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- Upper GI surgery
I have been a Substantive Consultant Upper GI Surgeon at the Sandwell Hospital, West Birmingham since last 2 years. I specialize in Laparoscopic General and Upper GI surgery with specific area of interest in Gallstone disease, Abdominal wall and groin hernia, Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and Hiatus hernia. I also remove lumps and bumps in the body. I also carry out key surgery for Acute Appendicitis and ruptured stomach or duodenal ulcers. I am an accredited Upper GI Endoscopist.
My basic medical qualification and surgical training was in India with further advanced surgical training in various hospitals in Yorkshire where I developed interest and expertise in keyhole operations for gallstone problems, abdominal wall hernia. I consolidated this experience with a year of training in an established UGI cancer and Bariatric unit at Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, Hull before getting my specialist GMC registration.
I dedicated 2 years of my professional career in Surgical research in the field of Pancreatic cancer and obtained higher MD research degree from UCL, London in 2009. I have around 13 publications in the peer reviewed journals with various presentations related to my research at national and international level.
Areas of interest
Gall stone disease; Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy; Gall stone surgery; Gallstones; lumps and bumps; Laparoscopic Bile duct exploration; Inguinal hernia repair (Laparoscopic Trans-abdominal Pre-peritoneal approach TAPP); Epigastric hernia; Umbilical or Para-umbilical hernia; Incisional hernia; abdominal wall hernia; (Laparoscopic and open mesh repair using Rives-Stoppa technique); Acid reflux disease; Heartburn; (Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication); Laparoscopic Hiatus hernia repair; Achalasia (Laparoscopic Heller's Cardiomyotomy); Acute Appendicitis (Laparoscopic Appendicectomy).
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon
Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
Abdominal wall hernia
Non surgical management of Gall stones
I love to enjoy my spare time with my family and friends. I love nature walks, cricket, reading and watching science fiction and spy thrillers. I practice meditation to keep inner peace and balance.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Native or bilingual
- Panjabi, Punjabi - Conversational
- Urdu - Conversational
- Tamil - Basic
- Russian - Basic
1) In vivo factors influencing tumour M2- pyruvate kinase level in human pancreatic cancer cell lines. Tumour Biol. 2010
2) A comparison of tumour M2-PK with carcinoembryonic antigen and CA19-9 in patients undergoing liver resection for
colorectal metastases. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008 Oct;20(10):1006-1011.
3) Tumour M2-Puruvate Kinase: A marker of exocrine pancreatic cancer-A meta-analysis. Pancreas 2007 Aug; 35 (2): 114-9.
4) Tumour M2-pyruvate kinase- A GI cancer marker. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2007 Mar; 19(3):265-76.
5) Free radicals and antioxidants level in secondary peritonitis and their prognostic significance. Dig Surg 2007;24(5): 331
6) Remote ischemic preconditioning: a novel protective method from ischemia reperfusion injury--a review. J Surg Res. 2008
Dec;150(2):304-30. Epub 2008 Jan 22.
7) Ischaemic pre-conditioning for elective liver resections performed under vascular occlusion. Cochrane Database Syst Rev.
2009 Jan 21;(1):CD007629. Review.
8) Vascular occlusion for elective liver resections. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009 Jan 21;(1):CD007530. Review
9) Ischaemic preconditioning versus no ischaemic preconditioning for liver transplantation. Cochrane Database of Systematic
Reviews 2008, Issue 1.
10) Methods of preventing bacterial sepsis and wound complications for liver transplantation. Cochrane Database of
Systematic Reviews 2008, Oct (8); (4): CD006660.
11) Ischaemic preconditioning for liver transplantation. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2008 Jan 23;(1):CD006315. Review.
12) Methods of vascular occlusion for elective liver resections. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Oct 17;(4):CD006409.
13) Can surgical registrars identify an acutely inflamed appendix? A prospective audit. J Eval Clin Pract. 2005 Oct; 11(5):507-
- FRCS General Surgey Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2014
- MD (Research) University College Hospital (London) 2009
- MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2004
- Masters of Surgery PGI Chandigarh, India 1997
- MBBS JIPMER, India 1993
Reference number 6051778
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC, 2017
Affiliations / memberships
British Hernia Society
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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.