Mr Andrew (AJ) Clark

Mr Andrew (AJ) Clark

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
BSc (Hons), MB ChB, MD, FRCSEd

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Andrew (AJ) Clark at Spire include:

General surgery


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Professional profile

Availability - Spire Murrayfield: Monday 6pm-8pm, Friday 10.30am-12.30pm.

I was appointed to Addenbrooke's, Cambridge in 2011 and returned to Edinburgh in 2013 following the retirement of David Bartolo from Edinburgh practice. I have particular expertise in minimally invasive colorectal surgery with the largest experience of in the region, outstanding quality performance indicators, and having taught on international courses and mentored consultant colleagues. I work in Spire Shawfair Park's endoscopy suite which holds JAG accreditation.

Extended fellowships were undertaken in laparoscopic colorectal surgery in the renowned unit in Brisbane, and in inflammatory bowel disease and pouch surgery in Edinburgh. I studied and trained in Edinburgh, including a doctoral thesis in colorectal cancer molecular genetics.

I undertake the full range of colorectal practice including modern techniques such as HALO, stapled haemorrhoidectomy, laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy and cleft closure for pilonidal sinus. I also have active colonoscopy and laparoscopic parastomal/incisional hernia practices. General surgery practice is deliberately limited to umbilical/groin hernias and minor skin lumps.

Clinical Interests

General surgery
Colorectal surgery
Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Minimal access surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Inflammatory bowel disease surgery including ileal pouches and adolescent practice. Colorectal cancer - genetics and early detection. Modern techniques in proctology and prolapse (HALO, stapled haemorrhoidectomy, pilonidal cleft closure, laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy). Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS).

Private contact details

Telephone 0131 316 2530
Private secretary Helen Langthorne
Private secretary telephone 07472 081 185
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
British Medical Association

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, NHS Lothian
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

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Personal Profile

Schooled in Morayshire, I have maintained a love of the Scottish countryside, which I try to impart to my three sons. I enjoy fly fishing, playing very average golf, and am a novice but keen beekeeper.

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