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General surgery

Urgent and elective surgical procedures

General surgery covers a broad range of urgent and non-emergency surgical procedures

Overview

Our general surgeons use the most advanced, minimally invasive techniques to treat your condition. Because of the increasingly specialist nature of all surgery, we tend to divide general surgery into a number of sub-specialties. General surgery is carried out by surgeons who are trained to perform a broad range of surgical procedures. They treat hernias, appendicitis, gall stones and investigate unexpected weight loss, indigestion and other abdominal symptoms such as bloating.

Types of general surgery

Bariatric surgery

Weight loss surgery is for people who are obese or morbidly obese (BMI must be 30 or greater), and have failed to lose weight through dieting and exercise. Surgical weight loss options are considered to be an acceptable risk for people whose overall health is more at risk because of their excess weight.

Breast surgery

Although a sub-specialty of general surgery, treatment can often include breast cancer surgery or reconstructive procedures that do not require a plastic surgeon. Patients experiencing a range of breast symptoms, may need a general surgeon or a specialist breast cancer surgeon.

Colorectal surgery

This type of general surgery deals with surgery treatment for disorders of the rectum, anus, and colon. Our colorectal units offer treatments for both complex and conventional colorectal surgery using traditional and robotic laparoscopic techniques.

Endocrine surgery

Focused on surgery of the endocrine glands, endocrine surgery also includes procedures for the thyroid gland, the parathyroid glands and the adrenal glands. Surgery to the glands of the endocrine pancreas, and some neuroendocrine glands can also be undertaken as part of this type of surgery.

HPB surgery

Hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) surgery refers to surgery involving the liver, pancreas, gallbladder or bile ducts. We're able to treat all forms of liver, pancreatic and bile duct disease including heartburn, diabetes, cancer and hepatitis.

Upper GI surgery

This type of surgery covers the oesophagus (gullet), stomach, liver, pancreas, gall bladder and small intestine. It includes treatment for cancers, gastro-oesophageal reflux, gallstones, obesity and pancreatitis.

General surgery Fixed Price Packages

At HCA UK we recognise the importance of giving our patients peace of mind. That's why our guaranteed fixed prices are fully inclusive, with no hidden extras.

General surgery treatments

These are some of the treatments our general surgeons undertake.

  • LINX reflux surgery

    Need to know

    LINX® is a type of keyhole surgery that involves putting a small, flexible band of interlinked titanium beads with magnetic cores around your food pipe (oesophagus) just above the stomach. This is to mimic the valve at the bottom of your food pipe that creates a barrier to the reflux of acid or bile.

  • Inguinal-hernia-repair

    Need to know

    A groin-area hernia is the most common type of hernia. It's caused by a weakness in your abdominal wall, which allows the contents of your abdomen to push through the muscle, producing a lump called a hernia. If left untreated, a hernia will not heal on its own and can cause serious complications.

  • Umbilical hernia repair

    Need to know

    A hernia near your navel is a condition caused by a weakness in the muscles of your abdominal wall. This weakness allows part of your bowel or internal tissue to push through, forming a pouch or painful bulge called a hernia. If left untreated, a hernia can cause serious complications.

  • Surgery for piles haemorrhoids

    Need to know

    Haemorrhoids (piles) are swellings in or around the anus that contain large blood vessels. They can be uncomfortable and itchy and sometimes bleed. Most piles don't need surgery but there are a few different ways you can have them surgically removed, including banding and stapling.

  • Gastrectomy

    Need to know

    Stomach removal surgery (gastrectomy) is usually used to treat cancer. However, your consultant may recommend it if you have stomach ulcers or need to lose a lot of weight quickly. There are different types of gastrectomy: full, partial, sleeve and oesophagael. They're all major medical procedures.

  • Gallbladder removal

    Need to know

    Gallstones are small stones that form in your gallbladder. Your gallbladder stores bile to help you digest fats in food. To treat gallstones, your gallbladder can be removed using keyhole surgery. You can live without a gallbladder and your liver will still make bile. 

Consultant in theatres

Our consultants

We're proud to work with leading consultant general surgeons who can offer the highest level of care for a wide range of conditions.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

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We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

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