Mr Vivek Chitre

Consultant Surgeon

MBBS, MS, FRCSEd, FRCS (General Surgery)


Specialises in

  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastroscopy

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I am a specialist in gastrointestinal and laparoscopic surgery with a 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 gallbladder) 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. 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 a consultant surgeon at the James Paget University Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia. I consult privately at Spire Norwich Hospital and at the Coastal Clinic in Gorleston.

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.

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General Medical Council Number: C4459323

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Vivek Chitre at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Bowel disease
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)
  • Minimal access surgery
  • Pancreatic and biliary surgery

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Additional information

Hernia repair surgery
Minimal access surgery

Special clinical interests: Gastro oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), laparoscopic repair of ventral hernias and gallbladder disease.

Professional memberships

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)

  • Paraoesophageal hernia
  • Single incision laparoscopic surgery
  • Wound healing and incisional hernia

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.

Telephone 01603 255 574
Private secretary Shirley Reynolds / Olivia Gladman
Private secretary telephone 01603 255 510
Private secretary fax 01603 505 424
Private secretary email shirley.reynolds@spirehealthcare.com / olivia.gladman@spirehealthcare.com