- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Video and telephone consultations
Kunal Bhakhri, completed his Cardio-thoracic Surgery training at the Royal Papworth Hospital. He undertook a further fellowship in robotic thoracic surgery at Guy's Hospital.
He undertakes all aspects of General Thoracic Surgery, with a key focus on minimal access surgery and improved patient experience and outcomes.
Areas of interest
East Anglia Chest Wall Clinic: With expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of chest wall problems, including the latest techniques, we aim to help return you to full fitness as quickly as possible. This is the only dedicated specialist chest wall clinic within Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Essex, and Cambridgeshire region.
Our areas of expertise include the management of rib injuries and pain, sternal injuries, complex chest wall injuries, chest wall lumps, and xiphoid pain:
Davinci Robotics: surgical treatment of tumors of the lungs, thymus and mediastinum, chest wall
Pulmonary lobectomy and segmentectomy
Sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis (including highly selective sympathectomy)
Thoracic outlet syndrome and robotic 1st rib resection, Pneumothorax surgery
Surgical treatment for endometriosis in the chest
Diaphragm plication, Robotic surgery for myasthenia gravis.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Thoracic Surgeon - University College Hospital London
Sports injuries science.
Minimal access surgery: With a particular interest in robotic surgery training. Presented at international meetings FutureSurgery Excel Conference.
Should Robotic Surgery be introduced early in the curriculum, Frontiers in Surgery, Outstanding article.
Lung cancer surgery, Pectus surgery
E-module for the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Surgical missions to Kenya, where he has developed safer surgery modules for Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital along with an introduction to minimal access Surgery.
Combine's trips to Kenya with exploration of the African Savannah
Mr. Bhakhri is a football coach for the grassroots team.
Care and Compassion award - Royal Papworth Hospital.
National robotic fellowship
Ionescu SCTS fellowship.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Gujarati - Fluent
- Hindi - Fluent
- Panjabi, Punjabi - Fluent
- Swahili - Fluent
link to my list of internation peer reviewed publications:
Courses offered to GPs
Pectus deformity in young children
- FRCS (CTh) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2019
Reference number 6119887
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Consultant Surgeon UCLH 2020
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST , 2020
- Benslow LaneHITCHINSG4 9QZ
- 09:00 - 17:00
- 07813 848967
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details