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The London Breast Clinic: Rapid access to assessment, investigation, diagnosis and treatment of breast problems in London

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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.

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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

Treatments and services provided for breast surgery and screening

  • Breast 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.
  • Screening abnormality
    Full 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 necessary.
  • Lump assessment
    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.
  • Cosmetic surgery
    A complete range of cosmetic procedures include mastopexy (breast uplifting), augmentation (enlargement), reduction, nipple reconstruction and correction of congenital deformities.
  • Reconstructive surgery
    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 later date.
  • Oncology
    The treatment of tumours by drugs, hormones and radiotherapy by Clinical Oncologists.
  • Radiotherapy
    The 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. 
  • Vacuum biopsy
    A 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 stay.

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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.

Consultants 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 out:

  • 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

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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, sponsored patients.

Contact details

The London Breast Clinic
108 Harley St
London W1G 7ET

Tel:   +44 (0)20 7563 1234
Fax: +44 (0)20 7563 1212

Email: privatehealth@108harleystreet.co.uk
Web: Visit the London Breast Clinic website  

Office hours
Monday to Thursday: 7am - 6pm
Friday: 7am - 5.30pm

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