Mr Neil Johns
Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon
MBBS, MD, FRCS
"I enjoy working with the breast team at Spire Harpenden as they are very supportive and provide the best outcomes for our patients."
I feel passionate about being able to offer the most contemporary management of breast cancer to my patients and provide a clear, understandable, and holistic approach to personalise each individual patient’s management plan.
My philosophy is to utilise oncoplastic breast surgical techniques to push the boundaries of breast conserving surgery by being able to excise large areas of the breast which provides the best oncological outcome, and at the same time being able to reshape or rebuild the breast to provide the best aesthetic outcomes.
I am one of the few who regularly performs partial breast reconstruction with a fat only flap (chest wall perforator flap) following large lumpectomy thus maintaining breast shape and avoiding mastectomy in many cases.
I completed my Doctorate of Medicine in the field of cancer associated weight loss at the university of Edinburgh. I am widely published in this field, as well as breast disease, and other disciplines in surgery.
I have been a member of faculty at international conferences and have presented my work globally. I have written contributions for peer reviewed textbooks and I am peer reviewer for a number of journals.
I received the coveted Syme Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. This is a prestigious mark of excellence awarded by the College to a Fellow of the College in good standing, on the basis of a submitted thesis (MD or PhD), culminating in the research being published in high quality peer reviewed journals.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Neil Johns at Spire include:
Breast care and surgery
Spire Harpenden Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MBBS / University of East Anglia / 2007
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBBS is a degree given to doctors and surgeons at the basis of their training.
Associate Fellow Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
Author of papers in:
Queen Elizabeth II Hospital
Welwyn Garden City
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
I enjoy spending time with my wife and three children. When I am able to, I enjoy playing a number of sports including football and golf and teaching the children how to play. I am a governor of a local special educational needs school of which my eldest son attends.