MBChB FRCS (General Surgery)
I have been working as a Consultant General and Weight Loss Surgeon at The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital since 2004. My private practice reflects my NHS practice and includes all laparoscopic surgery (keyhole surgery) in weight loss and gallbladder surgery for gallstones and gallbladder disease (laparoscopic choleocystectomies).
I have a friendly compassionate approach and endeavor to put patients at their ease. I have a calm professional manner and will always take time to explain all aspects of any procedure to alleviate any anxieties. During the consultation I will encourage patients to ask any questions they have, no matter how small regarding any aspect of the surgical treatment pathway.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Douglas Whitelaw at Spire include:
MBChB / Edinburgh / 1990
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
FRCS / United Kingdom / 2003
Intercollegiate General Surgery
JAG ERCP Trainer / Stoke University Hospital / 2013
Joint Advisory Group Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
Accredited UGI and Bariatric Robotic Surgery / United Kingdom / 2023
Intuitive Worldwide Robotics Training on the da Vinci Xi Robot
Gastrointestinal Lead for Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery including Laparoscopic Cholecysectomies (gallbladder removal) and Weight loss surgery (Gastric bypass & Sleeve gastrectomy)
Chairs The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital weekly video linked supra network multi-disciplinary meetings with the Royal Free & University College Hospitals
Consultant General Surgeon Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Luton & Dunstable University Hospital).
I live in Hertfordshire with my family and enjoy music, festivals, cycling and sailing.