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Last updated: 18 May 2020
I am a senior endocrine surgeon with a large experience of all aspects of endocrine surgery [thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal]. I am a general surgeon and undertake laparoscopic cholecystectomy and remove lumps and bumps.
I am immediate past president of the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid surgeons and President of the European Society Of Endocrine Surgery.
Areas of interest
Adrenal surgery; Endocrine surgery; Parathyroid gland surgery; Thyroid disorders / surgery; Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery'); Gall bladder surgery; Lumps and bumps; lymph node surgery
- Emma Scott-Coombes
- 07526 234033
Anaesthetists worked with
Mr David M Scott-Coombes has worked with Dr Sahir Rassam at the following hospitals:
- Spire Cardiff Hospital (1-5)
Mr David M Scott-Coombes has worked with Dr John Azami at the following hospitals:
- Spire Cardiff Hospital (1-5)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Endocrine and General surgery at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
I have written chapters about all aspects of endocrine surgery in major postgraduate and undergraduate textbooks. My research is clinically based from outcomes in endocrine surgery.
I have published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals, my most recent include:
Impact of surgical volume and surgical outcome assessing registers on the quality of thyroid surgery.
Patel N, Scott-Coombes D.
Best Practice & Research Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 2019; 33: 101317
Correlating the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology with Histology and Extent of Surgery: A Review of 21,746 Patients from Four Endocrine Surgery Registries Across Two Continents.
World Journal of Surgery 2019
Outcomes of surgery for benign and malignant adrenal disease from the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons national registry.
Patel N, Egan RJ, Carter BR, Scott-Coombes DM, Stechman MJ, BAETS.
British Journal of Surgery 2019; 106: 1495-1503.
The impact of change from AJCC TNM7 to TNM8 and comparison with MACIS score in non-medullary thyroid cancer
Dwamena S, Patel N, Egan R, Stechman M, Scott-Coombes D
BJS Open 2019; 3: 623-628.
Interpretation of intraoperative parathyroid hormone assay remains predictive of cure in renal impairment in patients with solitary adenomas
Egan RE, Iliff, HA, Stechman MJ, Scott-Coombes DM
World Journal of Surgery, 2018;42:2835–2839
Is unilateral neck surgery feasible in patients with sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism and double negative localisation?
Scott-Coombes DM, Rees J, Jones G, Stechman MJ.
World Journal of Surgery 2017; 41: 1494-1499
The CAPTHUS scoring model revisited: applicability from a UK cohort with primary hyperparathyroidism
James TW, Stechman MJ, Scott-Coombes DM
World Journal of Endocrine Surgery 2017; 1: 9: 7-12
Does elective parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism affect renal function? A prospective study.
R Egan RJ, Dewi F, Arkell R, Ansell J, Zouwail S, Scott-Coombes D, Stechman M.
International Journal of Urology 2016; 27: 138-41
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- MB BS University of London 1985
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1990
- Master of Surgery University of London 1994
Reference number 3079960
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Assistant Medical Director - professional affairs Cardiff and Vale Healthboard 2015
- President BAETS 2013
- President European Society of Endocrine Surgery 2018
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