General Surgery

At BMI Albyn Hospital in Aberdeen our experienced consultants can diagnose, treat or manage your symptoms to help you feel better.

General surgery is a wide-ranging area of medicine. It focuses in particular on the abdominal area. Our general surgeons have an extensive set of skills and knowledge in order to carry out a variety of elective procedures.

Is general surgery for me?

You might be recommended to a general surgeon if you need treatment in the following areas:

  • The alimentary tract
  • Abdominal area and its organs
  • Breast, skin and soft tissue
  • Endocrine system
  • Surgical oncology
  • Weight loss (bariatric) treatments

What treatments do you offer?

At BMI Albyn Hospital our consultant general surgeons carry out a wide range of treatments. Some of the most common are:

Gallbladder surgery (gallstones)

If you have gallstones that are causing you problems you may be recommended gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). This will be done either via open or laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.

You can live a perfectly healthy life without your gallbladder. More information on gallbladder surgery and recovery can be found here.

Weight loss (bariatric) surgery

If you have tried to lose weight but have not seen the results you wanted, weight loss surgery could be for you.

At BMI Albyn Hospital we offer procedures including:

To find out if our weight loss surgeries are right for you, book an appointment to see one of our consultants.

Gastroesophageal (acid) reflux surgery

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GORD, is a common complaint where acid from your stomach splashes back up into your oesophagus (gullet). The most common symptoms are:

  • Heartburn
  • Regurgitation
  • Chest pain
  • Hoarseness
  • Choking or wheezing

If non-surgical treatments haven’t worked, you may be recommended surgery to ease your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

The type of surgery you have will depend on the causes and severity of your reflux. Gastroesophageal reflux surgery is explained further here.

Hernia surgery

Hernias are a very common complaint, especially among men. We offer the following types of hernia surgery:

Although some people find they don’t have significant symptoms, hernias in adults won’t heal on their own. Most people with hernias will need surgery at some point.

Other general surgery procedures we offer at BMI Albyn Hospital include:

How to book

To book an appointment to see a consultant general surgeon at BMI Albyn Hospital, you can either ask your GP to make a referral or contact us directly on 0800 051 5049. We can book you in for a consultation within 48 hours.