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The Rafaelo® Procedure

A Surgical and Diagnostic Centre of Excellence

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About Manchester General Surgeon

Expert Diagnosis and Treatment

Cutting edge, leading surgical care that's trusted, safe and compassionate

Based at The Alexandra Hospital, the Manchester General Surgeon provides expert and comprehensive diagnostic, surgical and innovative non-surgical treatment, offering pioneering total surgery diagnosis and interventional care.

With over 30 years’ experience of successfully diagnosing and treating general surgery conditions including bowel cancer, upper/lower gastrointestinal endoscopy and keyhole hernia surgery, our service also offers treatment for fibre-optic (advanced keyhole) ‘laparoscopic’ surgery, gallbladder surgery, inflammatory bowel disease and ground-breaking treatment for haemorrhoids and other colorectal disorders. 


Minimal access ‘keyhole’ surgery is available for most conditions related to abdominal organs including the small intestines, for gallstones, complex diseases of the liver and pancreas as well as hernias.

Leading multi-disciplinary team

Bringing together Manchester-based consultants with a wealth of knowledge and experience

Our multi-disciplinary team specialise in innovative procedures for general surgery conditions including bowel cancer, gallbladder, hernia and haemorrhoids. We were the first centre in the north west of the country to perform new techniques such as the Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation Operation (HALO) and the new revolutionary Rafaelo Procedure for safe and effective treatment for the instant removal of piles.

Surgery is an advancing field and the Manchester General Surgeon team have provided hundreds of patients with the latest techniques in diagnosis and surgery. Undergoing any surgical procedure can be stressful that’s why we carefully inform patients of their diagnosis so that they feel more relaxed, informed and confident about undergoing any intended treatment.

Find out more about our lead Consultant Surgeon, Mr Mo Saeed.

About Us

Our Expert Team

Care with the Manchester General Surgeon is patient-centred, safe and transparent. We are a distinguished, expert surgical team with many years medical experience of successfully treating hundreds of patients, with the core aim of improving your quality of life.

Your consultant surgeon is responsible for managing your care and is supported by specialists and other health care professionals. Our multi-disciplinary team consists of consultants, doctors and nursing staff working alongside other health care and administration professionals that supports you on your journey, and the care and results we deliver.


Our Procedures

The Rafaelo® Procedure

The Rafaelo® Procedure is an excellent alternative to surgery because it is minimally invasive, has low risk of pain and it allows patients to leave as soon as the procedure is finished.

General Surgery

General Surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland.

Gallbladder Surgery

Gallbladder removal surgery, also known as a cholecystectomy, is a very common procedure. You don’t need a gallbladder, so surgery to take it out is often recommended if you develop any problems with it.


An endoscopy is a procedure where the inside of your body is examined using an instrument called an endoscope.

An endoscopy can be used to investigate unusual symptoms and help to perform certain types of surgery.

Bowel Cancer Surgery

Bowel cancer surgery aim is to remove the bowel cancer along with normal tissue around it (called a margin), making sure that the remaining bowel still has a good blood supply.

The HALO Procedure


The Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation Operation (HALO) is a surgical operation designed to eradicate piles without the need for cutting. It is relatively pain free, and most patients are back to work after 24 - 48 hours.



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Patient Feedback

“I knew little about it as I was sedated. I did not experience any pain subsequently and I was able to return to work within days of the procedure. My haemorrhoids have now shrunk to no more than skin tags and I no longer have any symptoms. I am totally delighted with the the outcome and I would highly recommend it to anyone suffering from the effects of piles.”

Patient VM

Rafaelo Procedure

“After successfully undergoing bowel cancer treatment carried out by Mr Saeed I feel I should make the time to explain how grateful I am to you for making such a significant difference to the quality of my life. Most pleasing has been how easily things have been corrected despite me having left it far too long before seeking your help.”

Patient SN

(Bowel Cancer Patient)

“I would like to take this opportunity to say how thankful I am to have received great treatment, care and support from you.. Prior to this my condition caused constant discomfort and had an adverse impact on my daily life. I would thoroughly recommend that anyone suffering from the same condition should immediately seek a consultation. The procedure was quick, effectively painless and had no significant residual pain or problems.”

Patient DW

(Gallbladder Patient)

Success Stories

Make an Enquiry

Get in touch to make an appointment request or for more information about the Manchester General Surgeon. Either fill out the form below with a brief nature of your request, or call our team who will be happy to help.

Find our clinic

The Alexandra Hospital, Mill Lane, Cheadle SK8 2PX


Tel. 0161 495 7046

Office opening hours

Monday – Friday,  9am – 5pm

Saturday, 9am – 12pm

Sunday closed

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