Mr Robert Macmillan: General surgery

Mr Robert Macmillan

General surgery

  • Fee assured
  • Breast specialist

Specialises in

  • Breast surgery

Bupa specialist

  • Breast specialist

About me

Please visit my website: R Douglas Macmillan MB ChB MD FRCS is a specialist breast and oncoplastic surgeon based in Nottingham. He is dedicated to excellence in breast surgery and the diagnosis and management of breast problems and breast cancer. He performs only breast surgery and has over 10 years experience as a consultant in all aspects of breast cancer surgery, breast reconstructive surgery and cosmetic breast surgery. He only performs breast surgery.

He trained in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Nottingham. Prior to being appointed as Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon at the Nottingham Breast Institute (where he is the lead for breast surgery), he was Senior Lecturer in Breast Surgery, University of Nottingham. Prior to that he was visiting fellow in breast surgery at the Edinburgh breast unit and before that he was a surgical trainee in Glasgow (where he undertook an MD thesis in aspects of breast conserving surgery) and other hospitals in the west of Scotland. He qualified in medicine at the University of Glasgow in 1988.

He is recognised as a leading expert in all types of breast surgery, being a frequent invited speaker, demonstrator and faculty member at many national and international breast meetings, conferences and Royal College of Surgeons courses. A list of talks and demonstrations that he has been invited to give can be viewed.

He leads a research group in oncoplastic breast surgery based at the Nottingham Breast Institute. Charitable donations to this research are always extremely welcome and very much appreciated. Cheques should be made payable to Nottingham Breast Institute Research Fund (Oncoplastic).

He is actively involved in other aspects of research in breast cancer and breast surgery. He is on the organising committee of 3 national studies.

He is a member of the following professional organisations: British Association of Surgical Oncology (BASO). European Society Surgical Oncology (ESSO), British Association of Breast Surgeons (ABS), British Breast Group and British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Breast Surgeons (BAPRAS). He is registered with the GMC (

He is co-director of the International Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery Congress (ORBS, and serves on the council of the British Association of Breast Surgeons.

He has published extensively in journals (over 100 articles) and has written several book chapters. A list can be viewed or searched (macmillan rd) at

He provides expert advice and medical reports to several authorities and legal firms including the Royal College of Surgeons, Health Care Commission, General Medical Council and Scottish Health Care Ombudsman.

He serves on the NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) clinical standards in breast cancer committee.

Areas of interest

Specialist Breast Surgeon - Only performs breast surgery;
Diagnosis and management of breast problems;
Breast cancer surgery; Oncoplastic breast surgery; Breast reconstruction; Risk reducing breast surgery; Breast oncology; Familial breast disease; Breast asymmetry; Cosmetic breast surgery

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Procedures completed

  • B2820

    Wide local excision of breast +/- local mobilisation of glandular breast tissue to fill surgical cavity - (5-50)

    BMI The Park Hospital (5-50)

  • B3017

    Reconstruction of breast using fat transfer (including delayed reconstruction) - (5-50)

    BMI The Park Hospital (5-50)

  • B3310

    Drainage of breast abscess (including haematoma and seroma) - (5-50)

    BMI The Park Hospital (1-5)

  • B3592

    Micropigmentation (tattooing) of nipple areola complex - (5-50)

    BMI The Park Hospital (1-5)

  • T8520

    Block dissection of axillary lymph nodes (axillary clearance) levels 1 to 3 - (1-5)

    BMI The Park Hospital (1-5)

  • T9000

    Sentinel node mapping and sampling with blue dye or radioactive probe for breast cancer - (1-5)

    BMI The Park Hospital (1-5)

  • B3035

    Removal and/or reinsertion of prosthesis into the breast (including capsulectomy) - bilateral - (1-5)

    BMI The Park Hospital (1-5)

  • B3100

    Reduction mammoplasty - unilateral - (1-5)

    BMI The Park Hospital (1-5)

  • B2912

    Mastectomy and immediate reconstruction of breast using latissimus dorsi - (1-5)

    BMI The Park Hospital (1-5)

  • XR110

    Ultrasound guided biopsy(ies) - (1-5)

    BMI The Park Hospital (1-5)

  • B2800

    Excision of breast lump/fibroadenoma - (1-5)

    BMI The Park Hospital (1-5)

  • S4760

    Fine needle aspiration cytology - (1-5)

  • S5210

    Injection into subcutaneous tissue/painful trigger point under local anaesthetic - (1-5)

  • B3033

    Simple removal of prosthesis from breast - (1-5)

    BMI The Park Hospital (1-5)

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