Mr Robert Macmillan 03297975

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

  • T9000

    Sentinel node mapping and sampling with blue dye or radioactive probe for breast cancer - (5-50)

    Park Hospital (The) (5-50)

  • B2820

    Wide local excision of breast +/- local mobilisation of glandular breast tissue to fill surgical cavity - (1-5)

    Park Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • B2780

    Simple mastectomy (including axillary node biopsy) - unilateral - (1-5)

    Park Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • B3140

    Therapeutic mammoplasty for breast cancer - (1-5)

    Park Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • B2700

    Subcutaneous mastectomy with immediate implant - (1-5)

    Park Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • B2800

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

    Park Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • T8520

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

    Park Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • B3032

    Removal of prosthesis from breast (including capsulectomy) - (1-5)

    Park Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • B3110

    Reduction mammoplasty - bilateral - (1-5)

    Park Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • B3034

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

    Park Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • B3100

    Reduction mammoplasty - unilateral - (1-5)

    Park Hospital (The) (1-5)

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