Mr Rob Milligan

Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon


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I am a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon with more than 17 years experience. I moved to Newcastle for University and completed my surgical training in the Northeast of England. My entire focus is on surgery of the breast and I regularly lecture related topics both nationally and internationally. I have particular interests in cosmetic breast surgery and breast cancer surgery.

As an Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, my areas of expertise lie in breast cancer surgery and cosmetic breast surgery. I have recently been selected as a Member of the Aesthetic Committee at the Association of Breast Surgery, where the focus is on on ensuring the safety of patients undergoing cosmetic breast surgery in the UK. I offer a full range of cosmetic breast surgical procedures. I have an interest in localisation techniques for breast cancers and am regularly asked to teach on this subject at medical conferences worldwide. I have extensive expertise in breast conservation surgery for breast cancer, allowing many patients to avoid mastectomy, by using the latest techniques, and have presented internationally on this subject. When a patient requires mastectomy, I am able to offer immediate breast reconstruction using either breast implants or the patients own tissue. I also have a clinical interest in second opinions and repair of poor cosmetic outcomes following breast cancer surgery.

I have a busy NHS and private practice, treating hundreds of patients each year for breast-related problems.

I am the Safecare Lead for Breast Surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead, where I am responsible for ensuring the safety of patients through implentation of improved treatment pathways and best-practice guidelines.

In addition to my clinical work, I have a keen interest in research. I am the Principle Investigator for 3 National Studies, and am an Executive Committee Member for the Localisation Study with iBRA-NET. I am an NHS Clinical Entrepreneur, which has been driven by my enthusiasm for innovation within the field of breast surgery, and I am regularly requested to advise medial device companies on their product innovation.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Rob Milligan at Spire include:

Breast care and surgery

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Additional information

Benign breast problems
Breast surgery
Reconstructive surgery

MBBS / University of Newcastle Upon Tyne / 2006
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

Member of The Association of Breast Surgery, UK Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

Professional leadership

I am a Member of the Aesthetic Committee at the Association of Breast Surgery, UK

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead

Aside from my passion for cooking, I love spending time with my family and exploring the countryside with our dog in my spare time.

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