Mr James Harvey

Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon


Professional Membership

  • Association of Breast Surgery (ABS)

Clinical 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
To enquire about the treatments Mr Harvey offers at BMI The Alexandra Hospital, or to book an appointment, please call 0161 393 3058.
Call 0808 101 0337

Personal profile

Mr Harvey is dual trained in both Plastic Surgery and Cancer Surgery of the Breast, and has been a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at the Nightingale & Prevent Breast Cancer Prevention Centre, at Manchester Foundation Trust since 2012. The Nightingale Centre is nationally recognised as a centre of excellence for breast cancer treatment and is the largest unit in the UK. Mr Harvey also consults privately, exclusively at the BMI Alexandra hospital in Cheadle, Manchester.

Mr Harvey’s specialist area is exclusively breast disease and breast related problems, i.e. breast cancer surgery, breast reconstruction, aesthetic breast surgery and lipomodelling/fat transfer. Mr Harvey performs only breast cosmetic surgery, and reconstructive, and, revisional surgery, and as a consequence of his good outcomes and reputation is an International speaker on the topics.

Mr Harvey is an invited speaker at International Breast Reconstructive meetings including the Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Cancer (ORBS) conference, Milano Breast Conference, Amsterdam Breast Conference and is a trainer for Allergan.

Mr Harvey is National lead for multiple trials in Manchester and in the UK, mainly introducing innovation to breast surgery and ensuring high quality outcomes for patients, particularly those have cancer and reconstructive surgery. Mr Harvey’s team is experienced in coordinating care for overseas patients and is happy to consult for patients who live outside the UK, who would like to travel to Manchester for an opinion, or for their treatment.

Mr Harvey is author of the Oxford Handbook of Breast Disease Management and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester.

Research studies he leads on include the use of Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction, Negative Pressure Dressings, the outcomes of Magseed in breast cancer localisation, and in demonstrating the good long-term outcomes of Acellular Dermal Matrix Breast Reconstruction in Manchester. Mr Harvey is an active trainer, participating in the teaching of trainee breast and plastic surgeons at both local and national levels.


Areas of interest

Breast cancer; breast reconstruction; prepectoral breast reconstruction, triple assessment; breast reduction; breast augmentation; breast lumps; Lipomodelling; gynaecomastia; risk reducing mastectomy; mastopexy; breast uplift; therapeutic mammaplasty; lipoaugmentation

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