Mr Chris Hoo

Consultant Plastic & Breast Surgeon

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I am a Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon working at the Belfast City Hospital in the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. I have completed my training in Plastic Surgery before embarking on further training in breast surgery, which is my sub-speciality interest

I am a Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon working at the Belfast City Hospital in the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. I have completed my training in Plastic Surgery before embarking on further training in breast surgery, which is my sub-speciality interest.

My private practice rooms are with Kingsbridge Private Hospital.

My training in Plastic Surgery was undertaken in Northern Ireland with fellowships in Newcastle and Liverpool.

My special interest is primarily in Breast reconstruction following breast cancer or conditions people are born with (e.g. congenital conditions resulting in uneven sized/shaped breasts). Other areas I provide for include breast and body aesthetic surgery, treatment of skin lumps/cancers and non-surgical interventions.

Personal profile

Outside of medicine, I have a keen interest in teaching and medico-politics. I am active in pre-medical, undergraduate medicine and post-graduate / specialist training. I sit on various committees including those in the British Medical Association, standing up for and improving doctors’ working conditions.

Qualifications

MB ChB Queens University Belfast 2000

MD in Medicine Queens University of Belfast 2008

Additional Training

Fellow in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle 2017

Fellow in Plastic Surgery

Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool 2018

Committee member of the Northern Ireland Council British Medical Association

2018-current

Professional bodies

Fellowship Of RCPSG (Plast) Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

2016

Chair of Northern Ireland Junior Doctors Committee British Medical Association

2016-2018

PLASTA (Plastic Surgery Trainee Association) representative to Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT)

2013-2016

Publications

Radical excision of vulval disease and multidisciplinary tissue flap reconstruction: the belfast experience.

Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2012 Feb;22(2):323-7. (PMID: 22080881)

Changes in surgical training: more than just European Working Time Regulations and Modernising Medical Careers

Ann R Coll Surg Engl (Suppl) 2013; 95: 74-75

The Role of Screening Audiometry in the Management of Otitis Media with Effusion in Children with Cleft Palate in Northern Ireland

P. Eastwood, K.H. Hoo, C. Hill. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal 2014 Jul; 51(4):400-5(PMID : 24588580)

Survey of Assessment and Management of VPI among Cleft Surgeons in the British Isles; Journal of Plastics, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

N. Hodgins, K.H. Hoo, P. McGee, C. Hill. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2015 Apr;68(4):485-91 (PMID: 25563974)

Credentialing in surgical specialities : Recommendations by the Association of Surgeons in Training; International Journal of Surgery

PJ McElnay, C McGoldrick, AJ Beamish, C Hoo, VJ Gokani, RL Harries. Int J. Surg. 2016 Nov; 36 Suppl 1:S10- S13 (PMID: 27664557)

Variation in the provision and practice of implant-based breast reconstruction in the UK : Results from the iBRA national practice questionnaire

iBra Steering Group, the Breast reconstruction Research Collaborative. The Breast 2017 Aug (PMID : 28768227)

Treatments and areas of interest

  • Breast Enlargement with implants or fat (Augmentation)
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Uplift (Mastopexy)
  • Aesthetic Breast Surgery
  • ‘Tummy tuck’(Abdominoplasty)
  • Lipomodelling (includes liposuction and fat grafting/transfer)
  • Prominent Ear Surgery (Pinnaplasty)
  • Eyelid surgery (Blephroplasty)
  • Reconstructive Breast Surgery – Correction of Breast Asymmetry
  • Breast reconstruction with implants, adjustments to existing reconstruction, nipple reconstruction, correction of gynaecomastia (male breast enlargement)
  • Skin lesions – removal of lesions or moles, reconstruction with local tissue or skin grafts
  • Non-surgical Aesthetic – Anti-wrinkle injections, Filler injections

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