Consultant Profile

Mr Vivek Chitre

Mr Vivek Chitre MBBS, MS, FRCSEd, FRCS (General Surgery)
Practicing at:
Spire Norwich Hospital
  • Gastroenterology
    • Bowel disease
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Gastro-intestinal
    • General surgery
      • Colonoscopy
      • Endoscopy
      • Gastrointestinal surgery
      • Hernia repair surgery
      • Laparoscopic surgery
      • Minimal access surgery
      • Obesity
      • Obesity Surgery
      • Pancreatic and biliary surgery
      • Vascular surgery
    • Weight loss surgery (Obesity)
      Special clinical interests:

      Obesity surgery
      Gastro oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)
      Minimal access surgery
      Hiatus hernias
      Laparoscopic repair of ventral hernias
      Gall bladder disease

      Research interests:

      Wound healing and incisional hernia
      Single incision laparoscopic surgery
      Paraoesophageal hernia

      Current NHS and /or university posts:

      Consultant Surgeon, James Paget University Hospital
      Honorary Senior Lecturer, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia
      PBL Tutor, Norwich Medical School

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

      Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
      Member, Board of Examiners, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
      Association of Upper GI Surgeons (AUGIS)
      British Obesity and Metabolic Surgical Society (BOMMS)
      International Federation of Obesity Surgery (IFSO)

      Contact Details 
      Telephone number to make a private appointment:
      01603 255 574
      Private secretary:
      Mrs Shirley Reynolds
      Private secretary telephone number:
      01603 255 510
      Private secretary fax:
      01603 505 424
      Private secretary email address:
      Background Information 
      Professional profile:

      Mr Vivek Chitre (MS, FRCSEd, FRCS General Surgery) is a Consultant Surgeon at the James Paget University Hospital, Spire Norwich Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Norwich Medical School of the UEA. He is a specialist in Gastrointestinal, Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery. He consults privately at Spire Norwich Hospital and at the Coastal Clinic in Gorleston.


      Mr Chitre is part of Spire Norwich Hospital’s Weight Loss Surgery Team, which offers a range of bariatric operations. Patients who wish to explore the option of weight-loss surgery have the benefit of a multi-disciplinary team with over 10 years experience.


      Apart from bariatric surgery, his special interest is in Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD), which is an increasingly common condition. Mr Chitre offers laparoscopic (keyhole) anti-reflux surgery after a detailed evaluation in suitable cases. Laparoscopic surgery forms a major part of Mr Chitre’s workload. This includes laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of the gall bladder) and more advanced laparoscopic procedures such as exploration of the common bile duct & splenectomy (removal of the spleen). Mr Chitre offers keyhole surgery for all types of hernias, such as inguinal & femoral (groin) hernias, incisional hernias (hernias occurring after previous operations) and hiatus hernias. In addition to these special interests, Mr Chitre is experienced in a wide range of general surgery. He routinely carries out diagnostic gastroscopy in the investigation of upper gastrointestinal disorders.


      Mr Chitre is an Examiner for the MRCS examination of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and also serves as a Regional Surgical Advisor for the College. He is a PBL Tutor at the Norwich Medical School (UEA), and is involved in the training of both undergraduate & postgraduate medical trainees. His research interests include GORD, paraoesophageal hernia and incisional hernia. 


      Personal profile:

      Mr Chitre lives in Norwich with his wife and two young children. With school-age children and a wife who is also a busy hospital consultant, life outside work is sometimes chaotic but always fun. Mr Chitre plays several musical instruments (badly) and is making painfully slow progress with formal piano lessons.

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