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Bariatric and Upper GI Surgery information for GPs


Mr Whitelaw is happy to visit GP practices, throughout Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and East Anglia to give GP educational talks. Here are some example topics.


Weight loss Surgery

Gastric bypass for the overweight patient, pros and cons.

Co-morbidity (diabetes, sleep apnoea, heart disease, hypertension) in the overweight patient: is surgery the answer?

Weightloss surgery performed overseas – potential problems and how to negotiate them.

Managing band refills, revision surgery and dietetic needs.

Obalon/Gastric Balloon for weight loss.


Gallbladder Surgery

ERCP – cholecystectomy in one referral.

A Single Admission Biliary Service.

Laparoscopic bile duct exploration.

Management of the Jaundiced Patient.

Update on acute Pancreatitis.


Please get in contact either by phone 07715346331 or by email:

Mr Douglas Whitelaw Consultant WeightLoss and Upper GI General Surgeon

Guideline links for GP


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