A range of techniques offered by skilled professionals

Our General Surgery service offers you access to skilled surgeons who specialise in focusing on the abdominal or colorectal area. Including procedures such as an appendectomy, hernia repair, removal of the gall bladder and haemorrhoidectomy (removal of piles).

Individual surgeons develop their skills in specialist areas such as breast surgery, bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery), colorectal surgery, endocrine surgery, surgery of the liver and pancreas and vascular surgery.

Many surgeons have developed skills in performing procedure using minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques (also known as key hole surgery). Minimally invasive surgery helps reduce recovery time, reduce the risk of infection and allows for minimal scarring. 

Due to the increasingly specialist nature of all surgery, general surgery has been divided over recent years into a number of sub-specialties.

The Advanced Colorectal Surgery (ACS) Unit at The Wellington Hospital, offers a wide range of treatments for colorectal disease. Offering a pioneering ‘two surgeon’ approach, patients also benefit from an experienced, multidisciplinary team, the latest techniques and the world-class facilities available at The Wellington hospital

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Laparoscopy Surgery

Increasingly laparoscopic surgery or keyhole is being used as an effective alternative to traditional or 'open' surgery for the treatment of colorectal conditions. Indeed, most colorectal conditions needing surgery can now be treated using keyhole techniques.

Laparoscopic surgery involves making very small (5 to 10mm) incisions through which to pass a tiny camera and all instruments. The abdominal cavity is filled with air or carbon dioxide to enable the camera and instruments to have sufficient space within which to work efficiently. The operation can then take place in a normal time span.

Keyhole surgery results in less post operative pain and patients are generally able to move around with greater comfort far earlier than if they had undergone open surgery. In general there is an earlier discharge from hospital and a faster recovery. However it must be noted that not all conditions are suitable for laproscopic surgery, so please discuss with your surgeon.

 

 

Robotically Assisted Surgery

New technology is vital to achieving continuous improvements in patient healthcare; The Wellington Hospital invests in state-of-the-art technology as a major priority.

The Wellington is currently home to a da Vinci Si surgical robot. The robot is utilised by a variety of specialities including Cardiac Surgery, Urology, Gynaecology and General Surgical procedures, offering advantages over conventional surgery such as:

  • Lower risk of infection
  • Less pain
  • Smaller scars
  • Reduced bleeding
  • Faster healing

Our da Vinci Si robot is situated in a operating theatre designed to allow our consultants maximum control of the environment, a specialist robotically trained nurse assists the consultant during the procedure and our theatre teams have undertaken specific surgical robotic training to ensure continued effectiveness and attentiveness on the part of the surgical team.

More information on operations performed using the da Vinci robot

Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)

The Wellington Hospital offers a range of minimally invasive surgical procedures that are performed through one incision in the belly button, which is virtually scarless surgery. The single port approach is an innovative way of performing keyhole operations via the belly button that previously required patients to have multiple scars.

The SILS technique also known as Single Port Laparoscopic Surgery or Scarless Surgery can be utilised to safely manage common surgical conditions including:

  • Removal of the appendix
  • Removal of gallbladder for gallstones
  • Hernia repair
  • Colon operations
  • Other operations on the stomach.

The majority of single port operations are performed as a daycase and the patient will only have one scar which is concealed in the belly button, the pain will be less and the recovery period is quicker. Most people can have single port laparoscopic surgery, it may however be more difficult for patients who have had previous or multiple operations where the abdomen is very scarred.

The Wellington Hospital has a number of surgeons available who specialise in the SILS technique.

Doctors

Browse doctors for this speciality, and find out more about their skills

Mr Marco Adamo Consultant Bariatric Surgeon
General Surgery
Mr Marco Adamo
Mr Ali Alhamdani Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon
General Surgery
Mr Ali Alhamdani
Mr Mohammed Alhejazi Consultant General Surgeon
General Surgery
Mr Mohammed Alhejazi
Mr Chetan Bhan Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
General Surgery
Mr Chetan Bhan
Professor Brian Davidson Consultant HPB and Liver Transplant Surgeon
General Surgery
Professor Brian Davidson
Mr Lee Dvorkin Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon
General Surgery
Mr Lee Dvorkin
Mr Colin Elton Consultant General Surgeon
General Surgery
Mr Colin Elton
Mr Daren Francis Consultant General Surgeon
General Surgery
Mr Daren Francis
Mr Pawan Mathur Consultant General Surgeon
General Surgery
Mr Pawan Mathur
Mr Krishna Moorthy Consultant General Surgeon
General Surgery
Mr Krishna Moorthy
Mr Hasan Mukhtar Consultant General Surgeon
General Surgery
Mr Hasan Mukhtar
Dr Ulrike Muschaweck Consultant Surgeon
General Surgery
Dr Ulrike Muschaweck
Mr Romi Navaratnam Consultant General Surgeon
General Surgery
Mr Romi Navaratnam
Mr Austin Obichere Consultant General Surgeon
General Surgery
Mr Austin Obichere
Mr Olagunju Ogunbiyi Consultant General Surgeon
General Surgery
Mr Olagunju Ogunbiyi
Mr Abuchi Okaro Consultant General Surgeon
General Surgery
Mr Abuchi Okaro
Mr Bijendra Patel Consultant Laparoscopic and General Surgeon
General Surgery
Mr Bijendra Patel
Mr Sanjay Purkayastha Consultant General Surgeon
General Surgery
Mr Sanjay Purkayastha
Mr Ashish Rohatgi Consultant General Surgeon
General Surgery
Mr Ashish Rohatgi
Mr Arjun Shankar Consultant General Surgeon
General Surgery
Mr Arjun Shankar
Mr Dinesh Sharma Consultant HPB Surgeon
Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic (HPB) Medicine
Mr Dinesh Sharma
Mr David Skidmore Consultant General Surgeon
General Surgery
Mr David Skidmore
Mr Shaw Somers Consultant Upper GI And Bariatric Surgeon
General Surgery
Mr Shaw Somers
Mr Stephen Warren Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon
General Surgery
Mr Stephen Warren
Mr Kenneth John Waters Consultant General Surgeon
General Surgery
Mr Kenneth John Waters
Mr Jonathan Wilson Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon
General Surgery
Mr Jonathan Wilson
Professor Marc Winslet Consultant General Surgeon
General Surgery
Professor Marc Winslet

The scar is barely noticeable. I can't speak highly enough about the SILS procedure."

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