Consultant Profile

Mr Richard Milton

Mr Richard Milton MB ChB FRCSEd FRCS (C-Th)
Practicing at:
Spire Leeds Hospital
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
    • Lung cancer
    • Thoracic surgery
Special clinical interests:
Minimally invasive thoracic surgery
Chest wall surgery including correction of pectus deformities
Bronchoscopic procedures
Photodynamic therapy
Botox injections or surgery for hyperhidrosis
Lung volume reduction surgery
Surgery for metastatic cancer
Research interests:
Quality of life after thoracic surgery
Lung cancer screening
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery of GB and Ireland
European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0113 218 5908/9
Private secretary telephone number:
0113 206 8760
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:
I am a consultant thoracic surgeon and qualified at Sheffield University in 1993. I undertook higher surgical training in cardiothoracic surgery in Yorkshire and was appointed to a substantive consultant position in 2007 in one of the largest regional centres for thoracic surgery in Europe.

I perform the full range of thoracic surgery, covering both benign and malignant conditions. The bulk of my practice involves treating people with primary lung cancer but an increasing part deals with removing metastatic cancer that has spread to the lungs. I perform minimally invasive (key-hole) surgery where possible and along with my colleagues am keen to develop minimally invasive treatment for atrial fibrillation. I am particularly interested in quality of life after thoracic surgery, and patient satisfaction, including reducing hospital length of stay. I recognise the importance of continuous professional development to ensure that I am delivering the highest standard of care to my patients.
Personal profile:
My overriding passion is spending time with my young family. I also enjoy travelling, eating out and fine wine (time permitting). I am a novice skier and have been for over 10 years!

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Mr Richard Milton

Mr Richard Milton Cardiothoracic surgery Consultant, Leeds, West Yorkshire, private hospital specialist.

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