General Surgery

General Surgery

Main Address

  • Whittington Hospital
    Magdala Avenue
  • N19 5NF
General surgery is the surgical specialty that focuses on the abdominal organs. Surgeons that practice general surgery are highly skilled surgeons that typically operate on common abdominal conditions including appendicitis, hernias, gallbladder surgeries, stomach and intestinal issues. Our general surgery department includes emergency provision, outpatient clinics, daycase and inpatient theatre. We hold 12 outpatient general surgery clinics per week in clinic 4A, with occasional clinics in 3B, Diagnostic Block. Your appointment letter will tell which clinic you need to go to. Inpatients for general surgery are treated on Victoria ward.

Range of services

  • One-stop nurse led clinics in benign upper GI diseases and rectal bleeding
  • Direct access hernia day case service
  • Bariatric surgery and obesity management
  • Vascular scanning and management
  • Sentinel node biopsy service for diagnosis of breast cancer
  • Established laparoscopic service including colorectal surgery, day case cholystetecomy and hernia repair
  • Specialist clinics in breast and colorectal disorders
  • Hernia repair (open or laparoscopic)
  • Excision/biopsy of breast lump
  • Haemorrhoidectomy
  • Laproscopic cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Nissen's fundoplication / anti-reflux surgery
  • Laparoscopic gastric banding for obesity
  • Varicose veins
  • Anal fistula and anal fissures


020 7288 5511

Lead manager

Further Information

Nursing team

Maria Walshe, Colorectal Clinical Nurse Specialist: 020 7288 5975

Kirsten McDougall, Bariatrics Clinical Nurse Specialist, 020 7288 3071

Kayon Carr-Rose, Bariatric Nurse, 020 7288 3071
Outpatient clinics:
Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm
Our surgery runs between 7am to 7pm
For an outpatient appointment or surgery, please contact your GP.
Last updated01 Jul 2020
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