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Mr Rajab Kerwat is a Consultant General, Upper GI and Laparoscopic Surgeon at South London Healthcare NHS Trust and BMI The Blackheath Hospital, Blackheath.

He qualified from Tripoli University Medical School, Libya 1988. He underwent higher surgical training in London, Cardiff and Tokyo before being appointed Consultant Laparoscopic and Upper GI Surgeon in 2001. He is an Honorary Upper GI surgeon at St Thomas' hospital, London.

Mr Kerwat is an advanced laparoscopic surgeon performing many complex keyhole surgical procedures like, anti-reflux, complex hiatus hernia surgery and laparoscopic colorectal surgery. He also has a vast experience in the subject of laparoscopic cholecystectomy and has published several articles on the topic. He uniquely combines laparoscopic / keyhole and endoscopic / ERCP skills in the management of complicated gall bladder and bile duct stones and pancreatitis.

Mr Kerwat is a recognised trainer in general and laparoscopic surgery and is a surgical tutor at The Royal College of Surgeons core surgical training programme.

Mr Kerwat works to provide his patients with the highest quality of care. This includes adopting a continuous development profile which involves regular update and development of his academic and technical skills.

Professional Memberships

  • The Royal College of Surgeons of England & Edinburgh
  • The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland
  • The Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons Great Britain & Ireland
  • The British Obesity Patients Association

Clinical Interests

  • Keyhole/Laparoscopic surgery including Single Incision surgery technique including gall bladder, hiatus hernia, Anti reflux, inguinal, femoral, and Incisional recurrent hernia repair.
  • Laparoscopic bowel surgery including Appendicectomy, Haemicolectomies and anterior resections for benign and malignant cancer disease.
  • Laparoscopic gastric banding
  • GI endoscopy including upper GI Gastroscopy, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP’s (camera examination of liver and pancreas ducts).
  • General Paediatric surgery including circumcision, inguinal and umbilical hernia surgery.

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