Stuart E James: Profile

Mr Stuart E James MS FRCS (Plastic) is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at The Breast Clinic, 108 Harley Street, London. His specialist interests are in autologous breast reconstruction using the DIEP flap, fat transfer and aesthetic surgery of the breast and face.

He graduated from University College and the Middlesex Medical School in 1994, gained an FRCS in 1998 and undertook his specialist plastic surgical training in London. He was awarded the Arris and Gale Lectureship and the College Medal by The Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2003 for his research into wound healing.

In 2006, he spent a year as Fellow to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas to focus on microsurgical reconstructive surgery and subsequently completed his Plastic Surgery training at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Craniofacial Unit. He is entered on the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery, and is a member of BAAPS. Mr James has recently been awarded the Master of Surgery (MS) degree by University College London.

The London Breast Clinic

Mr James joined The London Breast Clinic in 2009. The London Breast Clinic is dedicated to minimising patient anxiety and their caring, highly experienced, multi-disciplinary professional team is available every weekday, so appointments can be usually be offered within 24 hours sometimes even the same day.

This 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.

The breast clinics held daily in The London Breast Clinic’s relaxed and friendly premises, are designed to lead to a rapid yet accurate diagnosis. Following expert physical examination the onsite X-Ray and Imaging Centre offers facilities for full field digital mammography, general x-ray, ultrasound imaging, as well as fine needle aspiration cytology and core biopsy. MRI scanning can be undertaken at partner facilities with reporting by The London Breast Clinic team members.

Once diagnosis has been confirmed, appropriate treatment can be recommended. This appropriate treatment is discussed and agreed with the patient, it can be either surgical intervention or the ongoing management of the condition. Such treatment may include surgery to remove diseased tissue, breast reconstruction, radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy which as appropriate will be carried out at The London Breast Clinic's partner hospitals, while other treatments will be provided at the clinic.

The London Breast Clinic’s One Stop Day Surgery Centre provides same-day consultation, diagnosis, and minor operation under local anaesthetic.

Clinical interests

  • Autologous breast reconstruction
  • Aesthetic surgery of the breast and face