A gastrointestinal surgeon operates on a range of surgical conditions which affect the digestive tract. This includes both the upper and lower parts of the digestive tract.
The gastrointestinal tract or ‘GI’ is divided into the upper GI tract, lower GI tract and accessory organs. It starts from the mouth and runs down the body to the exit or anus.
It consists of the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, oesophagus, pharynx, rectum and anus. The accessory organs are the liver, pancreas, gall bladder and salivary glands.
Examples of gastrointestinal surgery include:
- Roux en Y gastric bypass
- Liver resection
- Hernia repair
Some surgeons specialise in upper GI conditions whereas others choose lower GI disorders only.
Role of a gastrointestinal surgeon at Harley Street
Our gastrointestinal surgeons are highly experienced, well qualified professionals with the skills and knowledge to perform a range of technically demanding procedures. This applies to both our upper GI tract and lower GI tract surgeons.
They are registered members of prestigious organisations such as the Royal College of Surgeons and the London Gastrointestinal Associates
They have held consultant posts in the NHS before moving into the private sector and have a string of publications and other academic awards to their name. This all adds to their reputations.
Your surgeon is a leading figure in his/her field with the requisite skills and expertise which are used to your benefit.