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Bijen Patel

MBBS, MS, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Gen.Surg)
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General Surgery

  • Cholecystectomy, Colorectal, Endoscopy, Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic Surgery, Oesophagus, Stomach, Colon Surgery, Reflux Surgery, Gall Stones, General Surgery, Gastro-Intestinal Disease, Hemorrhoids, Trauma Surgery, Anti-Reflux Surgery, Skin Cancers, Oesophageal Cancer Surgery, Obesity, Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Fundoplication, Lumps and Bumps
Location(s):
  • London, England, UK

Mr Bijen Patel is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and has obtained training in General Surgery as well as higher specialist training in Laparoscopic and Gastrointestinal Surgery. He pioneered the Masters course in Surgical Skills and Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London and has set up a "Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation Centre" for training surgeons.

Professional Titles

  • Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant GI & Laparoscopic Surgeon
  • Hon Consultant in Bariatric Surgery
  • Director of Surgical Skills, Queen Mary University of London
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England Faculty Tutor for Laparoscopic Surgery

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Hospital Appointments

 

NHS and University Base

 

  • St Bartholomews and the Royal London Hospital
  • Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London
  • North East London Bariatric Surgical Unit at Homerton University Hospital

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Areas Of Expertise

 

  1. Obesity Surgery.(Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Banding)
  2. Laparoscopic surgery for Hernia, Acid reflux, Gall stones, and Appendix
  3. SILS – Single Incision Laparoscopy Surgery
  4. Surgery for benign and malignant diseases of Oesophagus, Stomach & Colon
  5. Complex Gastrointestinal Surgery and patients with major complications
  6. Skin cancer and skin lumps

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Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae

 

Mr Patel is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, he graduated from the University of Bombay in 1989 and has obtained training in General Surgery and higher specialist training in Laparoscopic and Gastrointestinal Surgery in the UK since 1994. He was awarded the “Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training” in 2004 by “Specialist Training Authority” representing the four Royal Colleges of Surgeons in UK.

  • In his current consultant post at Barts and the Royal London Hospital Mr Patel provide the regional gastro-oesophageal cancer service for Inner East London
  • Mr Patel holds an honorary contract for providing Bariatric Surgery service at North East London Bariatric Surgical Unit in Homerton University Hospital
  • Mr Patel is the course director for the Masters (MSc) in Surgical Skills and Sciences MSc course at Queen Mary University of London. As a director he is involved in the delivery, quality assurance and quality enhancement of this course

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Academic Interest

 

Mr Patel is world leader in establishing higher education degrees for acquiring operative surgical skills by simulation. He pioneered the Masters course in Surgical Skills and Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London and has set up a "Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation Centre" for training surgeons. The course employs novel techniques in the education of surgeons, using computer simulations to enhance the surgical skills. He is also on the faculty at the Royal College of Surgeons for teaching laparoscopy skills.

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BBC Media Interview

 

Keyhole Surgery

 

 

International Workshops Held

 

  • Nigeria - Laparoscopic Surgery workshop June 2008 – Establishing laparoscopy surgery unit in Nigeria by mentoring local surgeons

 

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Education

 

  • Undergraduate
    • University of Bombay, Faculty of Medicine
  • Higher Specialist Surgical Training
    • West of Scotland Higher Surgical Training, University of Glasgow
    • Northwest Thames Higher Surgical Training, Imperial College – London

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Processional Membership

 

  • General Medical Council UK
  • British Medical Association
  • British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of UK
  • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal surgeons of UK
  • European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Medical Defence Union

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