Mr Richard Johnson

Mr Richard Johnson

Breast Surgeon
MBChB (Manc) BSc (Hons) FRCS (General Surgery)

Practising at

Spire Regency Hospital Macclesfield

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Treatment information

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

Cosmetic surgery

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Professional profile

After completing a science degree in molecular biology I read medicine at Manchester University where I qualified in 1997.

My intention from an early stage was to pursue a career in breast surgery. I took basic and higher surgical training in the North West and was trained to a high standard in all aspects of breast surgery, in particular breast cancer management.

Towards the end of my training I was awarded a national fellowship in breast reconstruction, this being one of only nine posts in the country. My training focused on breast implant reconstruction, latissimus dorsi reconstruction (using muscle from the back) as well as breast reduction and breast uplifts. I also became familiar with new techniques e.g. fat transfer to the breast (for defects after lumpectomy) and strattice (aids cosmetic appearance of implant based reconstruction).

I am currently a consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon in the Nightingale breast and genesis prevention centre at the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Trust in Wythenshawe. This is the largest breast screening unit in the UK and treats approximately 750 cancers per year and a recognised referral centre for complex breast reconstruction surgery.

My aim is to provide a high quality, comprehensive breast service where the patient is very much involved in the decision making process.

I work as an oncoplastic breast surgeon (carrying out cancer surgery and reconstruction at the same time) at the Nightingale Centre & Genesis Prevention Centre in Manchester, the largest breast-screening unit in the UK. I also specialise in fat transfer from the stomach to even things out after a lumpectomy.

I was named in the Tatler Doctors Guide 2013 for Britains Top 250 Doctors by Speciality

Clinical Interests

Benign breast problems
Breast cancer
Breast cancer

All aspects of breast cancer surgery including Lumpectomy with re-shaping of the breast (using oncoplastic techniques). Mastectomy, Sentinel node biopsy, Breast reconstruction including Implant based and Latissimus Dorsi reconstruction. Fat transfer to breast defects also known as 'lipo-remodelling' (involves taking fat from the abdomen and transferring it to the breast to help repair defects caused by previous breast cancer surgery). Nipple reconstruction, Nipple tattooing and breast scar camouflaging, Nipple eversion surgery

Private contact details

Telephone 01625 505412 / 505406
Private secretary Rochelle
Private secretary fax 01625 501800
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Association of Breast Surgeons
Royal College of Surgeons

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, University of South Manchester

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Personal Profile

I live in Macclesfield with my wife and children and I am very interested in sport. I play cricket and golf. My hobbies are fishing, sailing, photography and skiing (both on water and snow). I also play the acoustic guitar.

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