Dr Alan Shand

Dr Alan Shand

Consultant Gastroenterologist
MBChB (Commend), MD, FRCP(Ed)

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Alan Shand at Spire include:



Other treatments

  • Change in bowel habit
  • Faecal calprotectin
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Ulcerative colitis

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Professional profile

Availability - Spire Murrayfield: Wednesday 8.30am-12.30pm.

Having graduated in Aberdeen I then trained in Gastroenterology and General Medicine in Edinburgh and London. I am fully trained in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and colonoscopy and also possess expertise in the area of short bowel syndrome and nutritional therapies of gastrointestinal problems. Dr Shand works in Spire Shawfair Parks endoscopy suite which holds JAG accreditation.

I diagnose and treat a large number of people with a wide variety of gastrointestinal complaints affecting the whole of the gastrointestinal tract including the investigation and treatment of unintended weight loss. I have focussed my interests on the care of people who have Inflammatory Bowel Disease, particularly those who also have nutritional problems, and people with Coeliac disease.

Drawing on this clinical and diagnostic experience, along with my colleagues in Edinburgh Gastroenterology, I aim to deliver the highest quality of care to people with digestive or gastrointestinal problems.

Clinical Interests

Inflammatory bowel disease
Liver disease

Special Clinical Interests: Coeliac disease.

Private contact details

Telephone 0131 316 2530
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
Member of British Society of Gastroenterology
Member of St Mark's Association
Member of Caledonian Society of Gastroenterology

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

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Personal Profile

My three young children keep me busy in my free time. I also enjoy running, golf and listening to music.

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