Professor Graham John MacKay

Personal profile

Graham MacKay is a consultant colorectal and general surgeon at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and BMI Ross Hall Hospital. Professor MacKay specialises in the management of colon and rectal conditions including colorectal cancer and polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, faecal incontinence, prolapse, haemorrhoids and hernia surgery. After qualifying from Glasgow University, Professor MacKay carried out his surgical training in the West of Scotland before undertaking attachments at St Mark's Hospital, London, the Lahey Clinic, Boston, and the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.

Graham MacKay specialises in modern minimally invasive techniques having undertaken an Ethicon fellowship in advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery. He is also one of only a few surgeons in Scotland trained in sacral neuromodulation for the treatment of faecal incontinence. Professor MacKay has written and edited surgical texts including the Oxford Specialist Handbook of Colorectal Surgery and Landmark Papers in General Surgery.

Professor MacKay also has a keen interest in surgical research and having published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals. He is currently an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Glasgow University School of Medicine.

Professional Membership

  • Honorary Clinical Lecturer Glasgow University School of Medicine

  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland

  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland

  • JAG accreditation for colonoscopy

  • Director of Surgical Education, Training and Professional Development at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow  


Clinical Interests

  • Polyps and cancer of the colon

  • Rectum laparoscopic surgery

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

  • Faecal incontinence

  • Prolapse surgery

  • Colonoscopy

  • Haemorrhoids

  • Pilonidal surgery

  • Hernia surgery

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