Clinical Surgery

Bruce Tulloh

Mr Tulloh's main subspecialty interest is the management of complex abdominal wall hernias, laparoscopic Upper GI surgery (including hernias) and bariatric surgery.

Bruce Tulloh

Consultant General & Upper Gastrointestinal , Visiting surgeon and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer

  • Upper GI Surgery
  • Royal Infirmary and St John's Hospital, Livingston

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Clinical Interests

Since his appointment to the Royal Infirmary Mr Tulloh has been able to concentrate on upper gastrointestinal surgery and develop interests in complex laparoscopic procedures including bariatrics and hernia surgery, both laparoscopic and open. He is also interested in emergency surgery in general, and in the initial assessment and management of acutely unwell surgical patients.

Appointments and Activities


Mr Tulloh is currently the Clinical Director for General Surgery at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and is also an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and part of the teaching faculty for Advanced Trauma Life Support, Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient and Basic Surgical Skills courses through The Royal College of Surgeons. He works as a consultant surgeon in the department of Upper GI surgery at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and also at St John’s hospital, Livingston.


Born and bred in Melbourne, Australia, Mr Tulloh’s undergraduate clinical years were spent at St Vincent's Hospital. Postgraduate training in surgery was also based at St Vincent's and was completed in early 1990.

After a year as a senior registrar in Melbourne doing paediatric surgery, thoracic surgery and plastics he travelled to Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, for two years further training in upper and lower gastrointestinal surgery, vascular and breast surgery. At the end of 1992 he returned to the rural centre of Echuca, Northern Victoria, Australia, to establish his own practice. As one of two general surgeons in the region he managed a broad range of surgical conditions with an emphasis on general gastrointestinal, laparoscopic and emergency surgery.

He moved to the UK in 2002 and took up a post as Consultant general surgeon at St John’s hospital in Livingston, West Lothian, and than moved across to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in 2004.


Mr Tulloh's educational qualifications are:

  • MB, BS University of Melbourne 1981
  • MS University of Melbourne 1988
  • FRACS Melbourne 1990
  • FRCSEd Edinburgh 2003