Mr Shashidhar Irukulla

Mr Shashidhar Irukulla

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

General Surgery

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1 specialist

30 years of experience
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

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
    160 reviews

    BMI The Runnymede Hospital

    Guildford Road Ottershaw, Chertsey, United Kingdom, KT16 0RQ
    106 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. 

    Procedures

    • Gastric Bypass
    • Mini Gastric Bypass
    • Open Hernia Repair
    • Achalasia Surgery
    • Acid Reflux Surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Fundoplication
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    • Gastric Sleeve
    • General Surgery
    • Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    • Laparoscopy
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Hernia
    • Femoral Hernia
    • Gallbladder Disease
    • Gallstones
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Weight Loss
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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
    4.98
    Bedside Manner
    4.98
    Explanation
    4.98
    Hernia
    2/43
    Gastric Bypass
    1/43
    Mini Gastric Bypass
    1/43
    Open Hernia Repair
    1/43
    Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery
    1/43
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    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Everything went very smoothly, consultant and all the staff at the hospital were friendly.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    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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    Shashidhar Irukulla

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

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    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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    Shashidhar Irukulla

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

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    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 Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    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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    Shashidhar Irukulla

    You are welcome. Hope you are keeping well.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent
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    Shashidhar Irukulla

    Many thanks

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (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 Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
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    (5/5)
    Seems a very kind and knowledgeable man and I feel happy that Iam in his safe hands. .
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    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 Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    My experience was made very pleasant my everyone i came into contact with at the hospital
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    General Surgery

    Professor Mohamed Imam
    Professor 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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