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Mr Krishna Moorthy is a Consultant Surgeon in Imperial College Healthcare NHS trust and a Senior Lecturer in surgery in Imperial College London. His clinical interests are general surgery, upper gastrointestinal surgery for cancer and bariatric surgery. His regular practice includes laparoscopic gall bladder removal, laparoscopic appendicectomy, laparoscopic groin and abdominal hernia repairs. He has received extensive training in advanced laparoscopic surgery for upper gastrointestinal conditions such as cancers of the stomach and oesophagus, hiatus hernia, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and swallowing disorders such as oesophageal achalasia.He has also received training in bariatric surgery and works within the multi-disciplinary Imperial Weight Centre. He regularly performs laparoscopic gastric banding, laparoscopic gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve Gastrectomy. He also performs single incision surgery (scarless surgery). He also performs robotic surgery using the da Vinci robot. He has performed UK's first robotic gastric bypass and gastric band.
Areas of interest
• Bariatric surgery (for obesity) • Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery') for all types of hernias • Surgery for upper gastro-intestinal diseases - cancer, acid reflux, indigestion, gallstones • Robotic surgery
Anaesthetists worked with
- Imperial College London
- Wellington Bariatric Unit
- London Robotics centre
- BMI Clementine Churchill Hospital
- ITV news
Current NHS consultant posts held
Imperial College Healthcare NHS trust
His research interests are driven by the desire to improve patient safety and quality of care in surgery. He leads the safety in surgery research programme of the Imperial Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality (CPSSQ). He was closely involved in the development of the WHO surgical checklist which is now used throughout the NHS. He is also involved in delivering patient safety training to medical students, surgical trainees and operating theatre teams.
He is involved in the development and delivery of surgical skills training programmes in laparoscopic surgery and bariatric surgery. He is a local convener of the Royal College of Surgeons, Core Skills in Laparoscopic Surgery and teaches on other surgical training courses.
Has written over 50 peer reviewed papers in highly reputable journals such as the British Medical Journal and the Annals of Surgery.
Have performed over 2000 laparoscopic procedures.
Over 300 laparoscopic hernia operations with only 1 recurrence
Over 500 laparoscopic bariatric operations with no leaks with no post-operative deaths and a post-operative complication rate of less than 3%.
- MD University of London 2005
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2006
Reference number 4682392
Details of entry to specialist register
- General and Upper GI surgery, 2007
Affiliations / memberships
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI)
Association of Upper gastrointestinal surgeons (AUGIS)
British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS)
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons (ALS)
European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons (EAES)
International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO)
- BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital
- 10:30 - 12:30
- 07424 722532
- St Mary's Hospital - Lindo Wing
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 07424 722532
- Wellington Hospital
- 17:30 - 19:30
- 07424 722532
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