Mr Peter Coyne is a Consultant colorectal surgeon at the Royal Victoria Infirmary where he specialises in robotic surgery, and advanced and recurrent colorectal and anal cancer surgery.
Mr Coyne’s sub-specialty interests include the management of complex pelvic disease including advanced oncology for colorectal and anal cancer as well as robotic surgery. He is the robotic surgery lead for the new service at the RVI in Newcastle.
Mr Coyne jointly runs the Northern advanced and recurrent colorectal cancer service where he is cancer lead for the Newcastle Hospitals as well as Chair of the NHS England Tumor board for Colorectal and Anal Cancer for the NE England and Cumbria. He is also a member of the ACPGBI, ESCP and Pelvex groups.
Mr Coyne was a surgical trainee in the North-East of England and undertook an international travelling fellowship to AMC, Amsterdam, under Professor Bemelman, as well as national fellowships in Swansea and Leeds under Professor Beynon and Professor Sagar respectively.
Mr Coyne has been RCS tutor and TPD for the Newcastle training surgery program, and is a board member for the new procedure committee as well as induction lead for the Newcastle Hospitals.
He is quality lead for the trust postgraduate training board and runs the only UK Cadaveric robotic colorectal surgery course and REST (regional advanced endoscopy course).
Mr Coyne is PI for the SAILOR (now closed), CREST-2 and INTACT studies Newcastle. He has created and led the only cadaveric robotic colorectal surgery course in the UK and the advanced colonoscopy course for trainees (REST). He reviews regularly for Colorectal disease, Journal of robotic surgery, BJS and RCSEngland annals and has published (>20) and presented (>80) at multiple conferences during his career to date.
He is a committee member of the robotic colorectal surgery group of the ACPGBI.
Cancer Lead work
Mr Coyne has been lead for the tumour board for colorectal cancer over the few years. As part of this role with the lead we have done work with our GP and Alliance leads on straight to test, 2WW referrals, FiT introduction, cancer pathways, liver metastasis pathways, Iron Deficiency anaemia and rewritten our guidelines.
- Advanced and Recurrent Colorectal Cancer
- Anal Cancer
- Emergency Colorectal Surgery
- Robotic Surgery – tele-mentoring
- Immunofluorescence to reduce anastomotic leaks (INTACT)
- Colonic stenting for colorectal cancer (CREST)
- Anal Cancer (PLATO/ACT trials)