General surgeon

A general surgeon is a highly trained professional who operates on a variety of abdominal, skin and soft tissue conditions. And in some cases, thyroid gland disorders.

Many people assume that general surgeons are less qualified and experienced than those who specialise and treat all types of conditions but this is not the case. The reality is that a general surgeon is as every bit as experienced and skilled as their specialist peers.

General surgery used to be a combination of various specialities such as vascular, gastrointestinal and endocrine but this has changed. It has divided into smaller sub-specialities which each require their own skill set.

Examples of general surgery include:

  • Appendectomy
  • Removal of gallstones
  • Hernia repair
  • Gastrectomy
  • Skin grafts
  • Removal of the thyroid glands/s

As with any speciality, these surgeons will choose to focus on a particular area, for example, obesity surgery.

Role of a general surgeon at Harley Street

Our general surgeons have areas of expertise for which they are renowned for. They have developed a high level of technical dexterity and expertise which ensures that they amongst the best in their field. This is supported by in-depth knowledge of their specialist area.

Harley Street general surgeons are well respected individuals with thriving practices and access to the latest technology and information. They are members of august organisations such as the Royal College of Surgeons.

So you can rest assured that your general surgeon is a highly specialised professional who is only interested in your wellbeing.