Consultant Profile

Mr Andrew (AJ) Clark

Mr Andrew (AJ) Clark BSc(Hons) MB ChB MD FRCSEd
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh
  • Gastroenterology
    • Coloproctocology
    • Gastrointestinal cancer
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Gastro-intestinal
    • General surgery
      • Colonoscopy
      • Coloproctology
      • Colorectal surgery
      • Endoscopy
      • Gastrointestinal surgery
      • Hernia repair surgery
      • Laparoscopic surgery
      • Minimal access surgery
    Special clinical interests:

    Minimally invasive colorectal surgery
    Inflammatory bowel disease surgery including ileal pouches and adolescent practice
    Colorectal cancer  genetics and early detection
    Modern techniques in proctology and prolapse (HALO, stapled haemorrhoidectomy, pilonidal cleft closure, laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy)
    Laparoscopic incisional and parastomal hernia repair
    Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS)

    Research interests:

    Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
    Ileal pouch surgery
    Colorectal cancer genetics

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, NHS Lothian
    Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Edinburgh

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

    Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
    Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
    British Medical Association

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0131 316 2530
    Private secretary telephone number:
    0131 668 1144
    Private secretary email address:
    Personal email address:
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    AJ Clark was appointed to Addenbrooke’s, Cambridge in 2011 and returned to Edinburgh in 2013 following the retirement of David Bartolo from Edinburgh practice. He has a particular expertise in minimally invasive colorectal surgery with the largest experience of in the region, outstanding quality performance indicators, and having taught on international courses and mentored consultant colleagues. Extended fellowships were undertaken in laparoscopic colorectal surgery in the renowned unit in Brisbane, and in inflammatory bowel disease and pouch surgery in Edinburgh. He studied and trained in Edinburgh, including a doctoral thesis in colorectal cancer molecular genetics. He undertakes the full range of colorectal practice including modern techniques such as HALO, stapled haemorrhoidectomy, laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy and cleft closure for pilonidal sinus. He also has active colonoscopy and laparoscopic parastomal/incisional hernia practices.  General surgery practice is deliberately limited to umbilical/groin hernias and minor skin lumps.

    Personal profile:

    Schooled in Morayshire, I have maintained a love of the Scottish countryside, which I try to impart to my three sons. I enjoy fly fishing, playing very average golf, and am a novice but keen beekeeper.

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    Mr Andrew (AJ) Clark

    Mr Andrew (AJ) Clark Gastro-intestinal, Gastroenterology & General surgery Consultant, private hospital specialist.

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