Dr Costa Karihaloo operates a general and abdominal surgical practice providing comprehensive care to public and private patients using open, endoscopic, laparoscopic and minimally invasive techniques.
Dr Karihaloo operates a specialist medical practice called Surgery Central, where he works with three other surgeons. The offices provide a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere where you can discuss with him any questions you may have.
The doctors are supported by very experienced staff and will be able to help you if you have difficulties with paperwork etc. The doctor also has a Practice Nurse working in the rooms. She may see you at your first visit and will be available after your operation to help with any questions about your wounds or if there are any concerns you have in the recovery period.
Additionally, experienced dieticians, are also available in the rooms during clinics. They have particular expertise in obesity and other areas of nutrition in which they may be able to help both before and, most importantly, after your operation.
Our response to COVID-19:
Message to our Patients and Referrers
During this challenging time Surgery Central are committed to continuing to care for patients (both new and returning) through our rooms in Gateshead. For the safety of both patients and staff we are limiting face-to-face consultations and triaging all referrals. We are extensively using telehealth for appointments particularly for returning patients. In some cases we are deferring consultations and recall appointments.
We are committed however, to continue to see patients with new symptoms, concerns regarding cancer (diagnosed or suspected), and offering surgical care as is appropriate during this time. Although much surgical care is being deferred at this time we remain available to assess patients and do have access to theatre time (public and private) for urgent operations where required. We will continue to be available via phone, email and Medical Objects.
Please contact us on 02 49478177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org regarding any concerns.