- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Upper GI surgery
- Video and telephone consultations
I provide a general laparoscopic surgical service at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital and in my private practice, undertaking laparoscopic cholecystectomies ('keyhole' removal of gallbladder & gallstones) and staging laparoscopies.
I am the principle provider of the ERCP service for the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, a workload of approximately 260 therapeutic ERCPs per annum. We also occasionally receive tertiary referrals for ERCP from our four neighbouring hospitals.
I regularly train a Gastroenterology SpR trainees in ERCP.
I provide the specialist pancreato-biliary surgical service to Hertfordshire and South Bedfordshire. I chair the Luton side of the weekly video-linked supra-network multi-disciplinary meeting with the Royal Free and University College Hospitals.
In summary General Upper GI Surgeon, with a specialist interest in all upper GI laparoscopic surgery including gallbladder, gallstones, ERCP, bile duct exploration, hernia and weight loss procedures. Most of my surgery is carried out laparoscopically (keyhole surgery)
Areas of interest
Gallbladder; Gallstones; Laparoscopic cholecystectomy; Weight Loss surgery (for obesity); Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery for gallbladder and gall stones'); Endoscopic procedures; ERCP for removal of gallstones; (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography); Bile duct exploration. Weight Loss surgery for weight loss patients; Gastric band; Sleeve Gastrectomy; Gastric Bypass and Gastric band adjustment. Pancreatobiliary diseases; Pancreatic surgery / disorders; Endoscopy; Gastroenterology; Upper gastro-intestinal surgery; Gastro-intestinal tract (surgery).
- Karen King
- Department of Surgery Luton & Dunstable University Hospital Lewsey Road LUTON LU4 0DZ
- 07850 890297
- 07530 430741
Anaesthetists worked with
- Brisitsh Obesity Surgery Patient Association (BOSPA)
- Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edingburgh
- British Obesity and Metabolic Surgical Society (BOMSS)
- International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO)
- Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant General Surgeon since 2004 at the Luton and Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust.
Have served previously as Clinical Director between Sept 2009 and Dec 2012.
Current Clinical and Research Interests
Delivering a single admission biliary service for acute biliary problems
Management of bile duct stones in patients following gastric bypass
Laparoscopic management of malignant biliary / duodenal obstruction
National Medical Laser Centre, Dept. Surgery, University College London
July 1995 – June 1998
Project: The Role of Photodynamic Therapy in the treatment of pancreatico-biliary and prostatic malignancy.
Contributed to The National Bariatric Surgical Register
Author of chapters on Bariatric Surgery and Appendicectomy in Kirks General Surgical Operatons.
Courses offered to GPs
I am able to offer a varied range of general surgical talks to GP and other healthcare profession colleagues, some of the topics can be viewed on my website www.dougwhitelaw.co.uk
- MBChB Edinburgh University Medical School 1990
- FRCS (Gen. Surg.) Intercollegiate 2003
Reference number 3499681
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC 3499681 , 1992
Affiliations / memberships
Accredited JAG ERCP Trainer
- Cobham Clinic, LU4 0DZ
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 01582 497104
- Spire Bushey Hospital, WD23 1RD
- 18:00 - 21:00
- 020 8901 5555
- Spire Harpenden Hospital, AL5 4BP
- 18:30 - 20:30
- 0800 585 112
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.