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Bille, Andrea - consultant thoracic surgeon


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Andrea Bille, consultant thoracic surgeon


Tel: 020 7188 7188, ext 52740

Area of expertise: thoracic surgery

  • Biography

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

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

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

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

    Andrea completed his PhD in November 2015, publishing part of the results in the Thoracic Oncology Journal.

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

    Andrea is 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).

    He is an editor for the thoracic surgery section of Tumori Journal and also the leader of the ESTS mesothelioma registry.

    Andrea has 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