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."
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.
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Little Aston Hospital.
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.