Dr Nita Bartlett
I would like to introduce myself to you. I am a Breast Specialist Surgeon at NQMIS, offering Comprehensive Surgical care to all Breast cancer patients.
The surgical services that I provide at the Mater hospital include Oncoplastic Breast Surgery (OPBS) procedures for all breast cancer patients requiring either Breast Conserving Surgery or Mastectomy.
Oncoplastic procedures have dramatically reduced mastectomy rates. For the minority who do require mastectomy,I offer immediate Implant based reconstruction. Delayed reconstruction is an option for patients who wish to consider it.
I was appointed by Townsville University Hospital as a Staff Specialist Surgeon at the start of 2019 and I am North Queensland’s first and only fully accredited Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon. Over the past two years, I have led and established the Oncoplastic Breast Surgery services at the public hospital.
I chair the weekly Breast MDT meeting working in collaboration with pathologists, medical/radiation oncologists, BSQ and QXR.
My background: I graduated in India and completed General Surgery training in the United Kingdom and in New Zealand. I subsequently undertook accredited Post FRACS Subspecialty training in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery in Australia.
As you would be aware, the surgical management of breast cancer has evolved rapidly over the past decade. OPBS aims to restore the shape, size and symmetry of the breast whilst achieving an optimal oncological outcome and ensuring the best quality of life for our breast cancer survivors.
I am passionate about providing the best possible contemporary care for breast cancer patients and aim to provide patient centred care at all times.
I invite you to contact me directly via my mobile phone (+61 4 5000 5473).
I welcome any questions you may have and look forward to getting to know you and your patients whilst setting up the OPBS service at the Mater Hospital.