Mr Richard A Linforth

Consultant Breast Surgeon
MBchB, FRCS, FRCS (GenSurg), MD

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Richard A Linforth at Spire include:

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Professional profile

I qualified from Manchester Medical School in 1992, and gained my doctorate in medicine in 2005 for research in breast cancer and metastasis. I was a surgical registrar in the Yorkshire Deanery working in Huddersfield, Halifax, Bradford, Hull and Leeds. I spent a year as an onco-plastic fellow in Manchester to learn breast reconstruction surgery and aesthetics.

I have been working as a consultant since 2006 and have been a specialty lead, MDT lead, clinical and divisional director at the trust.

For ten years I have provided one stop breast services with Dr Ann Marie Wason consultant radiologist and work as part of a multidisciplinary team with Prof Jonathan Joffe and Mehmet Sen.

I am national onco-plastic trainer for the Association of Breast Surgeons. I pioneered the technique of acellular dermal matrix and implant reconstruction, which I first performed in Europe by myself in 2008.

Clinical Interests

Breast care
Benign breast problems
Breast cancer

Breast cancer and family history; Reconstruction and augmentation; Breast screening; Medical education.

Private contact details

Telephone For appointments at Spire Elland 01422 324041 or 324020
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Qualification and professional memberships

MB CHB / Manchester / 1992
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS (Ed) / Edinburgh / 1997
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

FRCS (Gen Surg) / Edinburgh / 2006
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

MD / Manchester / 2005
Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

Association of Breast Surgeons
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

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Current NHS posts

Consultant in General Breast and Reconstructive Surgery, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Personal Profile

I live in the Bolton and am a lifelong sufferer at BWFC. I am married to Celine who is an advanced nurse practitioner in Primary care with two teenage sons.
As a family we enjoy Skiing and scuba diving holidays, walking around the reservoirs of Entwistle and the Waoh along with eating out and relaxing in the sun.

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