Mr James Harvey

Consultant Oncoplastic Breast and Cosmetic Surgeon


"Spire Manchester Hospital is a great place to work as it has all the facilities needed onsite for breast patients and a great set up of quality breast surgeons and nurses to support your care."

Specialises in

  • Breast cancer genetic test (BRCA 1&2 testing)
  • Breast lump investigation
  • Breast reconstruction following mastectomy
  • Male breast reduction surgery (gynaecomastia)
  • Mastectomy operation

I have been a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon for over 12 years, and specialise in complex breast cancer reconstruction and cosmetic surgery. I am a national and international trainer on complex oncoplastic and plastic breast procedures, giving me a high degree of expertise in breast surgery. I run a tertiary referral service in Manchester for complex oncoplastic breast surgery and revisional and cosmetic surgery.

I specialise in all aspects of breast cancer care but my practice also includes a large volume of complex reconstructive surgery and revisional surgery. My practice includes complex breast conserving surgery such as breast reduction and perforator flaps in addition to immediate breast reconstruction. Cosmetically I offer lipomodelling, breast augmentation, hybrid breast augmentation with fat and implants, breast reduction operations and male gynaecomastia surgery.

I have performed over 1,400 breast cancer procedures, 600 breast reductions and over 600 breast reconstruction operations in the last 12 years, in a combination of NHS and private practice.

I am Chair of the Medical Advisory Board at the Prevent Breast Cancer charity. I am Chair of the Ibranet localisation research committee. I am Chief Investigator for multiple national and international breast research studies.

In addition to my clinical work, I am a clinical researcher in breast device studies and breast research studies. I am a fundraiser for Prevent Breast Cancer. I am an international presenter on breast research and breast reconstructive techniques, and am Faculty on multiple national and international breast reconstructive courses. 


General Medical Council Number: 4539463

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr James Harvey at Spire include:

Breast care and surgery

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Additional information

Benign breast problems
Breast cancer
Breast care
Breast surgery
Cosmetic breast surgery
Cosmetic surgery
Plastic surgery
Reconstructive surgery

MBBS / University of Newcastle / 1998
Bachelor of Medicine
Medical degree

Professional memberships

Association of Breast Surgery

Professional leadership

I am chief investigator of multiple breast research studies basically nationally and at Manchester University Foundation NHS Trust. I am the Chief Medical Advisor for the Prevent Breast Cancer charity.

Manchester University Foundation Trust. 

I live in the Peak District and enjoy mountain biking and road biking in the beautiful scenery with my son. I also like to fundraise for the Prevent Breast Cancer charity.

Private secretary Millie Butler
Private secretary telephone 07450 151 721
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