The Practice

General Surgery

Is the management of patients with common surgical conditions, usually abdominal.
I have the following sub-specialty interests.
 

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

The diagnosis and management of disease of the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum, small bowel. Patients often present with indigestion symptoms (dyspepsia) and a common diagnostic procedures would be a gastroscopy to look at the internal lining of the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum for ulcers, inflamation or cancer.

Operations would include anti-reflux surgery for acid reflux (GORD) and hiatus hernia or the treament of achalasia.

 

Hepatobiliray Surgery

The diagnosis and management of diserase of the gall bladder, bile duct, liver, pancreas and spleen. The commonest contidion is gallstones which can give rise to various types of severe upper abdominal pain and a common diagnostic procedure in this area would be an ultrasound scan to make a diagnosis.

The commonest operation is a cholecystectomy but others include bile duct exploration for stones and removal of the spleen for heamatological disorders.

 

Laparoscopic Surgery

This is the use of minimally invasive (keyhole) techniques to perform operations. In my practice all the following procedures are performed laparoscopically where appropriate;

  • Surgery of the gall bladder (cholecystectomy) and bile duct
  • Anti reflux surgery (Nissen Fundoplication)
  • Groin (inguinal and femoral) and ventral hernia repair
  • Splenectomy
  • Division of adhesions
  • Laparoscopy for diagnostic purposes
  • Removal of the appendix