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I was appointed as a consultant general and colorectal surgeon at York and Scarborough teaching Hospital since 2004 and a care group director of cancer and support services since 2019. After finishing my Higher Specialist Surgical training in Manchester for 6 years I came to York in 2004. Since then I have been practising as a laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgeon, advanced colonoscopist and Complex Abdominal Wall Hernia surgeon. I oversee quality and safety in the departments in my care group and am passionate about improving services for patients.
I also specialise in preventative medicine such as diagnosis and screening of Bowel Cancer and removal of complex large bowel polyps which can turn into cancer. I have been providing endoscopic mucosal resection services in colonoscopy for a decade. I am a nationally accredited screening colonoscopist.
I also have a specialist interest in managing hernia and have many years experience in managing complex abdominal wall hernia including inguinal hernia. I am involved in training the next generation of hernia surgeons running courses on this topic. I pursue actively research about patients’ quality of life in Abdominal wall hernia and have published on this topic https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10029-022-02599-6 . I believe that the best care comes from understanding the patients view points and sharing the decision making process.
I am interested in patient information and technology and have made a dvd for patients about to undergo Bowel cancer surgery http://www.ennovations.co.uk/p/48/bowel-cancer-colon-cancer-rectum-cancer-dvd-and-booklet
I have provided information in my areas of interest below and would like to get feedback .
Areas of interest
Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery'); Endoscopic procedures; Colonoscopy, Bowel cancer screening; Gastroscopy; Flexible sigmoidoscopy; Bowel polyps; Bowel cancer diagnosis; Polypectomy; Inguinal Hernia; Abdominal Wall Hernia; Gallbladder; Gallstones; Cholecystectomy; Colorectal surgery (lower GI); haemorrhoids; piles; anal fissure; anal fistula; rectal bleeding; change in bowel habit; Abdominal pain; Constipation; Diarrhoea;
Anaesthetists worked with
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Surgeon – York and Scarborough Teaching Hospital from 2004
Honorary Senior Lecturer – Hull York Medical School from 2005
Care Group Director - cancer and Support services (incl. cancer, oncology, chemotherapy, radiology, endoscopy, lab medicine, pharmacy, clinical and lab hematology) - York and Scarborough Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust from 2019
Quality of Life; Abdominal Wall Hernia; Process and Pathway development; Basic Collagen in Hernia
Reading; Travelling; Philosoph
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Native or bilingual
- Telugu - Native or bilingual
Hallmark of good surgical practice: Reducing Wound Infections
Journal of Assoc. of Periop. Pract. 10, 20-22 (2022)
Transforming the Patient Pathway
Clinical Services Journal 3, 7-9 (2022)
Health-related quality of life in abdominal wall hernia: let’s ask patients what matters to them?
Hernia 26, 795–808 (2022)
A structured pathway for developing your complex abdominal hernia service: our York pathway
Hernia 25, 267–275 (2021)
A multistage process leading to the development of a structured consent form and patient information leaflet for complex abdominal wall reconstruction (CAWR)
Hernia 25, 277–285 (2021)
Some thoughts pertaining to quality of life
Hernia 25, 231–232 (2021)
What Can Complex Abdominal Wall Hernia Surgeons Learn About Quality of Life From Ancient Greek Philosophers?
J Surg Res 3, 309-316 (2020)
Management and outcome of recurrent gallstone ileus: A systematic review.
World J Gastrointest Surg. 7(8), 152-159 (2015)
Developing a weekly patient safety and quality meeting in a medium-sized GI surgical unit in the United Kingdom.
Patient Saf Surg 8, 6 (2014)
Recurrent recurrent gallstone ileus.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 92:5, e4-e6 (2010)
Colorectal foreign bodies: a systematic review.
Colorectal disease 2009 12, 851–861 2009-11-05
A laparoscopic cholecystectomy with a difference: the case of an incidentally detached gallbladder.
BMJ case reports bcr0620080035 (2009).
Intestinal obstruction from inspissated barium: a systematic review of all cases from 1950 to 2006.
Colorectal Dis. 10(5):431-9 (2008)
Courses offered to GPs
Talks on rectal bleeding; change in bowel habit; Abdominal wall hernia
- FRCSEd (Gen Surgery) Fellow of the combined Royal Colleges of Great Britain and Ireland 2003
- FRCSEd Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 1996
- FRCS(Glasg) Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow 1996
- PG Cert. Medical Informatics Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 2005
- PG Cert. Management Health Services Open University 1996
Reference number 4471398
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Consultant Surgeon York and Scarborough Teaching Hospital 2004
- Honorary Senior Lecturer Hull York Medical School 2005
- Care Group Director Cancer and Support Services York and Scarborough Teaching Hospital 2019
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Surgery , 2003
Affiliations / memberships
British Hernia Society
European Hernia Society
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britian and Northern Ireland
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
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Rigid sigmoidoscopy (including proctoscopy and biopsy) - (5-50)
Primary repair of inguinal hernia - (5-50)
Therapeutic colonoscopy with snare loop biopsy or excision of lesion - (1-5)
Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (1-5)
Banding of haemorrhoids - (1-5)
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