Consultant Profile

Mr Philip Turton

Mr Philip Turton MBChB, FRCS Ed, FRCS (Gen Surg), MD (Hons)
Practicing at:
Spire Leeds Hospital
  • Breast care
    • Breast cancer
  • Cosmetic Surgery
    • Breasts
  • General surgery
    • Breast surgery
Special clinical interests:
Principal areas of expertise: breast augmentation and breast reduction
(specialist in natural round & anatomical FDA approved Allergan breast implants)
Revisional redo breast implant surgery including implant removal and redo augmentation
Breast uplift (mastopexy)
Correction of breast abnormalities, nipple inversion, tuberous breasts
All aspects of oncoplastic and reconstructive breast surgery
All aspects of cosmetic breast surgery and breast symmetrisation surgery
All aspects of male breast reduction and gynaecomastia surgery
Research interests:
Breast reduction surgery
Breast reconstruction surgery
Breast cancer – treatment
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Breast & Reconstructive Breast Surgeon, LGI, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer in Surgery, University of Leeds
Chairman of Breast Multidisciplinary Team
Education and Training Core Faculty Member, Association of Breast Surgery
Oncoplastic Trainer, Leeds General Infirmary
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Surgeons
Association of Breast Surgery
British Association of Surgical Oncology
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Referee, Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0113 218 5908/9
Private secretary:
Lisa Harris
Private secretary telephone number:
0113 388 2193
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Philip Turton is a consultant breast, oncoplastic and aesthetic breast surgeon. This is a highly specialised area and as such he has extensive experience as a specialist both in cosmetic breast surgery at Spire Hospital Leeds and as a reconstructive breast surgeon at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust where he has held a substantive post for over eight years.

He is an expert in breast augmentation and breast reduction and has performed over a thousand of these operations, never having to remove an implant due to rupture or infection in any of his patients. Breast augmentation and breast reduction surgery are his main areas of expertise and practice at Spire Hospital Leeds.

His expertise in oncoplastic breast surgery also includes breast reconstructions with tissue flaps, lipomodelling and implants, breast reductions, breast mastopexy, symmetrisation and breast augmentations.

Mr Turton qualified at the University of Leeds medical school in 1992 having trained in the major centres in Yorkshire and visited leading centres in the USA as part of a travelling fellowship. He has honours, distinctions and commendations from his undergraduate and post graduate exams. He has developed interests in all aspects of breast surgery and disease, both cosmetic, benign and malignant. He offers a truly comprehensive breast service and has a national reputation. He has a very large clinical practice but always maintains a patient focused, professional and empathic approach.

Personal profile:

Mr Turton’s wife is a GP full-partner in Tadcaster. He has four children who keep him busy but still allow him to pursue hobbies. He used to run, scuba dive and even parachute jump but after successive knee injuries Mr Turton has become a keen cyclist and is now a member of the Yorkshire Road Club. Last year he cycled from Lands End to John O’Groats for charity. The previous year he completed the three peaks 24-hour challenge (Snowdon, Scarfell Pike, Ben Nevis!)

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Mr Philip Turton

Mr Philip Turton Breast care, Cosmetic Surgery & General surgery Consultant, Leeds, West Yorkshire, private hospital specialist.

Patient case study

Mrs RG had a breast enlargement under the care of Mr Turton

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