Over the last 170 years, King’s has built its reputation as a world class hospital, with roots that lie firmly in the heart of their community. They are both a leading teaching hospital and a local hospital with a diverse inner city population. Caring for patients from some of the most deprived communities in London, and some of the wealthiest; their world class specialties such as diabetes, liver and sickle cell are largely driven by the health problems of the people around them. They constantly challenge themselves to be better; their own measures are often more challenging than national targets. By trying new things and working hard they have done more with less: that’s the King’s way. In challenging times they work as a team, supporting one another to offer the very best in patient care and experience.
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Professor Ameet Patel qualified from St Georges Hospital, London in 1985. He trained in surgery in the UK (London, Norwich and Cambridge), Fellowship in Minimal Access, HPB, Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery, Australia (Mr George Fielding, Mr Les Nathanson) and Research Fellowship in Pancreatic Surgery at University College, Los Angeles, USA with Professor Howard Reber.
Professor Patel was appointed Consultant Surgeon, Kings College Hospital in 1999. Within the last 10 years, he has developed one of London's leading Bariatric Centres, and also developed minimal access HPB surgery, including laparoscopic liver and laparoscopic pancreatic resections.
He is continuing to push the boundaries of day case surgery, including laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic fundoplication and laparoscopic gastric band insertions. He is also developing Single Incisional Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) as a new technique of minimal access surgery.
He has also been invited to perform live surgical demonstrations and present at National and International conferences.