Mr Robert Macmillan

Mr Robert Macmillan

Douglas Macmillan

General surgery 03297975

  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
  • Breast specialist
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network
Breast specialist

Specialises in

  • Breast surgery

Bupa specialist

  • Breast specialist

About me

Please visit my website:
I am a specialist breast and oncoplastic surgeon based in Nottingham. I perform only breast surgery and have over 20 years experience as a consultant in diagnosis of breast problems and all aspects of breast cancer surgery, breast reconstructive surgery and cosmetic breast surgery.

I trained in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Nottingham. Prior to being appointed as Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon at the Nottingham Breast Institute (where I am the lead for breast surgery), I was Senior Lecturer in Breast Surgery, University of Nottingham. Prior to that I was visiting fellow in breast surgery at the Edinburgh breast unit and before that I was a surgical trainee in Glasgow (where I undertook an MD thesis in aspects of breast conserving surgery). I qualified in medicine at the University of Glasgow in 1988.

I am recognised as a leading expert in all types of breast surgery, being a frequent invited speaker, demonstrator and faculty member at many national and international breast meetings, conferences and Royal College of Surgeons courses. A list of talks and demonstrations that I have been invited to give can be viewed on my website.

I lead a research group in oncoplastic breast surgery based at the Nottingham Breast Institute. I am actively involved in other aspects of research in breast cancer and breast surgery and am on the organising committee of 3 national studies.

I am a member of the following professional organisations: British Association of Breast Surgeons (ABS), British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Breast Surgeons (BAPRAS), British Association of Surgical Oncology (BASO), European Society Surgical Oncology (ESSO), and the British Breast Group. I am registered with the GMC (

I am co-director of the International Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery Congress (ORBS, and have served on the council of the British Association of Breast Surgeons.

I have published extensively in journals (over 150 articles) and have written over 20 book chapters, all on breast surgery. A list can be viewed on my website or searched (macmillan rd) at

I provide expert advice and medical reports to several authorities and legal firms including the Royal College of Surgeons, Health Care Commission, General Medical Council and Scottish Health Care Ombudsman.

I have served on the NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) clinical standards in breast cancer committee.

Areas of interest

Specialist Breast Surgeon - Only performs breast surgery;
Diagnosis and management of breast problems;
Breast cancer surgery; Oncoplastic breast surgery; Breast reconstruction; Risk reducing breast surgery; Breast oncology; Familial breast disease; Genetic testing; Breast asymmetry; Breast reduction; Cosmetic breast surgery

Medical secretaries

Anaesthetists worked with

About me
My qualifications & training
My private practice
Consultant's practices
Information for healthcare professionals

Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)

Procedures completed

  • B2820

    Wide local excision of breast +/- local mobilisation of glandular breast tissue to fill surgical cavity - (5-50)

    Park Hospital (The) (5-50)

  • T9000

    Sentinel node mapping and sampling with blue dye or radioactive probe for breast cancer - (5-50)

    Park Hospital (The) (5-50)

  • T8520

    Block dissection of axillary lymph nodes (axillary clearance) levels 1 to 3 - (5-50)

    Park Hospital (The) (5-50)

  • B3110

    Reduction mammoplasty - bilateral - (1-5)

    Park Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • B3017

    Reconstruction of breast using fat transfer (including delayed reconstruction) - (1-5)

    Park Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • B3140

    Therapeutic mammoplasty for breast cancer - (1-5)

    Park Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • B2830

    Re-excision of lesion of breast if resection margins are not clear (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    Park Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • B3100

    Reduction mammoplasty - unilateral - (1-5)

    Park Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • B3014

    Reconstruction of breast using expandable prosthesis (including delayed reconstruction) - (1-5)

    Park Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • S0603

    Primary excision of malignant lesion - Trunk & Limbs - (1-5)

    Park Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • B3012

    Mastectomy and immediate reconstruction of breast using expandable prosthesis - unilateral - (1-5)

    Park Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • T8780

    Sentinel node biopsy (except where otherwise listed) - (1-5)

    Park Hospital (The) (1-5)

  • Show All (20 )...
Report this page Edit details Print page

The information contained on Finder is submitted by consultants, therapists and healthcare services, and is declared by these third parties to be correct and compliant with the standards and codes of conduct specified by their relevant regulatory body. Bupa cannot guarantee the accuracy of all of the information provided.

You can find out more about the information on Finder and our website terms of use.