Mr Veeranna Shatkar

Mr Veeranna Shatkar

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

MBBS, MS, FRCSEd (Gen. Surg)

Specialises in

  • Abdomen pain and surgery
  • Change in bowel habits
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Endoscopy

I am a Consultant General Surgeon working in private practice at Spire Hartswood Hospital and Spire London East Hospital. I have been working as a consultant surgeon since 2014.  My subspecialist interests are general surgery, colorectal surgery / proctology and endoscopy. 

I am the Clinical Director for general surgery, endoscopy and gastroenterology departments at Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust. I am also the lead for Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust Academy of Surgery, which is the training programme for the junior doctors.

I have been involved in the development and improvement of services in general surgery patient pathways and hot clinics, including day case investigations and management for various general surgery conditions.

I led the development of minimally invasive proctology services at the Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust for the haemorrhoids, anal fistula and pilonidal sinus which include video assisted anal fistula treatment (VAAFT), endoscopic pilonidal sinus treatment (EPSiT), transanal haemorrhoidal dearterialisation (THD) and Rafaelo procedure.


General Medical Council Number: C6065408

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Veeranna Shatkar at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Anal skin tag removal
  • Botox injection for anal fissure
  • Investigations for abdomen pain and bowel symptoms including colon cancer tests, rectal bleeding, ,
  • Lipoma and skin cysts like sebaceous cysts
  • Lumps and bumps
  • Pilonidal sinus

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Additional information

Hernia repair surgery

Special clinical interests: Abdomen pain, change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding, appendicectomy, hernia repair, haemorrhoidectomy, laparoscopy, gall bladder surgery, gastroscopy, colonoscopy and polypectomy, anal fissure, anal fistula, lipoma, ingrowing toe nails, pilonidal sinus surgery, drainage of abscess, excision of lumps and bumps.

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Professional leadership

Emergency Surgery Lead at Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust
Lead for Barking, Havering and Redbridge Academy of Surgery

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

I am a cricket fan and love music which is my way of relaxing while not at work. I am married to a doctor and we have two beautiful daughters who keep us busy at home.