Miss Maria Coats

Consultant Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary and General Surgeon

Miss Coats is a Consultant Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgeon at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

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Miss Coats is a Consultant Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgeon at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. She works for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde providing a regional subspecialty service to the West of Scotland with a catchment population of 2.1 million. NHS GGC is the largest health board in both Scotland and the UK. She also has a good understanding of the law having completed an LLB in Scots Law and the Diploma in Legal Medicine.

Her clinical practice involves general surgery (hernia) and emergency general surgery (appendicitis, peritonitis, abdominal trauma, bowel obstruction, acute cholecystitis). She has a specialist interest in complex benign and malignant hepatobiliary disease with a further sub specialist interest in acute and chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic surgery. She is an elective pancreaticobiliary surgeon and endoscopist with expertise in OGD, ERCP, Spyglass and Endoscopic Ultrasound.

Miss Coats completed undergraduate training at Royal Free and University College London and higher surgical training in the East of Scotland with a final year fellowship in the HPB and Transplant unit at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle. She also carried out a post CCT fellowship from the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery at Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery.

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Book Publications

Carter R, Dickson EJ and Coats M. Blumgart’s Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas, 2-Volume Set (7th Edition) Book Chapter: Acute Pancreatitis (Publication due 2022)

Coats M, Shimi S (Editor) Book Chapter: Oesophago-gastric Motility disorders. Frontiers in Oesophagogastric Surgery 2016, Bentham Science Publishers


Miss Coats is available for work at 2-3 weeks’ notice and will provide a report within 4 weeks

Qualifications and memberships

MBBS Royal Free and University College London

BSc Aviation, Aerospace and Diving Medicine, King College London

MSc (Distinction) Surgical Science, University of Edinburgh

PhD University of Dundee

FRCS Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

LLB Robert Gordon University

DLM Royal College of Physicians, London

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