Treatment restrictions due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

As part of our longstanding relationship, we are proud to be dedicating our resources to the NHS at this important time. As a result many of our treatments are currently suspended and we are reviewing all planned procedures and consultations. We are making every effort to talk to impacted patients and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Mr Bhaskar Kumar

Mr Bhaskar Kumar

Consultant Oesophagogastric and Laparoscopic General Surgeon

Specialises in

  • Hernia surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux
  • Oesophageal and gastric cancer
  • Endoscopy
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Practising at

Clinic times:
Alternate Wednesdays to the evening clinic: 8.30am - 12.30pm
Alternate Wednesdays to the morning clinic: 6pm-8.30pm

An initial consultation with Mr Bhaskar Kumar is from £200.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Bhaskar Kumar at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Minimal access surgery
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Professional profile

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'.

General Medical Council Number: C4426109

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Gastrointestinal surgery
General surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Minimal access surgery

General surgery including gallbladder and laparoscopic and open hernia repair Upper gastrointestinal surgery including laparoscopic surgery for gastro-oesophageal reflux and hiatal hernia Minimally invasive surgery for oesophageal and gastric cancer Advanced laparoscopic surgery Groin Hernia repair surgery Hiatal hernia and anti-reflux surgery Gallbladder / gallstone removal

Qualification and professional memberships

MBChB MD FRCS / Leeds University Medical School / 1997

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

Professional memberships

Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (AUGIS)
British Hernia Society
Royal College of Surgeons of England

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Oesophagogastric Surgeon and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust

Personal profile

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.

Contact information

Telephone 07850 458 773
Private secretary Miss Rachel Hughes
Private secretary telephone 07850 458 773
Private secretary email
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