General surgery
at The Harborne Hospital in Birmingham

Here to help you get the treatment you need

We understand how worrying it can be when you need surgery. When you visit our hospital, you’ll have access to a team of experts who specialise in different areas of general surgery.

Our general surgeons are supported by state-of-the-art operating theatres equipped with the latest technology. This means that they can provide you with the latest surgical techniques including, minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery. We’ll make sure you get a personalised care plan focusing on your individual needs and an optimal recovery.

Why choose The Harborne Hospital?

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    Fast access to care

    You won’t wait long to see a specialist consultant - appointments are usually available within days.

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    Quick and accurate results

    We’ll arrange the tests you need, and you’ll have your results in a matter of days.

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    The latest surgical techniques

    Including minimally invasive and robotic assisted procedures using the region’s only private da Vinci Xi robot.

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    Experts across multiple specialities

    We have general surgeons across all subspecialities, this means you can see a surgeon who is an expert in your particular condition.

Our general surgeons in Birmingham

General surgery spans a range of medical conditions. Our team of highly skilled surgeons specialise in specific areas of medicine and can provide the very latest surgical treatment for:

Breast surgery

General breast surgery including biopsies, lumpectomy and other breast cancer surgery.


Colorectal surgery

For conditions affecting the rectum, anus, and colon. Our general surgeons can undertake both complex and routine procedures using traditional, robotic and laparoscopic techniques.


Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) and liver surgery

For all forms of liver, pancreatic, gallbladder and bile duct conditions, including , cancer, hepatitis, diabetes, and more common conditions such as heartburn.


Endocrine surgery

For the treatment of  conditions affecting the endocrine glands including: thyroid and parathyroid, adrenal, endocrine pancreas and neuroendocrine glands.


Upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery

For the treatment of conditions affecting the oesophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and small intestine.


Lower GI surgery

To treat various conditions affecting the colon, rectum, anus and pelvic floor.


Vascular surgery

For conditions that affect the blood vessels and circulatory system.


Tests and scans

We’re here to provide you with a rapid and accurate diagnosis, using advanced technologies and high-resolution imaging.

Our testing and imaging services for general surgery in Birmingham include:

This is only a selection of our diagnostic services — other test options are available depending on your individual needs. Your consultant will explain what tests are required to diagnose your condition and arrange for these to be carried out at The Harborne Hospital. Contact our team in Birmingham to discuss your needs.

Conditions we treat

There are many different conditions that can be treated with general surgery. Some of the common conditions we can treat in general surgery include hernias, appendicitis and gallstones. We can also investigate abdominal symptoms such as unexpected weight loss, indigestion and bloating. Common conditions include:

You may already have a diagnosis or know what surgery you need. If you would like to find out more about treatment for a specific condition or a type of treatment at The Harborne Hospital, contact our team for more information.

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General surgery treatments

There are many different general surgery treatment options. The type of surgery you need will be based on your individual diagnosis and treatment plan.

Our team of experienced consultants and expert nurses will discuss this with you in detail so that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about your surgery.

Some of the types of surgery we provide include:

  • Robotic-assisted surgery - using the region’s only privately available da Vinci® Xi robot
  • Laparoscopic surgery - also known as ‘keyhole’ or minimally invasive surgery, using small incisions and thin operating equipment with cameras to guide the surgery
  • Traditional surgery - also known as open surgery, this surgical technique is used when it is not possible to carry out minimally invasive procedures

Contact The Harborne Hospital, Birmingham

Appointments and enquiries:

0121 812 3051
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