Mr Richard Sainsbury

Mr Richard Sainsbury


General Surgery

42 years of experience
25 years as a specialist


  • Breast Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2379724
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    Practices worked at

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G
    159 reviews

    Chiswick Medical Centre

    Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, United Kingdom, W4 4HS
    79 reviews


    Mr Richard Sainsbury is a Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon who has over 40 years experience in the NHS, most recently at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust and Isle of Wight NHS Primary Care Trust. He now works solely in the private sector at a number of locations, including The Harley Street Clinic.

    He is trained in all aspects off breast disease, including reduction and augmentation. He was also one of the proponents off Sentinel node biopsy, when it was introduced in the 1990s.

    Mr Sainsbury qualified in 1977 from University of Newcastle upon Tyne and attained an MD with distinction in 1986. He has previously worked as a Consultant Surgeon in Huddersfield for 12 years. He also worked for the Royal Free and University College Medical School, where he was Senior Lecturer, then Reader and Honorary Consultant Surgeon and Head of Breast Services at UCH since 2007, before taking the role at Southampton and IoW.

    He retains his ongoing research programme at UCL concerning the mechanisms of breast cancer and he was involved in advising government bodies on the optimisation of breast services. He has also written several books and over 200 scientific papers on breast cancer.

    Mr Sainsbury's research interests include cell cycle control mechanisms, delay and outcome and Echotherapy for benign breast lesions.

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    Medical procedures

    • Breast Reconstruction
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    Special interests

    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Endocrine Therapy
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    • MB BS - Newcastle upon Tyne - 1977
    • MD (Distinction) - Newcastle upon Tyne - 1986
    • FRCS - Royal College of Surgeons of England - 1981
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