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Professor Duff Bruce

Prof Duff Bruce

General surgery

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Last updated: 18 Jun 2020

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  • Upper GI surgery

About me

Duff Bruce is a graduate of Robert Gordon’s College and the University of Aberdeen, and has 30 years experience in General Surgery, gained in the UK, Australia and USA. His surgical interests include laparoscopic bariatric (weight loss) procedures and surgery (first time and revision), laparoscopic anti-reflux and hiatus hernia surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, laparoscopic and open hernia repairs, gastroscopy, colonoscopy and the management of abdominal symptoms. He introduced laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair to the North of Scotland.

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 reflux, gastroparesis, laparoscopic surgery and metabolic and weight loss surgery. He is a local NHS practitioner and a visiting Professor at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

Duff Bruce is one of the leading exponents of bariatric surgery and anti-reflux surgery in Scotland and has interests in clinical management and modernisation of services.

Areas of interest

Bariatric surgery; weight loss surgery; laparoscopic gastric band insertion; laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy; laparoscopic gastric bypass; laparoscopic single anastomosis gastric bypass; laparoscopic mini-gastric bypass; revision stomach surgery; revision bariatric surgery; insertion of intra-gastric balloon; insertion of Orbera 365; gastroparesis; swallowing problems; gastric pacing; laparoscopic gastric pacemaker insertion; insertion Enterra device; gastro-oesophageal reflux; hiatus hernia surgery; laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery; laparoscopic fundoplication; gallstone surgery; laparoscopic cholecystectomy; laparoscopic surgery; endoscopic diagnostics; diagnostic laparoscopy; gastroscopy; colonoscopy; hernia surgery; laparoscopic hernia surgery; laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair; laparoscopic femoral hernia repair; umbilical hernia repair; pilonidal sinus surgery

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Procedures completed

  • T2002

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

    BMI Albyn Hospital (1-5)

  • G8082

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    BMI Albyn Hospital (1-5)

  • 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)

  • H2002

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

    BMI Albyn Hospital (1-5)

  • S7010

    Wedge excision or avulsion of nail (including chemical ablation of nail bed) - (1-5)

    BMI Albyn Hospital (1-5)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (1-5)

    BMI Albyn Hospital (1-5)

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