General surgery

General surgery

The department of general surgery is the largest surgical department at the hospital and includes the sub-specialty services of:

  • breast surgery
  • colorectal surgery
  • upper GI surgery
  • vascular surgery (outpatient services)
  • emergency surgery
The department also provides emergency cover for the hospital, treating around 2,000 admissions per year.

What we offer
The department has six full-time consultant posts covering a number of sub-specialties and three full-time consultant emergency surgeons supported by middle-grade and junior medical staff, clinical nurse specialists, emergency pathway co-ordinators and an enhanced recovery nurse. 

The department offers surgical, laparoscopic, endoscopic and outpatient treatments, including a one-stop minor operations service. We offer enhanced recovery across all specialities. 

A pelvic floor service has been set up and offers sacral nerve stimulation service (SNS) and rectal physiology testing. We now offer an oncoplastic service for breast
surgery .

Key staff
Mr Oladapo Fafemi – clinical director for surgical specialties, consultant breast and general surgeon
Mr Gareth Bashir – consultant general surgeon (colorectal)
Mr Jason Constantinou – locum consultant vascular surgeon
Miss Jasdeep Gahir – consultant general surgeon (breast) General surgery
Miss Tasha Gandamihardja – consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon
Ms Meryl Davis – consultant vascular surgeon
Mr Lee Dvorkin – consultant colorectal surgeon
Mr Luke Meleagros – consultant general surgeon (colorectal)
Mr Romesh Navaratnam – consultant general surgeon (colorectal)
Ms Diana (Laura) Moculescu Spanu – consultant general surgeon
Mr David Stoker – consultant general surgeon
Mr Manojkumar Nair – consultant general surgeon 

General surgery patients receive treatment across the surgical wards, in main theatres and the endoscopy units.

How to refer
Through a GP or doctor.

Contact us
General surgery/vascular/upper GI secretary 020 8887 2461
Breast surgery secretary 020 8887 3043
Colorectal secretaries 020 8887 2241 / 3680

To cancel or change an appointment 
or alternatively ring 020 8887 3663 / 3664 (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm))

Page last updated: January 2018