Mr Robert Milligan



GMC number: 6134980

Practising since: 2006


General Surgery, Breast Surgery

Consultation times

  • Tuesday 14:30 - 17:00


Mr Milligan is a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon with his NHS Practice based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead. He graduated from Newcastle University Medical School in 2006 and completed specialist surgical training in the Northern Deanery.

He gained a wealth of clinical experience in oncoplastic breast surgery during his training and was the first surgeon in the United Kingdom to introduce Radio-frequency Identification Tags to localise breast tumours, a subject on which he teaches internationally. He believes in offering patients breast conservation surgery whenever possible. He regularly uses Partial Breast Reconstruction and Breast Reduction techniques to allow many patients to avoid mastectomy. When mastectomy is indicated, he will always discuss breast reconstruction options. He has also developed an interest in complex revision surgery for patients referred to him with poor cosmesis following previous breast cancer treatment.

He is the Gateshead representative on the regional Breast Tumour Pathway Board.

Mr Milligan was awarded the iWantGreatCare Certificate of Excellence in 2021 for delivering outstanding care.

Special interests

  • Assessment of Breast Symptoms
  • Breast Cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Axillary Node Clearance
  • Mastectomy
  • Immediate Breast Reconstruction
  • Delayed Breast Reconstruction
  • Partial Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Enlargement Surgery
  • Breast Lift (mastopexy)
  • Correction of Breast Deformity
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Correction of Inverted Nipples
  • Lipomodelling
  • Breast Implant Removal
  • Capsulectomy

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Mr Robert Milligan at Nuffield Health

  • Inverted nipple surgery
  • Capsulectomy
  • Mastectomy (breast removal)
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Mammogram (breast screening)
  • Breast reduction
  • Areola reduction
  • Breast augmentation (enlargement)

Locations Mr Robert Milligan works with

Related experience


Mr Milligan has a keen interest in Surgical Research, where he is Principal Investigator for multiple national trials and he sits on the national iBRA-NET Committee for the Breast Lesion Localisation Study


  • Association of Breast Surgery
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Other posts held

  • Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead

Insurers Mr Robert Milligan works with

Mr Robert Milligan works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aetna
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


Mr Robert Milligan does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Robert Milligan does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Robert Milligan does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.