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Mr Pritam Singh

Consultant General & Oesophago-Gastric Surgeon

MBBS, MA, PhD, FRCS

Practices at: BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital

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Mr Pritam Singh is a Consultant General and Oesophago-Gastric Surgeon at the Regional Oesophago-Gastric Unit, Royal Surrey County Hospital. He specialises in benign and malignant disorders of the oesophagus and stomach, including hiatal hernia, and anti-reflux surgery. His general surgical interests include minimally invasive and open abdominal wall hernia surgery, gallbladder surgery and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.

Education & Training

Pritam Singh conducted his pre-clinical training in Medicine at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge where he was also awarded an intercalated degree in Neurosciences in 2002. He completed his clinical training at University College London in 2005 where he was awarded a certificate of Merit in his final examinations.

During his Higher Surgical Training in the West Midlands Deanery, Pritam had the privilege of being trained in both radical open and minimally invasive surgery techniques across a range of disciplines including pancreatic and retroperitoneal sarcoma units before sub-specialising in benign and malignant Oesophago-Gastric surgery. He. He subsequently performed a specialist Oesophago-Gastric Fellowship at the high volume Trent Oesophago-Gastric Unit within Nottingham University Hospitals.

After completing his training, Pritam visited Takeshi Sano’s team at the Cancer Institute Hospital in Tokyo, Japan, where he learnt from their extensive experience in minimally invasive (both laparoscopic and robotic) gastric cancer surgery. Pritam is currently helping to develop the robotic oesophago-gastric service at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

Research & Teaching

Pritam Singh was awarded a PhD from the department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London in 2015 for his research thesis entitled ‘An evaluation of the quality of surgical training’. Pritam was the chair of the West Midlands Research Collaborative from 2017 to 2018. He continues to play an active role in collaborative research, sitting on the steering committee of the international Oeosphagogastric Anastomosis Audit and is a Surgical Representative on the national Perioperative Quality Improvement Project. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications and strives to incorporate research and quality improvement into his everyday clinical practice when he treats his patients.

Pritam enjoys teaching and is regularly invited as faculty on a number of national training courses and at the Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit, Guildford. He has worked with the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng) to develop an online learning module in minimally invasive surgery as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Surgery and continues to work with the RSCEng teaching on the Basic Surgical Skills (BSS) and Care of the critically ill surgical patient (CCrISP) courses.

Mr Singh specialises in the assessment, investigation and management of benign and malignant disorders of the oesophagus and stomach. His general surgical interests include minimally invasive and open abdominal wall hernia surgery and gallbladder surgery.

General Surgery operations

  • Laparoscopic/open abdominal wall hernia repair – epigastric, umbilical, groin (inguinal and femoral)
  • Laparoscopic gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)
  • Removal of benign skin lesions.

Specialist Oesophago-Gastric operations

  • Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery (fundoplication)
  • Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic cardiomyotomy for achalasia
  • Laparoscopic/open/endoscopic feeding tube placement.

Endoscopy

  • Upper Gastrointestinal diagnostic endoscopy
  • Upper Gastrointestinal interventional endoscopy – stent placement, dilatation, feeding tube placement.

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