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Mr James Harvey
Breast Surgery
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General Medical Council: 4539463





Breast Surgery


New appointment: £220
Follow-up appointment: £140


Mr Harvey graduated in 1998 from University of Newcastle upon Tyne . Following this he then undertook his Breast Surgery training in 2000 in the Northern Deanery. Alongside  training, he completed a prestigious TIG National Fellowship in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, under the tutorage of leading Plastic and Breast Reconstructive Surgeons in Sheffield.

In 2012 Mr Harvey completed his surgical training  and he  was appointed as a Consultant at the University Hospital of South Manchester. His specialist area within the NHS is exclusively breast disease and breast related problems.

Mr Harvey is an active trainer, and often participates in the teaching of trainee breast and plastic surgeons at both local and national levels and is author of the Oxford Handbook of Breast Disease Management and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester.

Mr Harvey  is pleased to provide advice about breast cancer, second opinions and diagnosis of any breast symptom causing concern.


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Medical Procedures

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Rapid Access Clinics symptomatic
  • Breast Surgery Excision Biopsy
  • Breast Surgery Lump Removal Lumpectomy
  • Breast Surgery Mastectomy
  • Breast Surgery Reconstruction Following Mastectomy
  • Breast enlargement
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast uplift

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Special Interests

  • Breast cancer
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast asymmetry/under development
  • Breast enlargement
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast uplift
  • Benign breast disease
  • Male breast reduction
  • Nipple correction
  • Secondary or revision breast surgery
  • Breast lump excision
  • Fat transfer/lipomodelling
  • Breast reconstruction using implant/strattice


Primary Medical Qualification

MB BS 1998 University of Newcastle upon Tyne


Specialist Register entry date

General surgery From 08 Oct 2012

Member of Association of Breast Surgery


Further Qualifications

PhD University of Newcastle u Tyne 2006

FRCSEd Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 2010



Mr Harvey is just ‘THE MOST AMAZING’ consultant I have ever had, and I have had many. Not only is he kind, caring, and extremely knowledgable, he has a fabulous bedside manner and is genuinely interested in you as a person, and he always has time to listen and explain anything at all. And always with a smile and a hug, should you need one. And I haven’t even got to his surgery skills yet. I had a lumpectomy, and I know everybody’s surgery is different, but he did such amazing work that you can’t even see the scars as he managed to hide them around the nipple! Very very clever! If you ever find yourself in need of a breast surgeon, then you really couldn’t be in a better place than under his care.


What an amazing surgeon with great quality results due to his incredible attention to detail. Mister Harvey is a really approachable and empathetic gentleman, who genuinely takes an interest in you personally, he really takes the time to listen and gets under the skin of what you are trying to achieve as an outcome and he is flexible and innovative in his approach to ensure he exceeds your expectatations. I have always felt that I was in safe hands, given the latest treatment options and provided with all the information I needed to make the decisions about my care. Mister Harvey really does put you first and will go the extra mile to ensure you are treated and cared for to the highest standards.


I am very pleased with Mr James Harvey - he is very understanding and I would certainly recommend him.


Dr Harvey is a very thoughtful and approachable healthcare professional. I have been in his care for the last 18 months and have always found him to be very caring, knowledgeable and great at what he does. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to family and friends should the need arise. Keep up the good work, Dr Harvey!


I cannot fault Mr Harvey in the treatment that I had with him. My surgery that I had was due to a childhood illness, and so was quite rare compared to his other patients. Because of this, I was at first a bit unsure of whether to actually go through with the surgery. However, Mr Harvey was very kind and helpful and aided me in understanding the procedure. He ensured I was confident with what was going to happen and guided me through the whole process. The results of the procedure have made me feel a lot more confident with myself and I will be having further surgery with Mr Harvey in the coming spring, in which I am looking forward to being in his treatment again.

Mr James Harvey

Thank you so much for your kind words. we are looking forward to seeing you again in the Spring.


I met Mr Harvey in March 2016 after being diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer and I was terrified. I hadn't slept for 3 weeks, couldn't think straight and was in shock. At my appointment Mr Harvey took me through my diagnosis step by step and reassured me that he could help and I was going to get through this terrible time. He made me feel so calm that I slept that night, a fantastic unbroken sleep! The plan was to have a wide local incision (WLE/Lumpectomy) and sentinel nodes removed about a week later. When I woke up from the surgery I was surprised that my breasts looked exactly as they were before surgery, just with small neat scars! I'm not sure what I expected but the result definitely exceeded my expectations. During chemotherapy (after the lumpectomy), I decided I wanted a double mastectomy. Initially Mr Harvey wanted me to think about it and, understandably, he needed to be sure that I wasn't making a snap decision. I had several more appointments where he gave me information each time but when he realised that I definitely wanted the surgery Mr Harvey arranged for me to see a psychologist (which is standard procedure). Once I was given the go ahead from the Psychologist, Mr Harvey explained all the different types of mastectomy with immediate reconstruction and to allow me to explore all options, he also referred me to a colleague to discuss a DIEP reconstruction. I actually met with two other surgeons to discuss the DIEP but they all agreed with Mr Harvey that implants would give me the best outcome. Interestingly, implants were bottom of my wish list but the more I discussed the procedure the more I realised that they would be the correct option for me. Once we had agreed on implants, we then discussed size, shape, above/below the muscle and also having a free nipple graft (which is where your nipples are re-used so that you have very natural looking breasts after the operation which is a highly skilled procedure and not offered by many surgeons). On the day of surgery I was very nervous but Mr Harvey was once again so calm that it rubbed off on me and I had great faith that I was going to have a good outcome. I wasn't wrong. The mastectomy was nothing short of amazing. The scars are neat and small, the nipples are amazing and the healing was quick. I am actually very proud of my new breasts and am in awe of Mr Harvey's skills. Several nurses who looked after me after the operation were astonished at how good they looked and were highly complimentary. Interestingly, a trainee nurse watched the operation (with my prior consent) and the day after visited me and told me how impressed she had been at Mr Harvey's precise work and how meticulous he was. In summary, I can't recommend him highly enough. He listens, does what he can to incorporate what you want - and if he can't, he'll tell you why, he will never give you an inflated hope and he does his best to manage expectations but most importantly gives very good advice and hugs when needed. In the nicest possible way, I hope I never have to use Mr Harvey's skills again but if I do, I most definitely would never see another surgeon.

Mr James Harvey

wow thank you so much for a great review, it is so nice to hear that you are happy with your experience. Thank you for sharing it with everyone.


Mr Harvey made me feel confident, well informed and I felt he was very well practiced and my health was important. Mr Harvey gave me all the latest research to read and discussed my options with me, he was honest and kind att all times and I trusted him he completed surgery on my breasts which I felt happy and comfortable with. I felt I was given excellent care and I would totally go to him in the future if I had any further problems. I genuinely feel mr Harvey Saved my life and I think he cared about my feelings and he wanted the best for me.

Mr James Harvey

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. we are delighted that you are happy.

Peer Recommendations

BY mr Ashu Gandhi

Mr Harvey is a thoughtful, considered and technically gifted surgeon. Over time I have seen many of his patients and the consistent theme that emerges is he is caring and does everything in his power to give his patients the best result possible. I would be happy for him to care for any of my own patients or family.
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