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General surgery

Emergency and elective surgical procedures

General surgery covers a broad range of emergency 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 keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery, robotically assisted surgery and single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS). General surgery is carried out by surgeons who are trained to perform a broad range of surgical procedures from a number of specialties. They treat hernias, appendicitis, gall stones and investigate unexpected weight loss, indigestion and other abdominal symptoms such as bloating. However, it may be more appropriate to see a colorectal, vascular, bariatric, HPB or endocrine sub-specialist. Emergency surgical procedures and trauma surgery also fall under general surgery.

General surgery Fixed Price Packages

At HCA Healthcare UK we recognise the importance of giving our patients pease of mind and that is why our guaranteed fixed price are fully inclusive with no hidding extras.

Expertise

These are some of the treatments our general surgeons carry out.

  • 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.

  • Stomach removal surgery 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. You can live without a gallbladder and your liver will still make bile. To treat gallstones, your gallbladder can be removed using keyhole surgery.

  • Breast lump removal

    Need to know

    Breast lumps are common. Most are benign (non-cancerous) cysts or areas of fibrous tissue that aren't cancerous. Lumps that don’t go away naturally or cysts that keep coming back, may need to be surgically removed. This means the lump can also be examined and checked to make sure it’s not cancerous.

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.

Request an appointment

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

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