GENERAL SURGERY DEPARTMENT HEAD
Doctor Alexandre Rault
General surgery covers all surgical interventions involving the abdominal cavity: oesophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, etc.
What pathologies does the department cover?
Hôpital Foch has its own general surgery department. It provides general, or "territorial", treatment.
Hôpital Foch's surgeons receive all patients that come to the hospital, either by way of the A&E ward or by appointment, presenting symptoms affecting the digestive tract. More specifically, here is a list of the main pathologies treated by this department:
Hôpital Foch manages the treatment of digestive tract cancer cases using a multidisciplinary approach. Each case is discussed in a meeting between the surgeon and other surgeons, oncologists, radiotherapists, radiologists, psychologists, etc...
These meetings ensure that a treatment protocol is elaborated in keeping with the diagnostic and the latest scientific developments in each specialised field. In some cases the interventions may involve keyhole surgery techniques.
Surgical interventions can be either as part of a short-stay hospitalisation or an outpatient procedure, using standard or key-hole surgery techniques and under either a general or a local anaesthetic. The various options will be explained in full during the consultation.
This condition is treated by the Hôptal Foch, the hospital's gastroenterologists are closely involved from the diagnostic stage right through to the final treatment. The hospital completes diagnoses using digestive tract endoscopy, pH-measurement, pressure monitoring procedures.
The intervention can be completed using key-hole surgery, except in certain circumstances, and involves a 48 to 72 hour hospitalisation.
The removal of the gallbladder via laparoscopy (Cholecystectomy) is generally proposed for simple gall-stone cases.
Hôpital Foch proposes a number of different intervention options to provide the best possible treatment of gall-stones in the main bile duct. The patient can therefore be treated with a biliary endoscopic ultra-sound or endoscopic sphincterotomy.
This includes the treatment of haemorrhoids using the classic or "de Longo" techniques. The latter technique is far less painful than the classic technique and ensures a rapid return to normal activity. The treatment can be outpatient or with a one-day hospitalisation. Other colorectal procedures such as prolapse cure by lower entry, anal fissures, anal fistula are also common.
Surgery to treat conditions of the thyroid (nodules, Basedow's disease, tumours), parathyroid and adrenal glands are also performed by this department. Hôpital Foch has all of the exploratory and treatment resources required for these conditions: radiology, nuclear medicine and multi-disciplinary meetings for tumours.
The surgical and anaesthetic techniques proposed by Hôpital Foch seek to ensure an effective management of post-operative pain and a rapid return to normal activity.
A nurse specialised in digestive and urinary stoma is available to all patients for advice, support or detailed information on consultations.
The General Surgery Department is located on the 5th floor - North wing of the main building (blue sector).
It has 27 hospital beds and 5 continuous therapy beds.
Consultations are on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
To make an appointment
Appointments should be made by telephone: 01 46 25 25 25
For consultation appointments
Dr A. Rault
Dr P. Frileux
Dr F. Kanso
Reception: 01 46 25 26 32
Dr J. Dubrez
Dr G. Burdy
Reception: 01 46 25 25 97
Dr G. De Courville
Reception: 01 46 25 24 34
Dr O. Boche
Dr M. Rogier
Reception: 01 46 25 21 39
Digestive Tract Endoscopy:
Tel: 01 46 25 21 02
Fax: 01 46 25 25 10