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Mr Scott McCain

Consultant General and Gastrointestinal Surgeon

GMC No.6139964
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Scott McCain is a Consultant General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon. His NHS practice is in the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, primarily in the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald.

Mr McCain specialises in the investigation of, and surgery for, patients with reflux, hiatal hernias, swallowing problems, gallstones and hernias.

He trained in Northern Ireland in general and advanced upper gastrointestinal surgery and furthered this with fellowship training in an internationally recognised centre of excellence for upper GI and bariatric surgery* in Sydney, Australia.

*Bariatric surgery is not a service currently available at Kingsbridge Hospital.


Personal profile

Mr McCain balances work alongside his family life. He is married with three young daughters, recently added a dog to the family and enjoys hill walking, cycling, skiing and all watersports.


MB BCH Queens University Medical School 2005

MD. Doctor of Medicine by Research Queens University Belfast. Informed Consent for general Surgery 2018

Additional Training

Fellowship in Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgery, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, Australia 2018-2019

JAG accredited Upper GI Endoscopist

Member of the Association of Upper GI Surgeons (AUGIS)

Member of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS)

Member of the International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO)

Research and Audit Support Lead for the British Benign Upper GI Surgical Society

Professional bodies (Positions held in last 3 years)

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons- FRCS(Eng)


McCain RS*, Harris AR, McCallion K, Campbell WJ, Kirk SJ. The barrier method as a new tool to assist in career selection: covert observational study

BMJ 2010 Dec 15;341:c6968 DOI: 10.1136/bmj.c6968. PMID: 21159762.

McCain RS*, Newell J, Badger SA, Kennedy RJ, Kirk SJ. Referral patterns, clinical examination and the two-week-rule for breast cancer; a cohort study.

Ulster Medical Journal 2011 May;80(2):68-71 PMID: 22347745.

McCain S, McCain S*, Harris A, McCallion K. Recycling of jejunal effluent to enable enteral nutrition in short bowel syndrome

BMJ Case Rep. 2014 May 28;2014. PMID: 24872491

McCain S, McCain S*, Mark D, Brown R. Epididymal polar dissociation: a previously undescribed anatomical variant.

Case Rep Urol. 2014;2014:360436. PMID 24883220

McCain S, McCain S*, Gray R, Quinn B, Morton J, Rice P. The role of biodegradable stents in the management of benign and malignant oesophageal strictures: a cohort study.

The Surgeon 2015 Mar 9. PMID 25765561

McCain RS*, McCain RS, Mark DA, McCallion K, Mackle EJ. General Surgical Training and surgical trainee working patterns

Ulster Medical Journal 2016;85(3):203-211

McCain RS*, McCain S, Mackle EJ, Tham TCK. Balloon versus bougie for dilatation of benign oesophageal strictures (Protocol)

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 9. Art No: CD012343

McCain RS*, Kirk J, Campbell WJ, Kirk SJ. Does the public get what the public wants in Northern Ireland Health and Social Care?

Ulster Medical Journal 2017;86(1):42-50

McKinley N, McCain RS*, Kirk SJ. long term follow-up of Male breast cancer.

Ulster Medical Journal 2017;86(3):177-180

McCain RS*, McKinley N, Dempster M, Campbell WJ, Kirk SJ. A study of the relationship between resilience, burnout and coping strategies in doctors.

Postgraduate Medical Journal 2018;94(1107):43-47

Convie L, McCain RS*, Campbell WJ, Kirk SJ, Clarke M. Evaluating interventions for informed consent for surgery (ICONS): Protocol for the development of a core outcome set.

Trials 2018;19(1):609

McKinley N, McCain RS, Dempster M, Campbell WJ, Kirk SJ. A UK wide study of resilience and burnout in doctors.

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Treatments and areas of interest

  • Investigation of abdominal pain, swallowing problems, reflux, nausea, vomiting
  • Hernia surgery, both open and laparoscopic (keyhole)
  • Laparoscopic (keyhole) cholecystectomy (surgery for gallbladder or gallstones),
  • Laparoscopic and open surgery for hiatus hernia, reflux, achalasia
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Weight loss or bariatric surgery
  • Removal of skin lumps

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5-7 Shore Rd, Holywood, BT18 9XH

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811-815 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7GX

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