Training and experience
Miss Christina Choy qualified from the Medical School of the University of Sydney in 1986 and undertook her postgraduate training in surgery in Hong Kong, Australia and in the UK at St Barts Hospital and at The Royal Marsden Hospital. She has worked in private sector since 2003. From January 2017 she works exclusively for HCA private hospitals including the London Breast Institute at the Princess grace Hospital, the Harley Street Clinic, the Portland Hospital for women and the new HCA specialist unit at the Chiswick Outpatient and Diagnostic Centre.
In conjunction with the pathology dept. at St Barts Hospital Miss Choy conducted a breast cancer research study of the gene arrays and demographic data of young women, with a particularly focus on Afro-Caribbean women and other ethnic groups.
Miss Choy’s has conducted other research projects into; barriers to women accessing early diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer in various ethnic groups in conjunction with King College London. The research was presented in Parliament for Black Afro-Caribbean and Ethnic Minority Group (BAEM).
Miss Choy has published peer-reviewed papers in leading medical journals in the field of skin sparing mastectomy and reconstruction, ductal carcinoma in situ and lipofilling, including:
• Nipple-sparing mastectomy using a hemi-periareolar incision with or without minimal medial-lateral extensions. (2016)
• Clinical outcome and patient satisfaction: a single centre prospective observational study. (2016) Published with: Carmaichael AR, , Kasem A, Mokbel K, Am J Surg, El Hage Chehade H, Headon H, Wazir U.
• Clinical outcome and patient satisfaction with the use of bovine-derived acellular dermal matrix (SurgiMend™) in implant based immediate reconstruction following skin sparing mastectomy: A prospective observational study in a single centre. (2016) Published with: Carmichael AR, Mokbel K
• Headon H, Kasem A, Manson A, Surg Oncol.
• Current treatment of DCIS. (2015) Published with: Mokbel K.
• Towards optimal treatment of DCIS. Choy C, Mokbel K, WJCO. 2014.
• Evaluation of outcome after immediate breast reconstruction: prospective comparison of four methods. (Plast Reconstr Surg - 2005) Published with: Gui G, Kodayaprath G, Tan SM, Faliakou El
• Immediate breast reconstruction using biodimensional anatomical permanent expander implants: a prospective analysis of outcome and patient satisfaction. (Plast Reconstr Surg - 2003_Published with:
• Maxwell GP, Gui G, Tan SM, Faliakou E, A’Hern R and Ward A
• Predictors of positive margins after local excision of ductal carcinoma in situ. (Am J Surg. 2001)
• Published with: Mokbel K.
• Adjuvant radiotherapy for DCIS. (Lancet - 2000) Published with: Mokbel K, Carpenter R
• Shirley Potter et al. Short term safety outcomes of mastectomy and immediate implant -based breast reconstruction with and without mesh (iBRA) : a multicenter prospective cohort study. The Lancet Oncology Feb 2019. 20(2). DOI:10.1016/S1470-2045(18)30781-2
• One stop rapid breast assessment including:
• 3D mammogram
• Ultrasound scan
• MRI breast scan
• Breast screening
• Risk assessment and counselling
• Genetic testing
• Breast lumps
• Nipple discharge
• Nipple areolar rash and itchiness
• Breast pain and discomfort
• Male breast lumps and swelling
• Axilla lumps and swelling
• Breast Cancer treatment
• Risk reduction surgeries
• Lymphedema management
• Reconstruction with implants
• Fat transfer (liporemodelling)
• Breast reduction
• Breast augmentation
• Cosmetic breast surgery