General surgery covers a variety of conditions and areas of the body. At BMI Goring Hall hospital our General surgeons have the skills and knowledge to help you with your condition due to their extensive experience. Our consultants can help with conditions associated with the below:
- Digestive system
- Abdominal area and its organs
- Breast, skin and soft tissue
- Head and neck including the salivary glands, parathyroid and thryoid
- Vascular system
- Endocrinology and diabetes
- Surgical oncology
At BMI Goring Hall Hospital our experienced consultants are here to help with a variety of procedures. Below you will find some of the most common procedures.
- Abscess incision and drainage
- Cholecystectomy or gall bladder removal
- Elective splenectomy
- Gastroesophageal reflux surgery - anti-reflux surgery
- Hernia repair open and laparoscopic
- Lymph node transfer
- Removing benign skin lesion
Abscess incision and drainage in West Sussex
An abscess is a pocket of pus that sits under the skin. The surrounding tissue is normally inflamed. A common procedure to eliminate an abscess is a minor surgical procedure which involves making an incision to open the abscess up and allow the pus to drain out often carrying any infection with it. The tissue is then able to heal deep abscesses may leave a scar.
Appendectomy in West Sussex
This is the removal of the appendix often for a condition called appendicitis where the appendix becomes inflamed or infected. The infection is caused by the appendix lining getting blocked. Once infected the appendix can cause a great deal of discomfort and increases the chances of the appendix rupturing. A ruptured appendix is very dangerous as the infection may leak into other parts of the body. This can be performed as either a keyhole surgery or as open surgery. Open surgery is normally performed in the case of a rupture and is considered an emergency.
Cholecystectomy or gall bladder removal in West Sussex
The Gallbladder is a small organ that stores bile and fluid that is produced by the liver. Gallstones and other gallbladder conditions often require the surgical removal of the gallbladder. This surgery can be performed either as keyhole surgery or as open surgery. Following the surgery patients need to pay close attention to their diet. Although the liver still produces the bile that the body needs to digest it is difficult to digest high fat foods.
Elective splenectomy in West Sussex
This procedure is recommended for certain blood problems that may leave someone with the risk of their spleen rupturing. The spleen is an organ that filters old red blood cells out and produces white blood cells which fight off infection. Although some cases can be treated with medicine in many cases people choose to have the spleen removed. Cysts, cancer, abscesses, and infection can cause enlargement or rupture. This surgery can be performed either as keyhole surgery or as open surgery.
Gastroesophageal reflux surgery - anti-reflux surgery in West Sussex
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition that affects the esophageal sphincter. The symptoms that are normally associated with GERD are heartburn and acid indigestion. Our Consultant general surgeons can help diagnose, treat or manage your symptoms in order to improve your quality of life. We offer fast, direct and convenient appointments where the Consultant can decide the best route for you and develop a tailor made treatment package.
Haemorrhoidectomy surgery in West Sussex
Haemorrhoids or piles are lumps located just inside or around the anus. Anyone can suffer from Haemorrhoids but the condition is more common in older people and during pregnancy. Symptoms associated with Haemorrhoids are constipation, straining, difficulty opening the bowel, bleeding, or discharge of mucus. A Haemorrhoidectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the lump of flesh from inside the anus. The procedure is normally done under general anaesthetic so patients are put to sleep. Following surgery it is important to keep the anus and the surrounding area clean and dry to avoid infection.
Hernia repair in West Sussex
Hernias are caused by a weakness or tear in the wall of the abdomen allowing the inner lining or an organ to escape or move out of place. There are a variety of different hernia types. A hernia can be caused by lifting heavy weight without stabilising the abdomen, strain when emptying the bowel, and persistent sneezing or coughing. Hernia repair surgery is commonly done by keyhole surgery. However some Hernias may need to be done as an open surgery and in some cases mesh may be required to reinforce the abdomen wall. We offer regular free mini consultation clinics at Goring Hall Hospital for patients who are considering fast track private Hernia treatment.
Lymph node transfer in West Sussex
The early lymphoedema are normally managed by a procedure called lymph node transfer. The symptoms of lymphoedema include a sensation of heaviness, swelling of the arms, and legs as well as fingers and toes. This can restrict movement and create discomfort. Lymph node transfer involves taking lymph nodes from one part of the body and transplanting them into a part of the body with lymphoedema. The replaced lymph nodes are reattached to the blood vessels to restart circulation and drain out excess fluid.
Skin lesion removal in West Sussex
There are a variety of benign skin lesions types and they can appear anywhere on the body and in some cases restrict movement. Skin lesions can be partially or fully removed and sent for analysis if there are any concerns. The removal is normally done as a day case. Following the removal depending on the location of the lesion it may be recommended that the skin in the area isn’t stretched.
For more information on General Surgery at BMI Goring Hall Hospital please call 01903 506699 or enquire here.