General Surgery

The General Surgery team strives to empower their patients with knowledge and understanding of their illnesses and treatment. The surgical department provides safe, dignified, high-quality care, guided by the best up-to-date practices.


The General Surgery department has four (4) full-time Surgical Consultants with other attending specialist physicians. There is a dedicated surgical ward with 20 beds, and an Ambulatory unit for minor operation admissions and day cases.

The George Town Hospital has four surgical suites, three of which are used for major surgeries, while the fourth is available for all minor outpatient procedures.

The rooms are equipped with sterile preparation areas. The operating rooms are used by government surgeons as well as those in the private sector. There is a fully equipped 3-bed pre-operative area (holding) and a 4-bed post anaesthetic recovery room.

All staff are trained, peri-operative nurses.

Emergency Care

The emergency care surgery team at HSA consists of trauma specialists, emergency general surgery and critical care surgeons providing comprehensive treatment for severely injured patients and those with surgical emergencies. These services extend outside of the operating theatre and start with a patient’s evaluation in the emergency department, continuing through the operative management of acute surgical issues until their subsequent supportive treatment in the intensive care unit.

Elective Surgery

The surgical team at HSA treats a wide range of diseases through elective surgery and operates across many surgical disciplines. They include but are not limited to:

  • General Surgery — Abdominal, chest, skin disorders, trauma
  • Orthopaedic Surgery  Bones, joints, musculoskeletal disease
  • Ophthalmology  Eyes
  • ENT — Ear, nose, throat
  • Urology — Kidney, bladder, genital organs
  • Neurosurgery — Brain, spinal cord, central nervous system
  • Oral Surgery  Dental, gums, jaw
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery — Stomach, intestines
  • Colorectal Surgery  Colon, rectum, anus, appendix
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery — Liver, gallbladder
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy — Decompression sickness, serious infections
  • Breast Surgery — Benign and malignant breast diseases
Paediatric Surgery

The physicians in the general surgery department also treat a wide range of diseases affecting children that can be mitigated or cured with surgical procedures, such as hernias or other problems of the groin.

In addition, they also specialize in gastrointestinal disorders in older children, including the diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, hepatobiliary disorders, intestinal motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular diseases and malrotation.

Gastrointestinal & Colorectal Surgery

The HSA has state-of-the-art laparoscopic technology at its disposal to carry out minimally invasive surgeries for the treatment of a full range of diseases and disorders that affect the colon, rectum, anus, appendix, and small bowel. Including colorectal cancer, Crohn’s disease, and other inflammatory diseases.

The surgical department is also equipped to carry out advanced endoscopic procedures including endoscopic mucosal resections of tumours and laser ablation.

It is possible for patients to receive high quality compassionate local care, now reducing the need to travel overseas for expensive medical interventions.

Operations that remove precancerous polyps and cancers of the colon, rectum, anus and appendix can be performed by the surgery team at HSA. 

Surgical treatments can all be carried out here in Grand Cayman including:

  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • diverticulitis
  • lower gastrointestinal bleeding
  • ischemic or inflammatory colitis
  • familial adenomatous polyposis
  • rectal prolapse
  • pelvic floor disorders
  • constipation
  • incontinence
  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • hemorrhoids
  • anal fissures
  • pilonidal cysts