Clinical Surgery

Clinical Specialities

We provide innovative, specialist care for emergency and elective patients.

Integrated Clinical Service

Staff at the University of Edinburgh and the NHS work together to provide innovative, specialised care.

Edinburgh Breast Unit

Our self-contained unit at the Western General Hospital treats more than 20,000 women annually.

Colorectal Unit

We are one of Western Europe’s largest dedicated specialist centres for colorectal surgery.

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Unit

We offer a full range of hepatobiliary, pancreatic, endoscopic, radiological and surgical interventions.

Edinburgh Transplant Unit

We currently provide liver, pancreas and renal transplantation. Our services will also soon include islet transplantation.

General and Upper GI Surgical Unit

We offer a full range of general elective and emergency upper gastrointestinal surgery.

Vascular Unit

We were the first unit in the UK to provide a dedicated specialist regional service delivering emergency and elective care to patients with vascular disease.

Orthopaedics

Edinburgh was one of the first places in the UK to have an Orthopaedic and Trauma Centre.

Otolaryngology Unit

The University of Edinburgh Academic Otolaryngology Unit is based in the Lauriston Building.