Mr Peter Lamb

Consultant General & Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon


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I have worked as a consultant surgeon at Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh since 2008, specialising in upper gastrointestinal and general surgery. Before my consultant appointment I completed higher surgical training in the North East of England from 2002-2007 and a fellowship in Upper GI Surgery at Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia 2007-2008.My main clinical interests include oesophageal and gastric cancer, weight loss surgery, benign laparoscopic upper GI surgery, general surgery and laparoscopic hernia repair. I am a consultant on the busy emergency rota at the Royal Infirmary for general and upper GI surgery.Websites: and http://www.edinburghmedicalspecialists.comResearch interests: My main ongoing research interests are oesophago-gastric cancer, weight loss surgery, and surgery for gastro-oesophageal reflux. During my training I completed a two-year MD at the Northern Oesophago-gastric Unit, Newcastle, on oesophageal cancer. I have active interests in undergraduate teaching and surgical training. I am the course coordinator for an annual UK laparoscopic hiatal surgery course in Edinburgh.

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Clinical interests

Gastrointestinal surgery
General surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Obesity surgery
Weight loss surgery

Special clinical interests: General surgery including gallbladder and laparoscopic and open hernia surgery. Weight loss surgery including laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and revisional surgery. Upper gastrointestinal surgery including laparoscopic surgery for gastro-oesophageal reflux and hiatus hernia. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Oesophageal and gastric cancer. Minor surgery.

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (AUGIS)

British Obesity Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMMS)

Current NHS posts

Consultant General & Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
Honorary Senior Lecturer, The University of Edinburgh

Personal profile

I live in Edinburgh with my wife and three young children. Having previously represented Scotland and Great Britain at water polo, I still enjoy swimming regularly to keep fit.