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General Surgery

General Surgery

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What can a consultant general surgeon help with?

The term general surgery covers the treatment and assessment of a wide range of conditions related to the organs and predominantly focuses on the abdomen. Our consultant surgeons are highly experienced medical professionals, many of whom have special interests in specific surgery which means you will have the peace of mind that the consultant you see is an expert in their field. Consultations are available in Manchester, Liverpool and Newton-le-Willows and surgery is performed at our private diagnostic and surgical centre in Newton-le-Willows

After a consultation and initial tests to diagnose the issue, one of the  general surgeons will carry out an operation to treat or further examine a condition if this is the option decided by the consultant and patient.

General surgery covers a number of conditions and our expert consultants regularly identify or treat the following conditions, and more, through surgery:

Diseases of the liver, gallbladder and pancreas

Common conditions in these areas of the body include cancer, gallstones and pancreatitis. Diseases of the liver include liver disease, cirrhosis and liver failure – all of which are serious conditions, often caused by excessive alcohol consumption.

Hernias

Hernias commonly occur in the abdomen and groin when fatty tissue, part of the stomach or part of the bowel pushes through the muscle wall, causing a painful swelling. There is a wide range of hernias which can be treated successfully through surgery. 

Haemorrhoids

Also known as piles, haemorrhoids can usually be treated by applying cream, changing to a fibre-rich diet or by losing weight. In some cases, haemorrhoids need to be treated with surgery where the haemorrhoids are cut out.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

IBS is often triggered by diet or by stress and can cause bloating, painful stomach cramps and fluctuations between diarrhoea and constipation. It can often be controlled by changes to diet but in some cases, a colorectal surgeon will advise further investigations to rule out more serious conditions.

Weight loss treatment

Surgery is often a final resort for people who have to lose a lot of weight due to life-threatening obesity. Gastric band surgery and gastric bypass surgery are designed to reduce the amount of food required and digested by the body to help with weight loss.

Our surgeons are skilled in elective and emergency procedures including laparoscopy (keyhole surgery), vascular surgery, colorectal procedures, trauma surgery (emergency surgery), breast surgery, such as a lumpectomy, endocrine surgery and more.  

During your time at Pall Mall Medical, you can take advantage of our state of the art facilities and enjoy a comfortable stay. For more information on any aspect of general surgery contact the Pall Mall Team today.

 

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Mr Ajai Samad

Consultant General Surgeon

Mr Samad completed his basic surgical training in south wales and did his research fellowship…

Mr Ajai Samad

Consultant General Surgeon

Mr Samad completed his basic surgical training in south wales and did his research fellowship in Birmingham.

He then joined the higher surgical training programme in Liverpool with a special interest in colorectal surgery. He can help with piles, haemorrhoids, unexplained weight loss and uses virtual colonoscopy to diagnose internal problems. He is also able to offer hernia repair.

After spending time in Australia as a laparoscopic fellow, he was appointed a consultant colorectal and laparoscopic surgeon in St Helens & Knowsley NHS trust.