Mr Vivek Chitre

Mr Vivek Chitre

Consultant Surgeon
MBBS, MS, FRCSEd, FRCS (General Surgery)

Practising at

Spire Norwich Hospital

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Treatment information

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

General surgery


Other treatments

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

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Professional profile

Mr Vivek Chitre (MS, FRCSEd, FRCS General Surgery) is a Consultant Surgeon at the James Paget University Hospital, Spire Norwich Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Norwich Medical School of the UEA. He consults privately at Spire Norwich Hospital and at the Coastal Clinic in Gorleston.

He is a specialist in Gastrointestinal, Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery. Mr Chitre is 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, his special interest is in Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD), which is an increasingly common condition. Mr Chitre offers laparoscopic (keyhole) anti-reflux surgery after a detailed evaluation in suitable cases. Laparoscopic surgery forms a major part of Mr Chitre’s workload. This includes laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of the gall bladder) and more advanced laparoscopic procedures such as exploration of the common bile duct & splenectomy (removal of the spleen). Mr Chitre offers keyhole surgery for all types of hernias, such as inguinal & femoral (groin) hernias, incisional hernias (hernias occurring after previous operations) and hiatus hernias. In addition to these special interests, Mr Chitre is experienced in a wide range of general surgery. He routinely carries out diagnostic gastroscopy in the investigation of upper gastrointestinal disorders.

Mr Chitre is an Examiner for the MRCS examination of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and also serves as a Regional Surgical Advisor for the College. He is a PBL Tutor at the Norwich Medical School (UEA), and is involved in the training of both undergraduate & postgraduate medical trainees. His research interests include GORD, paraoesophageal hernia and incisional hernia.

Clinical Interests

Obesity surgery
Minimal access surgery
Hernia repair surgery

Gastro oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) Laparoscopic repair of ventral hernias Gall bladder disease

Private contact details

Telephone 01603 255 574
Private secretary Mrs Shirley Reynolds
Private secretary telephone 01603 255 510
Private secretary fax 01603 505 424
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

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)

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Current NHS posts

James Paget University Hospital
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia
PBL Tutor, Norwich Medical School

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Personal Profile

Mr Chitre lives in Norwich with his 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. Mr Chitre plays several musical instruments (badly) and is making painfully slow progress with formal piano lessons.

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