Consultant Profile

Professor Jerome Pereira

Professor Jerome Pereira MD FRCSEd FRCS
Practicing at:
Spire Norwich Hospital
  • Breast care
    • Benign breast problems
    • Breast cancer
  • General surgery
    • Breast surgery
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
Special clinical interests:

Breast Reconstruction
Breast Cancer: invasive breast cancer, DCIS, LCIS
Breast development problem: asymmetry, breast hypertrophy (heavy breasts), breast ptosis (droopy breasts), breast atrophy (lack of breast volume/size)
Breast Augmentation
Breast Reduction
Lipofilling (fat transfer)
Benign breast diseases: breast pain, breast lumps, breast under-development, breast infection, nipple discharge, nipple inversion, gynaecomastia
General surgery: irritable bowel syndrome, diverticular disease, haemorrhoids, bowel cancer, large bowel disorders, small bowel conditions, appendicitis, circumcision, perianal conditions, fissure-in-ano, rectal prolapse

Research interests:

Outcomes of breast surgery
Breast cancer
Bowel cancer
Peripheral nerve reconstruction

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Surgeon, James Paget University Hospital
Lead Breast Surgeon, National Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction Audit
Programme Director Mastership programmes in surgery, University of East Anglia

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Membership of Royal College of Surgeons of England  Education Faculty
Lead Clinician, National Mastectomy and Reconstruction Audit
Member of Association of Cancer Surgeons at BASO
Member Association of Breast Surgery
Member Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
National Committee Member, Association of Breast Surgery, Education and Training committees
Member National Curriculum Development Team for breast training
Member Curriculum Development Team, Mastership Programme, University of East Anglia
Member of the Academic Surgeons Group at ABS

Contact Details 
Private secretary telephone number:
01493 601770
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Professor Pereira is a Consultant Surgeon with extensive experience in general and oncoplastic breast surgery, and has been working at the James Paget University Hospital for the last eighteen years.  He was the first Consultant General Surgeon in the East of England to provide a full range of breast reconstruction operations.  He has been a national trainer for Consultants and Surgical Trainees on breast reconstruction operations for many years. He is also a trainer and teacher in the Department of Education at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.   

He has a special interest in the outcomes of surgery, and has been instrumental in developing and leading the national mastectomy and breast reconstruction audit programme.  This is the first study in the world looking at outcomes of breast cancer surgery, and the largest patient outcomes study ever carried out in the UK.  

Professor Pereira has demonstrated various surgical techniques at local, national and international levels, including performance of live-link television operations to consultant surgeons.  He is one of the founding members of Norwich Medical School, and leads the undergraduate programme at the James Paget University Hospitals.  He has a strong interest in postgraduate education, and has led the development of Specialist Mastership programmes in breast and colorectal surgery, and is currently Programme Director to this innovative training programme, which provides the highest postgraduate qualification for these specialities in the UK.  

Professor Pereira performs a wide range of breast procedures including enlargements, reductions, liposuction and liposculpture. In addition he is a widely trained colorectal and general surgeon performing a full range of bowel operations and common general procedures like hernias and varicose veins.

Personal profile:

Prior to coming to Norfolk, Professor Pereira was a researcher with the Royal College of Surgeons of England and has pioneered the peripheral nerve reconstruction operation. 

His postgraduate general surgical training was undertaken in various hospitals in the London region, and plastic surgical training was at Mount Vernon Hospital at Northwood, Queen Victoria Hospital at East Grinstead and the Emory Clinic in Atlanta, USA. 

He has a strong background in research and has published extensively in areas of breast cancer, breast reconstruction, gynaecomastia, bowel disorders, Paget’s disease of the nipple and cancer awareness.

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Professor Jerome Pereira

Professor Jerome Pereira Breast care & General surgery Consultant, Norwich, private hospital specialist.

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