Mr John Camilleri-Brennan

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

MD (Melit), MD (Dundee), MFSTEd, PGDipClinEduc(Glas), FRCSGlas, FRCSGenSurg

Personal profile

Mr Camilleri-Brennan is a Consultant in General and Colorectal Surgery, practicing at Forth Valley Royal Hospital (NHS Forth Valley) and in the private sector. He is currently the lead clinician for colorectal cancer and represents NHS Forth Valley on the West of Scotland managed clinical network for colorectal cancer. He also holds the post of Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in Surgery with the University of Glasgow.

A graduate of the University of Malta, Mr Camilleri-Brennan received his postgraduate surgical training primarily in Dundee and Aberdeen. He was awarded a Travelling Fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow that enabled him to pursue further studies in colorectal surgery at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA. His research on rectal cancer led to a doctorate from the University of Dundee. Mr Camilleri-Brennan performs all aspects of general and colorectal surgery, in particular gall bladder and hernia surgery, surgery for colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease, laparoscopic surgery, and surgery for incontinence and pelvic floor disorders especially following childbirth.

He has published articles in major surgical journals, co-authored chapters in postgraduate surgical textbooks, and has presented prize-winning papers at many national and international meetings. He is on the board of examiners and is a regional advisor and college tutor in surgery for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

A recognised postgraduate surgical trainer, he is an elected member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is the recipient of the prestigious William Cullen Prize from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

Professional Memberships

  • British Medical Association
  • European Society of Coloproctology
  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland
  • Medical Defence Union
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Faculty of Surgical Trainers, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Clinical Interests

  • Gall bladder and hernia surgery
  • Surgery and screening for colorectal cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Surgery for haemorrhoids and other anal and rectal conditions
  • Surgery for rectal prolapse
  • Surgery for pelvic floor disorders and incontinence especially following childbirth
  • Gastroscopy, colonoscopy, endoanal ultrasound

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