Personal profile

Mr Michael Wilson is a Consultant General, Emergency and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon based at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. He is also a visiting Major Trauma Surgeon at St Mary’s Hospital Major Trauma Centre, Imperial College Healthcare Trust, London.

He graduated in 2008 from Glasgow University having previously undertaken an Anatomy degree at the same institution. He completed his surgical training in General, Emergency & Upper Gastrointesinal Surgery in Ninewells hospital, Dundee. Thereafter he completed a fellowship in major trauma at St. Mary’s Major Trauma Centre, London.

His primary clinical interests are in gallbladder removal and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery but also has expertise in antireflux surgery as well as all types of groin and abdominal wall hernias.

Current research interests focus on developing patient centred research priorities using a modified Delphi technique. He is involved in a number of multi-centre collaborative research projects and is the Principal Investigator for the Sunflower Study in Forth Valley. He has published many articles in high impact peer reviewed journals and delivered several presentations as an invited speaker.

He is a faculty member of the world renowned Definitive Surgical Trauma Skills course, is an accredited surgical trainer and consultant appraiser and also sits on the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland Research & Education Committee.

As well as being a respected surgeon, he is a father of three children and serves in the Royal Navy Reserves Medical Branch as the only general surgeon, and is based at HMS SCOTIA, Rosyth where he serves as the Executive Officer.

Clinical Interests

  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of gallbladder)
  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Hernia surgery (groin/ventral) (laparoscopic/open)
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Incisional hernia repair
  • Non-specific abdominal pain
  • Sportsman’s groin
  • Endoscopy
  • Weight loss surgery
  • Gastric balloon 
  • Gastric bypass
  • Gastric sleeve

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
  • Member Faculty of Surgical Trainers Edinburgh
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland
  • World Society of Emergency Surgery

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