Mr Shashi Irukulla
General and Bariatric Surgeon
MBBS. FRCS. FRCS.
"The facilities at Spire Clare Park and Gatwick Park Hospital are excellent. I find the teams very committed, efficient and caring towards patients care."
I specialise in weight loss surgery, laparoscopic surgery (gallbladder, hiatus hernia and abdominal hernia surgery) and endoscopy procedures.
I have carried out greater than 3,000 laparoscopic surgeries and around 10,000 weight loss procedures including complex revision operations. I am one of the very few competent surgeons carrying out endoscopic weight loss procedures. I publish my results on the National Registry (NBSR) and proud to mention I have very low complication and zero mortality rate.
I have been a consultant upper gastrointestinal and bariatric surgeon for the past five years at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust. I have been working as a Deputy Medical Director in addition to holding a busy consultant post. I am passionate about patient safety and health services.
I also enjoy teaching and training and take pride in contributing to developing future surgeons and doctors. I am a national faculty member of Advanced Life Trauma Support Course and Critically Ill Surgical Patient Care courses. I teach laparoscopic skills to future surgeons in my day-to-day work and formally at Surgical Skills Centre, St Mary’s Hospital.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Shashi Irukulla at Spire include:
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MBBS / Gulbarga University, India / 1992
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBBS is a degree given to doctors at the basis of their training.
BOMSS - British Obesity and Metabolic Surgeons Society
IFSO - International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
AUGIS - Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
BMA - British Medical Association
Higher Surgical Trainee Lead - Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust