Consultant Profile

Mr Peter Driscoll

Mr Peter Driscoll Mr Peter Driscoll MBBS (Lond), BSc (St And), FRCSEd, MD (Edin)
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh
  • General surgery
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
Special clinical interests:

Advanced laparoscopic surgery
Gallstone disease
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Laparoscopic bile duct clearance
Abdominal wall hernias
Groin hernias
Groin strain
Groin pain
Sportman’s Groin
Laparoscopic hernia repair
Medico-legal work  

Does not see children under 13 years

Research interests:

Oesophago-gastric disorders

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Laparoscopic treatment of abdominal wall hernia

Laparoscopic treatment of groin hernia and groin strain
The Lloyds Release Procedure for the treatment of Sportman's Groin
Emergency surgery & critical care
Surgical training and assessment

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant General & Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Fife
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh Medical School
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Bute Medical School, University of St Andrews

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 Endoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland
Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS)
British Hernia Society
European Hernia Society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Private secretary:
Mrs Karen Driscoll
Private secretary telephone number:
01334 880292
Personal email address:
Thursday afternoons
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I am a consultant surgeon specializing in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery for the treatment of all forms of hernia. This includes the repair of epigastric, umbilical, inguinal, femoral and Incisional hernias.

I have a strong interest in the treatment of gall stone disease by routinely performing laparoscopic cholecystectomy (the removal of the gallbladder by keyhole surgery) and laparoscopic clearance of gall stones from the bile duct.

I have also trained with Mr David Lloyd in Leicester who has developed and proven the effectiveness of The Lloyd Release Procedure for the definitive treatment of groin pain in elite (and not-so-elite) athletes. As a result, I am the only surgeon in the UK, other than Mr Lloyd himself, trained and approved to perform The Lloyd Release.

In addition to my clinical commitments, I take a keen interest in the training of both medical students, from Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities, and junior surgeons as they rotate through the Fife unit. I also regularly teach on courses for The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

I studied Physiology (and golf) at St.Andrews University (1987-1991), then went on to study Medicine at The Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, London (1991-1996). Having taught anatomy and worked in A&E for a year I moved back to Scotland to a training post in Edinburgh in 1998, where I remained for the entirety of my surgical training and during which time I was awarded an MD in surgical training and assessment. I completed my training in Edinburgh and, following a fellowship to Melbourne, returned to take up a post as an Upper GI and General Surgery consultant in Fife, a post closely linked to Edinburgh via the south-east Scotland cancer network. As the result of my commitment to surgical teaching, I am an Honorary Senior Lecturer to the University of Edinburgh Medical School and The Bute Medical School in St Andrews University.

Personal profile:

Life is always busy with two young children, but I manage to keep fit(ish) and to maintain the house and garden whilst usually having a ‘hobby’ car in bits somewhere. I enjoy shooting when I can find the time and, having sacrificed my golf game on the altar of surgical training, I am gradually returning to the game and, with luck, somewhere near to my St Andrews handicap. I also enjoy singing, piano, guitar and listening to all forms of music, especially when accompanied by a good chewy red!

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Mr Peter Driscoll

Mr Peter Driscoll, Consultant General & Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh

Read a patient's testimonial

Graeme Dodds experience of Sportsmans Groin surgery with Mr Peter Driscoll.

As soon as we met, he was quick to identify the problem and to find a suitable treatment. My surgery was carried out very quickly and I felt confident in my surgeons abilities at all times. He kept in contact with me with regards to recovery and I was able to get back to playing full rugby in 9 weeks, I was back running in the 5th week.  However, I am confident that if I had been able to see Mr Driscoll earlier in the process (ie before I lost all fitness) I would have been back playing full rugby in 6-7 weeks.

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