About our general surgery service
Our General Surgery department encompasses emergency care, inpatient/outpatient care and day surgical practice. A team of twelve general surgeons provide elective and emergency surgery on an on-call rota basis. The department has a strong capability in minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery, both for emergency and elective procedures.
Our excellent team of Consultants are 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. We offer enhanced recovery across all specialities.
We are proud to be a large speciality containing many sub-specialities including: General and Emergency, ENT, Upper GI surgery
Our five Emergency Surgery Consultant Surgeons are dedicated and experienced in a broad area of emergency surgery, while they maintain interest in General Surgery, Upper GI, Lower GI, Breast Surgery and surgery in children.
Emergency surgery runs as a Consultant led 24/ 24h service in a dedicated area near the ED department, with fast track of patients from the main ED. We have the support of a very busy emergency theatre, HDU and ITU and anaesthetic team as well as all urgent investigations such as ultrasound, CT, MRI scan, etc as well as other specialists input as required.
Our service runs a 7 days outstanding service for any abdominal surgical emergencies including a successful and highly specialised emergency laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis and gallstones pancreatitis, general emergency surgery in children as well as specialised emergency surgical diagnoses for surgery or allied specialities (diagnostic laparoscopy, all urgent biopsies, etc)