General Surgery

The general surgery team provide a comprehensive service for abdominal hernias. We deal with all kinds of abdominal hernias, using open or key hole surgery, doing simple suture repair or mesh as necessary and using local or general anaesthetic depending on the wishes of the patient, the preference of the surgeon and the hernia type.

For lumps and bumps we have a one-stop service which has a limited number of slots for consultation and operation in one appointment made through Choose and Book. Otherwise we would be happy to deal with these minor conditions through the usual clinic referral followed by surgery at a later date.


Information Leaflets

One stop minor op service

Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair

Your guide to looking after yourself after surgery


Key Contacts

Clinical Director
Mr Steve Holtham – 0191 565 6256 ext 42162

Directorate Manager
Mrs Dawn Youssef – 0191 565 6256 ext 41961

Denise Simpson – 0191 565 6256