Miss Sue Down

Consultant Oncoplastic Surgeon

MbChB, FRCS (Eng), PhD

Specialises in

Miss Sue Down is a Consultant Breast Surgeon, trained in the art of oncoplastic surgery which combines breast cancer surgery with plastic surgery techniques to provide a better cosmetic outcome for her patients. Miss Down graduated from the University of Manchester, and subsequently completed a PhD in Cancer Studies at the University of Birmingham. During higher surgical training in the Eastern Deanery, she was awarded a prestigious National Oncoplastic Fellowship, enabling her to gain experience in advanced oncoplastic techniques. In addition Miss Down is a Course Director of the award winning Masters degree in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery at the University of East Anglia and co-Chair of the Anglian Breast Cancer Network group.Miss Down's specialist skills include: breast cancer surgery using oncoplastic techniques which minimise post-operative issues by remodelling breast tissue to maintain breast shape risk-reducing mastectomy for women at high risk of developing breast cancer breast reconstruction with implants either at the time of cancer surgery or as a delayed procedure lipomodelling (fat transfer) to improve cosmesis after previous breast surgery symmetrisation surgery following breast cancer treatment - by breast reduction or implant augmentation

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Sue Down at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

Breast cancer surgery using Oncoplastic techniques which minimise post-operative cosmetic issues
Risk-reducing mastectomy
Breast reconstruction with implants
Lipomodelling (fat transfer) to improve cosmesis after breast surgery
Symmetrisation surgery following breast cancer treatment (breast reduction or implant augmentation) 

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Breast care
Breast cancer

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England

Member of Association of Breast Surgery

Chair of the Anglian Strategic Clinical Network Breast Group

Research and publications

Breast cancer treatment in women aged 70 and over
Improving quality of oncoplastic breast surgery training globally 

Current NHS posts

Consultant Oncoplastic Surgeon, James Paget Hospital, Great Yarmouth

Personal profile

Miss Sue Down enjoys teaching, and regularly provides practical oncoplastic workshops for breast surgeons around the world, including in Europe, India and Australia.

Miss Down also enjoys running and taking part in the annual CRUK Race for Life with staff and patients from her breast unit.

Outside work Miss Down is married with a young son and several cats who all keep her busy! She enjoys travelling in the UK and abroad, trying local delicacies and tackling new activities.

Contact information

Telephone 01603 255 574
Private secretary Tracy Miller-Burrage
Private secretary telephone 01493 452 683
Private secretary email tracy.miller-burrage@jpaget.nhs.uk