Breast cancer is the commonest cause of cancer deaths among women. Dr Radhika Lakshmanan specialises in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery and Breast Cancer Management.
7/10/2014 12:35:45 PM
|written By : Nithya Subramanian|
She is simple and down-to-earth. When you meet her, she will instantly put you at ease and you will soon realise that Dr Radhika Lakshmanan has a safe pair of hands. Approachability is perhaps her most significant quality especially for someone specialising in Breast Cancer Surgery and Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. For this is one problem that many women ignore and are not very comfortable discussing freely. Lakshmanan's command over this feild makes her a sought after speaker, as she offered participates in educational sessions on breast cancer.
With over 15 years of experience as a surgeon, Lakshmanan is a Singaporean whose parents migrated from Kerala, India. A bright student, her fascination for medicine began when she saw doctors at work during her childhood visits. She secured her medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 1997, obtained her MRCS (Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh), followed by Masters in Medicine (General Surgery) and lastly obtained her FRCS (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh).
Starting off as a general surgeon who was involved in the various aspects of surgery such as gut, veins, thyroid, she decided to specialise in breast cancer treatment as “this is something close to women. I wanted to embark on something more than what is already offered as standard care in Singapore, which is Oncoplastic Breast Surgery,” Lakshmanan said. She is currently part of PanAsia Surgery- a one-stop multi-specialty Surgical Group Practice that provides personalised and comprehensive care for the full range of emergency and elective surgical problems.