Mr John Camilleri-Brennan

Mr John Camilleri-Brennan

General surgery 04633594


  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • General
  • Lower GI surgery

About me

Mr Camilleri-Brennan is a Consultant in General and Colorectal Surgery, practicing at Forth Valley Royal Hospital (NHS Forth Valley) and in the private sector. For many years he held the posts of Lead Clinician for Colorectal Cancer and Clinical Lead of Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme at Forth Valley. He holds the post of Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in Surgery with the University of Glasgow.

In 2022 he was elected Vice-President (Surgical) of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, responsible for postgraduate surgical education. Prior to this appointment he was Associate Director of Surgical Examinations, Regional Advisor and College Tutor within this College.

A graduate of the University of Malta, Mr Camilleri-Brennan received his postgraduate surgical training primarily in Dundee and Aberdeen. He was awarded a Travelling Fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow that enabled him to pursue further studies in colorectal surgery at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA. His research on rectal cancer led to a doctorate from the University of Dundee.

Mr Camilleri-Brennan performs all aspects of general and colorectal surgery, in particular gall bladder and hernia surgery, surgery for colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease, laparoscopic surgery, and surgery for incontinence and pelvic floor disorders (including rectal prolapse and rectocoele) especially following childbirth.

He is a Principal Investigator in a number of research projects, has published articles in major surgical journals, co-authored chapters in postgraduate surgical textbooks, and has presented prize-winning papers at many national and international meetings.

A recognised postgraduate surgical trainer, he is an elected member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is the recipient of the prestigious William Cullen Prize from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in recognition of his and his team’s colorectal expertise.

Areas of interest

Gall bladder surgery;
Hernia surgery;
Surgery and screening for colorectal cancer;
Inflammatory bowel disease;
Laparoscopic surgery;
Surgery for haemorrhoids;
Surgery for anal fissure;
Surgery for anal fistula;
Pilonidal sinus surgery;
Surgery for rectal prolapse and rectocoele;
Surgery for pelvic floor disorders and incontinence especially following childbirth;
Anal implants for faecal incontinence;
Endoanal ultrasound
Advanced Laparoscopic surgery ('keyhole surgery');
Colorectal cancer screening;
Colorectal surgery (lower GI);
Upper Gastro-intestinal tract surgery;
Advanced surgery for faecal incontinence; Advanced surgery for colorectal (Bowel) cancer; Advanced surgery for inflammatory bowel disease;
Haemorrhoidal artery ligation (HALO/ THD) for haemorrhoids;
Surgery in the elderly.

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