Western Sussex Hospitals have joined up with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals to form a new NHS Foundation Trust for our area: University Hospitals Sussex.

You can keep using this website for information about St Richard’s, Worthing and Southlands hospitals but for our other sites and to find out more about the new trust please visit www.uhsussex.nhs.uk.

General surgery

The private surgical services and treatments we offer across our hospital sites are wide ranging and include options for both planned and unplanned (emergency) procedures.

Whilst offering general surgical procedures most of our surgeons have a specialist interest, an area in which they have developed particular skill and expertise; these include

  • Breast – assessment and investigation for patients with breast symptoms, including surgery to treat breast cancers.
  • Hernia – assessment, investigation and surgery for the various types of hernia.
  • Colorectal – assessment, investigation and surgery for diseases of the colon, rectum and anal canal, including surgery to treat cancers.
  • Upper Gastrointestinal – assessment, investigation and surgery for diseases affecting the liver, oesophagus and stomach. This also covers obesity surgery (see our bariatric treatment options).

Wherever possible our surgeons carry out operations using minimally invasive techniques that offer patients less pain, better outcomes and shorter postoperative recovery time.


St Richards Hospital:

Mr Neil Cripps – Colorectal Surgery

Mr Olubunmi Odofin – Breast Consultant

Mr Guy Harris * – Colorectal Surgery 

Miss Angela Skull * -Colorectal Surgery 

Mr Bruce Levy * – Colorectal Surgery 

Worthing Hospital:

Mr Mirza Baig – Colorectal Surgery 

Mr Malcolm McFall – Colorectal Surgery

Mr Mazin Sayegh – Upper Gastro Intestinal Surgery

Miss Pauline Whitehouse – Colorectal Surgery


Our Consultants work collaboratively with the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) to provide information about themselves & their practice that will be insightful for patients and the choices they have. Please go to www.phin.org.uk.

PHIN is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that exists to support patient choice and to provide data that helps drive improvement across private healthcare.


* – These  consultants specialise in the investigation and treatment of hernias, colorectal procedures and upper gastrointestinal surgery using the most up-to-date and established techniques.

They have their own website, which includes their personal profiles and information for patients: www.sussexsurgical.co.uk.

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