Name and PositionMr Bhaskar Kumar
Gastroenterology & General Medicine
Contact DetailsMain Telephone Number:01603 286418
Department page: General Surgery
Speciality: Oesophagogastric Surgery
Sub-speciality: Gastrointestinal surgery
Special clinical interests: Oesophagogastric cancer and endoscopic treatments for Early stage cancer and Barrett’s oesophagus.
Secretary: Rachel Hughes
GMC Number: C4426109
Research interests: Projects pertaining to oesophageal and gastric cancer, GIST as well as Barretts oesophagus. I am also committed to the ongoing development of oesophagogastric cancer services within the trust as well as minimally invasive surgery.
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.
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.