Mr Michael Duff

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

MB BCh BAO, FRCS, MCh


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I am a specialist Colorectal Surgeon in the Department of Colorectal Surgery at the Western General Hospital Edinburgh. A graduate of University College Dublin, I spent time as a Research Fellow in Cornell University, New York before commencing higher surgical training in Edinburgh in 2002. Following completion of a specialist surgical fellowship at the renowned Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney, I was appointed as a consultant colorectal surgeon in Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow in 2009.I was appointed to my current post in 2014. I have extensive experience in laparoscopic colorectal surgery and an established reputation for the management of locally advanced pelvic cancers; I also receive referrals from throughout Scotland and abroad.I work in Spire Shawfair Park's endoscopy suite which holds JAG accreditation.
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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Michael Duff at Spire include:

Colorectal surgery

Other treatments

  • Coloproctology
  • Endovascular surgery
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Gastrointestinal pathology
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Minimal access surgery

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Colonoscopy
Coloproctology
Endocrine surgery
Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal surgery
General surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Minimal access surgery

Special Clinical Interests: My interests include diagnostic and interventional colonoscopy, all aspects of coloproctology including treatment of fistulas, fissures, pilonidal sinus and haemorrhoids (HALO procedure), laparoscopic colorectal surgery, surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease and colorectal cancer. I am recognised nationally for my expertise in the management of locally advanced rectal cancer and advanced pelvic malignancy. My practice also includes hernia repair and minor surgical procedures.

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

Research and publications

Management of advanced rectal cancer

Current NHS posts

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.

Personal profile

Originally from Dublin, I live in Edinburgh with my wife and two sons.

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