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General Surgery

Fast assessment and treatment for abdominal concerns

At Woodlands Hospital, we offer private General Surgery to patients based in Darlington, Richmond and Barnard Castle.

General surgery is a wide-ranging area of medicine that focuses especially on the abdominal area.

General surgeons have an extensive set of skills and knowledge because they have to carry out a large number of elective surgeries.

Private General Surgery in Darlington

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

Here at Woodlands Hospital, we offer fast, direct and convenient appointments where the consultant can decide the best route for you and develop a tailor made treatment package.

Conditions we treat and manage include:

  • Gallstones
  • Hernias
  • Sports hernias
  • Crohn's disease
  • Colitis/Ulcerative colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Prolapse
  • Fissures
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Colon polyps
  • Bowel cancer (diagnosis only)

You can make an appointment directly with Woodlands Hospital or if you prefer, you can ask your GP to refer you (this is necessary if you have private medical insurance).

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 Sanjay Miranda

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB. BS.(Newcastle-upon-Tyne); FRCS (Eng.); FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics); Diploma in Hand Surgery (Univ Manchester)

Woodlands Hospital

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Mr Wael Elsaify

Consultant General, Breast and Endocrine Surgeon

MBBCh (Honour Degree) 1994, Master Degree in Surgery 1999, FRCS (Glasgow) Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow 2000, FRCSI Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2001, FRCS (General Surgery) Royal College of Surgeons 2009, CCST General Surgery, 2009, Minimal Invasive Endocrine Surgery IRCAD France Strasbourg 2013.

Woodlands Hospital

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Mr Keith Gunning

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

MB BS (Newcastle upon Tyne 1986) FRCSEd(Gen Surg) 1991

Woodlands Hospital

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Prof YKS Viswanath

Professor of Surgery / Consultant Upper GI / Laparoscopic Surgeon

MBBS, MS, FRCS(Glsg.), FRCS (Gen.Surg.)

Woodlands Hospital 1 more The Duchy Hospital

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Mr Dariush Kamali

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

BMedSci., BMBS, MMed, FRCS

Woodlands Hospital

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