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General surgery

At The Chaucer Hospital in Canterbury, we offer Private General Surgery to patients based in Canterbury, Faversham and Dover.

At The Chaucer Hospital in Canterbury, we offer Private General Surgery to patients based in Canterbury, Faversham and Dover.

Our experienced private consultant general surgeons can help diagnose, treat or manage your symptoms to improve your quality of life.

General surgery is a wide-ranging area of medicine. It focuses in particular on the abdominal area.

Private General Surgery in Canterbury

Our general surgeons have an extensive set of skills and knowledge in order to carry out a variety of elective and semi-elective procedures.

Why Choose Private General Surgery in Canterbury

At The Chaucer, we see patients with symptoms that are not life-threatening – for example weight loss, indigestion or bloating - but are nonetheless having a negative impact on their quality of life. We're here to help you feel better, sooner.

Private General Surgery Treatments offered in Canterbury

Some of the most common procedures performed by our consultant general surgeons are:

Private Hernia Repair in Canterbury

Hernias are very common and occur when a part of your intestine or fatty tissue pokes through into your groin or abdominal area.

Surgical hernia repair takes many forms and our specialist consultants can advise you on the best option based on your individual needs.

Private Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Canterbury

The impact of gallstones varies from person to person. In some instances, patients will require the full removal of their gallbladder.

Our Consultant General Surgeons can often perform this surgery using a minimally invasive procedure called a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (‘lap chole’).

Laparoscopic surgery is often referred to as ‘keyhole surgery’.

Private Varicose Vein Treatment in Canterbury

Our Consultant Vascular Surgeon will advise the best treatment for your varicose veins, depending on their severity and your general health.

It may be that your procedure can be carried out under local anaesthetic on a walk-in walk-out basis.

Private Abscess Incision and Drainage in Canterbury

Abscesses can form anywhere on the body and, in some instances, cause severe discomfort and make patients very unwell.

If an abscess poses health complications it will be incised and drained. The severity of the abscess will dictate your recovery time following this procedure.

Other Private General Surgery Treatments offered in Canterbury

  • Fissures, fistulas and haemorrhoids
  • Breast surgery
  • Benign lumps and bumps removal
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Vascular surgery

Why come to The Chaucer Hospital?

At the Chaucer Hospital’s general surgery department you can expect:

  • Rapid access to an appointment with a consultant of your choice – usually within 48 hours
  • Support from a multidisciplinary team of specialists
  • Access to a range of diagnostic facilities
  • Excellent care and support throughout your treatment journey with us
  • An enhanced recovery programme (ERP) to help ensure a speedy recovery and get you back to normal life as soon as possible

Payment Options

Accessing private healthcare is easy, whether you choose to pay directly or use private medical insurance.

If you are paying for yourself, we can usually offer an upfront cost which you can then choose to pay in full or access one of our easy payment options.

If you have insurance, we can arrange direct settlement with your insurance provider, although you should check in advance to see if your treatment is covered. For more information, visit our private medical insurance page.

Specialists offering General surgery

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Mr Ankur Shah

Consultant General Surgeon

MBBS,MS,FRCS. CORe HBX (Harvard)

The Chaucer Hospital

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Mr Noel Wilson

Consultant General & Vascular Surgeon

MBBS, MS, FRCS

The Chaucer Hospital

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Dr Jawaharlal Senaratne

Consultant General & Vascular Surgeon

MB, BS, MS, FRCS (Eng), D.Phil (Oxon), FRCS (Gen Surg)

The Chaucer Hospital

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Mr George Tsavellas

Consultant General, Laparoscopic & Colorectal Surgeon

MBBS (Lond), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Gen Surg), MS (Lond)

The Chaucer Hospital

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Mr Anil Poddar

Consultant Breast & General Surgeon

MBBS MS FRCS FRCS (Gen Surg)

The Chaucer Hospital

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