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Prof YKS Viswanath

Professor of Surgery / Consultant Upper GI / Laparoscopic Surgeon

MBBS, MS, FRCS(Glsg.), FRCS (Gen.Surg.)

Practices at: Woodlands Hospital, The Duchy Hospital

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Personal Profile

I am an established Consultant General, Upper Gastrointestinal, laparoscopic and endoscopic surgeon, practicing for more than 20 years.I specialise in all hernia surgeries, gall stone, acid-reflux, hiatus hernia, achalasia and Upper GI cancer disorders.

I carry out routinely advanced laparoscopic surgeries, endoscopies including dilatation, placements of stents etc. I were first to establish STRETTA (Endoscopic Anti-reflux Radio-frequency Treatment) centre in UK and hold 'Live' training courses. I have introduced Restech pH studies to investigate and manage patients with acid reflux and LPR (cough, lumpy sensation in the throat, cranky voice etc).

Clinical Interests

  • Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery')
  • Hernias, including inguinal / incisional hernia
  • Footballer's / sports person groin
  • Upper gastro-intestinal disease
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux and hiatus hernia surgery
  • Endoscopic Antireflux RFA (STRETTA)
  • Gastro-intestinal disease
  • Endoscopy - therapeutic; Endoscopy - upper GI; Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Gall bladder problems
  • Oesophagogastic cancer
  • Gastro-intestinal tract (surgery)
  • Laparoscopic splenectomy
  • Groin surgery
  • Restech pH Study

Research Interests

  • Oesophago-gastric cancer
  • Barrett's oesophagus
  • Oesophageal dysmotillity
  • Acid Reflux disorders
  • Achalasia

  • Intercollegiate MRCS Examiner, UK
  • Undergraduate MBBS Examiner
  • Clinical Supervisor for PhD, MPhil, MSc
  • National Specilaist Registrar selector
  • National CEPOD clinical advisor ( GI Bleeding/ pancreatities)
  • FRCS Intercollegiate exit examiner
  • MCh Programme Director

  • National Bronze Award for 'Clinical Excellence'
  • Rajiv Gandhi Gold Medal Award
  • NRI Global Icon Award 2017

  • Consultant General, Upper GI and Laparoscopic Surgeon
  • Honorary Lecturer/Visiting Fellow Teesside University
  • Programme Director MCh Surgical gastroenterology and minimal access surgery

  • ASGBI
  • ASLGBI
  • AUGIS
  • BIDA
  • BMA
  • BAPIO
  • EAES
  • BHS
  • EHS
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