General surgery is the treatment of an injury, a disease or a deformity using operative procedures. Areas of the body treated by general surgery include the stomach, liver, gall bladder, intestines, rectum, appendix, breasts, thyroid gland, salivary glands, some arteries and veins and, the skin. General surgeons often have an emphasis on acute abdominal problems.
At Duchy Hospital we offer convenient outpatient clinics with our general surgeons. We provide rapid diagnosis using onsite investigative tests such as endoscopy, colonoscopy, gastroscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, ultrasound, x-ray, MRI or CT scanning.
Many of our experienced general surgeons operate on common colorectal conditions including: appendicitis, anal fissure and fistula, haemorrhoids and pilonidal sinus. Some surgeons specialise on upper GI conditions such as morbid obesity and gall bladder problems. Others concentrate on the breasts, vascular system, endocrine glands, lumps and bumps and hernias.
Our general surgeons work in multidisciplinary teams of specialists to offer the best care for all patients based on their individual needs, their condition and the type of surgery they require. Many procedures are performed using keyhole or minimally invasive surgery, although open surgery is offered when appropriate.
Duchy Hospital offers you peace of mind that you’re in safe hands for all your general surgery needs.
Our general surgeons include