Personal profile

Mr Colin Harris qualified from the University of Glasgow in 1991 he trained on the Glasgow surgical rotation before taking up a Registrar position in Manchester, he elected not to do a period of research, concentrating on clinical surgery which allowed him to specialise in both upper and  lower gastrointestinal surgery. He was appointed as a consultant general surgeon in 2003. Since his appointment he has further specialised in Bariatric and Hepatobiliary surgery.

He embraced minimal access (laparoscopic) surgery at an early stage and has concentrated on developing this service in all his surgical specialties. He has sought further training in Europe and  the United States from internationally recognised experts in both Bariatric and Hepatobiliary surgery.

He is also very keen to develop SILS (Single incision laparoscopic surgery)  and NOTES (Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery), he is a firm believer that as technology advances that these techniques will form surgery of the future.

He is an active member of the multidisaplinary teams for colorectal, upper gastro-intestinal,  hepatobiliary and bariatric surgery ensuring the best possible care for his patients.

Although Mr Harris devotes a considerable amount of time to his clinical pursuits he maximises his holidays especially if they involve a snow covered mountain or golf course.

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Professional Membership



  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS)

  • General Medical Council (GMC)

  • Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS)

  • Association of surgeons of GB & I

  • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon (AUGIS)

  • British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS)

Clinical Interests



  • General surgery

  • Laparoscopic surgery

  • SILS

  • NOTES

  • Bariatric surgery Upper GI surgery

  • Colorectal surgery

  • Hepatobiliary surgery Endocrine surgery

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

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