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Find a private general surgeon

Looking for a private general surgeon? All our private general surgeons have been thoroughly researched and vetted by our team of experts and offer specialist care at their London and Birmingham clinics. Choose a general surgeon below and browse their profiles including clinics, pricing and expertise.

Browse our directory of private general surgeons and book an appointment today.

What is a general surgeon?

A general surgeon is a qualified doctor who works to treat patients who need an operation. They will be able to perform a broad range of surgeries and may have one or several sub-specialities. Because of their broad knowledge base, general surgeons are key members of A&E departments, and they’re often called on to perform emergency surgery. However, elective (planned) surgery is still an important part of their day-to-day work. A general surgeon will provide care before, during and after surgery.

Why would I be referred to see a general surgeon?

The work of general surgeons is not limited to one particular part of the body or medical condition: there is a huge variety in the work that they do. General surgeons frequently work with patients who suffer from acute abdominal problems; the many organs contained in the abdomen means it is a common part of the body to be operated on. General surgeons may also have to perform surgery on patients who have suffered trauma in an accident, or patients who need it as part of treatment for a condition such as cancer.

Common conditions:

  • Acute abdominal problems
  • Burns
  • Cancer
  • Gastroenterological problems
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Trauma
  • Transplant

How do I find the right general surgeon?

You can find the right general surgeon near you by browsing our directory of general surgeons – we have a list of vetted general surgeons across the UK.

Just like all healthcare professionals – your general surgeon should be someone you trust. There are various steps you can take to ensure you are choosing the right general surgeon for you:

  • Credentials – you can confirm any UK general surgeons’ credentials and experience by checking the GMC specialist register. Here, you can find out where they studied, when they qualified and their practice history. By finding out this information, this will help you feel more comfortable knowing you are in safe hands.
  • Accessibility –it is best to find a general surgeon who works in close proximity to you, or is easily accessible via car or public transport, making it easier to attend regular check-ups and appointments if needed.
  • Consultation – once you have narrowed down the general surgeons in your area, you can book in a consultation and just have a chat. You may want to ask them a set of questions regarding your condition, or simply just get some advice.

How to prepare for your appointment with a general surgeon

To make the most of your appointment, there are some things you should prepare beforehand:

  • Bring any medications that are prescribed, or you’re currently taking, along with you.
  • Ensure you have a list of your medical history including previous conditions, operations and x-rays.
  • Make a list of your symptoms and concerns.

How much does an appointment with a private general surgeon cost?

Prices will vary depending on the clinician, their expertise, location and clinic. However, typically first visits with a private general surgeon are between £150 – £300. Follow up consultations tend to be cheaper, and the cost of surgery will depend on the complexity of the issue and whether the surgery will be a day-case or require an in-patient stay.

How we select general surgeons listed on Medstars

All the specialists listed on Medstars have been researched and vetted by our team of experts, including our senior doctor co-founders. We would happily recommend all Medstars’ specialists to our friends and family, knowing they share our values of transparency and honesty. Typically, many of our specialists also work within the NHS. Our free online platform allows you to browse the profiles of our private general surgeons – allowing you to see what they specialise in, prices, location, patient testimonials and availability.

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