Our Specialties

Our specialties

Our specialties

We are proud to offer a wide range of specialties undertaken by expert specialists in our outstanding hospital facilities.

Our aim is to always offer the highest level of care. Find out more about our specialties by clicking on the links below.


Anaesthesia has traditionally meant the condition of having sensation (including the feeling of pain) blocked or temporarily taken away. This enables our specialists to perform medical procedures painlessly for people in our care.

At Wakefield Hospital, our Consultant Anaesthetists provide services including sedation through to full anaesthesia during operations. They also provide comprehensive forms of pain relief that are specific to the procedure being performed and to each patient.

Bariatric surgery, or weight loss/obesity surgery, is a type of procedure performed on people who are obese, for the purpose of losing weight.

There are three types of weight loss surgery performed at our hospital all performed laparoscopically – Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux en Y Gastric Bypass and One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass (mini Gastric Bypass)

Cardiology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the heart. This includes diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, heart failure, heart valve disease and congenital heart defects.

Cardiac surgery is surgery on the heart and surrounding blood vessels. This is done frequently to treat complications of ischemic heart disease (for example, coronary artery bypass grafting), correct congenital heart disease, or treat heart valve disease.

Find out more about our Wakefield Heart Centre here.

Cardiothoracic surgery is the field of medicine involved in surgical treatment of organs inside the thoracic cavity — generally treatment of conditions of the heart (heart disease), lungs (lung disease), and other pleural or mediastinal structures.

Endocrinology is a sub-specialty of internal medicine, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to hormones. Endocrinology covers human functions as the coordination of metabolism, respiration, reproduction, sensory perception, and movement. Endocrinology also focuses on the endocrine glands and tissues that secrete hormones.

Endoscopy is a non-surgical procedure used in the examination and treatment of the gastrointestinal tract. At Wakefield, we provide colonoscopy and gastroscopy procedures in our purpose-built facility. People in our care who receive our Endoscopy services benefit from all the conveniences our hospital has to offer, including the experience of leading specialists, support staff and technology.

Find out more about Gastroenterology at Wakefield here.

Gender Affirmation Surgery is performed to change a person’s sexual characteristics to better reflect their gender identity.

These surgeries can give relief from gender dysphoria, increase safety and comfort, and lessen or eliminate the need to take hormone therapies.

Our experienced and highly trained specialists treat a range of general surgery specific conditions in adults and children. A surgical specialty, general surgery focuses on abdominal contents, including esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix, bile ducts, and thyroid gland.

Gynaecological is the medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive system (uterus, vagina, and ovaries). It can also involve the bladder.

Gynaecological services provided at Wakefield Hospital also include uro-genital repairs for incontinence and prolapse repairs through to surgery on the female reproductive organs. This includes hysterectomies, operations to improve endometriosis and to remove tumours.

This surgery deals with problems of the liver, gallbladder, bile and bile ducts.

This specialised branch of surgery deals with the liver and biliary systems. Operations include liver, pancreas and gall bladder resections.

In recent years Intensive Care has become a complex medical specialty in its own right – focused on the diagnosis and management of life threatening conditions which require sophisticated organ support and invasive monitoring.

Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders that affect the entire nervous system.

Neurosurgical operations include the removal of tumours on the brain and/or spinal cord. Operations such as transphenoidal resection of pituitary tumours are conducted in conjunction with ENT surgeons.

Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine which deals with the anatomy, functions, and diseases of the eye.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is performed to correct a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region.

Orthopaedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system which includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.

Our Orthopaedic specialty procedures include joint repair and replacement surgery such as to the shoulder, hip, hand or knee. As well as spinal surgery to decompress nerves, fuse the spine or bone grafts to specific areas.

Otolaryngology or ENT (ear, nose and throat) is the branch of medicine that specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, and head and neck disorders.

ENT surgery includes procedures on tonsils, adenoids, grommets and sinuses. Specialised ENT surgery includes transphenoidal pituitary resection using stealth imaging and is performed in conjunction with a Neurosurgeon. Specialised expertise in paediatric surgery is also provided.

Paediatric surgery is a subspecialty of surgery involving the surgery of fetuses, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Specific procedures for children include hernia and gastric reflux repairs. Grommets, tonsils and adenoids are also commonly conducted on children.

Plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery refers to a variety of operations performed to repair or restore body parts to look normal, or to change a body part to improve its appearance.

Physiotherapy is a health profession that assesses and provides treatment to individuals to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and function throughout life. At Wakefield, this is provided through Proactive.

See more about Proactive here.

Podiatry is the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions relating to the foot, ankle and lower limb.

Urology is the surgical specialty that focuses on the urinary tracts of males and females, and on the reproductive system of males.

Services offered at Wakefield hospital include diagnostic procedures such as cystoscopies through to treatment on the urinary and reproductive system including the prostate.

Take a look at our state-of-the-art robotic assisted surgical system, the da Vinci Xi, designed to facilitate complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach.

Find out more here.

Vascular surgery is a specialty of surgery in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries and veins, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction.