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Consultant General Surgeon

Mr Whitelaw


GMC 3499681
Mr Douglas Whitelaw is a highly skilled General Upper GI Surgeon, with a focus on laparoscopic surgical procedures. He provides his expertise both at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital and in his private practice. With extensive experience in laparoscopic cholecystectomies (removal of the gallbladder and gallstones) and staging laparoscopies, he offers a comprehensive general laparoscopic surgical service. One of Mr Whitelaw’s key roles is serving as the principal provider of the ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography) service at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital. He performs approximately 260 therapeutic ERCPs annually and occasionally receives tertiary referrals for ERCP from neighbouring hospitals. He also takes an active role in training Gastroenterology SpR trainees in ERCP procedures. In addition to his expertise in ERCP, Mr Whitelaw specializes in laparoscopic hernia repairs using both TEP (Total Extraperitoneal) and TAPP (Transabdominal Preperitoneal) procedures. Furthermore, he provides a specialized pancreato-biliary surgical service to Hertfordshire and South Bedfordshire. He chairs the Luton side of the weekly video-linked supra-network multi-disciplinary meeting with the Royal Free and University College Hospitals, showcasing his commitment to collaborative care and ensuring the best outcomes for his patients. Mr. Whitelaw’s qualifications include an MBChB from Edinburgh University Medical School in 1990. He furthered his training and expertise, obtai



FRCS (Gen) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh



FRCSEd Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh


Edinburgh University

MBChB Edinburgh University

1984 - 1990

Edinburgh University

MBBS Edinburgh University

1984 - 1990

Professional Memberships

Accredited JAG ERCP Trainer