Prof Douglas McWhinnie
Consultant Vascular & General Surgeon
MBChB, MD, FRCS
Practices at: BMI The Saxon Clinic
Professor McWhinnie is Post-Graduate Dean of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Buckingham and has over 100 publications on patient safety, ambulatory surgery and the treatment of varicose veins. He has contributed over 25 chapters to surgical textbooks including Bailey and Love’s Short Practice of Surgery, Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Surgery and The Oxford Textbook of Surgery. In 2012 He Co-edited the popular specialist handbook ‘Day Case Surgery’ for Oxford University Press.
Over and above his consultancy work Professor McWhinnie is a senior examiner of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for the MRCS examinations and is an Intercollegiate examiner for the FRCS final examinations.
As a general surgeon with over 25 years consultant experience, his areas of clinical expertise include all types of hernia repair, both laparoscopic and open, laparoscopic gallbladder procedures , varicose vein surgery and the removal of lumps and bumps.
Professor McWhinnie is currently Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) at The Saxon Clinic and holds a number of clinics every week.
- Hernia Surgery (open and Laparoscopic)
- Gallbladder Surgery (Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy)
- Varicose Vein Surgery
- Cosmetic thread vein removal
- The development of safe and effective patient pathways for day case surgery
- The development and introduction of Emergency Ambulatory Pathways
- General Medical Council (GMC)
- Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEdin)
- Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
- International Association of Ambulatory (IAA)
- Surgery British Association of Day Surgery
- The Vascular Society
- Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon Milton Keynes University Hospital
- Post-Graduate Dean of Medicine and Surgery University of Buckingham
Notable publications include:-
- Patient Safety in the Ambulatory Pathway London : BADS Handbook Series 2013.
- Ambulatory emergency care London BADS Handbook Series 2016 Safe and sustainable increases in day case emergency surgery. BJHM 2016; 77(3): 180-3.
- The impact of high BMI on outcomes after Day Case Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A United Kingdom University Hospital Experience. Journal of Ambulatory Surgery 2017:23.4;90-93.
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