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General Surgery

General Surgery

The General Surgery department consists of thirteen highly qualified consultant surgeons, who offer a range of specialty services for patients requiring surgery for the following conditions.  Below are details of our General Surgeons and the areas of surgery in which they specialise.

Accessing the Service

Referral through your GP and via Choose and Book.

The services offered by many of our Consultants are also available privately at the L&D's Cobham Clinic.  Referral is through your GP.

Our Consultant General Surgeons

The L&D's excellent reputation for patient safety and high standards of infection control means we are able to attract some of the best, most highly-qualified surgeons.  


  • Asher AlamSecond nameAlamBiographyMBBS, FRCS, FRCS (Urology) Consultant Surgeon specialising in laparoscopic upper tract and pelvic cancer. He has a special interest in urogynaecology providing laparoscopic vaginal prolapse, in uterine preserving surgery and complex vaginal and female urologic reconstructive surgery.
  • D RavichandranSecond nameRavichandranBiographyMBBS FRCS PhD Consultant General Surgeon specialising in breast surgery, thyroid and parathyroid disease and surgery, endocrine surgery, hernia repair surgery. Honorary senior lecturer, University College London.
  • Douglas WhitelawSecond nameWhitelawBiographyFRCS (Ed) (Gen.Surg) Consultant Pancreatobiliary and laparoscopic surgeon since 2004, specialising in bariatric and hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery and ERCP.
  • Farooq KhanSecond nameKhanBiographyBSc Hons, FRCS (Urol) Consultant Urological Surgeon specialising in Stone Disease and laser prostate surgery for men with urinary symptoms. General urology including PSA testing for prostate cancer.
  • Firas YounisSecond nameYounisBiographyFRCSI LRCP&SI MCh General & laparoscopic Colorectal surgeon with specialist interest in cancer, benign colorectal diseases, and Endometriosis. Cancer and Enhanced Recovery Lead.
  • Katharine KirkpatrickSecond nameKirkpatrickBiographyConsultant
  • Katherine BrownSecond nameBrownBiographyMS FRCS FRCS (Gen Surg) Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon since 2002, with specialist colorectal training at the Royal London Hospital. Specialising in the investigation of colorectal problems and all open colorectal procedures and surgery. Member of ASGBI, ACPGBI.
  • M Asad SaleemiSecond nameSaleemiBiographyMSc FRCS (Urol) Consultant Urological Surgeon since 2002, specialising in stone disease, bladder dysfunction, erectile dysfunction and laser prostate surgery for men with urinary symptoms.
  • Marion ObichereSecond nameObichereBiography(Gen Surg) MBChB, FRCS (Eng), MD, FRCS Consultant Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgeon since 2007, specialising in colorectal surgery and management of entire spectrum of colorectal disorders. Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopist. Dedicated trainer and Royal College of Surgeons Surgical Tutor.
  • Periyathambi JambulingamSecond nameJambulingamBiographyMS (Gen Surg) FRCS Ed Consultant General Surgeon Lead for Oesophago Gastric cancers - specialising in laparoscopic upper GI surgery, Bariatric, hernia repair and therapeutic endoscopy. Trust Foundation Programme Director. Member of AUGIS, BOMSS.