Mr Robert Macmillan

Douglas Macmillan

General surgery


  • Fee assured
  • Breast specialist

Specialises in

  • Breast surgery

Bupa specialist

  • Breast specialist

About me

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I am a specialist breast and oncoplastic surgeon based in Nottingham. I perform only breast surgery and have over 20 years experience as a consultant in diagnosis of breast problems and all aspects of breast cancer surgery, breast reconstructive surgery and cosmetic breast surgery.

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

I am 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 I have been invited to give can be viewed on my website.

I lead a research group in oncoplastic breast surgery based at the Nottingham Breast Institute. I am actively involved in other aspects of research in breast cancer and breast surgery and am on the organising committee of 3 national studies.

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

I am co-director of the International Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery Congress (ORBS, and have served on the council of the British Association of Breast Surgeons.

I have published extensively in journals (over 150 articles) and have written over 20 book chapters, all on breast surgery. A list can be viewed on my website or searched (macmillan rd) at

I provide 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.

I have served 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; Genetic testing; Breast asymmetry; Breast reduction; Cosmetic breast surgery

Medical secretaries

  • Jo Cooper
  • Nottingham City Hospital NHS Trust Hucknall Road Nottingham NG5 1PB
  • 0115 962 7725

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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)

  • B3110

    Reduction mammoplasty - bilateral (greater than 500g each breast) - (5-50)

    BMI The Park Hospital (5-50)

  • B3592

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

    BMI The Park Hospital (1-5)

  • XR110

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

  • S4760

    Fine needle aspiration cytology - (1-5)

    BMI The Park Hospital (1-5)

  • S2000

    Large island skin flap (9cm2 or more) (e.g. radial forearm) (including closure of secondary defect) - (1-5)

    BMI The Park Hospital (1-5)

  • B3017

    Reconstruction of breast using fat transfer (including delayed reconstruction) - (1-5)

    BMI The Park Hospital (1-5)

  • B3593

    Microdochectomy or mammodochectomy (Hadfield's procedure) - (1-5)

  • B3220

    Core biopsy of lesion of breast - (1-5)

  • B3018

    Revision reconstruction of breast using fat transfer - (1-5)

    BMI The Park Hospital (1-5)

  • B2830

    Re-excision of lesion of breast if resection margins are not clear (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    BMI The Park Hospital (1-5)

  • S1500

    Biopsy of skin or subcutaneous tissue - (1-5)

    BMI The Park Hospital (1-5)

  • B3310

    Drainage of breast abscess (including haematoma and seroma) - (1-5)

    BMI The Park Hospital (1-5)

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