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Surgical Services

Our services

Breast Centre

The Newcastle Breast Centre is the largest in the North East of England, providing a high quality, personal service for every single woman we see.

Colorectal (Bowel) Surgery

Our Colorectal Unit provides expert care and investigations to help diagnose the cause of bowel symptoms and conditions.

Disablement Services Centre

We provide services for people with disabilities, which includes the artificial limb and wheelchair services, walking training, and special seating assessment.

Endoscopy Services

We provide specialist screening to diagnose and treat a wide range of disorders affecting the digestive system.

Endocrine and Thyroid Surgery

Our thyroid cancer service was recently short-listed for Oncology Team of the Year in the national ‘Hospital Doctor of the Year Awards’.

Hepato Pancreato Biliary Surgery

Our specialist team at Freeman Hospital provides individual patient-centred care for all types of conditions affecting the liver, biliary system and pancreas.

Liver Transplantation

We perform liver and pancreas transplant surgery on patients from across the UK.

Upper GI Surgery

The Northern Oesophago-Gastric (Upper GastrointestinalI) Unit, is the largest oesophago-gastric cancer unit in Europe.

Vascular Surgery

The Northern Vascular Centre treats complex vascular problems, seeing patients from all across the UK.

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