Doctor Alexandre Rault



What is general surgery?

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:


  • Digestive tract cancer treatment(oesophagus, stomach, colon, rectum, liver, pancreas)


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.


  • Hernia treatment


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.


  • Gastroesophageal reflux treatment


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.


  • Gall-stone treatment


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.


  • Colorectal surgery


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.


  • Endocrine surgery


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.


  • Post-operative pain

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.


  • General surgery emergency admissions


  • Stomatherapy consultation


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.


Consultation hours


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