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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 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:
Acid reflux
Cancer of gullet, stomach, pancreas and liver

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

DCH, Wednesday AM

Gina Gale - 01305 255491

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


Mr Tomasz Graja (Breast Surgeon)

Modernised One Stop Clinic for urgent breast referrals allows, in most cases, complete triple assessment (mammogram, US, biopsy) on the same day.
Stratified follow-up for breast cancers. Open access for breast cancer patients, instead of routine appointments to be launched in the near future.
Local provider for patients with PIP breast implants.

1992 Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland
2002 Surgical Specialist Training completed in Poland (equivalent to the CCT)
2005 PhD – Quality of life in breast cancer patients

General surgeon with a special interest in breast oncoplastic and reconstructive surgery and skin cancers surgery

Special interests:
Applying plastic techniques in surgery for breast cancer to achieve optimal cosmetic outcome
Symmetrising surgery for breast cancer survivors (breast reduction, mastopexy or augmentation to the contralateral breast)
One or two stage breast reconstruction using various tissue expanders and breast implants
Latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction
Skin grafts
Various local skin flaps

New treatments introduced:
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy using radioisotope and blue dye for breast cancer(and melanoma in the future)
Therapeutic mammoplasty (combination of lumpectomy and breast reduction) for breast cancer
Immediate and delayed breast reconstruction

Monday afternoon
Thursday afternoon
Friday morning
Breast MDT – Thursday 12:45- 14:15

Hannah Hallett​ - 01305 255475
Mary McComb - 01305 253473

Key members of team:
Caroline Osborne – Consultant Breast Surgeon (part time)
Lorraine Sers – Breast Care Nurse
Anne Saunders – Breast Care Nurse
Tessa Thomas – Skin Nurse Specialist

Mr Benjamin Stubbs

MBBS (London) 2000
MSc (London) 2005
FRCS (England and Edinburgh) 2012

Mr Stubbs completed his undergraduate medical training at St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospital's medical school before accepting a surgical training rotation and obtained his MRCS and CCBST. He continued his surgical training in London and gained further experience at the Royal Marsden Hospital where he developed an interest in the surgical management of cancer.

After a period of research at University College London, where he studied neo-angiogenesis (new vessel growth in cancer cells), he obtained a Masters in Surgical Sciences, gaining a distinction in his understanding of cancer and the environment. He then completed his higher surgical training rotation in London and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Mr Stubbs gained further experience and developed his sub-specialist interests in laparoscopic surgery and surgical management of bowel cancer and inflammatory bowel disease during a Fellowship at University College London Hospital, before taking up a substantive position as a Consultant at Dorset County Hospital.

He is currently College Tutor to the Royal College of Surgeons of England and sits on the Wessex deanery specialist advisory committee as the higher surgical training representative to Dorset County Hospital. 

Special interests:
Colorectal cancer
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Laparoscopic Surgery
Benign anorectal conditions (haemorrhoids/fistula/fissure) 

Specialist Surgical Outpatient clinic - Dorset County Hospital Main Outpatients - Tuesday afternoons
Rectal Bleeding Clinics - Endoscopy Department (Variable)

01305 253256; 255934; 255604

Key members of the team:
Julie Lane Colorectal Nurse Consultant- 01305 255273
Angela Ingram Colorectal Nurse Specialist – 01305 253144
Lucy Cadwell Colorectal Nurse Specialist– 01305 253144
Natasha Orbell Colorectal Nurse Specialist– 01305 253144

Mr Kyle Mitchell (General and Upper GI Surgery)

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

Mr Mitchell graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2004. He undertook Basic Surgical Training in Leicester and completed Specialty Training in General and Upper GI Surgery in the Trent Deanery in 2016. He was subsequently appointed as the Lister Fellow at Glasgow Royal Infirmary undertaking advanced training in pancreaticobiliary surgery and EUS and ERCP.

Mr Mitchell undertook research into the genetics of 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:
Surgical and endoscopic therapies for pancreatic and biliary disease; gallstone disease; ERCP; endoscopic ultrasound (EUS); 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​