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Ashtead Hospital

Ashtead Hospital is one of Surrey’s leading private hospitals with an excellent reputation for delivering high quality healthcare for self-pay/insured and NHS patients. Conveniently situated close to Leatherhead, the hospital is located in tranquil, wooded surroundings. These provide a peaceful environment to aid a speedy recovery. They have excellent levels of cleanliness and have effective infection control methods resulting in very low infection rates. Their facilities are regularly inspected and approved by the Care Quality Commission.

The Upper GI Surgery Team at Ashtead Hospital are leading experts in GORD and surgery for reflux. This form will ensure that you make contact with the right person at the hospital. The surgeon’s secretary will contact you within two working days.

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Ashtead Hospital
The Warren
Surrey KT21 2SB

+44 (0) 845 257 5433

Mr Omar Khan MA, MB B CHIR, PhD, FRCS (General Surgery), PGCE, PGDip (Law)

Mr Khan is a Consultant General Surgeon with clinical interests including bariatric, gallbladder and hernia repair surgery. He has an expertise in minimally-invasive (keyhole surgery) including ‘scarless’ surgery and has performed over 1,000 keyhole procedures.

He studied at the University of Cambridge, and undertook his clinical training at Nottingham and Southampton (where he completed PhD in obesity and cardiovascular disease) before being appointed a Consultant Surgeon in gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery at St Georges Hospital, London, where he is also the lead general surgeon for trauma.

Mr Kahn is on the National Bariatric Registry Committee (the body responsible for publishing consultant outcomes in bariatric surgery. He also acts as an expert witness for court cases providing specialist opinions on medicolegal cases.

He has an active interest in research and is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at St Georges Medical School. Mr Khan has published over 160 articles and his weight loss research has been published in the Lancet and was featured in national and international press.

Mr Shashi Irukulla

Mr Shashi Irukulla is an experienced General, Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon. He is currently a Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon at Ashford and St. Peter's Hospital NHS Trust in Chertsey, Surrey. He has private practice privileges at The Runnymede Hospital, Chertsey; Ashtead Hospital, Ashtead; Nuffield Hospital, Woking; Princess Margaret Hospital, Windsor and ClarePark Hospital in Farnham. He has trained both in the United Kingdom and Australia. Following his general surgical training, he chose benign upper GI and bariatric surgery as his specialty. He has passion for bariatric surgery and upper GI dysmotility. He completed a Bariatric Fellowship Programme in a very busy bariatric unit at St. Georges Hospital, London. Whilst working at St George’s Hospital he gained experience in carrying out primary and revision weight loss surgery. He also visited various European centres including Hamburg, Bruges and Rotterdam to further his knowledge in bariatric surgery.

Mr Irukulla offers wide variety of surgical and endoscopic procedures. The most frequent general surgical procedures he undertakes are laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, laparoscopic hiatus hernia repair, laparoscopic inguinal and incisional hernia repairs, laparoscopic fundoplication, laparoscopic Heller’s procedure, LINX procedure and laparoscopic splenectomy. In addition to the above procedures he offers variety of weight loss procedures such as gastric balloon insertion, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric banding. Mr. Irukulla submits his obesity surgery outcomes to National Bariatric Surgery Registry (NBSR) which can be accessed from Mr Irukulla strongly believes that better patient’s outcome is achieved through multi-disciplinary approach. He works with an experienced team of bariatric dietician, specialist nurse, metabolic physician and anaesthetists both in the NHS and in the private sector.