Arun is a consultant general and colorectal surgeon in a busy surgical unit at Croydon University Hospital, specialising in laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery for diseases of the bowel including cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s and Colitis.
He is an advanced endoscopy practitioner, fully accredited by JAG(Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy) and carries out endoscopic removal of large polyps of the bowel and early cancers of the rectum. His special interests also include screening for bowel cancer and treatment for benign anorectal conditions including haemorrhoids, anal fistula and fissure. He also offers surgery for a wide range of general surgical problems including various types of hernia (groin/umbilical/incisional).
He takes a keen interest in training junior surgical trainees and is Surgical Tutor to the Royal College of Surgeons.
He has published in international, peer-reviewed journals and is currently the Principal Investigator for a multi-centre, NIHR approved trial.
Arun qualified from a reputed medical university in the south Indian city of Chennai. Following basic surgical training in India, he moved to the UK to pursue higher surgical training.
He underwent most of his specialist surgical training, in general and laparoscopic colorectal surgery, in south London, which resulted in his entry on the GMC’s specialist register.