Clinical Surgery

Clinical Specialities

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

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Unit

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

General and Upper GI Surgical Unit

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

Edinburgh Transplant Unit

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

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.

Edinburgh Breast Unit

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

Integrated Clinical Service

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


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

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal Surgery

Otolaryngology Unit

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