Consultant Profile

Professor Alan McNeill

Professor Alan McNeill BmedSci, BM BS, FRCS(Eng & Ed), FRCS(Urol).
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh
  • Urology
    • Benign prostate diseases
    • Prostate cancer
    • Urinary tract infections
Special clinical interests:

All forms of prostate disease including benign prostatic obstruction and a significant practice in the surgical management of prostate cancer
Kidney cancer
Minimal access laparoscopic or robotically-assisted surgery for prostate & kidney cancer and Pelvi-Ureteric Obstruction
Green Light Laser Therapy for treatment of the prostate
Scrotal lumps

Research interests:

Prostate disease

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Urological Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Specialty Advisory Board in Urology to Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Member of British Association of Urological Surgeons
European Association of Urology
Association of Academic European Urologists

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Private secretary:
Linda Fletcher
Private secretary telephone number:
01506 853864
Personal email address:
Monday 6.30pm-8pm; Wednesday 6pm-7.30pm; Thursday 3pm-6pm (One stop assessmnet for scrotal lumps)
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Having undertaken fellowship training in minimal access surgery (MAS) techniques at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, and the University Hospital, Leipzig, he has lead the development of the programme in Urology at local and national levels. He has the broadest range of minimal access surgery skills in Scotland and has performed over 350 laparoscopic nephrectomies and almost 1000 laparoscopic prostatectomies. He is trained in Green Light Laser prostatectomy and will soon be trained in the Urolift procedure. He undertakes rigorous audit of his surgical outcomes and contributes to national audits by the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS).

A former Programme Director of the East of Scotland training Programme in Urology, Alan remains very active in skills training for minimal access surgery, organising and participating in several courses which are run for BAUS. He is currently Chairman of the Executive Committee of the BAUS Section of Oncology, which he has served in various roles since 2011. 

Personal profile:

In 2006 Alan helped establish Prostate Scotland with his wife and a group of like-minded individuals. The charity aims to raise awareness and educate Scottish men about the prostate and the diseases that affect it. Following significant growth, the Charity was appointed its first director in 2008. 2009 marked the launch of Prostate Scotland's website and information campaign. 

Whilst work commitments currently demand a lot of time, Alan enjoys family life with his wife Alison and their son and daughter. When time permits he plays golf, works in the garden and enjoys a bit of shooting.

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Professor Alan McNeill

Professor Alan McNeill Urology Consultant, Edinburgh, private hospital specialist.

Professor Alan McNeill offers specialist Green Light Laser Therapy for treatment of the prostate. Click here to read one Green Light Laser patient's story.

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