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General surgery

Easy Read Information

General Surgery is about operations on all different parts of your body.

This page gives you information about:

  • The common conditions that we treat with an operation
  • The staff involved
  • How to contact us

Who are we?

General Surgery offer a wide range of procedures to patients including:

  • Lumps and Bumps
  • Pilonidal Sinus
  • Lipomas
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Paraumbilical Hernia
  • Femoral Hernia
  • Gallstones
  • Cholecystitis
  • Laproscopic Cholcystectomy
  • Laproscopic Hernia Repair
  • Nissen Fundoplication

What we do

Some patient may have some of the following test as an outpatient, or while you are in hospital. Not every patient needs all of the investigations that are listed below.

Pre-Op Assessment

All patients who are listed for a procedure will have a Pre-Op Assessment carried out, this will involve seeing a Nurse who will take a full history of medication and any other medial history, this will determine if the patient is fit to proceed with their operation, if patient are not fit further test or an appointment will be made with the Anaesthetist regarding the type of Anaesthetic the patient may require

ECG (Electrocardiogram)

This is a non-invasive, painless procedure that can measure the function of your heart by means of placing small pads on the chest, arms and legs. This is done routinely and before having an anaesthetic.

Chest X-ray

If you have not had a recent chest x-ray, you may well require one before surgery. This may be done to determine the condition of your lungs before having an anaesthetic for surgery.

Blood Sample

A number of tests can be taken from a sample of blood, such as:

  • If you are anaemic or not
  • If the salt balance is normal
  • Your blood sugar level
  • Checking your blood group and possibly reserving blood for use during an operation.

The anaesthetist will require this information before you have your surgery. Sometimes it is required before further investigations.

Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs)

The patient blows into a tube in order to measure the strength of their lungs.

CT Scan

This is an X-ray examination involving the use of a computer to make a series of images of your body. You will be asked to lie on a special table, and you may be given an injection in your arm. This helps to show some parts of your body more clearly. You will be left alone in the room while the images are taken. You can speak to the radiographer through an intercom. The scan will take up to 30 minutes, but you can expect to be in the department for one hour.

Being referred

All Referrals can be sent by Choose & Book, this is where the GP can discuss your appointment date and time with patients whilst they are in the GP’s Surgery.

Our surgeons

Consultant General Surgeons

  • Mr P Carter– Clinical Director
  • Mr S Ahmed
  • Mr S Ashraf
  • Miss P Ghaneh
  • Mr U Gur
  • Mr C Halloran
  • Mr MHartley
  • Mr R Heath
  • Mr N Howes
  • Miss F McNicol
  • Prof J Neoptolemos
  • Mr P Rooney
  • Mr A Sharma
  • Prof R Sutton

Contact us

Please call the number of the ward the patient is staying in or Consultant dealing with the case. 

To find out the number click here to view the Ward Listing page