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Mr Arjun Shankar

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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020

Specialises in

  • Hepatobiliary
  • Lower GI surgery
  • Upper GI surgery

About me

Mr Arjun Shankar is Consultant General, Sarcoma and Pancreaticobiliary Surgeon and former Divisional Clinical Director of Gastrointestinal Services University College London Hospitals.

Specialities – Pancreaticobiliary disease, Abdominal Sarcomas, Hernias, Emergency Surgery. acute and chronic pancreatitis and Duodenal polyposis

Mr Shankar is one of London's leading General Surgeons and spend over five years as Divisional Clinical Director of Gastrointestinal Services at University College London Hospitals. He underwent his surgical training in London based primarily at The Middlesex, University College and Hammersmith Hospitals. His research into the Development of Colorectal Liver Metastases led to the award of an MD within the University of London. He was privileged to have worked for a number of Internationally renowned surgeons including Mr RCG Russell, Professor RCN Williamson and Professor I Taylor which provided him with a world class training.

On completion of his training, Mr Shankar was recruited to replace Mr RCG Russell in order to lead the Internationally renowned Surgical Unit that specialised in the management of Pancreatic disease. The unit has developed under Mr Shankar's leadership and is now one of the largest centres for pancreatic disease in Europe with a particular interest in Pancreatitis and advanced surgery for pancreatic cancer. The units published mortality/morbidity rates are amongst the lowest in the world.

He also leads the Abdominal Sarcoma unit which is part of the London Sarcoma Service based at University College Hospital. The unit is one of the busiest in Europe and offers the most advanced surgical techniques found anywhere in the world with exceptional outcomes. He is able to offer his patients both open and laparoscopic techniques and directs a Multidisciplinary team of subspecialists who are world leaders in their fields.

Mr Shankar also runs the Hernia Clinic and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Unit which offers the full range of both open and laparoscopic techniques. He has a particular interest in dealing with complex recurrences and complications referred from elsewhere and is able to offer patients the most advanced reconstructive technologies and techniques available. The unit is able to reconstruct even the largest and most complex defects, many related to previous operative procedures.

Mr Shankar has established a busy emergency general surgical practice offering the full range of surgical techniques including minimal access surgery (MAS). He runs a team of healthcare professionals who specialise in managing acutely unwell patients which include Intensive care, acute care physicians and dedicated acute anaesthetists. This Acute care MDT has produced exceptional outcomes for even the most high risk patients undergoing emergency surgery and is the leading provider of acute surgery in London.

In recognition of his exceptional leadership he was appointed to the position of Divisional Clinical Director at University College Hospitals which is one of the leading Health Trusts in the UK and Europe and is one of only 5 academic health science centres in Great Britain.

Areas of interest

Pancreatobiliary diseases; Gall bladder; Sarcoma; Hernias, including inguinal hernia and complex and revisional hernia operations; abdominal wall reconstruction.

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Anaesthetists worked with

  • Mr Arjun Shankar has worked with Dr David Wynne Lloyd Davies at the following hospitals:

    • Lister Hospital (5-50)
  • Mr Arjun Shankar has worked with Dr Jonathan Read at the following hospitals:

    • Lister Hospital (1-5)
    • Harley Street Clinic (1-5)
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Procedures completed

  • T3910

    Excision of retroperitoneal tumour, +/-ureterolysis - (5-50)

    Lister Hospital (5-50)

  • T2000

    Primary repair of inguinal hernia - (5-50)

    Lister Hospital (5-50)

  • J1830

    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy - (5-50)

    Lister Hospital (1-5) Harley Street Clinic (1-5)

  • T2400

    Repair of umbilical hernia (irrespective of age) - (5-50)

    Lister Hospital (1-5) Harley Street Clinic (1-5)

  • XR110

    Ultrasound guided biopsy(ies) - (1-5)

    Harley Street Clinic (1-5)

  • T3080

    Laparotomy and repair of multiple visceral trauma - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • H0280

    Laparoscopic appendicectomy - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • T2780

    Component Separation Technique (CST) repair of recurrent incisional abdominal hernia +/- mesh - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • T8550

    Block dissection of inguinal lymph nodes - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • S4183

    Debridement and primary suture of wound with involvement of deeper tissue - trunk & limbs - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • T2720

    Laparoscopic repair of incisional hernia requiring mesh - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • S1740

    Large myocutaneous (muscular/cutaneous) flap (9cm2 or more) (including closure of secondary defect) - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • N1900

    Operation(s) on varicocele - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • L4600

    Other open operations on other visceral branch of abdominal aorta - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • T2640

    Repair of recurrent incisional hernia requiring removal of previously inserted mesh - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • XR917

    Peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) under x-ray guidance - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • S5712

    Debridement of wound (and surgical toilet) - over 25cm2 in area - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • S5730

    Surgical toilet and debridement of deep wound (including traumatic or post-operative aetiology) - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • J2720

    Partial excision of bile duct and anastomosis of bile duct to duodenum/jejunum - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • T2010

    Primary repair of inguinal hernia - bilateral - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • G6082

    Open resection of small intestine tumour - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • T2781

    Repair of epigastric hernia - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • T2100

    Repair of recurrent inguinal hernia - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

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