Consultant Profile

Mr Gavin Royle

Mr Gavin Royle MS, FRCS
Practicing at:
Spire Southampton Hospital
  • Breast care
    • Benign breast problems
    • Breast cancer
  • General surgery
    • Breast surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Parathyroid disease
    • Thyroid disease
Special clinical interests:
  • Breast disease
  • Thyroid disease
  • Parathyroid disease - including minimal access
  • Hernia surgery - under both local and general anaesthesia
  • Soft tissue lumps including suspected sarcoma
Research interests:
All aspects of breast and endocrine disease
Current NHS and /or university posts:
  • Consultant Breast and Endocrine Surgeon, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Honorary Consultant Surgeon, St Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer in Surgery, University of Southampton
  • Lead Cancer Clinician, Southampton University Hospitals
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Breast Group
  • British Association of Surgical Oncologists
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • British Associationof Endocrine Surgeons
  • President of Southampton Medical Society
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
023 8076 4339
Private secretary:
Susan Parker
Private secretary telephone number:
023 8025 8434
Private secretary fax:
023 8025 8446
Private secretary email address:
Tuesday evening clinic at Spire Southampton 17.00 - 21.00
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I qualified at the Charing Cross Hospital Medical School, University of London in 1971 and then trained in the UK and USA.

I was a Lecturer in Surgery at Harvard (Massachusetts General Hospital), Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Oxford.  I have held both MRC and CRC grants and fellowships.   I have worked for both Sir Hans Krebs FRS and Professor Peter Morris FRS in the UK, and Prof J F Burke FRACS in the USA.

I was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Southampton in 1983 with interests in General and Cancer Surgery.  In 1988 I was appointed as an NHS Consultant General Surgeon with a Specialist interest in Breast Surgery to the Southampton and Salisbury Breast Screening Unit.  My main clinical interests are: breast disease, endocrine eg thyroid and parathyroid, hernias and soft tissue (lumps and bumps).  My current research interest includes the management of screen detected breast cancer and the management of thyroid lesions.  Southampton is a national centre for both of these conditions.

Since 2007 I have undertaken clinics and operating lists on the Isle of Wight. 

I am the lead Clinician for Breast and Thyroid for Southampton University Hospitals.

Personal profile:

Educated at Epsom College. Member of Marylebone Cricket Club. Debretts entry 2009. 
Wife:  Katherine.   Three children: Elisabeth, Matthew and Thomas.

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Mr Gavin Royle

Mr Gavin Royle Breast care & General surgery Consultant, Southampton, Hampshire, private hospital specialist.

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