Sarah Kemp Breast Surgery

Experienced surgical treatment and supportive patient care


  • Assessment and management of benign breast diseases
  • Assessment and management of malignant (cancerous) breast diseases, both screen-detected and symptomatic
  • Surveillance of women at high risk of developing breast cancer
  • Risk-reducing breast surgery (immediate reconstruction as a combined procedure with a plastic surgeon)
  • Assessment and management of lactational mastitis
Dr Sarah Kemp Breast Surgeon


Sarah Kemp is a Breast Surgeon with a calm and compassionate one-on-one approach to patient care.

Combining her natural empathy and the highest standard of surgical expertise, over the past 20 years Sarah has focused on ensuring each of her patients feels informed and supported along their individually tailored treatment plan.

Sarah undertook 2 years of subspecialty training in Breast Surgery in the UK, including management of breast cancer, benign breast disease and oncoplastic breast surgery. 

181-183 Wattletree Road
Malvern VIC 3144


Common diagnostic tests

Some of the common procedures used in your diagnosis and treatment: 

A mammogram is an x-ray of breast tissue. It takes images of most of the breast and may identify changes within the breast that are too small to feel with a physical examination.

An ultrasound uses sound waves to examine the tissue of the breast. It looks at one area of the breast at a time. A probe is placed onto the breast and moved around to view the breast tissue and armpit area.

This combines multiple breast x-rays to give a 3-dimensional overview of the breast.

A breast MRI uses a magnetic field to create images of breast tissue. This is a very sensitive test and may be recommended if there is insufficient information from your mammogram and ultrasound. It is also regularly used as a screening investigation for younger women at high risk of developing breast cancer.

A thin needle is inserted into an area of the breast or underarm and a fluid or cell sample is taken. The specimen is examined by a pathologist to make a diagnosis. This procedure may also be used to drain the fluid from a breast cyst.

A hollow needle is inserted into an area of the breast or the underarm and a small cylindrical tissue sample is taken (the area of interest is numbed by injecting local anaesthetic prior to the needle insertion). The specimen is examined by a pathologist to make a diagnosis.

A small circle of skin is sampled using a special ‘punch' instrument. This is performed under local anaesthetic. The skin specimen is then examined by a pathologist who makes a diagnosis.