Mr Shashidhar Irukulla

Mr Shashidhar Irukulla

MBBS, FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Gen.Surgery)

General Surgery

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1 specialist

23 years of experience
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.98
Bedside Manner
4.98
Explanation
4.98

Top feedback

“Everything went very smoothly, consultant and all the staff at the hospital were friendly.“
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Subspecialties

  • Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery
  • Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Urdu
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4447049
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £150-200

    Follow-up appointment: £125

    Practices worked at

    BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital

    39-42 Osborne Road, Windsor, United Kingdom, SL4 3SJ
    0 reviews

    BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital

    Harvey Road, Guildford, United Kingdom, GU1 3LX
    0 reviews

    Surrey Total Health

    Nuffield Health, Hospital, Shores Rd, Woking, United Kingdom, GU21 4BY
    2 reviews

    Spire Clare Park Hospital

    Clare Park, Farnham, United Kingdom, GU10 5XX
    24 reviews

    About

    Mr Shashidhar Irukulla (Shashi) is a consultant Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon with private practices in Ashtead, Surrey, Chertsey, and Farnham in the UK.  He specializes in laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures, which enable faster recovery time for patients than traditional open surgeries.  

    Mr Irukulla received his MBBS in 1992 from Gulbarga University in India.  He later moved to the UK to complete his speciality training, with bariatric training at St. George’s Hospital in London.  He has also received advanced training at the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, Australia, and in the UK on the South West Thames rotation.  Currently, he serves as the senior Bariatric Surgeon at Ashford & St. Peter’s Hospitals in Chertsey, UK.   

    In the last decade, the doctor has developed a particular interest in the treatment of patients with morbid obesity and has undertaken additional extensive training in this area.  He has visited various international centres of bariatric surgery excellence in Hamburg, Germany, Bruges, Belgium, and Strasbourg, France in order to further develop his skills in this area.  

    In his practice, Mr Irukulla has his own well-trained team, including a preparatory dietician, bariatric nurse specialist, and specially-trained anaesthesiologists, all working together to provide patients with a personal and customized comprehensive journey towards their weight loss surgery and goals.  The doctor has extensive experience in this area, having performed more than 1,000 successful gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy procedures.  His commitment to his patients and a whole-person approach to weight loss surgery has ensured his reputation for excellence and resulted in patients coming to see him from all around the UK, and indeed the world as a whole, including patients who have travelled from Kuwait and Pakistan.  

    The doctor is also on the cutting edge of medical science, developing new treatment approaches.  This includes his own novel approach for endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, which so far has had quite positive results.  He has also spearheaded an innovative project at St. Peter’s Hospital on the NHS, setting up an oesophageal manometry/pH monitoring service for patients, to aid in the further diagnosis of reflux problems for patients with ongoing symptoms.  These are just some of the reasons why patients from around the globe flock to Mr Irukulla for their GI and weight-loss surgery needs.

     
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    Medical procedures

     
    • General surgery
    • Hernia surgery open and laparoscopic
    • Weight Loss surgery
    • Laparoscopic Roux en Y gastric bypass
    • Laparoscopic mini gastric bypass (Omega Loop/Single Anastomosis)
    • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
    • Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)
    • Laparoscopic Anti-reflux surgery (Fundoplication)
    • Laparoscopic Hellers Cardiomyotomy for Achalasia
    • Oesophageal High Resolution Manometry
    • pH monitoring (BRAVO)
    • Endoscopy/colonoscopy
    • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery)
     
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    Special interests

    • Gall bladder surgery
    • Anti reflux surgery (fundoplication)
    • Abdominal pain
    • Heartburn/reflux
    • Hernia surgery
    • LINX procedure
    • Gastric bypass
    • Sleeve gastrectomy
    • Gastric banding
    • Gastric balloon insertion
    • Gastroscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • Oesophageal pH & Manometry
     
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    Education

    Primary Medical Qualification
    MB BS 1992 Gulbarga

    Specialist Register entry date
    General surgery From 19 July 2012


    Professional memberships
    BMA
    AUGIS
    BOMSS

     
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    Reviews

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Hernia
    2/43
    Gallbladder Removal (cholecystectomy)
    1/43
    Gastric Bypass
    1/43
    Gastroenterology
    1/43
    Gastroscopy
    1/43
    Mini Gastric Bypass
    1/43
    Open Hernia Repair
    1/43
    Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery
    1/43
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gallbladder Removal (cholecystectomy)
    Everything went very smoothly, consultant and all the staff at the hospital were friendly.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mini Gastric Bypass
    I had the mini gastric bypass. Mr Irukulla was and going to be fantastic. The surgery went well and I’ve little to no problems at all. The continued support I get is great and I’m so thankful for getting my life back. Mr Irukulla is highly recommended by myself - I didn’t and wouldn’t want anyone else.
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    Mr Shashidhar Irukulla

    Many thanks for your kind words. Stay well and safe. We will meet for a follow up.

    Overall
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Gastric Bypass
    I was in two minds about having my Gastric Bypass but I was comforted and reassured by Mr Irukulla. My surgery was non eventful and I had no complications, apart from what was expected. After 5 months I can say it was the best decision I have ever made, I have lost over 50% of my excess weight already. If you are thinking about having this surgery done I can recommend Mr Irukulla he is one of the nicest surgeons I have met and he really cares about you.
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    Mr Shashidhar Irukulla

    Well done. You have done a fantastic job adhering to diet and other instructions. Many thanks for the kind review

    Overall
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Hernia Open Hernia Repair
    Dear Dr Irukulla Would like to thank you and your lovely team for looking after me .There are kind and caring and my recovery had been amazing thanks to the amazing surgeon it's the happiest I've felt for a long so thanks to everyone who looked after me .Clive wootton
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    Overall
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Hernia
    Dear dr irukulla I would like to thank alll of your team for looking after me they where very kind and caring; I can't thank them enough for making me happy again after my hernia op.
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    Mr Shashidhar Irukulla

    You are welcome. Hope you are keeping well.

    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Gastroscopy
    Excellent
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    Mr Shashidhar Irukulla

    Many thanks

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I was referred to Mr Irukulla for the need to undergo an urgent Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. He saw me at his clinic and within two days he preformed the operation. During this whole process he was extremely professional and made me feel at ease through the whole procedure.
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    Overall
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    Seems a very kind and knowledgeable man and I feel happy that Iam in his safe hands. .
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery
    Mr Irukula explained everything very clearly and was very caring and professional The result is excellent and life changing Scarring is minimal I couldn’t be happier I have my life back Thank you
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    Overall
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    My experience was made very pleasant my everyone i came into contact with at the hospital
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    Overall
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    My experience was made very pleasant by everyone i came in to contact with at the hospital
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    Overall
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Gastroenterology
    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    From the moment I met Mr Irukulla he filled me with confidence. He explained everything in detail and is a credit to his profession.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Mr Irukulla was professional, polite and courteous, he put my mind at ease and made me feel more relaxed about my procedures. After I was returned to my room, he returned to the hospital to see me and talk through the next steps. His care to date has been second to none.
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    Overall
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    Very pleasantr manner and calm throughout
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    Overall
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    Mr Irukulla went out of his way to get my operation arranged as soon as possible and was really helpful and friendly.
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    Overall
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    (5/5)
    Mr Irukulla is friendly and kind. He took the time to understand my problem, and clearly explained the surgical procedure required to correct it and the risks of both treatment and non-treatment. On the day of the surgery, he visited me before and after the procedure. Everything went smoothly, and the nurse who changed my dressing a few days later commented on how neat the stitching was. :-)
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    Mr Shashidhar Irukulla

    Many thanks for your kind words. Shashi Irukulla

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Mr Irukulla is an excellent consultant whom I would recommend to anyone having bowel problems. He genuinely cares a great deal about his patients. He is very professional, caring and kind.I am truly grateful for finding such an amazing consultant from the beginning of treatment to my operation. Thank you so much for helping when no one else would. many thanks
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    Mr Shashidhar Irukulla

    I am glad to hear you found my management helpful. Thank you for leaving a kind feedback

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I have been under Mr Irukulla's care for a number of procedures (2 * elective Gastric Ballons and 2 other abdominal surgeries) His standard of care is excellent, all dealings with him have been very positive and he seems to be very well respected amongst his colleagues at the BMI Runnymede hospital
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    There are several words I would use to describe Mr Irukulla, professional, knowledgeable, friendly and courteous. I honestly cannot rate him highly enough. He put me totally at ease and had answers for all my questions and concerns, both pre and post surgery.
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    General Surgery

    Mr Mohamed Imam
    Mr Mohamed Imam
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    20-01-2021

    Excellent surgeon with great personal and professional skills. Highly recommend

    For specialty: General Surgery
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Gastric Balloon, Laparoscopy, Metabolic Surgery, Coloproctology
    Connection: Is a colleague

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