Consultant Profile

Ms Alison Waghorn

Ms Alison Waghorn MB chb, SR
Practicing at:
Spire Liverpool Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Breast surgery
    • Endocrine surgery
    • Parathyroid disease
    • Thyroid disease
Special clinical interests:

Laparoscopic adrenal surgery and adrenocortical carcinoma

Retrosternal thyroid surgery, thyroid cancer and thyroid nodules

Minimally invasive parathyroid surgery (localised parathyrodiectomy), usage of frozen section and intraoperative parathyroid assay

Breast Surgery: childhood breast diseases, breast lump diagnostics and breast pain treatment

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Royal Liverpool University Hospital NHS Trust

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

Consultant Endocrine & Breast Surgeon & Higher Surgical Training Programme Director

Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Mrs Shirley  Cottenden
Private secretary telephone number:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I have been a consultant endocrine and breast surgeon for 10 years and an active member of the British Association of Endocrine Surgeons.

Adrenal surgery: I run a tertiary referral service for adrenal tumours and have undertaken over 50 laparoscopic adrenalectomies.

Thyroid surgery: I have undertaken over 250 thyroidectomies and specialise in difficult retrosternal goitres.

Parathyroid surgery: I have undertaken over 200 parathyroidectomies with a 98% cure rate. I undertake localised parathyroidectomy (minimally invasive parathyroidectomy) using SPECT Sesta MIBI scanning and ultrasound pre operatively.

Breast surgery: I have 10 years experience of breast lump diagnosis and treatment and have a specialist interest in adult breast pain, breast cancer and children's breast disease.

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Ms Alison Waghorn

Ms Alison Waghorn General surgery Consultant, Liverpool, private hospital specialist.

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