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​Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Mr Sudhindra Rao (Upper GI, Laparoscopic and General Surgery)

Qualifications:
MBBS: Bangalore University, India 
MS: Bangalore University, India
FRCS Glasg (Gen Surg): Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Background:
Mr Sudhindra Rao has been a Consultant General and Upper Gastro-intestinal Surgeon at Dorset County Hospital since 2006. He is currently the Clinical Director for Surgery and Urology. He is an experienced general surgeon, with special interests in upper gastro-intestinal and laparoscopic surgery. He completed his higher surgical training in the Wessex Deanery in the UK, in addition to surgical training at the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute in India, to achieve excellence in surgical practice based on good knowledge, highly developed technical skills, dedication and advanced communication to deliver a high standard of care.

Mr Rao's special interests include surgery for gallstones, anti-reflux surgery for acid-reflux, gastroscopy, laparoscopic and open repairs of a wide range of hernias. He is the Lead Upper GI Cancer Surgeon at Dorset County Hospital.

Mr Sudhindra Rao was the Surgical Tutor of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, for the surgical trainees in West Dorset. He is actively involved in training medical students and surgical trainees at all levels.

Special interests:
Gallstones
Acid reflux
Cancer of gullet, stomach, pancreas and liver

New treatments introduced:
Intra-operative ultrasound scan during gallbadder surgery

Clinics:
DCH, Wednesday AM

Contact:
01305 255491

Key members of team:
Upper GI Cancer Nurse Specialists Jane Wraight and Caroline Longley