Mr Yogesh  Kumar

Mr Yogesh Kumar

Consultant Upper GI Surgeon
MS, MD (UCL, London), FRCS (Gen Surgery)

"The working atmosphere is congenial and supportive with an entire team of staff committed to a patient's treatment."

Practising at

Spire Little Aston Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Yogesh Kumar at Spire include:

General surgery at Spire Little Aston Hospital

Other treatments

I also treat problems around acid reflux and heartburn with the fundoplication.

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Professional profile

I have been a substantive consultant upper GI surgeon at the Sandwell Hospital, West Birmingham. My area of interest and expertise is in acid-reflux disease and hiatus hernias. My basic medical qualifications and surgical training were completed in India with further advanced surgical training in various hospitals in Yorkshire where I developed an interest and expertise in keyhole operations for gallstone problems, abdominal wall. I consolidated this experience with a year of training in an established UGI cancer and Bariatric unit at Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, Hull before getting my specialist GMC registration.

I dedicated two years of my professional career in surgical research in the field of pancreatic cancer and obtained a higher MD research degree from UCL, London in 2009. I have around 13 publications in peer reviewed journals with various presentations related to my research at national and international level.

I specialise in laparoscopic general and upper GI surgery with a specific area of interest in gallstone disease, abdominal wall and groin hernia, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and hiatus hernia. I also remove lumps and bumps in the body. I can also carry out key surgery for acute appendicitis and ruptured stomach or duodenal ulcers.

To date, I have performed over 500 laparoscopic cholecystectomies, over 150 laparoscopic inguinal and abdominal wall hernia repairs. Being a relatively new consultant in the NHS, I am still building upon these numbers in my current practice including laparoscopic antireflux and hiatus hernia surgery.

I am currently business rota manager for the surgical registrars and foundation year level doctors at the Sandwell Hospital, West Bromwich.

I am an educational and clinical supervisor to the speciality registrars and foundation year doctors.

Clinical Interests

Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Minimal access surgery

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS, MS, MD, FRCS (General Surgery) / Pondicherry University, India / 1993
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Masters of Surgery, Doctorate in Medicine, Surgical Fellow
Basic medical degree, MS is an Indian surgical degree, MD is a research degree, FRCS is in Gen. Surgery


Professional memberships

Member of British Hernia Society
Member of Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI)

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Current NHS posts

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

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Personal Profile

I love to enjoy my spare time with my family and friends. I have two children, one in university and another doing A-levels. I love nature walks, cricket, reading and watching science fiction and spy thrillers.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0121 580 7119
Private secretary Geraldine Fahy
Private secretary telephone 0121 580 7216
Private secretary email Geraldine.fahy@spirehealthcare.com

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