General Surgery at Hollywood
At Hollywood Private Hospital, we have a strong general surgery team that performs upper-gastrointestinal, thyroid, hernia, liver, gall bladder and colorectal surgery.
Upper-gastrointestinal procedures for both oesophagus and stomach are performed at Hollywood, including oesophageal hernias, hiatus hernias, both inguinal and ventral hernias, and repair surgeries for bariatric patients.
Colorectal surgery can involve tumour removal and includes procedures such as low and ultra-low anterior resections, as well as ileostomy and colostomy surgeries.
Most general surgery patients recover on Stan Gurney ward. Bariatric patients also recover on this ward following either sleeve gastronomy, lap banding or gastric bypass surgery.
Open and laparoscopic approaches are both used by our surgeons, depending on what is appropriate for each patient and their condition.