Mr Vivek Chitre
MBBS, MS, FRCSEd, FRCS (General Surgery)
I am a Consultant Surgeon (MS, FRCSEd, FRCS General Surgery) at the James Paget University Hospital, Spire Norwich Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Norwich Medical School of the UEA. I consult privately at Spire Norwich Hospital and at the Coastal Clinic in Gorleston.
I am a specialist in gastrointestinal, laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. I am part of Spire Norwich Hospital’s weight loss surgery team, which offers a range of bariatric operations. Patients who wish to explore the option of weight loss surgery have the benefit of a multi-disciplinary team with over 10 years experience.
Apart from bariatric surgery, my special interest is in Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD), which is an increasingly common condition. I offer laparoscopic (keyhole) anti-reflux surgery after a detailed evaluation in suitable cases. Laparoscopic surgery forms a major part of my workload. This includes laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of the gall bladder) and more advanced laparoscopic procedures such as exploration of the common bile duct and splenectomy (removal of the spleen). I offer keyhole surgery for all types of hernias, such as inguinal and femoral (groin) hernias, incisional hernias (hernias occurring after previous operations) and hiatus hernias. In addition to these special interests, I am experienced in a wide range of general surgery. I routinely carry out diagnostic gastroscopy in the investigation of upper gastrointestinal disorders.
I am an examiner for the MRCS examination of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and also serve as a Regional Surgical Advisor for the college. I am a PBL tutor at the Norwich Medical School (UEA), and am involved in the training of both undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees. My research interests include GORD, paraoesophageal hernia and incisional hernia.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Vivek Chitre 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.
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Member, Board of Examiners, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Association of Upper GI Surgeons (AUGIS)
British Obesity and Metabolic Surgical Society (BOMMS)
International Federation of Obesity Surgery (IFSO)
James Paget University Hospital
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia
PBL Tutor, Norwich Medical School
I live in Norwich with my wife and two young children. With school-age children and a wife who is also a busy hospital consultant, life outside work is sometimes chaotic but always fun. I play several musical instruments (badly) and am making painfully slow progress with formal piano lessons.