Mr Douglas T Hansell


  • Specialities Breast Surgery, General Surgery
  • Telephone Freephone 0800 616267
  • Year of first qualification 1977
  • GMC Number 2331436
  • Fax 0141 339 1352


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 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 is 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


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


Current posts

  • Consultant General Surgeon, Stobhill Hospital Glasgow


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

Member of

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


Mr Douglas T Hansell works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Benenden Health
  • Simplyhealth

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.