The Breast and Endocrine section at KFSH&RC is the main tertiary referral centre for the whole Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The majority of the cases treated are tertiary and complex surgical cases. We have the largest volume of both Breast and Endocrine cancer patients in the country.  

The section provides the state-of-the-art surgery to all patients in a timely accepted manner. There are five experienced Breast and Endocrine surgeons at the section. They manage and treat more than 800 Breast and Endocrine patients every year. 

A short hospital stay is applied at our section and our patients are taken care of during admission by a group of highly experienced nursing staff. 

All types of surgeries are performed with excellent outcomes. This includes:

  • Breast conservative surgery and modified radical mastectomy. 
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy and axillary dissection. 
  • Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. 
  • Skin Sparing Mastectomy and Nipple Sparing Mastectomy. 
  • Intra-operative radiotherapy as a sole therapy or as a boost. 
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Lymph node excional biopsy
  • Neck dissection
  • Re-do- thyroidectomy

There are six surgical clinics throughout the week and seven full day operative rooms per-week. Surgical ground rounds and a Breast tumor multidisciplinary conference is conducted every week. 

Every year we accept three Breast and Endocrine surgical Fellows from all over the Kingdom and the region. During their two year Fellowship they are exposed to all types of Breast and Endocrine diseases and are involved in research. 

The surgical staff is engaged in local, regional and international academic activities throughout the year. 


  • Over the last couple of years more than 15 Saudi's have graduated from our Breast and Endocrine Surgical Fellowship.
  • Over the last 15 years more than 6000 Breast and endocrine surgeries were performed. 
  • More than 350 Nipple/skin sparing mastectomies have been done. 
  • More than 600 sentinel lymph node biopsies. 
  • Intra Operative Radiation Therapy (IORT) was introduced in 2015. 
  • Intra Operative Neuro monitoring for recurrent laryngeal nerve was introduced during surgery.
  • One abstract was accepted for oral presentation in the Asian Association for Endocrine Surgery in Korea.
  • Several publications in International Journals.
  • First Oncoplastic and Breast reconstruction course in Saudi Arabia in 2016. 
  • Multiple research products are underway. 
  • The section is a member of the Euro-Asian society of Breast Diseases “EURAMA”. 



Accreditations & Awards