Mr Ron Coggins is a Consultant Hepatobiliary and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon. Currently employed as a General Surgeon with an interest in HepatobilIary, Upper Gastrointestinal and General Surgery at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, having taken up post April 2005.
He undertook Specialist Registrar training in General Surgery in the Manchester region between 1996 and 2001. After completing his M.D. in Imperial Cancer Research Fund’s Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory in Leeds, he then undertook subspecialty training in hepatobiliary surgery in Manchester and London between 2001 and 2005. Mr Coggins was appointed as a general surgeon with a hepatobiliary and oesophago-gastric interest to Raigmore Hospital in April 2005.
His practice reflects the full breadth of benign and malignant pancreatico-biliary and oesophago-gastric disease, inclusive of therapeutic endoscopy and ERCP. This includes onward referral for complex cases, as well as encompassing the generality of surgery. The latter includes active participation in the general surgical receiving rota, with ongoing responsibility for the full spectrum of emergency surgical disease, with the exception of vascular and complex urological patients. His elective general surgical practice includes anti-relux and biliary surgery, as well as surgery for abdominal wall herniae. The majority of this is delivered laparoscopically. Mr Coggins provides paediatric surgical care within the scope of General Surgery of Childhood. He routinely undertakes ERCP and therapeutic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. The population referred into his surgical practice cover a large geographic area of Scotland, including urban, rural, remote and Island communities.
General surgical interests include the management of abdominal wall herniae.
Mr Coggins is Training Programme Director for Surgical Trainees on the North of Scotland Surgical Training Scheme. He recently relinquished the role of Clinical Director of the Surgery and Anaesthetics Division within Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, a responsibility held since 2012. His training experience was recognised by the Association of Surgeons in Training in 2020, with the presentation of the Silver Scalpel Award.
His medico-legal practice has developed over a period of 15 years, predominantly focussed on medical negligence work. His portfolio has been enhanced by the award of a Masters Degree in Medical Law through Glasgow University. He successfully completed Facilitative Mediation Training with the London School of Mediation in 2018. He has worked extensively with the Central Legal Office in Scotland, but his experience also extends to instructions taken on behalf of the Claimant. In addition, Mr Coggins offers advice in personal injury cases upon request.
His qualifications are MD FRCS Ed. He obtained a Masters in Medical Law (MML) from the University of Glasgow in April 2015 and, recently qualified as an accredited civil mediator with the London School of Mediation.