Dr Helen Ballal
Dr Helen Ballal is a specialist breast surgeon who has completed extensive oncoplastic training in Australia, is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and a full member of BreastSurgANZ.
She has trained at several flagship breast units in Western Australia including Fiona Stanley Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Royal Perth Hospital.
After graduating from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom (UK) she started surgical training in 2003, completing basic surgical training and commencing higher surgical training in the UK before relocating to Australia in 2010. She gained MRCS (Edinburgh) in 2005.
Helen went on to complete a doctoral research degree, focusing on the personalised treatment of breast cancer, with the University of Liverpool. This afforded her the opportunity for clinical breast work with the team at the Linda McCartney Centre. Her interest in research continues in WA as the principal investigator on several Breast Cancer Trials projects. She is particularly interested in patient reported outcome measures and improving patient experiences.
Helen participates in the MDT process as standard and has developed close collaborations with a wide team, including specialist breast care nurses, medical and radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, clinical psychologists, specialist physiotherapists and occupational therapists. She offers a full range of breast cancer surgery including localisation techniques for screen detected cancers, lumpectomies, mastectomies, breast reconstruction, breast reductions, sentinel node biopsy, axillary dissection, targeted axillary dissection and fat grafting.
She is also pleased to be able to offer Intra-operative radiation (IORT) to suitable patients at St John of God Subiaco Hospital.
A regular on call commitment at both Royal Perth Hospital and St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospital has allowed maintenance of a general surgery scope of practice, augmented with ongoing membership of General Surgeons Australia (GSA). She is an elected member of the RACS state committee and involved in surgical training in WA.
Helen is pleased to offer private services at St John of God Murdoch and Subiaco Hospitals and holds public appointments at both Royal Perth Hospital and St John of God Midland Public Hospital.
- Breast Surgery
- General Surgery
- Breast disorders and surgery
- Gall bladder surgery
- Hernia repair
- Oncoplastic breast surgery
Telehealth consultations: Yes
Treats Children: No