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- Accredited endoscopist
- Lower GI surgery
- Accredited endoscopist
Mr Potter is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh. This is a dedicated Colorectal Unit established in 2002, as well as serving the population of Lothian it has a large tertiary referral practice. The Colorectal Unit is one of the largest in Europe and has an international research reputation.
His practice includes all aspects of colorectal surgery, in particular laparoscopic surgery, cancer surgery, treatment of pelvic floor disorders, complex endometriosis and advanced colonoscopy.
He has a keen interest in surgical training being member of the development and examination boards for the Edinburgh Surgical Sciences Qualification (ESSQ) from its inception in 2006. This is collaboration between the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh. He is also on the Faculty for the European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Course in Dundee since 2009 teaching advanced laparoscopic surgery to senior trainees.
He is a member of the Education Committee for the European Society of Coloproctology
Areas of interest
Haemorrhoids ("piles") including HALO; Colorectal (bowel) cancer; Bowel disease including inflammatory (IBD); anal fissure; fistula; pilonidal sinus; colonoscopy; endoscopic resection of polyps(including EMR); laparoscopic surgery; Complex endometriosis surgery; Faecal incontinence; pelvic floor disorders; sacral nerve stimulation; prolapse surgery
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
Western General Hospital (NHS Lothian)
- MBChB University of Edinburgh 1990
- MD University of Edinburgh 1999
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1994
- FRCS ( Edinburgh) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2014
Reference number 3488322
Details of entry to specialist register
- Certificate of completion of specialist training , 1999
Affiliations / memberships
Association of Coloproctology of GB and Ireland
European Society of Coloproctology
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Edinburgh
- Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh, EH12 6UD
- 14:30 - 20:00
- 0131 334 0363
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Mr Mark Potter 0131 334 0363