Clinical Surgery

Colorectal Unit

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


The Colorectal Surgical Unit is based in the Alexander Donald Building at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.

Team members

We consist of academic chairs, consultant surgeons, senior lecturers and affiliate staff.


We manage both elective and temporary lower gastrointestinal (GI) problems for the Lothian region.


Our extensive research facilities have helped us to achieve world class clinical results.

Teaching and Training

We contribute to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and provide opportunities for student research.