West Herts Breast Care Unit

Patient Information

Issued: January 2012

Re: PIP (Poly Implant Prothese) implants

The Trust is pleased to be able to confirm that West Hertfordshire Breast Care Unit used PIP implants only in very small number of breast operations at Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans City Hospitals. All of the women affected have already been contacted personally by the Trust.

For women who had their operation done by a plastic surgeon, or surgery at Mount Vernon Hospital please contact the Royal Free Hospital helpline (0207 794 0500, ext 35511 or Direct Line: 0207 472 6689) for further information.

If you have any further concerns, or if you are not sure whether your operation was done by a breast unit surgeon or a plastic surgeon, please contact your breast care nurse.

Further advice regarding PiP implants can found on the Department of Health's website

West Hertfordshire Breast Unit

Simon Thomson, Lead Clinician and Consultant Breast Surgeon
Lee Min Lai, Consultant Breast Surgeon
S Raymond, Consultant Breast Surgeon

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