prof Yirupaiahgari Viswanath

prof Yirupaiahgari Viswanath

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

General Surgery

24 years of experience
20 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.94

Bedside Manner

4.96

Explanation

4.97

Top feedback

“My experience with prof Yirupaiahgari Viswanath and the rest of the team was absolutely brilliant from start to finish. Everything was clearly explained and the after care was second to none. The surgery went well and it has been life changing. From not being able to swallow to being able to I will be for ever grateful “
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Subspecialties

  • Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
  • Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery
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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

    Tees Valley Hospital

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

    BMI Woodlands Hospital

    Morton Park Darlington, Darlington, United Kingdom, DL1 4PL
    0 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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    Procedures

    • Acid Reflux Surgery
    • Open Hernia Repair
    • Endoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Splenectomy
    • Achalasia Surgery
    • Appendicectomy
    • Colonoscopy
    • 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
    • Stomach Cancer Surgery (Gastrectomy)
    • Video Consultation
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Hernia
    • Acid Reflux
    • Gallstones
    • Gallstones
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Achalasia
    • Cholestasis
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Femoral Hernia
    • Gallbladder Cancer
    • Gallbladder Disease
    • Gallbladder Disease
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Gastroparesis
    • Heart Burn
    • 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

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.94
    Bedside Manner
    4.96
    Explanation
    4.97
    Inguinal Hernia
    12/67
    Hernia
    11/67
    Acid Reflux
    3/67
    Acid Reflux Surgery
    2/67
    Gallstones
    2/67
    Gallstones
    2/67
    Hiatus Hernia
    2/67
    Open Hernia Repair
    2/67
    Achalasia
    1/67
    Cholestasis
    1/67
    Endoscopy
    1/67
    Endoscopy
    1/67
    Endoscopy
    1/67
    Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    1/67
    Splenectomy
    1/67
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    My experience with prof Yirupaiahgari Viswanath and the rest of the team was absolutely brilliant from start to finish. Everything was clearly explained and the after care was second to none. The surgery went well and it has been life changing. From not being able to swallow to being able to I will be for ever grateful
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I cannot express my gratitude of the treatment I have received, I was so worried about having the stretta therapy and having it explained how it would help and the lifestyle change from prof Viswanath I felt very reassured. This has given me a better quality of life.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Straightforward and did a good job
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Clear explanation. Surgery as described. Great care and after care.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    1st rate. Did a superb job on repairing my inguinal hernia. Highly recommended.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    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 Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    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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    Yirupaiahgari Viswanath

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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    All I can say is that everything I experienced was excellent!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    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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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    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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