8 Operating theatres are available within the Saint James Hospital Group, in which a variety of procedures are carried out;
3 Theatres are dedicated to general surgery, cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery, urology, thoracic procedures and gynaecological procedures
1 Theatre is fully equipped with a laminar flow ventilation system and these are dedicated to Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery
1 Ophthalmology theatre
1 State of the art endoscopy theatre including capsule endoscopy
1 Minor theatre catering for minor general and gynaecological surgery including ICSI/Invitro Fertilisation and related procedures
1 Angiography Suite
1 ENT theatre

All theatres are equipped with anaesthesia equipment, have full monitoring facilities and are furnished with separate handling units, thus ensuring very efficient positive air-pressure and flow- conforming to the highest safety standards. Piped medical gases include oxygen, N20, 4bar and 7bar compressed air. All theatre equipment is backed by an independent ‘Uninterrupted Power Supply’ which ensures no loss of power during surgery in the event of any power failure or even generator back-up failure. One operating theatre is equipped with an ultraclean ventilation system which is mainly used for orthopaedic and neuro surgery.

The theatre suite also houses an immediate recovery area from which a patient is transferred to the individual room.

The Saint James Hospital Group performs most minor, intermediate, major and complex surgical interventions, among which are:

  • Opthalmic interventions ranging from cataracts to eye laser surgeries
  • A whole range of cosmetic and plastic surgeries including reconstructive surgery
  • Thoracic Interventions
  • Orthopaedic Surgeries
  • ENT Surgeries
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgeries*
  • Major Surgeries
  • Urology
  • Neuro surgery
  • Endoscopies
  • Maxillofacial Surgeries
  • Plastic Reconstructive Surgeries
  • Cosmetic procedures – click here for the most popular
  • Gastric Balloon & Gastric Banding
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Arthroscopy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Hip Revision
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Unicompartimental Knee Surgery
  • LASEK Eximer Eye Laser
  • Gynaecology 

Shoulder Arthroscopy:

  • Sub acromial decompression
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Bankart and SLAP repair
  • Latarjet procedure
  • Removal of Calcium

Elbow Surgery:

  • Arthoscopic arthrolysis
  • Elbow replacement
  • Fracture fixation
  • Golfers and tennis elbow release

Hand Surgery:

  • Dupuytren’s release
  • MCPJ and PIPJ replacements
  • Skin flaps for trauma
  • Tendon repair/reconstruction
  • Trigger digit release
  • Carpal tunnel release

Shoulder Arthroplasty:

  • Copeland’s resurfacing
  • Total anatomical shoulder replacement
  • Total reverse shoulder replacement
  • Fracture treatment

Wrist Surgery:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Removal of ganglion
  • Joint fusion procedures


*Laparoscopic Surgery  also called Minimally Invasive Surgery or ‘Key Hole’ Surgery is a specialized technique for performing surgery. Compared to traditional open surgery, patients often experience less pain, a shorter recovery, small incisions and less scarring with laparoscopic surgery. Patients will be assessed during consultation stage and the surgeon will determine if laparoscopic surgery is the ideal route to take, depending on the type of surgery required. Examples of surgeries performed using the laparoscopic method;

  – Hernia Surgery
  – Bowel Resection
  - Gallbladder removal
  - VATS – Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery


Information on surgical procedures is for your guidance only. It is not intended to replace personal consultation with a surgeon.