Mr Douglas Ferguson


MB BS, BSc, FRCS (Eng), MS, FRCS (Gen Surg)

GMC number: 4037208

Practising since: 1990


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Mr Ferguson is a Consultant General Surgeon practicing at Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation

Mr Ferguson qualified in 1993 (St George’s, London), achieved FRCS (Eng) in 1997 and trained in many of the South’s premier breast cancer centres and plastic surgery depts. As well as a plastic surgery centre in Australia he completed a National TiG Oncoplastic Breast Surgical Fellowship in 2004 and in 2005 both a Master’s degree in Surgery and the National (UK and Ireland) Gold medal for the final surgical fellowship examination FRCS(GenSurg).

He was appointed Exeter’s first Oncoplastic Surgeon in 2006 and clinical lead 2009; developing an accredited Oncoplastic centre of excellence, with National TiG Fellow Host status and is now the national Association Breast Surgery TiG rep. He was an invited Specialist Advisor to several Trusts to support breast surgery development.

Mr Ferguson established and convened several Breast Oncoplastic Courses, organising faculty, facilities and finances with industry partners to ensure competitive pricing. Mr Ferguson is Faculty for MS Oncoplastic Surgery, RCSE/ABS courses portfolio. He is a University of Exeter Hon Associate Professor for teaching/ research, supervise an MD student and PI for 9 NCRN trials. He has chaired sessions at ABS conferences and is a mentor, chairman and coach for his junior football club.

Mr Ferguson specialises in the following:

Breast Surgery:

  • Mastectomy
  • Excision biopsy
  • Sentinel node biopsy
  • Wide local excision
  • Axillary clearance
  • Hadfield's procedure microdochectomy
  • Gynaecomastia excisions/reductions
  • Breast reconstruction surgery

General Surgery:

  • Vasectomy
  • Hernia repairs
  • Bascomb's procedure (pilonidal sinus)
  • Moles/lumps and bumps excisions
  • Zadek's procedures and skin grafts

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Douglas Ferguson at Nuffield Health

  • Inverted nipple surgery
  • Ingrown toenail (and ingrown toenail surgery)
  • Family history screening
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Gynaecomastia surgery (male breast reduction)
  • Haemorrhoidectomy
  • Breast oncology
  • Excision of skin lesion

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Other posts held

  • Consultant General Surgeon, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust


Mr Douglas Ferguson does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Douglas Ferguson does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Douglas Ferguson does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.