Consultant Profile

Mr R G Wilson

Mr R G Wilson MbChb (Commendation), ChM, Frcse (Gen)
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals and Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Coloproctology
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Endoscopy
    • Hernia repair surgery
Special clinical interests:
Minimally invasive surgery
Surgery for colorectal cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease including Ileo-anal Pouch procedure
Haemorrhoidal Surgery (HALO, LigaSure and PPH)

Pilonidal Surgery - including complex lesions
Fistula Surgery
Neuro-Endocrine Gastrointestinal Tumours
Colonoscopy including advanced interventional techniques
Research interests:
Enhanced patient recovery following major surgery
Fistula surgery
Pilonidal disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Surgeon, Lothian Colorectal Surgical Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Association of Surgeons Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
(Council member 2008- 2014)
European Association of Coloproctology
Fellow Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
Member of Council Scottish Society of Gastroenterology
Member Large Bowel Cancer Screening Program Board Scotland 2006
Member National Clinical Standards Board ; Crohns and Colitis U.K 2010
Member National Inflammatory Bowel Disease Audit  Steering Group 2008
Edinburgh Colorectal Specialists LLP


Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Private secretary telephone number:
0131 445 1546
Personal email address:
Murrayfield: Wednesday 5pm - 8pm. Shawfair Park: monthly Monday evenings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

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 in 1994. During my 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, inflammatory bowel disease and population screening for large bowel neoplastic disease. I am currently the Lead Clinician in Lothian with responsibility both for colorectal cancer services and the Scottish Large Bowel Screening Project. My clinical interests in inflammatory bowel disease include membership of the ACPGB&I IBD subcommittee, the National IBD Audit, and the Clinical Standards Board
I have a particular interest in adolescent/childhood disease.

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 children.
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Mr R G Wilson

Mr R G Wilson General surgery Consultant, Edinburgh, private hospital specialist.

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