Mr Douglas Whitelaw
Consultant General Surgeon
MBChB, FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Gen)
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 balloon, 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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Douglas Whitelaw at Spire include:
Pancreatology, Gastrointestinal surgery, Pancreatic and biliary surgery, Minimal access surgery, Hernia repair surgery, Laparoscopic surgery, Gastrointestinal surgery, Endoscopy, Obesity Surgery, Pancreatology
Spire Harpenden Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
Consultant General and Weight Loss Surgeon and Bariatric Lead, Luton and Dunstable Hospital covering Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire
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.