Dr Fuentes is the Staff Specialist/Consultant Breast and Endocrine Surgeon at Concord Repatriation and General Hospital and VMO at Strathfield Private Hospital
When a woman finds out that she has breast cancer, it can be emotionally and physically devastating. She needs to be sure that she is going to get the best possible care. Not just the most skilled surgeon, but one who is empathetic and compassionate and responsive to her unique experience.
Dr Fuentes will support his patient through one of the most confronting experiences of her life, and help her on her road to physical and emotional recovery. He works closely with a psychologist specialising in breast cancer, and encourages women to get the emotional support that they need
Dr Fuentes’ extraordinary success as a breast surgeon comes as a result of meticulous planning. He works in close collaboration with a multidisciplinary team comprising radiologists, pathologist, radiation oncologist, medical oncologists and plastic surgeons, harnessing collective expertise to facilitate the successful and timely treatment of the cancer.
Whether performing a lumpectomy or a full mastectomy, Dr Fuentes will take all possible steps to ensure that subsequent reconstructive surgery has the best chance of success.
Dr Fuentes is a passionate advocate for his way of working and teaches trainee specialists and medical students that planning and contingency development starts from the referral letter.
Dr Fuentes completed FRACS training in General Surgery in 2011. He received subspecialty training in Breast Oncologic Surgery at the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute in 2012. He received further training in acute, general and trauma surgery at Liverpool Hospital in 2013.
Dr Fuentes is a member of DAISI, and organisation that provides surgery to people in developing countries. He volunteers his time to teach and provide surgical aid in the South Pacific Islands
Areas of Expertise:
Strathfield Private Hospital
Concord Repatriation and General Hospital
Additional languages spoken: Spanish