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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

Mr Kyle Mitchell (General and Upper GI Surgery)

Qualifications:​
MB, BChir (2004, Cambridge)
MA (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 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.​

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​​​