Professor Jerome H Pereira

Professor Jerome H Pereira

Professor Jerome H Pereira

General Surgery

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Spire Norwich Hospital


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Professional profile:
Professor Pereira is a Consultant Surgeon with extensive experience in general and oncoplastic breast surgery, and has been working at the James Paget University Hospitals for the last eighteen years.  He has been the first Consultant General Surgeon in the East of England to provide a full range of breast reconstruction operations.  He has been a national trainer for Consultants and Surgical Trainees on breast reconstruction operations for many years. He is also a trainer and teacher in the Department of Education at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

He has a special interest in the outcomes of surgery, and has been instrumental in developing and leading the national mastectomy and breast reconstruction audit programme.  This is the first study in the world looking at outcomes of breast cancer surgery, and the largest patient outcomes study ever carried out in the UK.

Professor Pereira has demonstrated various surgical techniques at local, national and international levels, including performance of live-link television operations to consultant surgeons.  He is one of the founding members of Norwich Medical School, and leads the undergraduate programme at the James Paget University Hospitals.  He has a strong interest in postgraduate education, and has led the development of Specialist Mastership programmes in breast and colorectal surgery, and is currently Programme Director to this innovative training programme, which provides the highest undergraduate qualification for these specialities.

Professor Pereira performs a wide range of breast procedures including enlargements, reductions, liposuction and liposculpture. In addition he is a widely trained colorectal and general surgeon performing a full range of bowel operations and common general procedures like hernias and varicose veins.


  • General surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Colorectal surgery

Special clinical interests:
Breast reconstruction
Breast cancer
Breast augmentation
Breast reduction
Lipofilling (fat transfer)

Research interests:
Outcomes of breast surgery
Breast cancer
Bowel cancer
Peripheral nerve reconstruction

Current NHS and / university posts:

  • Consultant Surgeon, James Paget University Hospitals
  • Lead Breast Surgeon, National Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction Audit
  • Programme Director Mastership programmes in surgery,

Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia
Year of first
medical qualification:1976

Current membership(s)
of professional,
national and
regional bodies:

  • Membership of Royal College of Surgeons of England, Education Faculty
  • Lead Clinician, National Mastectomy and Reconstruction Audit
  • Member Association of Breast Surgery
  • Member Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Member of Association of Cancer Surgeons at BASO
  • National Committee Member, Association of Breast Surgery, Education and Training committees
  • Member National Curriculum Development Team for breast training
  • Member Curriculum Development Team, MBBS Programme, University of East Anglia
  • Chairman – Curriculum Development Team – Masterships programmes, University of East Anglia

Conditions treated:           

Benign breast diseases
breast pain, breast lumps, breast under-development, breast infection, nipple discharge, nipple inversion, gynaecomastia.

Breast cancer
invasive breast cancer, DCIS, LCIS

Breast development problems
asymmetry, breast hypertrophy (heavy breasts),
breast ptosis (droopy breasts), breast atrophy (lack of breast volume/size)

Operative procedures:

General and colorectal surgery
hernias, varicose veins, lumps, abscesses, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticular disease, haemorrhoids, bowel cancer, large bowel disorders, small bowel conditions, appendicitis,       circumcision, perianal conditions, fissure-in-ano, rectal prolapse

Breast operations
wide local excision, mastectomy, guidewire localisation, biopsy, mastectomy and immediate reconstruction, implant and Strattice reconstruction, LD-flap and TRAM-flap reconstruction, lipofilling,
silicone augmentation (enlargement), breast reduction, mastopexy (breast lift), liposuction).

Personal profile:
Prior to coming to Norfolk, Professor Pereira was a researcher with the Royal College of Surgeons of England and has pioneered the peripheral nerve reconstruction operation.

His postgraduate general surgical training was undertaken in various hospitals in the London region, and plastic surgical training was at Mount Vernon Hospital at Northwood, Queen Victoria Hospital at East Grinstead and the Emory Clinic in Atlanta, USA.

He has a strong background in research and has published extensively in areas of breast cancer, breast reconstruction, gynaecomastia, bowel disorders, Paget’s disease of the nipple and cancer awareness.