Edinburgh Colorectal Specialists

 

DN Anderson BJ Mander MA Potter RG Wilson MCH Collie

 

Mr R G Wilson MbChb (Commendation), ChM, Frcse(Gen)

Graeme Wilson
Specialties: Colonoscopy
Special clinical interests: Colonoscopy
Research interests; Enhanced patient recovery folowing major surgery
Fistula surgery
Pilonidal disease
Peri-operative optimisation of cardiac function
Current NHS and/or university posts: Consultant Surgeon, Lothian Colorectal Surgical Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Year of first medical qualification: 1980
Current membership of professional bodies: Association of Surgeons Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
European Association of Coloproctology
Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
Large Bowel Cancer Screening Board Scotland
Background Information:
Having studied at Aberdeen University, I did most of my training throughout Scotland apart from a brief spell in Bristol. Laterally training in Edinburgh prior to becoming a Consultant at the Western General Hospital. During my 12 years as a Consultant I have strongly supported the move towards sub-specialty interests in surgery. As Lead Clinician in surgery at the Western General Hospital, I was one of the principal clinicians involved in the unique changes to surgical practice in Edinburgh,culminating in the establishment of the Lothian Colorectal Unit at the Western General Hospital. We are now the largest specialist colorectal surgery unit in the UK. The unit serves a population of over 750,000 and deals with all elective and emergency colorectal surgical admissions in Lothian.

My main clinical interests are in colorectal cancer. I am currently the Lead Clinician in Lothian with responsibility both for colorectal cancer services and Scottish Large Bowel Project. My other clinical interests are in inflammatory bowel disease with a particular interest in adolescent/childhood disease.

My Spire Murrayfield practice has always mirrored my clinical interests within the NHS.

Personal Profile:
Out with Medicine having been brought up in East Lothian I have always enjoyed the great outdoors and have a lifelong interest in mountaineering at both home and abroad. More recently along with my wife Inez, I have rekindled my interest in skiing encouraged by our three teenagers, one of whom tries to ensure that I am the oldest skier in the park.
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