Dr Raghavan Vidya

Dr Raghavan Vidya

Consultant Breast and General Surgeon

MS, MD, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Gen Surg)

Languages spoken


I have worked as a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon since the completion of higher surgical training in 2006 and I have expertise in the management of benign and malignant breast diseases. I have excellent feedback from patients demonstrating the high-quality service which I deliver as part of the multidisciplinary team.

I specialise in benign breast diseases (breast pain, nipple discharge etc.); breast cancer; breast reconstruction including new methods of muscle sparing reconstruction; breast oncoplasty (breast reshaping, augmentation, reduction, Lipofilling); axillary disease (sentinel node biopsy) and hernia (all types).

I work at Royal Wolverhampton Hospital and practice at Spire Little Aston Hospital, treating a full array of breast diseases. I perform breast surgery incorporating oncoplastic techniques and breast reconstruction in my practice. My specialist interests includes Oncoplastic Breast surgery and minimal axillary surgery.

I have been part of a multi-centre European Group in pioneering new method breast reconstruction which I call the 'Muscle sparing Breast reconstruction (Flip and Flop Technique)' which is relatively painless. I regularly attend local, national and international breast meetings to keep up with the developments in the field. I also have special interest in breast cancer research.

I am proud to work as an Honorary lecturer at the University of Birmingham.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Raghavan Vidya at Spire include:

Breast care and surgery

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Axilla - sentinel node biopsy, axillary clearance
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast cancer treatment - lumpectomy, mastectomy
  • Breast lipomodelling
  • Breast oncoplasty¬†
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Spire Little Aston one-stop breast care clinic

All breast surgery expect microvascular surgery for benign breast disease and breast cancer.

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Additional information

Benign breast problems
Breast cancer
Breast care
Hernia repair surgery

MD / Madras University, India / 1990
Qualified from Madras University Higher Surgical Training in Wessex and West Midlands

Professional memberships

Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland

Association of Breast Surgeons, UK

British Association of Surgical Oncology

Member of British Hernia Society

Royal College of Surgeons of England

Professional leadership

National Member of Chemotherapy & Pharmacotherapy Group, NCRI, UK
National Member of Academic Group Breast Group, ABS, UK


Iqbal FM, Basit A, Salem F, Vidya R. Feeling blue, going green and finding other attractive alternatives: a case of biphasic anaphylaxis to patent blue and a literature review of alternative sentinel node localisation methods. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Dec 15;2015. pii: bcr2015213107. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2015-213107.

Smith IE, Johnson L, Prasad M, Absar S, Vidya R, et al On behalf of the POETIC Trialists. Trial of perioperative endocrine therapy: Individualizing care (POETIC). J Clin Oncol 29: 2011.

Fakeye VO, John AR, Jambulingam PS, Vidya R. Pre-operative diagnosis of obturator hernia: a report of two cases. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2010 Jan;92(1):W1-2. doi: 10.1308/147870810X476601.

Hon Senior Lecturer, Birmingham University

Consultant Oncoplastic Breast and General Surgeon, Royal Wolverhampton Hospital

I enjoy walking, playing and watching cricket.