Severe acute abdominal pain service

Your GP will have referred you to GI Choice as an emergency. You will be seen the same day and where appropriate admitted to the Spire Southampton Hospital for pain relief and investigation by one of our surgical team (John Knight, Neil Pearce, Mo’d Abu-Hilal). During your assessment we will take a full history, undertake a thorough examination and offer a preliminary opinion.

The next step will usually be to obtain some further blood tests and then to arrange a scan or some xrays with one of our radiologists (Hacking, Stedman) or endoscopy as appropriate. If necessary we can perform keyhole or open surgery on the same admission and arrange for further investigations if appropriate and recommend a management/ treatment plan.