Consultant Profile

Mr Nagappan Kumar

Mr Nagappan Kumar MS FRCS (Glasgow), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Gen Surg).LLM
Practicing at:
Spire Cardiff Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Liver disease
    • Pancreatic and biliary surgery
Special clinical interests:

Main Speciality:

Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery
Liver tumours
Liver cysts
Gall bladder and Bile Duct disease
Bile Duct injury,
Pancreatic Cancer

Special Clinical Interests

Colorectal liver metastasis
Iincidental masses in liver
Hydatid cysts
Complex Gall Bladder Problems
Bile Duct Injury
Pancreatic Cancer

Research interests:

Prognostic factors affecting outcome in liver resection for colorectal liver metastasis
Value of PET scan in Colorectal liver metastasis
Educational interventions affecting performance of doctors

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Lead Consultant in HPB Surgery, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Lead, Hepatobiliary Cancer, South Wales Cancer Network
Member of Association of Upper GI Surgeons
Member of International Hepatopancreatobiliary Association

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
02920 744793
Private secretary:
Ms Sian Weaver
Private secretary telephone number:
02920 744793
Private secretary fax:
02920 743348
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

My main interest is in diseases of the liver, Gallbladder, bile duct and pancreas. This includes both benign conditions and cancer.

I trained in London, Ontario, Canada, Birmingham and Kings College London.  

I set up the first Liver Unit in Wales in 2002. This is now accredited as the Centre of Excellence in Wales and is the only centre offering liver surgical services to the population of South Wales. 

We have audited our results regularly and the outcomes are excellent and similar to most national and international centres.

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Mr Nagappan Kumar

Mr Nagappan Kumar General surgery Consultant, Cardiff, private hospital specialist.

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