Surgery is the speciality of medicine that treats diseases and disorders by cutting, removing or changing the body with an operative procedure.
Surgery is preformed by a surgeon, a physician with specialised training in operative procedures. There are many surgical specialities providing treatment in all areas of the human body including the bowel, abdomen and breast. Surgeries can be minor daycase procedures or major procedures such as bowel resection.
The service is provided 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
The General Surgery team in the Northern Trust is made up of:
Six Consultants at Causeway Hospital Coleraine
Nine Consultants at Antrim Area Hospital