Mr Whitelaw’s main areas of interests are bariatric surgery and laparoscopic surgery, including all laparoscopic surgery for the overweight patient. As the designated provider of bariatric surgery for the East of England, Luton & Dunstable Hospital undertakes more than 400 complex bariatric cases per year. These include laparoscopic gastric bands, laparoscopic gastric bypasses, and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. In addition to these operations Mr Whitelaw undertakes revision surgery for patients whose previous bariatric weightloss surgery, performed elsewhere, has not been successful.
Mr Whitelaw's other main interest is laparoscopic biliary surgery, including cholecystectomy, laparoscopic bile duct exploration for common bile duct stones, and ERCP for the endoscopic treatment of gallstones and obstructive jaundice.
He undertakes all types of laparoscopic hernia surgery including inguinal hernia repair (TEP), Incisional hernia repair, parastomal hernia repair, and recurrent hernia repair.