the breast’s natural shape.

Erick’s additional skills include; diagnostic breast ultrasound and implant based single and two-stage breast reconstruction.

Dr Fuentes’ success as a breast surgeon comes as a result of thorough, detailed planning – working  with a multidisciplinary team comprising radiologists, pathologist, radiation oncologist, medical oncologists and plastic surgeons. Leveraging the collective expertise to bring about the effective treatment of the cancer. To contact one of the best breast cancer surgeons Sydney please click here.

Special interests of Erick’s include:
  • Breast cancer
  • Oncoplastic breast surgery
  • Reduction mammoplasty (with breast surgery)
  • Breast symmetrisation (following breast cancer surgery)
  • Implant-based reconstruction
  • Patients with genetic breast disease
  • Breast lumps and fibrocystic disease
  • Mammographic and ultrasound abnormalities
  • Nipple discharge
  • Breast infections and other disorders
General surgery specialisations include:
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Acute surgery
  • Gall bladder disease
  • Hernias
  • Skin lesions
Hospital Affiliations:
  • Strathfield Private Hospital
  • Concord Repatriation and General Hospital
Consulting Rooms
  • Rooms: Level 1, 256 Norton St
    Leichhardt NSW 2040

Languages: English, Spanish

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Leichhardt

Level 1, 256 Norton St
Leichhardt NSW 2040
Australia

Strathfield Private Hospital

3 Everton Rd,
Strathfield NSW 2135
Australia

Concord

General Surgery Outpatient Clinic, 1W, Level 1, Concord Hospital, Hospital Rd
Concord NSW 2139