Name and Position

Mr Bhaskar Kumar
Consultants
Gastroenterology & General Medicine

Contact Details

Main Telephone Number:01603 286418

Profile

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: Laura Holloway

GMC Number: C4426109

Research interests: As honorary associate professor at UEA, I am lead for research within the Upper GI surgery department. Our academic group are involved in projects pertaining to the oesophageal microbiome with the Quadram institute through to those pertaining to OG cancer.

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 diagnostic and therapeutic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.

I am currently the lead for OG cancer at NNUH and have been a Consultant OG 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. I am also committed to the ongoing development of oesophagogastric cancer services within the trust as well as minimally invasive surgery.