Dick White Referrals

Oncology

Staff Members

Davide Berlato

Head of Oncology

Rob Foale

Clinical Director and Consultant, Internal Medicine

Giunio Bruto Cherubini

Head of Neurology and Neurosurgery

Jackie Demetriou

Head of Soft Tissue Surgery

Simon Tappin

Head of Internal Medicine

Butty Villiers

Head of Clinical Pathology

Olivier Taeymans

Head of Diagnostic Imaging

Onne-Marju Russak

Resident, Oncology

 

Oncology demands a multi-discipline approach and our service is led by Davide Berlato, supported by Onne-Marju Russak (Oncology Resident) and the Consultants and Residents in the Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Diagnostic Imaging and Diagnostic Pathology Teams. Collectively they have many years of experience in the management of oncology cases, including the recently-introduced use of interventional radiology for chemoembolisation.

We offer a full range of surgical and medical procedures and the experience and skills of our team are enhanced by a comprehensive array of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.

We welcome referrals of neuro-oncology patients and in conjunction with our Neurology and Neurosurgery Team, CNS tumours are managed using a combination of medical, surgical and radiation treatment. To aid the surgical management of brain and spinal cord tumours, we have invested in a state-of- the-art tissue ablation system, the Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator (CUSA). We are proud to be the first clinic in the UK to install this highly sophisticated equipment.

In oncology cases, rapid diagnosis can be crucial to success and the availability of our on-site clinical pathology laboratory provides rapid and extremely accurate diagnoses. We are the first private referral centre in the UK to have in-house flow cytometry, resulting in an unrivaled ability to diagnose many conditions accurately, particularly lymphoproliferative diseases.

We also have a range of sophisticated diagnostic imaging equipment and expertise. Imaging modalities available on-site include; MRI and CT scanning, ultrasound, computed radiography, fluoroscopy and scintigraphy. With a team that includes 5 Consultant Radiologists, we have the world’s largest imaging service in private veterinary practice.

We work closely with referring veterinary surgeons and co-manage patients wherever possible, designing chemotherapy protocols and assisting with the administration of chemotherapeutics for colleagues who do not have the necessary facilities or experience to handle these drugs safely. Our objective is to provide a caring and compassionate service, both for the affected animal and their owners, and the welfare and quality of life of the patients is always our top priority.

Our veterinary staff are pleased to offer advice to colleagues in primary care practice.

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