prof Yirupaiahgari Viswanath

prof Yirupaiahgari Viswanath

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

General Surgery

24 years of experience
19 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
4.93
Bedside Manner
4.95
Explanation
4.97

Top feedback

“All I can say is that everything I experienced was excellent!“
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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
    5 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. 

    Prof Viswanath is an expert in advanced laparoscopic surgeries, endoscopies including dilatation, 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 recognized national laparoscopic and endoscopic trainer. 

    Professor holds 'Live' training courses. He is the author of numerous publications in the field and regularly presents nationally and internationally. 

    Professor Viswanath can also see patients adhoc basis- please enquire for more information


    Website link; www.keyholedoctor.com

     

     

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    Medical procedures

    • Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery')
    • Endoscopy - diagnostic, therapeutic
    • Cholecystectomy
    • Oesophagogastic cancer surgery
    • Endoscopic Antireflux RFA (STRETTA)
    • Gastro-oesophageal reflux and hiatus hernia surgery
    • Groin laparoscopic surgery
    • Laparoscopic splenectomy
    • Restech pH Study






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    Special interests

    • Upper gastro-intestinal disease
    • Hernias (inguinal/incisional hernia)
    • Footballer's / sports person groin
    • Gastro-oesophageal reflux and hiatus hernia surgery
    • Gall bladder problems
    • Oesophagogastic cancer
    • Acid reflux disorders
    • Oesophageal dysmotility
    • Barrett's oesophagus 
    • Achalasia

     Website link; www.keyholedoctor.com

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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
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    Inguinal Hernia
    10/60
    Hernia
    7/60
    Acid Reflux
    3/60
    Umbilical (belly-button) Hernia
    3/60
    Gallbladder Removal (cholecystectomy)
    2/60
    Gallstones
    2/60
    Hiatus Hernia
    2/60
    Open Hernia Repair
    2/60
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach)
    2/60
    Acid Reflux Surgery
    1/60
    Endoscopy
    1/60
    Hiatus hernia repair and reflux surgery
    1/60
    Keyhole (Laparoscopic) Hernia Repair
    1/60
    Splenectomy
    1/60
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    1/60
    Stretta
    1/60
    acid reflux and hiatus hernia
    1/60
    cholesytectony
    1/60
    right inguinal herniorrhaphy
    1/60
    stretta
    1/60
    stretta
    1/60
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (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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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    stretta
    My experience of stretta procedure was more daunting than what I had expected but I knew I was in safe hands with Prof Viswanath. I had not expected to feel any discomfort during the procedure with having sedation but I did and if ever had to have it done again I would ask for a general anaesthetic. It was well worth getting it done as after I was over my liquid diet and soft food diet my indigestion started to improve. As long as I am sensible with what I eat then I am okay.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Stretta
    Prof Viswanath explained the whole stretta procedure in excellent terms, able to be understood by the non medical person. I found the whole experience non stressful and without pain. During the procedure Prof Viswanath explained each stage; which was a great help in keeping me clam and relaxed. I would also express my thanks to the whole team, very professional and helpful. I would have no hesitation in recommending the procedure, or recommending Pro Viswanath.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Everything was explained to me in a very clear and precise way and i was made to feel at ease before my procedure
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hernia
    I received a high level of care and reassurance before and after my operation. The wound healed well and I am back to my normal active life. I appreciate everything that was done for me.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach)
    After many years of stomach problems and after several differing opinions/treatments etc seeing several doctors, I felt worse and had low moods etc,Then I met prof Viswanath,our first apt was quite quick and there followed a series of tests and scans etc,which the prof had explained to me,i felt at ease at all times during these tests because he told me what he was doing. Our next apt the prof discussed the findings etc,going on to explain STRETTA and what it entailed,I was a little suprised but was reassured and given some paperwork to take away and read.About this time I began to feel at ease with things and that my problems might ease, THe apt for the procedure soon came and I met the Prof prior to the procedure again he explained how Stretta worked,what would happen that day and what to expect over the next months, I have little memory of the actual procedure,more paperwork about diet etc to take home, I carried out the advise on everything,I am DELIGHTED,I lost weight,far more active and better allround life,I used to rattle with all the pills I took before, now I take NONE ! only using Gaviscon when needed.HAD a follow up phone apt(call)after 5 months from Prof with more advise etc,I am very pleased with Prof Viswanath, his manner and his undoubted skills,I SAY HATS OF TO THE PROF,thank you .and best wishes.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Was extremely helpful and understanding from the off set and explained everything about the op, putting me at ease straight away The after care calls were also valuable and the doctors considerate and polite approach has been impeccable
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Splenectomy
    I have only praise for the way I was treated at JCUH for my recent splenectomy operation. All staff were attentive and had time to explain any questions I had.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    stretta
    Over all excellent Iv never felt so good in a very long time I can do everything I want to with no pain at all thank you so much
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    cholesytectony
    Excellent experience overall. Well looked after.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr viswanath was highly professional and friendly. He explained everything about the procedure and what I would expect afterwards. He has answered any question I have had after the surgery I couldn’t have asked for more under the circumstances as my surgery was carried out just before covid lockdown.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Open Hernia Repair
    From first meeting, Prof Viswanath explained fully in plain simple terms the reason for the procedure then what would happen to complete the hernia repair. Upon admission to hospital he then visited my room and whilst putting me at ease again outlined the method of surgery. During surgery I was given spinal anaesthetic which allowed me to be fully aware of what was going on, Prof Viswanath and the team chatted with me and provided reassurance throughout. Upon completion of the surgery I felt only a little discomfort but no pain which was pleasing but also unexpected and has allowed me to recover quickly at home. My follow up appointment was not possible at the hospital due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Prof Viswanath did make alternative arrangements and consulted with me via telephone at the specific time allocated for the appointment.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Open Hernia Repair
    Professor Viswanath is an extremely skilful and experienced surgeon. He takes immense care over his initial assessment and gives clear and detailed explanations. My questions were answered directly, thoughtfully and with empathy. Professor Viswanath combines high standards of knowledge and surgical precision with an approachable and understanding manner.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hiatus hernia repair and reflux surgery
    Quick, efficient and professional
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux Acid Reflux Surgery
    Fantastic experience with everything fully explained from start to finish by Prof Viswanath. The tests and more importantly the surgery went incredibly well and the recovery came with no surprises. The end results have been life changing, I’m reflux and symptom free for the first time in 15 years and feel like a different person.
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