Mr Zenon Rayter

Consultant Breast Surgeon


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I have been a Consultant Surgeon in Bristol since 1995. I specialise in all aspects of breast surgery, especially in the management of breast cancer and reconstructive surgery. I have a particular research interest in the use of molecular pathology testing of sentinel lymph nodes in breast cancer and in quality of life.

I almost exclusively treat patients with a wide variety of breast disorders and in particular specialise in breast cancer and in reconstructive surgery for patients requiring mastectomy as part of their treatment.

I trained in London as an undergraduate and postgraduate and developed an interest in surgical oncology and in particular breast cancer whilst I was at the Royal Marsden Hospital and at St George's Hospital. I took up the post of consultant in surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary in 1995. I began offering a breast reconstruction service immediately and have a particular interest in this aspect of treatment, when required for breast cancer. I have published extensively on various aspects of breast cancer treatment. I am currently director of the Bristol Breast Unit and research lead for our regional breast cancer network.

Research lead for the cancer network. Vice President of the Surgery Section of the RSMoptional

Lead for the research module of the Mastership degree in Breast Oncoplastic Surgery of the University of East Anglia


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Zenon Rayter at Spire include:

Breast care and surgery

Other treatments

  • Benign breast problems
  • Breast cancer

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Additional information

Treatment of breast cancer Reconstructive breast surgery

Consultant Surgeon, University Hospitals, Bristol

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol

My main interests outside work are cooking, reading and listening to and playing music.

Telephone 0117 317 1402
Private secretary Liz Hodsdon
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