General Surgery

The Clinic @ 78’s consultant surgeons can provide a range of general surgery services in Bournemouth. This can include the treatment of hernias, gallstones, and haemorrhoids. Haemorrhoid treatment is provided on-site, though hernia and gallstone treatment is not. After any surgery, you will have a follow-up appointment to discuss your recovery.

General Surgery in Bournemouth

General Surgery Specialists

Our general surgeons specialise in keyhole (minimally invasive) surgery, robotic surgery and enhanced recovery.

Keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery involves small incisions (cuts) instead of one large cut. This leads to less scarring and a quicker recovery.

Enhanced recovery is a modern method to aid a quicker recovery after surgery. It is an evidence-based approach that reduces post-surgical complications.

Find out more or book a consultation on 01202 767000.

Book now

    If an internal organ pushes through a weak muscle or tissue wall, it causes a hernia. Hernias often occur in the abdomen, such as the intestines forcing through the abdominal wall. But they also commonly appear in the inner (inguinal) or outer (femoral) groin. A hernia can also form as a result of surgery (incisional). 

    You may experience no symptoms other than a bulge or swelling at the hernia site. However, hernias can also cause pain, especially while lifting or straining, heartburn, and aching or pressure.

    There are three ways to treat a hernia, and they are all forms of surgery:

    • Open surgery
    • Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery
    • Robotic hernia surgery

    Keyhole surgery involves making tiny incisions to access and treat the hernia instead of one large cut. It is less invasive than open surgery and is our preferred treatment method. You will also recover faster.

    Without surgery, a hernia will not disappear. Watch our video to learn more: Do hernias go away without surgery?

    Book now

    Gallstones (cholelithiasis) are hard blocks of bile materials, such as cholesterol or bilirubin. They can vary in size and are usually pebble-shaped. You may have just one or several. 

    If you experience no symptoms, it’s unlikely you’ll need treatment. However, if a gallstone blocks a bile duct, you may experience severe, persistent pain and could require surgery. Medications can dissolve gallstones, though this can take a long time and doesn’t always work.

    Book now

    Haemorrhoids, or piles, are enlarged blood vessels found around or inside your bottom (anus). You may experience no symptoms, and haemorrhoids can disappear without treatment after a few days. 

    Internal and external haemorrhoids can cause bleeding, often bright red. External haemorrhoids can also cause irritation and swelling. We recommend drinking plenty of water and eating fibre while you have haemorrhoids to prevent irritation. You should also go to the bathroom soon after you feel the need.

    If your haemorrhoids persist longer than a week, you may need medical intervention.

    Non-surgical treatment options include rubber band ligation, sclerotherapy, electrotherapy, and infrared coagulation.

    At The Clinic @ 78, we offer rubber band ligation to cut the circulation off to the haemorrhoid, causing it to fall off. We also offer sclerotherapy which causes the haemorrhoid to shrink due to an injected chemical solution.

    Book now

Featured Specialists

Professor Tas Qureshi

Consultant Surgeon

Professor Tas Qureshi is a Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon at Poole Hospital. 

He qualified from King’s College London and is a national and international trainer in laparoscopic and robotic surgery. 

Professor Tas Qureshi specialises in laparoscopic and robotic surgery for colorectal cancerInflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), and Endometriosis.  He also manages other common surgical conditions laparoscopically, such as hernias & cholecystectomies.

Professor Tas Qureshi is part of the nationally accredited Dorset Endometriosis Centre and is the Lead General Surgeon for this, working alongside Mr Tyrone Carpenter.

Dr Liz Williams

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr Liz Williams is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Poole Hospital and qualified from Southampton University.

Her clinical training in General Medicine and Gastroenterology was based in Southampton and South West England. She undertook a doctorate on liver disease, which is one of her special interests.

Book now

Call our team on 01202 767000

More from the hub

Book your consultation

As well as providing an excellent level of care in comfortable, high-end surroundings, we know that efficiency and convenience also really matter.

At the Clinic @ 78, all of our services are managed within a single system, to keep things as quick and simple for you as possible. This means a smooth booking process, minimal waiting times and fast, simple referrals.

    Book a consultation

    Click below if you would like to book
    a consultation with one of our experts.

    Book a consultation

    Get in touch

    If you have any questions, you can get answers
    by completing our simple online form.

    Send us an email

    Request a callback

    Request a callback, and one of our expert team
    will be in touch at your convenience.

    Request a callback