Professor Alan McNeill

Professor Alan McNeill

Consultant Urologist
BmedSci, BM BS, FRCS (Eng & Ed), FRCS (Urol), FFSTEd

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Alan McNeill at Spire include:

Urology at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

Other treatments

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Benign prostate diseases
  • Prostate cancer
  • Professor McNeill also performs nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy and looks after patients with kidney cancer.

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Professional profile

Availability - Murrayfield: Tuesday 6pm-7.15pm; alternate Wednesday's 6.15pm-7.45pm; Thursday 2pm-6pm (One stop assessment for scrotal lumps).

Having undertaken fellowship training in minimal access surgery (MAS) techniques at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, and the University Hospital, Leipzig, I have led the development of the programme in Urology at local and national levels. I have the broadest range of minimal access surgery skills in Scotland and has performed over 350 laparoscopic nephrectomies and almost 1000 laparoscopic prostatectomies. I am trained in Green Light Laser prostatectomy and will soon be trained in the UroLift procedure. I undertakes rigorous audit of his surgical outcomes and contributes to national audits by the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS).

A former Programme Director of the East of Scotland training Programme in Urology, I remain very active in skills training for minimal access surgery, organising and participating in several courses which are run for BAUS. I am currently Chairman of the Executive Committee of the BAUS Section of Oncology, which I have served in various roles since 2011.

Clinical Interests

Benign prostate diseases
Kidney cancer
Prostate cancer
Urinary tract infections

All forms of prostate disease including benign prostatic obstruction and a significant practice in the surgical management of prostate cancer. Kidney cancer. Minimal access laparoscopic or robotically-assisted surgery for prostate & kidney cancer and Pelvi-Ureteric Obstruction. Green Light Laser Therapy for treatment of the prostate. Scrotal lumps.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Specialty Advisory Board in Urology to Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Member of British Association of Urological Surgeons
European Association of Urology
Association of Academic European Urologists
Honorary Professor in Engineering & Physical Sciences at Herriot Watt University

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Urological Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Personal Profile

In 2006 I helped establish Prostate Scotland with my wife and a group of like-minded individuals. The charity aims to raise awareness and educate Scottish men about the prostate and the diseases that affect it. Following significant growth, the Charity was appointed its first director in 2008. 2009 marked the launch of Prostate Scotland's website and information campaign. 

Whilst work commitments currently demand a lot of time, I enjoy family life with my wife Alison and our son and daughter. When time permits I play golf, work in the garden and enjoy a bit of shooting.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0131 334 0363
Private secretary Linda Fletcher - 0131 334 9436

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