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Mr Praminthra Chitsabesan

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Mr Praminthra Chitsabesan offers a general surgical and coloproctology service. He is a specialist in the areas of all abdominal wall hernias, both simple and complex, haemorrhoids, faecal leakage, incontinence and prolapse.

His particular area of expertise is in bowel problems. His main areas of interest are advanced laparoscopic (keyhole) techniques in the treatment of colonic and rectal (bowel) cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Diverticula disease. He sees patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Change of Bowel Habit and rectal bleeding as well as iron deficiency anaemia.

Mr Chitsabesan is a specialist in the management of pelvic floor disorders such as faecal leakage, incontinence and prolapse, having gained experience in three established pelvic floor units. He is a member of the pelvic floor MDT at York performing laparoscopic procedures for rectal prolapse, rectocoeles and intusscueption and is a member of one of the few nationally accredited mesh salvage centres. He also specialises in disease of the anus and anal canal including haemorrhoids (piles), fissures and fistula.

He is a specialist in the area of abdominal and groin hernias, offering a comprehensive laparoscopic and open approach to the management of these hernias including Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction and the treatment of hernias within a Divarification of the Recti (the unsightly bulge women often have after pregnancy in the upper abdomen) using minimally invasive techniques.

He has taught on a variety of clinical courses for these areas also.

Mr Chitsabesan performed his undergraduate studies at Oxford University and then Newcastle University and completed his basic and higher surgical training in the North East Deanery. He completed his training as a Laparoscopic and Advanced Malignancy Colorectal Fellow at the world-renowned specialist centre for Colorectal Cancer and Pseudomyxoma peritonei, at Basingstoke Hospital, North Hampshire.

Currently, Mr Chitsabesan is the colorectal lead for York NHS trust but is also the Humber, Coast and Vale Colorectal cancer lead and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at HYMS.

He has been trained in advanced laparoscopic colorectal procedures by two national preceptors, and in advanced abdominal malignancy and low rectal cancers at an international referral centre. He performs keyhole operations transanally to remove rectal polyps and cancers and is a member of one of the five teams chosen nationally to undergo training in new minimally invasive cancer technique- Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision, or TATME.

Mr Chitsabesan has an interest in optimising urgery and patient risk factors and chaired the Yorkshire Bowel cancer Improvement programme- Peri-Operative Care, Risk Stratification and Optimisation of Patients for Major Surgery, Wakefield, November 2017 and the UK Anaesthesia & Surgery Collaborative- Optimising neuromuscular block management to improve surgical outcomes- York, April 2018.

Areas of interest

Abdominal Pain; Abdominal Problems; Abdominal Swelling; Altered Bowel Habits; Anal Abscess; Anal Fissure; Anal Tear; Anterior Resection; Anus and Rectum; Bowel (Faecal) Incontinence; Bowel Cancer; Bowel Disease; Bowel Obstruction; Cholecystectomy; Coeliac Disease; Colon cancer; Colonoscopy; Colorectal Cancer; Colorectal Surgery; Constipation; Crohn's Disease; Diagnostic Endoscopy/gastroscopy; Diarrhoea; Diverticulitis; Epigastric pain; Flexible Sigmoidoscopy; Gallstones; Gastrointestinal Tract; Haemorrhoidectomy; Haemorrhoids; Incontinence; Indigestion (Dyspepsia);Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Polypectomy; Rectal Bleeding; Rectal Prolapse; Stomach Ulcer; Ulcerative Colitis; Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

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