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

New treatments introduced
Intra-operative ultrasound scan during gallbladder surgery

Clinics
DCH, Wednesday AM

Contact
01305 253765

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

 

Mr Tomasz Graja (Breast Surgeon)

Qualifications
1992 Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland
2002 Surgical Specialist Training completed in Poland
2005 PhD – Quality of life in breast cancer patients

Background
General surgeon with a special interest in breast oncoplastic and reconstructive surgery, hernia and endocrine surgery

Modernised One Stop Clinic for urgent breast referrals allows, complete triple assessment (mammogram, US, biopsy) on the same day. 
Stratified follow-up for breast cancers with majority of patients on patient-led follow-up pathway with direct access to.

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 reconstructions using various tissue expanders and breast implants including pre-pectoral one-stage immediate breast reconstruction and latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction.
Parathyroid surgery

New treatments introduced
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy using Magtrace (magnetic tracer) and blue dye for breast cancer.
Therapeutic mammoplasty (combination of lumpectomy and breast reduction) for breast cancer.
Immediate and delayed breast reconstruction.

Clinics
Thursday afternoon
Friday morning
Breast MDT – Thursday 12.30pm -2.30pm

Contact
01305 255475

Key members of team
Vivien Ng - Consultant Breast Surgeon
Caroline Osborne – Consultant Breast Surgeon (part time)
Muhammad Hashmi - Specialty Doctor in Breast Surgery
Lorraine Sers – Breast Care Nurse
Katy Kennedy – Breast Care Nurse
Jo Samways - Breast Care Nurse



Mr Benjamin Stubbs

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

Background
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
Endoscopy
Benign anorectal conditions (haemorrhoids/fistula/fissure) 

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

Contact
01305 253388 (Alycia Joy)

Key members of the team
Julie Lane Colorectal Consultant Nurse 01305 255273
Colorectal Cancer Nursing team 01305 253144 


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

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

Background
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.

Clinics
Monday mornings

Contact
01305 253765

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