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Robert Stuart

Consultant General Surgeon

, Glasgow

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Robert Stuart: Consultant General Surgeon in Glasgow

Mr Robert Stuart is Consultant General Surgeon at BMI Ross Hall Hospital in Glasgow. Formerly Senior Lecturer and Consultant Surgeon at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. He qualified from the University College Dublin Medical School in 1982 and trained in surgery in Dublin, Cork, Glasgow, England and Hong Kong. Mr Stuart is now in full-time private practice offering an extensive range of upper gastrointestinal, bariatric and general surgery procedures.


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Training and experience

Mr Stuart returned to Glasgow as Senior Lecturer and Consultant Surgeon at Glasgow Royal infirmary in 1995 where he built up the leading Upper GI Surgery Unit in the West of Scotland. In 2003 he was the Sir William Macewan Lecturer at the Association of Surgeons of GB & Ireland international meeting. In 2006 he chaired the Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network development group for oesophageal and gastric cancer guideline group (SIGN guideline number 87). Since January 2007 Mr Stuart has worked in independent Upper GI & Bariatric Surgical practice as Scotland’s first full-time private practice general surgeon. He is a tutor on the EAES advanced laparoscopic surgery course in Ninewells Cuschieri Skill Centre, Dundee.

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Conditions and treatments

Mr Stuart offers expert investigation and treatment for a range conditions, including:

  • Achalasia and oesophageal motility problems
  • Barrett's oesophagus
  • Gallstones, biliary colic, cholecystitis
  • Gastric and oesophageal cancer
  • Heartburn, dyspepsia and upper abdominal symptoms
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), oesophagitis, hiatus hernia
  • Helicobacter pylori infection
  • Hernias – inguinal, umbilical, incisional etc
  • Obesity & bariatric surgery
  • “Lumps and bumps” daycase surgery

Specialist procedures he performs include:

  • Barrett's oesophagus diagnosis and surveillance
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy & laparoscopy
  • Painless gastroscopy with propofol sedation
  • Hernia repair & daycase surgery
  • Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, Nissen fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery)
  • Oesophageal physiology - pH studies, impedance & manometry
  • Upper GI cancer diagnosis, staging and palliation
  • Upper gastrointestinal surgery
  • Weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) – Gastric Bypass procedure

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Painless gastroscopy

Gastroscopy is a medical procedure to examine the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum using a thin flexible fibre optic tube that sends internal images back to a television monitor. As well as being a diagnostic tool, gastroscopy can also be used therapeutically, to repair a bleeding ulcer, remove non-cancerous growths or early-stage tumours, or widen a blocked oesophagus, for example.

Gastroscopy is often carried out with the patient either fully conscious or lightly sedated, however this can be a distressing experience. Mr Stuart is skilled in the use of painless gastroscopy, performing the procedure under intravenous propofol anaesthesia as day-case surgery.

Minimally invasive anti-reflux surgery

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a condition that occurs when the lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS) muscle does not work properly, causing stomach acid to leak into the oesophagus.  Symptoms of GORD include heartburn, stomach acid rising up into the mouth (regurgitation), and pain and difficulty with swallowing. Many people experience sporadic episodes of GORD that do not require treatment, however where the condition is persistent or recurring, treatment is indicated as complications can arise such as irritation and inflammation of the oesophagus, ulcers and, rarely, oesophageal cancer.

Mr Stuart offers a range of surgical techniques to manage GORD.

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Research interests

Mr Stuart has been involved in clinical and laboratory research since the 1980s and has published over 100 original articles and book chapters in the medical literature. He is regularly invited to give lectures and presentations worldwide and chaired the Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Networks (SIGN) guidelines for the management of gastric and oesophageal cancer.

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What patients say about Robert Stuart

No words can express how much you have all helped me on my journey to my new me and new life. The help and support I have been given from everyone I can’t repay, but I will think of you all fondly in my own little way.

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Accreditation and admitting rights

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Professional details



Qualified in 1982 in Ireland

Registrations and licensing

  • General Medical Council (GMC)

    Registration no.: 2983895
    Date of registration: 20-Jul-1984

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