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Upper GI Surgery

Updated 18 February 2021


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

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

Mr Sudhindra Rao is a Consultant General and Upper Gastro-intestinal Surgeon at the Dorset County Hospital since 2006. 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 obtaining surgical training at the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute in India. Mr Sudhindra Rao was the Clinical Director for Surgery and Urology at the Dorset County Hospital and also served as the Surgical Tutor of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, for specialist surgical trainees in the Wessex Deanery. 

He was the Lead Upper GI Cancer Clinician in West Dorset. He is actively involved in training medical students and surgical trainees. He is dedicated to research and has published many papers in various journals and e-textbooks. 

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

New treatments introduced
Intra-operative ultrasound scan during gallbladder surgery

DCH, Wednesday AM

01305 253765

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


Mr W. Kyle Mitchell (General and Upper GI Surgery)

MB, BChir (2004, Cambridge)
PhD (2014, Nottingham)
FRCS (2015, Royal College of Surgeons of England)

Mr Mitchell graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2004. He undertook surgical training in Leicester, Nottingham and Glasgow. Mr Mitchell undertook research into stomach cancer at the University of Toronto and was awarded a PhD by the University of Nottingham for his work on nutrition and muscle wasting. 

Special interests
Gallbladder surgery; bile duct surgery; ERCP; acute and chronic pancreatitis.

Monday mornings

01305 253765

Key members of the team
Jane Wraight Upper GI Cancer Nurse Specialist
Caroline Longley Upper GI Cancer Nurse Specialist