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General Surgery

Learn about the range of general surgical procedures performed by Dr Silverman, including:

Gastroscopy

A gastroscopy is a type of endoscopy - a mechanism for investigating and examining the gastrointestinal tract that does not involve conventional surgery.

Gastroscopy

Splenectomy

The medical name for the surgical removal of the spleen is 'splenectomy'. A splenectomy can either be a full splenectomy, where the entire organ is removed, or a partial splenectomy.

Splenectomy

Cholecystectomy

A cholecystectomy is the surgical procedure to remove the gallbladder. It is the recommended approach to treat gallstones and some other conditions that affect the gallbladder.

Cholecystectomy

Hernia Surgery

A hernia occurs where a weakness in the muscle wall just below the skin allows a section of internal tissue or organs to protrude. Hernias are very common and appear as a painful bulge or lump under the skin.

Hernia Surgery

Incisional Hernia Repair

This page gives details of what you can expect before, during and after surgery to repair an incisional hernia.

Incisional Hernia Repair

Inguinal Hernia Repair

This page gives details of what you can expect before, during and after surgery to repair an inguinal hernia.

Inguinal Hernia Repair

Umbilical and Paraumbilical Hernia Repair

This page gives details of what you can expect before, during and after surgery to repair an umbilical and paraumbilical hernia.

Umbilical and Paraumbilical Hernia Repair

Surgery for Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)

GORD is often caused by a valve that sits between the stomach and oesophagus (and normally prevents acid from the stomach flowing up into the oesophagus) not working properly. This page gives details of the surgical procedure to correct GORD.

Surgery for Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)

Surgery for Upper GI Cancer

As cancer is a very complex disease which can be present in many parts of the body, it is best treated with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals.

Surgery for Upper GI Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

Pancreatic cancer can be treated with chemotherapy, surgery or a combination of the two. The commonest surgical procedure is called Whipple's procedure (see below), which removes any cancer in the pancreas and surrounding organs and tissue.

Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

Whipples Procedure

The Whipple's procedure - also known as a 'pancreatico-duodenectomy' - is performed to treat pancreatic cancer and involves removing a section of the pancreas and in some cases sections of other organs close to the pancreas.

Whipples Procedure

Liver Resection

Liver resection is the surgical procedure to treat secondary liver cancer by removing the section/s of liver containing cancer cells.

Liver Resection

General Surgery FAQ

Investigate frequently asked questions about General Surgery.

General Surgery FAQ