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Mr Yogesh Kumar

General surgery

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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).

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