Mr Bhaskar Kumar
Consultant Oesophagogastric and Laparoscopic General Surgeon
MBChB, MD, FRCS
I am trained in advanced laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, specialising in the treatment of oesophagogastric cancer, gallbladder disease, hiatus hernia repair and anti-reflux surgery as well as open and laparoscopic hernia repair. I also have significant experience in performing upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.
I have been a Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal and laparoscopic surgeon at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital since 2014. I qualified from Leeds University Medical School and completed a two year doctorate in medicine (MD) before entering higher surgical training in Yorkshire and the North East of England.
I was privileged to gain a vast amount of expertise in the specialist resection of oesophagogastric (OG) cancer in one of the largest OG cancer centres in Europe, the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne under the supervision of Professor SM Griffin OBE. Following completion of my surgical training, I was chosen for an overseas fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery with Prof. David Watson at Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia.
In my work in the NHS, I have led the development of an emergency gallbladder surgery service at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, improving patient access to prompt treatment of biliary conditions. Alongside busy clinical work, I am involved in postgraduate surgical teaching and training. My research interests include the management of oesophagogastric cancer as well as biliary and upper gastrointestinal diseases.
I have co-authored a leading textbook for the post-graduate FRCS examination in general surgery and have been an invited reviewer for surgical journals.
In all of my work, my primary commitment is to the patient and ensuring they receive the best possible care. My approach to patient care was recognised by the Eastern Daily Press sponsored Norfolk and Norwich Hospital awards when I reached the final round of nominations for the 'Patient Choice- Most Outsanding Individual Member of Staff 2017'.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Bhaskar Kumar at Spire include:
Spire Norwich Hospital is only able to provide COVID-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MBChB MD FRCS / Leeds University Medical School / 1997
MBChB MD FRCS
MBChB / University of Leeds, School of Medicine / 1997
Bachelor of Medicine
MD / University of Leeds, School of Medicine / 2006
Doctorate in Medicine
FRCS (Upper GI) / Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons / 2011
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (AUGIS)
British Hernia Society
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Kumar B, Phillips A (2015). Companion cases for the FRCS Intercollegiate Examination in General Surgery. Anshan Press.
Bridging Clinic: The initial medical management of patients with newly diagnosed pancreatic cancer. Sreedharan L et al. Frontline Gastroenterology 2018.
Assessing the quality of primary care referrals to surgery of patients with diabetes in the East of England: A multi-centre cross-sectional cohort study. Pournaras DJ et al. Int J Clin Pract. 2017 Jul;71(7)
Consultant Oesophagogastric Surgeon and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust
I live with my wife and two young daughters. I am a very keen tennis player who plays and trains with the Norfolk men’s county team and continues to compete in tournaments.