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Mr Rajab Kerwat
MB BCh FRCS(Ed) FRCS (Gen Surg)
General Surgery
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Mr Rajab Kerwat is a consultant general surgeon with special interest in upper gastrointestinal and laparoscopic surgery at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. He qualified from Alfateh University Medical School, Tripoli, Libya in 1988. Following a completion of a comprehensive surgical training that spanned twelve years in London, Cardiff and Tokyo. He was appointed as consultant surgeon in 2001 at Queen Mary's Hospital.

Mr Kerwat also has vast experience in the subject of laparoscopic cholecystectomy and has published several articles on the topic. He uniquely combines keyhole and endoscopic ERCP skills in the management of complicated gall ad bile duct stones and pancreatitis.

Owing to his extensive medical experience, he provides several advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures in his NHS and private practice hospitals including laparoscopic splenectomy, laparoscopic incisional hernia repair and, most recently, single incision laparoscopic abdominal surgery (SILS) for cholecystectomy, hernia repair, appendicectomy and right hemicolectomy.

He is a recognised trainer in general and laparoscopic surgery for junior doctors in the Foundation Training Programme and Specialty Higher Surgical Training Programme. He is also a trainer at The Royal College of Surgeons Laparoscopic training course programme.

Since qualifying, Mr Kerwat has been working hard to provide his patients with care of the highest quality, which is furthermore clinically effective, safe and with a positive experience. This involves adopting a continuous development profile which necessitates a regular developing of his academic and technical skills.

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Medical Procedures

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gall bladder stones & common Bile Duct stones
  • Laparoscopic hiatus hernia & anti-reflux surgery for Gastro-Oesophageal reflux disease
  • Giant hiatus hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic Heller’s for Achalasia

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Special Interests

  • Laparoscopic inguinal hernia
  • Ventral hernia
  • Femoral hernia
  • Umbilical hernia & incisional hernia repair surgery


MBBCh Tripoli (Al-Fateh) University medical school, LIBYA 1989

FRCSEd The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1993

FRCS (Gen Surge) The intercollegiate Board of Surgery 1999

FRCS (Eng) The Royal College of Surgeons of England 2004

College Tutor London Deanery, School of Surgery 2011