Graham MacKay is a Consultant Colorectal and General surgeon based at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and BMI Ross Hall Hospital. Mr 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, Mr 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. He is a bowel screening colonoscopist and recently undertook a fellowship in advanced endoscopic techniques in Tokyo, Japan.

Mr MacKay edited and written a. number of surgical textbooks including the Oxford Specialist Handbook of Colorectal Surgery, Landmark Papers in General Surgery and SBAs and EMIs for the FRCS General Surgery. Mr MacKay also has a keen interest in surgical research and has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals.


Mr MacKay is an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Glasgow as well as Lead Clinician in the Surgical Unit at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Mr MacKay is also a past Director of Surgical Education at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.


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Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (2015)

FRCS Gen Surg      

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (2010)


University of Glasgow (2008)


Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (2002)


University of Glasgow (1999)

Professional affiliations

Medical Defence Union

General Medical Council (Specialist Register) - GMC No. 4614917

JAG accreditation for colonoscopy

Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

West of Scotland Surgical Association

Registered with the Information Commisioner's Office

Peer reviewer

SIGN Colorectal Cancer guideline external reviewer

Oxford University Press new book proposal reviewer

Diseases of Colon and Rectum

British Medical Journal

National Institute for Health Research

Oxford University Press new book proposal reviewer

World Journal of Gastroenterology editorial board member


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