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Miss Serena Ceraldi is a Consultant General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon based in London. Her NHS practice is at Croydon University Hospital. Her expertise spans over a wide range of surgical areas, with a focus on the bilio-pancreatic system and upper gastrointestinal organs.

She specialises in both laparoscopic or minimally invasive, also known as 'keyhole' surgery and open surgery. She further specialises in both emergency and elective general surgery.

Miss Ceraldi's areas of expertise include all types of hernias, gallbladder, pancreas, stomach, lumps.

She graduated with honours from the “Tor Vergata” University of Rome, Italy where she also completed her specialist general surgical training. She then moved to the UK to obtain further surgical training. She is a member of the Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS), the British Hernia Society, the European Hernia Society, the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI).

Miss Ceraldi has a strong interest in teaching.  She is faculty at the Royal College of Surgeons of England where she teaches different training courses to junior Surgeons. She is a founder member of CAST, Croydon Academy for Surgical Training and has created a link between surgical trainees in Malawi and the South West London Surgical Training.

Miss Ceraldi is passionate about Global Surgery. She has surgically volunteered in different countries, including a year in Malawi, where she has also joined UNICEF missions in remote villages; she volunteered in Kenya, India and Mexico. She is a medical board member of a charity that focus on helping children born anywhere in the world with congenital disease to access appropriate surgical care.


Clinical interests

  • Gallbladder disease including Gallbladder polyps, Gallstones, Gallbladder sludge, Cholecystitis
  • Gallbladder Surgery and Intra-operative Cholangiography
  • All types of hernias including inguinal, bilateral, femora, ventral, umbilical incisional, recurrent, post operative, Spigelian, Large abdominal wall hernia requiring abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendicectomy
  • Lipoma
  • Lumps and bumps


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