Mr Douglas T Hansell


MB ChB, MD (Hons), FRCS

GMC number: 2331436

Practicing since: 1977


General Surgery

Consultation times

  • Tuesday PM
  • Wednesday PM – Rapid Breast Clinic
  • Friday AM and PM - Rapid Breast Clinic
  • Overview

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0800 616267


Douglas Hansell qualified from Glasgow University in 1977 and in 1990 he was awarded a Travelling Fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow which was undertaken in the USA at the Mayo Clinic, the Massechussets General, New York University Medical Center and Duke University.

Since 1992 he has been a Consultant Surgeon with a special interest in Breast Disease, setting up the first “one stop” breast clinic in Stobhill Hospital and then in the Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital and  in Ross Hall Hospital in Glasgow. He also founded the first Breast Family History Clinic in the West of Scotland shortly thereafter.

Since the 1970s Douglas has been actively involved in clinical and laboratory research, and has published widely in the international medical literature. He has given numerous invited lectures and presentations worldwide.

In 1996 he was the recipient of a Local Health Council Award for breast services in Glasgow.

Douglas Hansell is a Fellow of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, and a Member of the Association of Breast Surgery at BASO.

He was the Lead Consultant for Breast Services for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and within the Nuffield Hospital he is the Chair of the Breast Multidisciplinary Team

Special interests

His main areas of interest are as follows:

  • Abdominal Problems
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lumps
  • Breast Malignancy (Cancer)
  • Breast Oncology
  • Breast Screening
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Gall Stones
  • Gastroscopy
  • Groin Hernia
  • Gynaecomastia (Enlarged Male Breasts)
  • Gynaecomastia (Male Breast Reduction)
  • Hepatobiliary Disease
  • Hernia Repair
  • Indigestion (Dyspepsia)
  • Inguinal Hernia (Groin Hernia)
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Mammoplasty
  • Pilonidal Sinus
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Upper GI Surgery

Other interests

Hernia surgery and gallbladder surgery

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Douglas T Hansell at Nuffield Health

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Diagnostic endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy (or gastroscopy)
  • Gynaecomastia (male breast reduction)
  • Breast oncology
  • Hernia repair
  • Excision of skin lesion
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)

Locations Mr Douglas T Hansell works with

Related experience


  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain/Ireland
  • Association of Breast Surgery at BASO

Other post held

  • Consultant General Surgeon, Stobhill Hospital Glasgow 1992 - 2015

Insurers Mr Douglas T Hansell works with

Mr Douglas T Hansell works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Bupa
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Aviva Health
  • WPA
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Alliance Healthcare
  • Benenden Health


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

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

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