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Dr. Donald Greig


Dr. Greig, MB ChB, MD, FRCS (Ed.), FRCS (Glasg.), FRCSEd (Gen. Surg.), FCS (H.K.), FHKAM (Surgery), graduated with Honours from University of Aberdeen in July 1982 and held junior surgical posts in the Aberdeen teaching hospitals.  In 1985, he moved to Glasgow to complete a 3-year surgical registrar training and then to Edinburgh in 1988 to embark on an MD research thesis.  In 1990, he was attached to University Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, for one year as a visiting lecturer.  His surgical training was completed in Edinburgh as a lecturer and senior registrar, including one year in the Edinburgh Breast Unit.  He was appointed as a Consultant General Surgeon and Senior Lecturer (University of Edinburgh) in one of the Edinburgh Teaching Hospitals in 1995.  He returned to Hong Kong on a permanent basis in 1998 to work as a surgical specialist in a large private practice (QHMS).  In 2002, Dr. Greig with several of his colleagues established Hong Kong Surgical Specialists in Jardine House, a multidisciplinary practice of surgical and anaesthetic specialists with physiotherapists forming the Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy Centre.

General & Laparoscopic Surgical Services

Dr. Greig’s principal interests within the scope of general surgery cover laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery; colon cancer screening; hernia surgery at any age; comprehensive breast care for benign and malignant disease; vascular venous disease (varicose veins); upper gastrointestinal endoscopy; surgical dermatology.  He also offers care for many other aspects general surgery including the abdomen, thyroid, common childhood surgical illnesses; excessive sweating, urology, male family planning, and executive health assessments.

Click here for a comprehensive list of services provided.

Patient Care and Publications

In the twenty-one years Dr. Greig has been in Hong Kong, he has established: a colonoscopic screening program (over 40 year olds); a mammography screening for high and low risk women; the HongKong Hernia Centre (; several new laparoscopic techniques in Hong Kong; production of guide-lines for disease management; and continuance of his professional development within the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and in Hong Kong.  Dr. Greig has published 1 book; written 6 book chapters; 51 scientific papers; 23 published abstracts and 19 letters.

Shanghai Consultations

Dr. Greig has been travelling to Shanghai every one to two weeks to consult and manage patients for the past 14 years.

Dates for future Shanghai clinics can be found with this link.

Dr. Greig works out of Global Health Care (GHC) clinic in the heart of central Shanghai in Puxi district.  Its central location means ease of access to patients by means of the Shanghai Metro.

The principal purpose of running these clinics is to provide access to experienced Western trained specialists who can triage patients to determine which patients can be managed locally or those that require further treatment or investigation in Hong Kong.

As China’s substantive transport infrastructure links progress with ever increasing efficiency and connectivity, running clinics in Shanghai also provides access to specialist consultations for patients from the major surrounding cities such as Nanjing, Suzhou, Ningbo and Hangzhou.

  • Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy (diagnostic, therapeutic and screening)

  • Endocrine Surgery (Breast and Thyroid)

  • Hernia (keyhole / laparoscopic and open) surgery

  • Hong Kong Hernia Center

  • Laparoscopic / Keyhole / Minimally Invasive surgery

  • Paediatric / Childhood surgery

  • Surgical Dermatology (skin)

  • Urology and Male Family Planning (vasectomy & reversal)

  • Varicose Veins surgery

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