Mr Peter Vaughan-Shaw

Mr Peter Vaughan-Shaw

General surgery 06156641

  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Lower GI surgery

About me

I am a consultant colorectal and robotic surgeon in Edinburgh. I undertook surgical training across the South of England and latterly in South-East Scotland. I then completed two consecutive senior colorectal fellowships accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons England, the first focussing on general coloproctology and advanced cancer with Professor Sagar in the John Goligher Colorectal Unit, Leeds with the second a robotic colorectal fellowship in Sunderland. I have also completed travelling fellowships at world leading colorectal centres in USA, Japan, Netherlands and Belgium. I am associate Editor of British Journal of Surgery focussing on surgical technology and innovation and sit as a member of robotic task force of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. I am passionate about high quality surgical outcomes and believe that surgical training is central to this. I sat at the forefront of colorectal training as President of trainee arm of the Association of Coloproctology of UK and Ireland (2020-21) and was awarded Trainee Coloproctologist of the Year in 2021. Outwith my clinical practice, I have a strong research portfolio receiving my PhD in 2019 and thereafter the prestigious Royal College Hunterian Professorship and the 2023 Scottish Cancer Foundation Prize for work investigating the link between vitamin D and bowel cancer.

I have a broad colorectal and robotic practice covering colorectal cancer, organ preservation approaches to rectal cancer and benign coloproctology. I am a JAG accredited endoscopist with an active diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy practice. Within proctology I perform haemorrhoid banding, HALO and ligasure haemorrhoidectomy, manage skin tags anal fissure and fistula. My general surgical practice is limited to abdominal wall herniae and benign skin lumps and bumps.

General Medical Council
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh


2023 Scottish Cancer Foundation Prize
2023 Evans Forrest Medal
2023 American Society of Colorectal Surgeons Travelling Fellowship
2021 ACPGBI Trainee Coloproctologist of the Year
2020 Prof KCH Fearon Medal winner
2019 Cleveland Clinic International Surgical Scholarship
2019 Sir James Fraser Travelling Fellowship
2019 Japan Surgical Society Travel Grant
2019 ACPGBI Laparoscopic Bursary
2018 MacCleod Medal winner, Edinburgh School of Surgery

2022 British Journal of Surgery Associate Editor
2022 NRS Career Researcher Fellow
2021 RCSEd Robotic Taskforce
2020 RCS Hunterian Professor
2020 RCSEd Younger Fellow
2020 President ACPGBI Dukes' Club

Areas of interest

colonoscopy; proctology; haemorrhoids; fistulas, pilonidal surgery; incisional, umbilical and groin hernias; lumps and bumps

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