General Surgery at Boston West Hospital
Consultants who work in the general surgery speciality are highly skilled surgeons who typically operate on common abdominal soft tissue problems of the stomach, small bowel, liver, colon, gall bladder and bile ducts.
These include: appendicitis, hernias, painful gallstones, anorectal problems (haemorrhoids, anal fissures and fistula, rectal prolapse, perianal disease and cancer), pilonidal sinus, lumps and bumps (polyps, lipomas), and intestinal disorders (inflammatory bowel disease including Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, polyps, bowel and colorectal cancer).
Here at Boston West Hospital we are proud to work alongside two expert general surgeons who offer convenient and local outpatient appointments.
Often endoscopic tests, including gastroscopy and colonoscopy, are performed on the colon and rectum to investigate symptoms of digestive disorders and as regular screening tests for colorectal cancer. Boston West Hospital has Joint Advisory Group (JAG) accreditation for endoscopy services. This is an independent certification of the quality of training, service, facility and individuals.
We work closely with the Fitzwilliam Hospital, our sister hospital in Peterborough. Our patients have access to modern imaging facilities including MRI and CT scan investigations, and are transferred there for more complex general surgery that requires overnight stays.
At Boston West Hospital, our experienced general surgeons regularly perform day case laparoscopic colorectal surgery and hernia repairs.
The most common procedures performed at Boston West Hospital:
Consultant general surgeons at Boston West Hospital include:
For more information on our general surgery services or to book an appointment with a general surgeon please call us on 01205 330 118.