Leadership is important

Our Surgeons are among the best in their fields

Scottish Hernia Centre Consultant Surgeon Richard Molloy offers a comprehensive outpatient & inpatient service from diagnosis through to surgery for all patients experiencing hernia symptoms.

Research also shows that the best operation results, the quickest recovery to full activity and the lowest rates of recurrence are found in specialised hernia clinics.

With traditional surgical methods, up to 10% of hernias can recur after surgery. However, with modern techniques and in the experienced hands, recurrence rates of less than 1% can be expected.

At the Scottish Hernia Centre, we are experienced in all types of hernia repair surgery. We are committed to using the latest surgical techniques including conventional and laparoscopic repair of inguinal, incisional and recurrent hernias in order to ensure less pain, rapid recovery and very low recurrence rates. Our surgeons are supported by nursing staff dedicated to providing the highest standards of care.

Mr. Richard G. Molloy

MB BCh, FRCS (Ire), FRCS (Glas), FRCS (Gen), MD

Mr. Molloy qualified in Cork in 1986. He commenced his training at University College Hospital Cork before travelling to Boston to work in surgical research at Harvard University.

He subsequently trained in centres of excellence in the UK and USA before taking up his current position in Glasgow. His NHS base is Gartnavel General hospital and the Western Infirmary Glasgow.

His major interests include Colorectal Surgery and Hernia Surgery. He has extensive experience in laparoscopic surgery techniques. He is expert in the latest surgical techniques including conventional and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery in order to ensure less pain and a rapid rapid recovery.  

He has a special interest in hernia surgery and is committed to providing the highest standards of care in the management of all types of hernia. His experience and expertise means that he uses the the most modern methods of investigation and treatment of patients with hernias.

He continues to research and publish on Colorectal and General Surgery topics. In addition to scientific publications, he is the co-author/editor of a number of textbooks of Colorectal and General Surgery.

Richard Molloy

Richard Molloy

Consultant Surgeon

Mr Ahmed Alani

MB BCh, FRCS (Ire), FRCS (Glas), FRCS (Gen), MD

Ahmed Alani is a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon and General Surgeon at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow and the Glasgow Colorectal Centre and Scottish Hernia Centres based in BMI Ross Hall Hospital. He is also an honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Glasgow University. Mr Alani specialises in the open and laparoscopic management of all forms of hernias. He also has a special interest in robotic and laparoscopic management of colon and rectal conditions including  bowel cancer and polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, and piles – haemorrhoids . He also has been at the forefront in introducing Robotic Assisted Surgery for Colorectal cancer in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

He graduated with honours in 1994 and went on to do his early surgical training in Ireland and subsequently moved to Glasgow where he completed his surgical training. During this time, he carried out clinical research and was awarded an MD higher degree from Glasgow University.

Ahmed specialises in modern minimally invasive techniques having undertaken an Ethicon fellowship in advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery. He is also one of only a few surgeons in Scotland performing robotic colorectal cancer surgery.

Ahmed Alani

Ahmed Alani

Consultant Surgeon


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