Professor Duff Bruce

Prof Duff Bruce

General surgery

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Specialises in

  • Upper GI surgery

About me

Duff Bruce is a graduate of Robert Gordon’s College and the University of Aberdeen, and has 26 years experience in general surgery, gained in Northern Scotland, Australia and USA.
In 2001, he completed a Fellowship in oesophageal physiology at the Kech Medical School of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Since 2002, he has worked in Aberdeen as a consultant general surgeon with special interests in gastro-oesophageal cancer, gastro-oesophageal reflux, gastroparesis, laparoscopic surgery and metabolic and weight loss surgery. Visiting Professor at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

Duff Bruce is one of the leading exponents of bariatric surgery in Scotland and is on the council of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgical Society (BOMSS). He is the current chairman of the Scottish charity The Severe and Complex Obesity Treatment Service (SCOTS) which advises on the provision and development of services to manage this patient group and a trustee of the Experts in Severe and Complex Obesity (ESCO) group which performs a similar role in England.

Member of SIGN consultation group on the treatment of obesity
Member of Scottish National Planning Forum sub-group on obesity treatment
Contributor to the NBSR (National Bariatric Surgery Register)

Areas of interest

Bariatric (weight loss) surgery; gastroparesis; swallowing problems; gastric pacing; gastro-oesophageal reflux; gastro-oesophageal cancer; gallstone disease; laparoscopic surgery; endoscopic diagnostics; gastroscopy; colonoscopy; hernia surgery; pilonidal sinus surgery

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Procedures completed

  • G6500

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (1-5)

    BMI Albyn Hospital (1-5)

  • J1830

    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy - (1-5)

    BMI Albyn Hospital (1-5)

  • T2012

    Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia - bilateral - (1-5)

  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (1-5)

  • G2331

    Laparoscopic repair of hiatus hernia with anti-reflux procedure (e.g. fundoplication) - (1-5)

  • H2502

    Diagnostic flexible sigmoidoscopy (including forceps biopsy and proctoscopy) - (1-5)

  • G4430

    Therapeutic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) with dilatation - (1-5)

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