The London Breast Clinic: Rapid access to assessment, investigation, diagnosis and treatment of Breast problems in London
The London Breast Clinic is a breast clinic in Harley Street, London that offers a range of integrated breast care services for both benign
and malignant disease, including screening, surgery, radiotherapy,
chemotherapy, reconstruction and after care.
The London Breast Clinic clinic was established in 1991 by Jerry Gilmore and Miss Fiona MacNeill has been the Surgical Director since 2009. The clinic was set up in order to offer private patients the
multidisciplinary approach introduced by the NHS National Breast
Screening Programme. The clinic is a Consultant led and delivered
service by Consultants with national and international reputations in
Radiology, Surgery, Pathology, Oncology, Radiotherapy and Genetics,
providing rapid access for consultation, rapid diagnosis and treatment
using the latest technology including full field digital mammography.
All treatment programmes
are individually tailored to suit the patient's needs, members of the
team working closely together to ensure the best treatment with peace of
mind and minimal delays. The London Breast Clinic is a Bupa Approved
Breast Cancer Unit.
Comprehensive Rapid Diagnostic Breast Care Service
- Consultant Breast Surgeon led specialist multi-disciplinary team
- Symptomatic clinics
- Breast screening
- Genetic / Family history
- On-site full field digital mammography
- On-site breast ultrasound
- Aspiration cytology (FNAC - final needle aspiration cytology)
- Core Biopsy
- Rapid results
- Specialist Breast Care Nurse
- Fast access to surgery
Breast Tomosynthesis - an additional diagnostic tool
new technology, tomosynthesis is very similar to a traditional
mammogram. It is used to identify very small cancers or rule out “false
positives” and reduce the number of women who are recalled.
Breast tomosynthesis has been shown in clinical studies to be superior to digital mammography.
Treatments and services provided for breast surgery and screening
Their Breast Screening
Programme adheres to the high standards of the National Breast Screening
Programme and is tailored to suit a patients specific needs.
back-up facilities for assessing abnormalities with on-site full field
digital mammography, ultrasound stereotactic/perforated plate cytology
or core biopsy, together with localisation and surgical excision if
The clinic is structured for the rapid assessment of lumps by clinical
assessment, imaging including mammography and/or ultrasound as
appropriate with cytology (FNAC) or core biopsy as indicated and MRI.
Mastalgia (breast pain)
The clinic includes consultants with particular interest and expertise in mastalgia and its treatment.
Familial breast cancer
Advice regarding genetic and appropriate investigations by a Consultant Geneticist with expertise in familial cancer.
complete range of cosmetic procedures include mastopexy (breast
uplifting), augmentation (enlargement), reduction, nipple reconstruction
and correction of congenital deformities.
Operations to restore
the shape of the breast following mastectomy, matching to the remaining
breast as closely as possible. This can be done either as an immediate
reconstruction at the same time as the mastectomy operation or at a
The treatment of tumours by drugs, hormones and radiotherapy by Clinical Oncologists.
use of high-energy x-ray beams to treat the breast tissue. It is
usually undertaken at associated hospitals under the supervision of our
Clinical Oncologists after surgery by the Consultant Breast Surgeon.
system using minimally invasive techniques whereby some benign breast
lumps can be removed under local anaesthetic using either mammography or
ultrasound guidance. This is done in the unit avoiding formal admission
to hospital and surgery under general anaesthetic with an overnight
Experienced and professional breast surgeons
The London Breast Clinic multi-disciplinary team comprising consultant surgeons,
radiologists, pathologists, oncologists, nurses and other experienced
health professionals, offers the best possible assessment of benign and
malignant breast disease in the shortest possible time all on one site.
Miss Fiona Macneill MD FRCS
Mr Simon Marsh MA MD FRCS
Mr Richard Sainsbury MD FRCS
Miss Tena Walters MS FRCS
Mr Giles Davies MB BS BSc. MD FRCS
One stop day surgery centre for breast surgery in Harley Street
The clinic's Day Surgery Centre at 108 Harley Street is designed is to
provide one stop treatment, where appropriate, in a comfortable and
friendly setting. The centre offers same day consultations and minor
operations under local anaesthetic whilst avoiding the formal admission
procedure required at larger private facilities. The emphasis on patient
care whilst keeping administration to a minimum also ensures that
charges are lower than larger facilities.
using the Day Surgery Centre are experts in their particular fields,
and the surgery itself is staffed by trained theatre personnel and
experienced nurses. The operating
theatre and breast clinic treatment rooms have the latest
state-of-the-art equipment where the following procedures can be carried
- Breast cyst aspiration
- Breast abscess drainage
- Fine needle aspiration cytology
- Core biopsy
- Nipple biopsy
- Nipple discharge analysis
- Cytological assessment
- Surgical excision of lesions where appropriate
What to expect when visiting The London Breast Clinic
More information about breast conditions and treatment
The London Breast Clinic provide extensive information online about benign breast conditions, benign breast change and breast cancer. They also provide useful sections such as 'I've found a breast lump' and 'I've been told I have breast cancer'.
Payment and costs for breast surgery, screening and treatment
At The London Breast Clinic, their objective is to provide the highest standard of professional
care with the minimum of delay, in relaxed and friendly surroundings. Find out more about payments and costs: insured patients, own account.