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- Vascular surgery
I was the senior vascular surgeon at Dudley group of hospitals being in post since 1993( 21Years).
I have been practicing general surgery and Paediatric surgery throughout my career.
having left the NHS practice recently I now concentrate on Private practice solely.
Areas of interest
General Surgery : Hernia surgery ; Inguinal hernia repairs;
Umbilical hernia repairs; Epigastric hernia; repairs; Incisional hernia repairs; including complex abdominal wall repair and reconstructions
Benign anal disease including Anal pain; Rectal bleeding; Anal fissures;
Fistula in ano; Pilonidal sinus
Rubber band ligation; injections; and THD procedure; open & closed haemorrhoidectomies
Venous Surgery : Varicose veins Primary;
Varicose veins Recurrent
Options iopen surgery; eg Laser treatment; Foam sclerotherapy;
Arterial Surgery; Aortic aneurysms Open & EVAR;
Carotid stenosis Carotid Endarterectomy;
Peripheral arterial Disease; Femero Popliteal and distal bypass and Aorto iliac bypass
Miscellaneous : Diabetic foot ;
Thoracic outlet syndrome;
Arterial spasms including Raynauds Syndrome; Hyperhidrosis; excessive sweating; Thoracoscopic sympathectomy;
Venous and diabetic ulcers.
Current NHS consultant posts held
I have held the following posts in the NHS;
General and Vascular Surgeon
Lead Vascular surgeon
Lead Paediatric surgeon
All clinical aspects of vascular surgery including venous disease, Aortic disease, carotid disease, and amputation surgery.
I have 28 publications and presentations inclusive of clinical outcomes .
Very keen on educational aspects and have established the Dudley vascular Anastomosis workshop ( running for 20 years) basic surgical skills workshop for 18 years GP Minor skills workshop for 8 years and Vascular Ultrasound work shop.
I also teach junior doctors and medical students and have continued this interest even after I left NHS practice.I was a senior clinical tutor for Birmingham university medical school.
Local Clinical excellence awards to level 9.
I was awarded associate professorship of St Georges University in Granada.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Sinhala, Sinhalese
Publications and Presentations
1 Ilio Femoral Bypass has improved patient outcomes compared with Femoro femoral bypass in Eternal iliac occlusive disease. Athwal Vasilivec,Jayatunga 2013 December Veith Symposium New York
2 Lag time from referral to endarterectomy for symptomatic carotid stenosis. Afzal S, Nair A, Jayatunga AP. West Midlands Surgical Society Meeting, City Hospital (7th May 2010)
3 An acutely ischaemic hand in a young adult due to subclavianArtery Aneurysm(SAA) caused by a cervical rib: A case report Karen Tam, Kanchana Seneviratne,Rajiv,Pathak and Ajantha Jayatunga
4. Catastrophic Antiphospholipid syndrome Presenting as a gangrenous gall Bladder LE Sellers, N Jinks , R Klocke , AP Jayatunga Journal of International Society Of Vascular Surgery Case of the Month Nov 2011
5 Outcome Analysis of Major Lower Limb Amputations in a high volume teaching Hospital in the UK
K Goonethilleke, K Gamage, A Jayatunga page 524 International Journal Of Surgery 9 (2011) Abstract from ASIT Conference Presentation
6 Hardman Index and Glasgow Aneurysm Score in predicting survival following open Repair of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms ; Are They Practical?
KH Yow, A Lalayiannis, R Pathak, A Rehman, S Shiralkar, AP Jayatunga Presentation at SVS Boston 2010
7 The Influence of Socioeconomic deprivation on rates of major Lower limb Amputation secondary to Peripheral Arterial Disease
HJM Ferguson, P Nightingale,R Pathak, AP Jayatunga European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (2010) xx 1-5.
8 Lag time from referral to Endarterectomy for Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis.
Afzal S, Nair A, Jayatunga AP Poster presentation at West Midlands Surgical Society Meeting, City Hospital (7th May 2010)
9 Lower limb Amputation ; Is it a post Code Lottery?
Ferguson HJM,P Nightingale, , R Pathak, AP Jayatunga Poster presentation Vascular Society Of GB & I annual sessions Liverpool 2009
10 A prospective observational cohort study on the cost effects of delays to inpatient imaging for patients admitted with acute abdominal pain.
S Sajid, A Bhangu, H Leung, S Afzal, AP Jayatunga Poster Presentation ASGBI conference 2011 Bournemouth
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Courses offered to GPs
Several talks over the years to GPs on peripheral vascular disease, venous disease , Innovations in Vascular disease, Carotid disease, etc
I also convened the minor surgical skills course for the GPs for 8 years.
I also conducted several talks for the public on venous disease and varicose veins.
National Vascular database and NHS surgeon specific data on outcomes. Mortality rate for Elective Aortic Surgery 0%.
Stroke & Mortality rate for Carotid endarterectomy for 3 years was 0%.
- MBBS University of Colombo - Sri Lanka 1979
- FRCS Ed Royal College of Surgeons Of Edinburgh 1984
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons England 1985
- Master Of Surgery Post Graduate Institute of Medicine Sri Lanka 1989
Reference number 3231180
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Member of the Board of examiners The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2008
Affiliations / memberships
Member of The Vascular Society
Member Of the European Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgeons
- West Midlands Hospital
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