prof Yirupaiahgari Viswanath

prof Yirupaiahgari Viswanath

MBBS, FRCS (Glas), FRCSI, FRCS (Gen)

General Surgery

24 years of experience
20 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

4.94

Bedside Manner

4.95

Explanation

4.97

Top feedback

“Clear explanation. Surgery as described. Great care and after care. “
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Subspecialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
  • Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Telugu
  • Urdu
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4372884
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £160 to 200

    Follow-up appointment: £140 to 160

    Practices worked at

    Nuffield Health Tees Hospital

    Junction Road, Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom, TS20 1PX
    0 reviews

    Tees Valley Hospital

    Church Ln, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, TS5 7DX
    8 reviews

    About

    Professor Viswanath YKS is a general surgeon, upper gastrointestinal, a laparoscopic and endoscopic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience. He qualified in 1989 and trained in the Tyne and Tees regions and in Leeds. Prof Viswanath previously successfully led the Upper-Gastrointestinal oncology team and served as the Cancer Lead clinician for the trust managing various onco-specialities.

    Prof Viswanath sees patients with a range of gastrointestinal conditions including hernias, gall stones, acid reflux, hiatus hernia, achalasia, upper GI cancer, and is an expert in advanced laparoscopic surgeries, endoscopies including dilatation, and the placements of stents.

    He established STRETTA (Endoscopic Anti-reflux Radio-frequency Treatment) centre in the UK and introduced restech pH studies to investigate and manage patients with acid reflux and LPR (cough, lumpy sensation in the throat, cranky voice).

    Prof Viswanath is actively involved in teaching and training and a recognised national laparoscopic and endoscopic trainer. 

    www.keyholedoctor.com

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    Medical procedures

    • Open Hernia Repair
    • Achalasia Surgery
    • Acid Reflux Surgery
    • Appendicectomy
    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Enteral Feeding
    • Fundoplication
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    • Gallstone Surgery
    • Gastroscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    • Laparoscopy
    • Linx System
    • Lipoma Removal
    • Liver Biopsy
    • Oesophageal Stent Insertion
    • Oesophagus Cancer Surgery (Oesophagectomy)
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
    • STRETTA
    • Skin Lesion Removal
    • Splenectomy
    • Stomach Cancer Surgery (Gastrectomy)
    • Video Consultation
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Hernia
    • Achalasia
    • Acid Reflux
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Cholestasis
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Femoral Hernia
    • Gallbladder Cancer
    • Gallbladder Disease
    • Gallbladder Disease
    • Gallstones
    • Gallstones
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Gastroparesis
    • Heart Burn
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Oesophageal Cancer
    • Oesophageal Cancer
    • Oesophageal Spasm
    • Oesophagitis
    • Pancreatitis
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Swollen Stomach
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
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    Education

    • MBBS MMC 1990
    • Master of Surgery (MS) Bombay University 1992
    • FRCS RCPS Glasgow 1994
    • FRCSI RCS Ireland 1996
    • FRCS (Gen.Surg.) Intercollegiate 2000
    • ASGBI
    • ALSGBI
    • BIDA
    • AUGIS
    • BHS
    • EHS

     

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    Reviews

    4.95 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Inguinal Hernia
    12/64
    Hernia
    10/64
    Acid Reflux
    3/64
    Umbilical (belly-button) Hernia
    3/64
    Gallbladder Removal (cholecystectomy)
    2/64
    Gallstones
    2/64
    Hiatus Hernia
    2/64
    Open Hernia Repair
    2/64
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach)
    2/64
    Acid Reflux Surgery
    1/64
    Endoscopy
    1/64
    Hiatus hernia repair and reflux surgery
    1/64
    Keyhole (Laparoscopic) Hernia Repair
    1/64
    Splenectomy
    1/64
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    1/64
    Stretta
    1/64
    acid reflux and hiatus hernia
    1/64
    cholesytectony
    1/64
    right inguinal herniorrhaphy
    1/64
    stretta
    1/64
    stretta
    1/64
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hernia
    Clear explanation. Surgery as described. Great care and after care.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hernia
    1st rate. Did a superb job on repairing my inguinal hernia. Highly recommended.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Inguinal Hernia Hernia
    Professor Viswanath explained very clearly what the procedure would involve, as well as what it would be like during recovery and once recovered. He made me feel at ease about the procedure and I felt comfortable with what was involved. The actual surgery was a success and the after care and check up my him was thorough and filled me with confidence.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Inguinal Hernia
    I found the whole process to be well planned, straight forward and easy. Professor Viswanath explained everything well and in understandable terms. My recovery has been good and I have had a very positive experience through it all.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Inguinal Hernia
    All I can say is that everything I experienced was excellent!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Inguinal Hernia
    Professor Viswanath is a top surgeon and very experienced with hernia repair surgery, explained everything thoroughly before and after the operation. I felt very confident after consultation to put my faith in him. 6 weeks on now and my groin feels alot better and can get back to normal life.
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    prof Yirupaiahgari Viswanath

    Thank you for your kind words. Best Wishes

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux Endoscopy Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach)
    Professor Viswanath provided a very clear explanation of the reasons why an endoscopy with biopsies, and an ultrasound scan, would be appropriate to investigate the discomfort I had been experiencing. I did not have sedation for the endoscopy, just the throat spray. I found Professor Viswanath's commentary during the endoscopy reassuring. He kept me informed throughout the stages of the procedure and I felt very little discomfort. The results of the investigations were clearly explained at the follow up meeting with helpful guidance regarding lifestyle, diet and how I should manage any further symptoms in the future. Given the potential range of causes of stomach pain I felt the investigations provided me with the necessary reassurance and peace of mind to focus on my professional work.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Inguinal Hernia
    Hernia op at nuffield, covid precautions were comprehensive and I felt totally safe . All communication was excellent from Surgeon and secretary aftercare from nurses and phone calls from nursing staff were clear and concise . I had a problem and rang for advice advice given was really helpful and knowledgeable.
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    prof Yirupaiahgari Viswanath

    Thank you for your kind words

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Inguinal Hernia
    Very reassuring, well explained, on the day of the op I felt confident that I knew what was happening at all stages, the epidural was very effective and well administered and the operation was painless and just as described, Rapid recovery followed.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Inguinal Hernia
    Prof. Viswanath was very engaging and had a pleasant and helpful manner, My operation went straightforwardly, with no pain whatsoever during the recovery period!
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