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Mr Krishna Kumar Singh

Consultant Surgeon, Specialist in Upper Gastro-Intestinal & Minimally Invasive Surgery

MBBS, FRCS (Glas), FRCS (Gen), FRCS (Eng)

Practices at: Goring Hall Hospital

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Personal Profile

Mr Krish Singh completed his basic surgical training on the Norwich rotation and went on to achieve accreditation in his specialist training in Scotland. Early in his career Mr Singh undertook a Royal College of Surgeons Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco to further his experience in laparoscopic surgery and later spent a sabbatical at the National Cancer Centre in Tokyo, Japan to gain expertise in upper GI cancer surgery. In 2005 he also spent several weeks at the Osaka University Hospital in Japan, observing and assisting with surgical management of upper GI cancers.

Mr Singh has a passionate interest in teaching and training activities. He has been surgical tutor for the Royal College of Surgeons and Vice Chairman of Basic Surgical Training for Kent, Surrey and Sussex. He has also played a role in the national surgical societies and is currently on the council of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. Mr Singh pioneered the first laparoscopic (keyhole) operations to remove cancers of the stomach in the UK. He has demonstrated his operative techniques widely throughout the UK and overseas and now the majority of these procedures are carried out using the minimally invasive approach. He has written papers on these techniques and presented them at national and international conferences.

He has held the position of Clinical Director for Surgery during the past five years, more recently as Clinical Director for Abdominal Surgery & Medicine at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. 

Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests

Mr Singh's specialist area of interest is in laparoscopic (keyhole) upper gastro-intestinal surgery, particularly for gallbladder disease (gallstones); gastro-oesophageal reflux (anti-reflux surgery/fundoplication); hernia surgery (laparoscopic and open) and surgery for cancers of the stomach and oesophagus.

Procedures offered, include:

  • Upper GI endoscopy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (for diseases of the gallbladder/gallstones)
  • Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery (fundoplication/repair of hiatus hernia)
  • Hernia repair (open and laparoscopic) for inguinal, incisional and umbilical hernias
  • Complex laparoscopic procedures for benign and malignant conditions of the upper gastro-intestinal tract including: laparoscopic splenectomy; laparoscopic excision of GIST tumours; laparoscopic cardiomyotomy for achalsia of the cardia; laparoscopic stomach resections, laparoscopic assisted resections of the oesophagus
  • Excision of skin and subcutaneous lesions, including lipomas, sebaceous cysts and biopsy of lymph nodes

Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships

  • British Medical Association
  • International Gastric Cancer Association (IGCA)
  • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (ALSGBI)
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (ASGBI)
  • European Association of Endoscopic Surgeon (EAES)
  • Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (AUGIS)