Mr Mark Potter: General surgery

Mr Mark Potter

General surgery

  • Fee assured
  • Accredited endoscopist

Specialises in

  • Lower GI surgery

Bupa specialist

  • Accredited endoscopist

About me

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 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 a 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

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Procedures completed

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)

    Spire Shawfair Park Hospital (1-5) Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh (1-5)

  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (5-50)

    Spire Shawfair Park Hospital (1-5) Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh (1-5)

  • H2510

    Rigid sigmoidoscopy (including proctoscopy and biopsy) - (5-50)

    Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh (5-50)

  • S0633

    Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - up to three, Trunk & Limbs (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)

    Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh (1-5)

  • H2502

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

  • T2000

    Primary repair of inguinal hernia - (1-5)

    Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh (1-5)

  • H4430

    Examination of rectum under anaesthetic (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

  • P3190

    Laparoscopic excision of recto-vaginal endometriosis including rectal shave, +/-ureterolysis - (1-5)

  • S0656

    Removal of lipoma - (1-5)

    Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh (1-5)

  • H2003

    Therapeutic colonoscopy with snare loop biopsy or excision of lesion - (1-5)

  • H3365

    Laparoscopic anterior resection - low (i.e. colorectal anastomosis at or below the peritoneal reflection) - (1-5)

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