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Richard Molloy qualified from the University College Cork, Ireland in 1986. He commenced his training at Cork University Hospital prior to travelling to Boston to work in surgical research at Harvard University and the Brigham & Women’s hospital. He was awarded an MD for this research.
He subsequently trained in Glasgow and Edinburgh before travelling again to the United Sates to work as a Clinical Fellow in the Dept. of Colorectal Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Ohio, before taking up his current NHS post in Gartnavel General and the Western Infirmary, Glasgow.
He has published widely on colorectal, general and hernia surgery. He has co-
He is a former lead clinician for the West of Scotland Managed Clinical Network for Colorectal Cancer and has taken a lead role in the development of national guidelines in the assessment and treatment of patients with bowel cancer.
His major interests include colorectal surgery with particular emphasis on laparoscopic colorectal surgery. His other areas of interest include anorectal disease, anal abscess surgery, pilonidal disease, Karydakis flap, anal fissure, bowel cancer surgery (colorectal cancer surgery) and surgery for inflammatory bowel disease including surgery for Crohn’s disease and ileoanal pouch surgery for ulcerative colitis. He offers a complete piles/haemorrhoid service including the THD procedure for haemorrhoids. He performs more than 200 colonoscopies/year. In addition to to standard diagnostic colonoscopy for bowel problems, he also performs bowel cancer screening colonoscopy within the NHS and he has a special interest in therapeutic colonoscopy to remove large polyps, dilate colonic strictures and treat radiation proctitis with argon plasma coagulation.
He has an additional interest in hernia surgery and provides a comprehensive open and laparoscopic/keyhole surgery service to manage all abdominal hernias.