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Mr Bandipalyam Praveen

Mr Bandipalyam Praveen

Consultant General Surgeon
MB BS, MS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Ed), FRCSI, FRCS (Glasg), FRCS (Gen)

Practising at

Spire Wellesley Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Bandipalyam Praveen at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

General surgery, colonoscopy, coloproctology, colorectal surgery, endoscopy, gastrointestinal surgery.

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Professional profile

I qualified in medicine in 1987 from Bangalore University, India, securing a Merit Scholarship and University Gold Medal. I then did my post-graduate surgical residency programme at the Post-Graduate Institute (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India leading to the MS degree in 1990. I later worked there as a surgical registrar for three years. After coming to the UK, I obtained the Fellowship of all four Royal Colleges and then did my higher surgical training in London to obtain focussed training in colorectal surgery. During this period I trained at various NHS hospitals in the London area including the Royal Free Hospital, Royal London and Barts Hospital and Homerton Hospital and then in Essex at Southend, Chelmsford, and Colchester Hospitals.

During this time I was awarded the Dean’s Best Teacher award (2002) by the Royal Free UCL Medical School. In 2004 I was appointed as a consultant gastrointestinal and laparoscopic surgeon at Southend Hospital NHS Trust where my special areas of interest are colorectal and laparoscopic surgery, rectal bleeding and hernia repair. I also specialises in the investigation of bowel problems by endoscopy.

I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP's letter of referral.


Clinical Interests


Investigation and treatment of gastrointestinal disease , rectal bleeding, hernia surgery and endo anal ultrasound.

Private contact details

Telephone Spire Wellesley insured patients: 01702 447 921, Spire Wellesley self pay patients: 01702 447 926
Email bvpraveen@doctors.org.uk
Private secretary Pam Roach
Private secretary email Pam.roach@southend.nhs.uk
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Current NHS posts

Consultant Gastrointestinal & Laparoscopic Surgeon - Southend Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Personal Profile

I am married and live in the Southend area. My hobbies include cricket, astrology and antiques.

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