Mr Shashidhar Irukulla

Personal profile

Mr Shashi 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 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.

Mr Shashi Irukulla has led and is behind the innovative project of setting up an Oesophageal Manometry/pH monotoring service in his NHS post at St Peters Hospital, Chertsey, to help further diagnose reflux problems in patient’s ongoing symptoms. This 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.

Mr Shashi 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.

Research: S Irkulla1, B Ujam1, D Gaze, D Kumar and M Mendall, Abdominal adiposity is the main determinant of the C-reactive response to injury in subjects undergoing inguinal hernia repair, Journal of Inflammation.

Professional Memberships

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

Clinical Interests

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

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