Bille, Andrea - consultant thoracic surgeon


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Tel: 020 7188 7188, ext 52740

Area of expertise: thoracic surgery

  • Biography

    I graduated from the University of Turin, Italy in 2005. I completed my training in general thoracic surgery in 2011 and spent four years of my training in Italy and one year at Guy’s Hospital in London.

    At the end of my residency I did a one year fellowship in general thoracic surgery at Guy’s Hospital, mainly focussed on minimally invasive surgery and mesothelioma surgery.

    In 2012 I started working at the National Institute of Cancer in Milan as a locum consultant in thoracic surgery and I also started my clinical PhD on surgical treatment of Mesothelioma. I obtained a permanent position in Milan in January 2014.

    In July 2014 I started a clinical fellowship in Thoracic surgical oncology at memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York. At the end of my fellowship in July 2015 I was appointed at Guy’s Hospital.

    I completed my PhD in November 2015, publishing part of the results in the Thoracic Oncology Journal.

    In 2013/2014 I was appointed professor in thoracic surgery at the Nursing School.

    I am a member of several international associations studying thoracic malignancies: IASLC (International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer), ESTS (European Society of Thoracic Surgeons), ITMIG (International Thymic Malignancies Interest Group).

    I am an editor for the thoracic surgery section of Tumori Journal. I am also the leader of the ESTS mesothelioma registry.

    I have attended and presented several studies on thoracic malignancies at international meetings. 55 abstracts and posters were accepted (IASLC, ESTS, Society of Thoracic Surgery, British Thoracic Oncology Group).

  • Specialist interests

    • VATS lung resection (lobectomy, segmentectomy)
    • Pancoast tumor and airway reconstruction
    • Robotic surgery (mediastinal and lung tumor)
    • Pleurectomy Decortication for mesothelioma
    • Tracheal surgery
    • Thymoma early and advanced stage surgery
    • Chest wall resection and reconstruction, both for trauma or for malignancies
    • EBUS and mediastinal staging
    • VATS sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis