Mr Shashidhar Irukulla

Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal & Bariatric Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Gen.Surgery)

Clinical Interests

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower GI endoscopic procedures
  • Laparoscopic, benign upper GI and bariatric surgery
  • Gastro-oesophageal anti-reflux
  • Diagnostic manometric testing
  • Gall bladder diseases
  • Obesity specialist
  • Gastric procedures to aid weight loss
  • Hernia repairs including sports related

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS)
  • British Obesity and Metabolic Surgeons Society (BOMSS)
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Surgery (IFSO)
  • British Medical Association

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital

Call 0808 101 0337

Personal profile

Mr Shashi Irukulla specialises in upper gastro-intestinal, laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. The most common procedures he performs are laparoscopic cholecystectomy and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication, laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gastric band surgery and gastric balloon insertion.  He also undertakes advanced laparoscopic procedures, such as hiatus hernia surgery, and laparoscopic bile duct surgery for gallbladder disease.

Training and Appointment

Mr Irukulla trained in South India and then migrated to the UK where he completed basic surgical training through the South Yorkshire programme. He then went on to receive higher surgical training at John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, Australia and South West Thames region, London. He also completed a Bariatric Fellowship Programme at St Georges Hospital, Tooting, London.

Mr Shashi Irukulla established and lead the innovative project of establishing an Oesophageal Manometry/pH monotoring service at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, to help further diagnose reflux problems in patients’ ongoing symptoms, which is also available to private patients.

Since 2008 Mr Shashi Irukulla has developed an interest in treating patients with morbid obesity. In addition to his bariatric fellowship he has visited international bariatric centres in Hamburg, Germany, Bruges and Belgium to further his knowledge in this complex sub-specialty. He has his own team, including preparatory dietician, Bariatric Nurse Specialist and anaesthetists, for the personal and complete patient pathway towards their weight loss surgery finale.

Publications, lectures and teaching

Mr Irukulla regularly teaches in ATLS at Ashford Hospital and Leicester Royal Infirmary. He is a faculty member in CCrISP course at Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford.

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