Consultant Profile

Mr Bruce Tulloh

Mr Bruce Tulloh MB, MS, FRACS, FRCSEd
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals and Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Obesity
  • Weight loss surgery (Obesity)
    Special clinical interests:

    Mr Tulloh's broad experience as a rural general surgeon provided a strong base from which he has developed special interests in the fields of hernia surgery of all types, laparoscopic abdominal surgery,  laparoscopic hernia repair and weight loss (bariatric) surgery.  He also has a particular interest in minor procedures under local anaesthetic, such as removal of skin lessons and ingrowing toenail surgery.

    Please note Mr Tulloh only carries out weight loss surgery procedures at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals.

    Research interests:

    Emergency surgery
    surgical audit
    surgical training

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
    Visiting General Surgeon, St Johns Hospital, Livingston
    Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

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

    Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
    Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons, Great Britain & Ireland
    British Obesity and Metabolic Surgeons Society
    British Hernia Society

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

    After completing my surgical specialty training in Melbourne, Australia, I worked for ten years as a general surgeon in the rural community of Echuca, northern Victoria, managing a very broad range of surgical conditions.

    Since relocating to Edinburgh in 2002 I have been able to develop my special interest in hernia surgery of all types, abdominal laparoscopic surgery and obesity surgery. I am also heavily involved in teaching and training of medical students and young surgeons at the Royal Infirmary, where I also hold the post of Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.

    Personal profile:

    My family and I originally came to Scotland on a 12-month contract but have enjoyed it so much, and settled in so well, that we decided to stay. We love the local history and culture as well as the opportunities to travel within the UK and abroad. When away from the Hospital, I like to listen to music, spend time with my family and occasionally play golf, and I do my best to keep fit by jogging several times per week.

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    Mr Bruce Tulloh

    Mr Bruce Tulloh General & Weight Loss Surgeon

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