General surgery  

The general surgical team encompasses a full range of emergency and elective inpatient and day case surgery.

All consultants have extensive general surgical experience coupled with strong interests in several specialist fields which include: colorectal cancer, upper gi surgery, endoscrine surgery, bariatric surgery and minimally invasive surgery.

The department of General Surgery offers a wide range of investigations and treatment for benign and malignant surgical diseases with specific sub-speciality interests in upper and lower gastrointestinal surgery, as well as a range of interventions to treat diseases of the biliary systems, and endocrine (thyroid) surgery.

The department has led locally in the field of minimally invasive surgery and all forms of minimal access surgery are performed, when appropriate, including laparascopic cholecystectomy, hernia repair, colonic resection and anti-reflux surgery.

The team of consultant general surgeons also provide a consultant led 24/7 emergency surgery service.

Conditions treated

We care for patients with the following conditions:

  • Benign biliary strictures
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Gall bladder stones
  • Inguinal hernias

Patient support services

All patients are supported by a team of consultants and a clinical nurse specialists who coordinate the entire patient journey from diagnosis to treatment and subsequent follow-up or auxiliary treatment.

Patient aftercare

Regular future outpatient consultation as needed, in consultation with the patient's GP.
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Mr Andrew Jenkinson
Consultant

Mr Marco Adamo UCLH Bariatric Centre for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery , General surgery , Gastrointestinal services
Mr Obiekezie Agu General surgery , Vascular services
Mr Tom R Kurzawinski Pancreatobiliary service, General surgery , Gastrointestinal services
Mr Andrew Jenkinson UCLH Bariatric Centre for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery , General surgery , Gastrointestinal services
Mr Arjun Shankar Pancreatobiliary service, General surgery
Mr Mohamed Elkalaawy UCLH Bariatric Centre for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery , General surgery , Gastrointestinal services

 Contact details

General surgery
University College Hospital
UCLH contact centre
Ground floor north
250 Euston Road
London, NW1 2PG

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 9202

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 9202
Fax: 020 3447 9217
Email: jason.willis@uclh.nhs.uk / uclh.acutesurgeon@nhs.net

Service manager - Jason Willis
Email: jason.willis@uclh.nhs.uk

 Patient testimonials

"I am very pleased with all aspects of the service I received, including the standards of medical and nursing care, the cleanliness and punctuality, and also that fact that I was treated with care and dignity and that both important information and decision-making was shared with me."