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Mr James Harvey

Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon


Practises at: The Alexandra Hospital


Personal Profile

Mr Harvey is dual trained in both Plastic Surgery and Cancer Surgery of the Breast and has been a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at the Nightingale and Prevent Breast Cancer Prevention Centre, at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust since 2012. The Nightingale Centre is nationally recognised as a centre of excellence for breast cancer treatment and is the largest unit in the UK. Mr Harvey also consults privately, exclusively at the The Alexandra hospital in Cheadle, Manchester.

Mr Harvey's specialist area is exclusively breast disease and breast related problems, i.e. breast cancer surgery, breast reconstruction, aesthetic breast surgery and lipomodelling / fat transfer. Mr Harvey performs only breast cosmetic surgery, reconstructive and revisional surgery. His reputation for excellence has made him an International speaker on the topics. Mr Harvey is an invited speaker at International Breast Reconstructive meetings including the Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Cancer (ORBS) conference, Milano Breast Conference, Amsterdam Breast Conference and is a trainer for Allergan.

Mr Harvey is National lead for multiple trials in Manchester and in the UK, mainly introducing innovation to breast surgery and ensuring high quality outcomes for patients, particularly those having cancer and reconstructive surgery. Mr Harvey’s team is experienced in coordinating care for overseas patients and is happy to consult for patients who live outside the UK, who would like to travel to Manchester for an opinion, or for their treatment.

Mr Harvey is author of the Oxford Handbook of Breast Disease Management and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. Research studies he leads on include the use of Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction, Negative Pressure Dressings, new devices for breast cancer localisation, long-term outcomes of Acellular Dermal Matrix Breast Reconstruction in Manchester, patient outcomes after breast reconstruction.

Mr Harvey is an active trainer, participating in the teaching of trainee breast and plastic surgeons at local, national land international levels. Mr Harvey has consulted for Roche, Allergan, Lifecell, Johnson and Johnson, Endomagnetics and Hologic

Mr Harvey's website can be found here.

Clinical Interests

  • Breast cancer
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Revision of breast reconstruction
  • Prepectoral breast reconstruction
  • Second opinions
  • Triple assessment
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast augmentation
  • Revision of breast augmentation
  • Breast lumps
  • Lipomodelling
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Risk reducing mastectomy
  • Mastopexy
  • Breast uplift
  • Therapeutic mammaplasty
  • Lipoaugmentation (breast augmentation with fat from elsewhere in your body)

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Member of Association of Breast Surgery