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SouthWest Breast Clinic
Welcome to the SouthWest Breast Clinic where our focus is to provide you with excellence in medical treatment with genuine compassion.
We understand that there is generally a high level of anxiety when it comes to breast testing. This is why we endeavour to have your results back to you promptly.
Through the gold standard Triple Assessment, we are able to provide the highest degree of confidence in your results.
Your well-being is our focus and our highly skilled breast physicians, pathologists, radiologists, and surgeons work together in a multidisciplinary team to review each patient’s results. A collaborative diagnosis is made and explained to each patient.
All reports are provided to our patients’ referring doctors (and/or their regular GP), for any further follow-up, and where necessary, will be prioritised for appropriate treatment.
Located in Bunbury, the SouthWest Breast Clinic offers professional and compassionate care for women in the southwest region.
When breast cancer is detected and diagnosed early, women have a much greater chance of being treated successfully, and for most women, cancer will not return.
Regular (monthly) breast self-examinations are extremely valuable in detecting early stages of breast cancer.
If you notice any of the breast cancer symptoms or require an annual check-up, we recommend making an appointment with either us, or your regular GP.
At your initial appointment, we will perform a thorough clinical assessment and physical examination, reviewing both your risk factors and symptoms.
Following this, we may organise for a triple assessment to be performed. This is a comprehensive set of tests that offer the highest degree of confidence available in your results. We work closely with SKG Radiology to ensure that assessments are performed, where possible, on the same day, and results are promptly available.
For most women, this will signal an all clear. If that is not the case, a treatment plan will be prioritised with our support team to confront the diagnosis.
Your Medical Team
Dr. Ong is a Western Australian general surgeon, with a special interest in oncoplastic breast surgery, endocrine surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. He is also a leading surgical educator, awarded with the “Excellence in Surgical Teaching Award for Best Surgical Teacher in Western Australia, 2016”, by General Surgeons Australia.
Dr. Bu O’Brien is a highly experienced breast physician with surgical specialisation in obstetrics and gynaecology and is part of the multi-disciplinary team at the SouthWest Breast Clinic and SouthWest Surgery WA. Born in Malaysia, of Sri Lankan descent, Dr. O’Brien completed her primary school education, later finishing her secondary education in Cheltenham, England. On […]
Dr. Ponniah is currently a consultant in breast and general surgery at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, and one of our highly qualified surgeons at SouthWest Surgery WA. She is known for practising surgical excellence with safety and compassion. After receiving her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1995 from Barkatullah University, India, […]