Edinburgh Colorectal Specialists



DN Anderson BJ Mander MA Potter RG Wilson MCH Collie


About Us

Our members have been trained the length and breadth of the country at various Specialist Centres of Excellence and several have gained further experience from attachments to overseas centres.

The group has also had representation on some of the most important National development directives including SIGN guidelines, Clinical Standards Board for Scotland, SCAN Colorectal Cancer Network and the Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme.

The core of the group’s daily activity takes place in the Lothian Colorectal Unit at the Western General Hospital of Edinburgh. Here they provide colorectal expertise and care for the entire Lothian region, as one of the largest colorectal units in the European Union. As well as catering for an emergency and elective caseload, they provide added tertiary care for cases further a field.

The group has very close working relationships with expert anaesthetic and radiology colleagues as well as having the ability to deploy specialists in nutrition, stoma care, pain relief and many others fields allied to the groups specialty interests.

As well as providing expert operative modalities of care we are, as a group, highly experienced in endoscopic approaches to treatment and diagnosis of bowel disorders. This includes colonoscopy for Bowel Cancer Screening and TEMS ( Trans Anal Endoscopic Microsurgery) for rectal tumours.

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