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Last updated: 1 May 2020
- Lower GI surgery
- Upper GI surgery
I am a Consultant General and Laparoscopic Surgeon with a subspecialty interest in Hepatobiliary pancreas surgery (diseases of the liver , gallbladder , bile duct and pancreas ). My thorough approach combined with my endeavour to provide high quality and safe patient care ensuring utmost patient satisfaction makes me one of the most sought-after surgeons, held in high esteem by staff and patients as evidenced through patient reviews https://www.doctify.co.uk/specialist/mr_niteen_tapuria). I have a high volume surgical practice at my current NHS base and have a strong interest in robotics, artificial intelligence and ambulatory surgery .
Laparoscopic( keyhole ) /Open Gallbladder Surgery:
I offer rapid diagnosis and management of gallstones having performed more than 500 laparoscopic (keyhole) cholecystectomies with a 99 percent daycase rate as evidenced through regular audit. My specialist skills in Hepatobiliary surgery enable management of complex and acute gallstone disease, bile duct stones and pancreatitis. I am the Principal investigator in a clinical trial looking at role of MRCP in gallstones at my NHS base. I have also developed a pathway for management of acute gallbladder disease in my NHS practice.
Laparoscopic(keyhole)/ Open groin hernia surgery:
I have a special interest in minimally invasive surgery of groin hernia, open hernia operations and management of recurrent groin hernia. I choose the best approach in managing these conditions tailored to patient choice. Based on recently published international guidelines I offer consultations to asymptomatic patients as an early operation has better long term outcome than wait and watch in this group of patients.
Complex abdominal wall reconstruction / Abdominal wall hernia - laparoscopic /open approach:
Umbilical hernia, ventral hernia , Incisional hernia and complex abdominal wall hernia result in poor abdominal wall function and quality of life of patients . I offer abdominal wall reconstruction as well as abdominal hernia repair by laparoscopic/open techniques through a multidisciplinary approach ensuring good functional and cosmetic outcome .
Acute abdominal surgery: laparoscopic and open operations for inflammed gallbladders, appendicitis, small bowel and large bowel conditions, diagnostic laparoscopy for pain.
Excision of skin lesions and surgical management of haemorrhoids/ fissure /anal skin tags.
Education and training
I qualified in 1992 followed by MS in General Surgery from a major tertiary referral centre , Delhi and completed my higher specialist surgical training in General and Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery across London’s most prestigious hospitals including UCLH, Royal Free Hospital , Royal Marsden Hospital and King’s College Hospital . Additionally, I completed the Mc Master fellowship at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and a fellowship in Robotic surgery at University Hospital, Pisa. I was appointed as a HPB consultant at Royal Liverpool prior to moving to my current NHS base at Milton Keynes where I have a high volume surgical practice including emergency surgery.
I am a recipient of the European Society of Surgical Oncology Fellowship and Peter Samuel Grant (Royal Free NHS Trust).
I was awarded an MD in 2008 from the University College of London for my research work which demonstrated the protective role of preconditioning on organs by regulation of endothelial function. I have published in peer reviewed journals and presented at International conferences. I am a reviewer for the British Journal of Surgery.
Areas of interest
•Gallbladder surgery- open and laparoscopic
•Bile duct exploration- open and laparoscopic
•Open biliary reconstruction
•Inguinal hernia surgery- laparoscopic and open
•Incisional hernia -laparoscopic and open surgery
•Abdominal wall reconstruction- laparoscopic and open.
•Laparoscopic management of small bowel obstruction.
•Diagnostic laparoscopy for abdominal pain/adhesiolysis
•Day surgery for Skin lesions, lumps and bumps
•Anal fissure / haemorrhoid banding and excision / excision of anal skin tags
Current NHS consultant posts held
Principal investigator for Sunflower trial looking at role of MRI in gallstones and Rapid trial looking at drug modulation of pancreatitis .
swimming , travelling and walking
European Society of Surgical Oncology 2002
Peter Samuel grant 2008
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Native or bilingual
- Urdu - Fluent
Courses offered to GPs
management of groin hernia and ventral hernia
management of abnormal Liver tests .
Management of soft tissue tumours
My postoperative infections rate is less than 1 per cent .
Mortality 0 percent .
Readmission rate less than 1 percent .
Daycase rate 99 per cent for keyhole surgery .
- MS Delhi University 1997
- MBBS Delhi University 1994
- FRCS Royal College Surgeons of Edinburgh 2002
- FRCS (General Surgery) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2015
- MD University College LONDON 2008
Reference number 5200767
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Fellow Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh . 2020
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC, 2015
Affiliations / memberships
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.
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: ntapuria