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Mr Douglas Macmillan
Breast Surgery
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General Medical Council: 3297975




Mr Douglas Macmillan is a Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon based in Nottingham, with more than 10 years experience as a consultant in all aspects of breast cancer surgery, breast reconstructive surgery and cosmetic breast surgery. He only performs breast surgery. He qualified at University of Glasgow and then underwent specialist training in Edinburgh and Nottingham. He was also a Senior Lecturer in Breast Surgery at University of Nottingham.

Mr Macmillan is a leading expert in all types of breast surgery and currently leads a research group in oncoplastic breast surgery based at the Nottingham Breast Institute. He is heavily involved in research, having published over 100 articles in journals and has written several book chapters. 

He is 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 he has been invited to give can be viewed.He provides 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. He serves on the NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) clinical standards in breast cancer committee. 

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Special Interests

  • Breast cancer diagnosis
  • Breast cancer management
  • Breast conserving surgery
  • Mastectomy
  • Breast cancer treatment planning
  • Prognosis estimation
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Expert in implant and LD flap reconstruction
  • One-stage implant reconstruction
  • Sentinel node biopsy
  • Cosmetic breast surgery
  • Expert in breast augmentation (enlargement)
  • Expert in breast reduction
  • Fat transfer and breast lipomodelling
  • Breast lift
  • Oncoplastic breast surgery
  • Expert in mammaplasty and local flap breast surgery
  • Nipple reconstruction and tattooing
  • Risk reducing breast surgery
  • Re-do breast surgery
  • Locally advanced breast cancer
  • Hormone therapy
  • Benign breast problems
  • Breast infections
  • Family history and breast risk assessment
  • Breast pain
  • Nipple discharge
  • Nipple eversion
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Male breast problems and gynaecomastia
  • Expert opinions on breast related problems
  • Medicolegal reports on breast related issues


  • MB ChB (1988) - University of Glasgow


  • British Association of Surgical Oncology (BASO)
  • European Society Surgical Oncology (ESSO)
  • British Association of Breast Surgeons (ABS)
  • British Breast Group and British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Breast Surgeons (BAPRAS)