General Surgery

At BMI Fawkham Manor Hospital our Consultant General Surgeons are experienced in a wide range of treatment areas which include gastrointestinal, colorectal, breast and vascular surgery.

If you do require a hospital stay you will be looked after by a team of dedicated healthcare professionals who will help to ensure you receive personalised care.

Common procedures carried out at Fawkham Manor Hospital include:

Hernia repair

Your consultant will advise on the most appropriate operation to repair your hernia depending on its location, cause and your overall health. Hernias are where tissue (often intestine) protrudes through the abdomen, groin or inner thigh. It might be the result of an injury. It is also possible for a hernia to protrude through a surgical site that has not healed completely.

One-stop breast clinic

If you have any concerns about your breasts you might be interested in reading more about our ‘one-stop’ breast clinic.

Cosmetic breast surgery

There are many types of cosmetic breast surgery including, breast enlargement, reduction and augmentation. Some of our consultants are experienced in oncoplastic breast surgery, meaning they can perform reconstructive surgery alongside breast cancer operations.

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

A laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a type of keyhole surgery, is when the gallbladder is removed via several small incisions in the abdomen.  In some instances, a larger incision will need to be made to remove the gallbladder.

Laser haemorrhoid removal

Our Consultant General Surgeons can perform haemorrhoidectomies and fistula tract closures using a laser technique. These are usually performed as a day case (without the need for an overnight stay) and can take as little as twenty minutes. Laser surgery is less painful than more traditional techniques and tends to have a faster recovery time.

Varicose vein treatment

Varicose veins can be unsightly and/or cause the legs to ache, bleed or ulcerate. Our Consultant Vascular Surgeon can advise on procedures to help alleviate symptoms and prevent further complications.

Other services include: