We are the largest provider of surgery in the North East of England, offering a comprehensive and fully integrated service. We treat and care for a wide range of conditions, from those requiring relatively straightforward surgery to highly complex surgical treatments.
The unit has an international reputation for its expertise, using highly advanced surgical techniques, and has 24 hour access to specially equipped, emergency theatres. We have state-of-the art critical care facilities so that if you do need major or complex surgery, we have the expertise and most up to date equipment to ensure you get the best high dependency care available.
Clinical expertise in a wide range of surgical specialties
Whether you have elective (planned) or emergency surgery, you will be seen by a team of experts specialising in your particular condition:
- At the RVI:
- At the Freeman Hospital:
- At both the RVI and Freeman:
High quality care with a personal touch
Our staff are committed to providing high quality personalised care in a safe and comfortable environment. They work together in close knit multi-disciplinary teams involving surgeons, radiologists, specialist nurses and many other support staff, to ensure you receive expert advice and that your treatment and aftercare is tailored to your individual needs.
If you do need an operation, we will invite you to a pre-operative assessment clinics to see a consultant anaesthetist, who will make sure you are fit and well enough to have an anaesthetic and undergo surgery. Wherever possible we try to arrange your operation at a time that is convenient for you and your family, and we carry out an increasing number of straight forward procedures as day-cases, so that you do not need to stay in hospital overnight.
No matter where you live you can be referred here by your GP, and our patients come from across the North East with some travelling from much farther afield in the UK and even from abroad. Many of our patients are transferred from other hospitals when they do not have the necessary expertise.