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The general surgery department provides a full range of elective and emergency services.

We offer a wide range of general surgery conditions such as:

  • gallbladder removal;
  • hernia;
  • lipoma;
  • benign neoplasm of skin; and
  • lymphadenopathy.

Our services also include emergency surgeries including:

  • appendix removal; 
  • intestinal blockage; and
  • abscesses.

We carry out our procedures in main theatres and day stay theatres in the Alexandra Day Stay Unit (ADSU).


Key member of the team

Consultant surgeon, Mr J Refson.  
Consultant surgeon, Mr A Abidia.
Consultant surgeon, Mr N Srinivasaiah.
Consultant surgeon, Mr R Durai. 
Consultant surgeon, Miss S Das Mohapatra. 
Consultant surgeon, Mr S Vivekanandan
Consultant surgeon, Miss V Vijay.
Consultant surgeon, Mr B Ivanov
SAS Doctor, Mr N Kirmani.

Our consultants are supported by a team of registrars and trainee and foundation doctors. 


Pauline Doyle, Secretary for Mr J Refson and Mr B Ivanov, 01279 827556 or email

Michelle Harris, Secretary for Mr A Abidia and Mr N Kirmani, 01279 827068 or email

Winnie Nganga, Secretary for Mr R Durai and Mr N Srinivasaiah, 01279 827067 or email

Julie Case, Secretary for Miss Vijay, 01279 827069 or email

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery deals with disorders of the rectum, anus and colon.


Thyroid Surgery

Thyroid disorders affect on in twenty people in the UK. We manage and treat a range of thyroid conditions.

Vascular Surgery

We manage a wide range of minor and major vascular conditions.


Enhanced Recovery

Enhanced Recovery helps to get you feeling better sooner.

Inpatient comment:

Everyone offered words of such reassurance and kindness. I felt so cared for and the communication with me at all times was fantastic.