Consultant Profile

Professor Gerard John Byrne

Professor Gerard John Byrne MB ChB MD FRCS (gen surg), NTF, FHEA, MAME
Practicing at:
Spire Manchester Hospital
  • Breast care
    • Cosmetic Surgery
      • Breasts
    • General surgery
      • Breast surgery
    Special clinical interests:

    Breast oncology
    Breast reconstruction
    Oncoplastic breast surgery

    Research interests:

    Cosmetic breast surgery
    Effects of cancer
    Medical education

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at Nightingale Centre & Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Centre, University Hospital South Manchester

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0161 232 2261
    Private secretary telephone number:
    0161 232 2577
    Private secretary email address:
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Professor Byrne has been an established Oncoplastic and Aesthetic Breast Specialist at Spire Manchester Hospital for over 10 years. Having performed several thousand breast cancer and breast reconstruction operations, over two thousand breast augmentations and breast reductions, and many hundreds of other symptomatic and cosmetic breast procedures he is one of the most experienced and respected Breast Surgeons in the North of England.

    Professor Byrne passionately believes that patients have the right to understand fully all treatment options available to them so that they can make fully informed decisions about their treatment and understand any risks and how to avoid them.

    Professor Byrne says “High quality surgical treatment in such a psychologically and physically sensitive area requires a team approach where the patient becomes part of the team so that she obtains the best outcome possible”. With this in mind, Professor Byrne has a team of breast care nursing and outpatient staff who are specifically focused on making sure that his patients have the most compassionate and highest quality care available.

    Professor Byrne has a particular interest in surgical training and medical education and is the Founder Director of The Academy at University Hospital South Manchester and Dean & Director of Education & Quality at Health Education England (North). Professor Byrne has a deep commitment to low income countries and spends some time each year in sub-Saharan Africa and South West Asia assisting the improvement of healthcare systems.

    Personal profile:

    As a keen reader, Professor Byrne has a particular interest in English, Italian and French history.
    Professor Byrne has been a competitive amateur golfer since he was a young boy but is finding it increasingly difficult to maintain the skills he acquired many years ago!

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    Professor Gerard John Byrne

    Professor Gerard John Byrne Consultant Breast Surgeon

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