We are a small group of healthcare professionals in Edinburgh who share an interest in bariatric surgery - that is, the surgery of obesity and metabolic disorders. We started our weight loss surgery service in 2007 after nearly two years of planning, training, organising and recruiting. We are based at the Spire Murrayfield and Shawfair Park hospitals in Edinburgh, and also see patients at The Edinburgh Clinic.
We are a multi disciplinary team comprising surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses, dietician, psychologist and radiologist as well as our receptionists and secretary, all dedicated to providing a high quality of care for patients undergoing this type of surgery.
The service was set up by our two founding surgeons, Mr Andrew de Beaux and Mr Bruce Tulloh, adding a permanent 3rd member of the team Mr Peter Lamb in 2013. They take turns to run the outpatient clinics where they all see new referrals and post-operative follow ups, but generally operate in partnership, assisting each other. We often use two anaesthetists as well, especially for cases that might be more complex. In addition to achieving a successful long term outcome, your safety is our main concern. Having two consultant surgeons and two consultant anaesthetists working together on the majority of cases provides a very high standard of care indeed.