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Mr Arjun Shankar

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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020

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  • 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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Procedures completed

  • J1830

    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy - (5-50)

    Lister Hospital (5-50) Harley Street Clinic (1-5)

  • XR180

    Ultrasound guided drainage of fluid collection - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • T2400

    Repair of umbilical hernia (irrespective of age) - (1-5)

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

  • T3910

    Excision of retroperitoneal tumour, +/-ureterolysis - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (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)

  • T8550

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

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • T2010

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

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • T2780

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

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • S4740

    Drainage of large subcutaneous abscess/haematoma - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • H4430

    Examination of rectum under anaesthetic (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • L4600

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

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • H0280

    Laparoscopic appendicectomy - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

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