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Experienced Weight Loss and Gallbladder  Surgeon at The Cobham Clinic and SpireHealthcare

Mr Douglas Whitelaw is an experienced Consultant Weight Loss & Gallbladder Surgeon. He has been practising as a Consultant since 2004.

His private practice surgery is based at The Cobham Clinic, Luton, Bedfordshire Spire Harpenden and Spire Bushey, Watford, Hertfordshire.



Contact Details


Practice Mobile 07715 346331

Secretary Karen King 07850 890297


He is also available for virtual consultations please email to arrange.

For Clinic dates and times click Clinics

For GP Information click GP Info


Mr Whitelaw joined The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Luton, Bedfordshire in 2004 as a Consultant General Surgeon with a special interest in Laparoscopic Gallbladder and Weight Loss Surgery. He was instrumental in setting up the surgical side of The Obesity Centre that today is one of the largest in the UK.

He operates weekly in the NHS undertaking Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Keyhole Gallbladder removal being among the most frequent procedures he carries out.

He is recognised by all the major insurance companies including, BUPA, WPA, Aviva, AXA, Healix, Saga, Exeter, Benenden Health, Freedom Health and is fully registered on the Private Practice Register (PPR)

Weight Loss Surgeon at The Cobham Clinic, Luton and Spire Healthcare
Weight Loss Surgeon at The Coban Clinic, Luton and Spire Healthcare


MBChB  1990 Edinburgh University 


FRCS (Edin) 1994 


FRCS (Gen. Surg.) 2002


Professional Associations


Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh



AUGIS (Association of Upper Gastro Intestinal

Surgeons of Great Britain & Northern Ireland)



BOMSS (British Obesity and Metabolic Surgical Society)

General Medicine Council (GMC) No 3499681



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