Mr Douglas Whitelaw

Consultant General Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Bushey Hospital

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Douglas Whitelaw at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

Pancreatology, Gastrointestinal surgery, Pancreatic and biliary surgery, Minimal access surgery, Hernia repair surgery, Laparoscopic surgery, Gastrointestinal surgery, Endoscopy, Obesity Surgery, Pancreatology

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Professional profile

Mr Whitelaw has been working as a Consultant General and Weight Loss Surgeon at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital since 2004 and is currently Bariatric Lead. He is a highly experienced Laparoscopic and Weight Loss Surgeon. His private practice reflects his NHS Practice and includes all laparoscopic surgery (Keyhole surgery) to the gallbladder, for gallstones and gallbladder disease. ERCP for gallstones and jaundice, bile duct exploration, insertion of bile duct stents for jaundice, gallbladder and pancreatobiliary disease.

He performs weight loss surgery including the insertion of gastric band and ballon, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and revision surgery.

He also performs all types of abdominal hernia repair at Spire Bushey and Spire Harpenden Hospitals including inguinal, umbilical, incisional and ventral. Most are performed through the keyhole method and this includes both TEP and TAPP procedures.

Clinical Interests

General surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
Minimal access surgery
Pancreatic and biliary surgery
Weight loss surgery

Special Clinical Interests: General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery for gallbladder removal, ERCP for gallstones & jaundice, Insertion of bile duct stents, Bile duct exploration, Gallbladder disease, Upper GI endoscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery for hernia repair including TEP & TAPP procedures, Inguinal, Femoral, Incisional & Parastomal Hernia Repair, Weight loss surgery.

Private contact details

Telephone 020 8901 5555
Private secretary Karen King
Private secretary telephone 01582 497104
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS)
British Obesity & Metabolic Society (BOMSS)

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Current NHS posts

Consultant General and Weight Loss Surgeon and Bariatric Lead, Luton and Dunstable Hospital covering Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire

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Personal Profile

I grew up in Scotland but moved to London in 1992, after qualifying from Edinburgh University in 1990.

I am married with three children and have lived in Hitchin since 2007.

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