Ms Alison Waghorn

Consultant Endocrine Surgeon


I have been a consultant surgeon for 25 years. I am an experienced consultant surgeon in thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery. I am an expert in hyperparathyroidism and goitres (thyroid enlargement).

I specialise in parathyroid, thyroid and adrenal surgery. I undertake parathyroid and thyroid surgery using nerve monitoring and intraoperative parathyroid hormone levels monitoring.

I have performed over 1,000 thyroid and 1,000 parathyroid procedures. I monitor my outcomes through a national database (UKRETS).

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Ms Alison Waghorn at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Neck lumps
  • Parathyroid surgery
  • Thyroid surgery

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Additional information

MBChB / Birmingham / 1986
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS / Edinburgh / 1990
Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons

FRCS / England / 1992
Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons

MD / Birmingham / 1999
Doctor of Medicine

PGCert / Chester / 2014
Post Graduate Certificate

Professional memberships

British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons (BAETS)

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Liverpool and North West Surgical Society

Liverpool Medical Institute

Professional leadership

I am the President of the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons (Oct 2023 - Oct 2025)
Clinical Director for Breast and Endocrine Surgery (2019 - 2023)
Head of School of Surgery for the North West (2015 - 2021)

Royal Liverpool University Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 0151 706 3412
Private secretary Shirley Cottenden
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