Our general surgery service provides a full range of diagnostic tests, scans and examinations for patients with hernias, lumps and bumps, gallstones and general abdominal conditions.

We have access to some of the best diagnostic facilities in the country, and our consultant pool includes world leaders in a number of surgical specialties, including upper gastrointestinal (GI), colorectal and bariatric surgery. Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is a pioneering centre for minimal access surgery.

Your inpatient stay Your stay in hospital

You may need to stay at one of our hospitals to have a procedure or receive treatment, either overnight as an inpatient or during the day as a day patient. Ahead of your inpatient stay, you will usually need to attend a pre-operative assessment appointment.

Find out more about how you can reschedule or cancel your inpatient stay, pre-operative assessments, what to bring with you when you come to hospital and much more.

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The staff were professional, kind and reassuring. I would like to leave my thanks to the wonderful clinicians, admin and estate staff for their efforts on a daily basis.


From my five minute wait to meet the doctor in an inviting, clean environment at the beginning, to the nurses who looked after me post surgery, the staff were all brilliant, efficient and caring. I was met with smiles and professionalism and they do everything to make you comfortable. The anaesthetist and surgeon were great at explaining everything.

Surgery 1

A profoundly grateful thanks to the consultant and their surgical team for my recent operation in Paterson Ward. Inside the operating theatre all was brisk, even cheerful, and I was immediately at my ease, whilst the operation proceeded smoothly and efficiently thereafter.

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