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."
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 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 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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Yogesh Kumar at Spire include:
I also treat problems around acid reflux and heartburn with the fundoplication.
Mr Yogesh Kumar, Consultant Upper GI Surgeon, says if your gallstone symptoms do not improve with a change in diet or lifestyle, you will require surgery to remove your gallbladder as well as the gallstones.
It's keyhole surgery, which means you'll have a small cut on your abdomen, and it's a day case procedure performed under general anaesthesia, meaning you'll be in and out the same day and will be able to resume your normal activities within two weeks.
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
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 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.