Mr Douglas Whitelaw

General surgery

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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020

Specialises in

  • General
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Upper GI surgery

About me

I provide a general laparoscopic surgical service at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital and in my private practice, undertaking laparoscopic cholecystectomies ('keyhole' removal of gallbladder & gallstones) and staging laparoscopies.

I am the principle provider of the ERCP service for the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, a workload of approximately 260 therapeutic ERCPs per annum. We also occasionally receive tertiary referrals for ERCP from our four neighbouring hospitals.
I regularly train a Gastroenterology SpR trainees in ERCP.

Laparoscopic hernia repairs using both TEP & TAPP procedures.

I provide the specialist pancreato-biliary surgical service to Hertfordshire and South Bedfordshire. I chair the Luton side of the weekly video-linked supra-network multi-disciplinary meeting with the Royal Free and University College Hospitals.

In summary General Upper GI Surgeon, with a specialist interest in all upper GI laparoscopic surgery including gallbladder, gallstones, ERCP, bile duct exploration, hernia and weight loss procedures. Most of my surgery is carried out laparoscopically (keyhole surgery)

Areas of interest

Gallbladder; Gallstones; Laparoscopic cholecystectomy; Weight Loss surgery (for obesity); Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery for gallbladder and gall stones'); Hernias; including inguinal hernia; umbilical hernia. All hernia repairs performed laparoscopically using both TEP & TAPP methods. Endoscopic procedures; ERCP for removal of gallstones; (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography); Bile duct exploration. Weight Loss surgery for weight loss patients; Gastric band; Sleeve Gastrectomy; Gastric Bypass and Gastric band adjustment. Pancreatobiliary diseases; Pancreatic surgery / disorders; Endoscopy; Gastroenterology; Upper gastro-intestinal surgery; Gastro-intestinal tract (surgery).

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Anaesthetists worked with

  • Mr Douglas Whitelaw has worked with Dr Pushparaj Shetty at the following hospitals:

    • Spire Bushey Hospital (1-5)
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Procedures completed

  • J1830

    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy - (5-50)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (1-5)

  • T2002

    Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia - unilateral - (1-5)

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