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Mr Tarun Singhal is a Consultant Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgeon at BMI Chelsfield Hospital in Orpington, Kent, BMI The Sloane Hospital in Beckenham, Kent and at BMI Blackheath Hospital.
His NHS practice is based at the Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough (King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust).
He qualified in 1995 and completed his Masters in Surgery in 2001. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) of England and Edinburgh.
He has completed a Fellowship in laparoscopic colorectal surgery, peritoneal malignancy, low rectal surgery, and multivisceral resections from Basingstoke.
He has completed a Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Colorectal Surgery from the University of Portsmouth.
He has more than 20 years of experience in surgery including advanced keyhole or laparoscopic surgery for colon cancers, inflammatory bowel diseases, diverticular disease, complex hernias and haemorrhoids. He also undertakes routine general surgery such as pilonidal disease, Rafaelo and THD for haemorrhoids, fistulas, anal fissures, removal of benign skin lumps, hernia repairs performed as day cases and gastrointestinal investigations such as gastroscopy, colonoscopy and removal of polyps.
He has published and made international presentations on numerous papers on the treatment of various gastrointestinal conditions.
Teaching and Training
He has keen interest in teaching and training and completed PGCert in Managing Medical Careers (KSS Deanery and Brighton & Sussex Medical School).
He is a faculty member of Royal College of Surgeons of England for various courses including Core Skills in Laparoscopic Surgery and Care of critically ill surgical patients.
He completed Training the Trainers Courses for Endoscopy and Laparoscopic colorectal surgery. He is JAG Certified Trainer and regularly teaches and supervises trainees on planned and emergency laparoscopic colorectal surgery and endoscopic procedures.
Areas of interest
Keyhole surgery; Bowel problems; Inflammatory bowel diseases; Crohn's disease; Ulcerative colitis; Laparoscopic surgery; Bowel cancer; Laparoscopic colectomy; Diverticular Disease; Haemorrhoids; Piles; Pilonidal Sinus; Adhesive bowel obstruction; Complex abdominal wall hernias; Component separation; hernias; Endoscopy; Gastroscopy; Colonoscopy
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Laparoscopic Colorectal and General Surgeon
Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough (King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)
Reference number 5181124
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.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (5-50)
Laparoscopic anterior resection - low (i.e. colorectal anastomosis at or below the peritoneal reflection) - (1-5)
Laparoscopic appendicectomy - (1-5)
Laparoscopic repair of incisional or ventral hernia requiring mesh - (1-5)
Perianal excision of lesion of rectum (including sigmoidoscopy) - (1-5)
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