Professor Yirupaiahgari Viswanath

Consultant General Surgeon


Personal profile

Mr Yirupaiahgari Viswanath is an established General, Upper Gastrointestinal, laparoscopic and endoscopic surgeon, practicing for over 15 years. He specialises in all hernia surgeries, gall stone, acid-reflux, hiatus hernia, achalasia and Upper GI cancer disorders.

He carries out routinely advanced laparoscopic surgeries, endoscopies including dilatation, placements of stents etc. Mr Viswanath was first to establish STRETTA (Endoscopic Anti-reflux Radio-frequency Treatment) centre in UK and hold 'Live' training courses. In addition, he introduced Restech pH studies to investigate and manage patients with acid reflux and LPR (cough, lumpy sensation in the throat, cranky voice etc).

Clinical Interests

  • Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery')
  • Hernias, including inguinal / incisional hernia
  • Footballer's / sports person groin
  • Upper gastro-intestinal disease
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux and hiatus hernia surgery
  • Endoscopic Antireflux RFA (STRETTA)
  • Gastro-intestinal disease
  • Endoscopy - therapeutic; Endoscopy - upper GI; Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Gall bladder problems
  • Oesophagogastic cancer
  • Gastro-intestinal tract (surgery)
  • Laparoscopic splenectomy
  • Groin surgery
  • Restech pH Study

Research interests

  • Oesophago-gastric cancer
  • Barrett's oesophagus
  • Oesophageal dysmotillity
  • Acid Reflux disorders
  • Achalasia

Personal interests

  • Intercollegiate MRCS Examiner, UK
  • Undergraduate MBBS Examiner
  • Clinical Supervisor for PhD, MPhil, MSc
  • National Specilaist Registrar selector
  • National CEPOD clinical advisor ( GI Bleeding/ pancreatities)
  • FRCS Intercollegiate exit examiner
  • MCh Programme Director

Awards received

  • National Bronze Award for 'Clinical Excellence'
  • Rajiv Gandhi Gold Medal Award
  • NRI Global Icon Award 2017

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Consultant General, Upper GI and Laparoscopic Surgeon
  • Honorary Lecturer/Visiting Fellow Teesside University
  • Programme Director MCh Surgical gastroenterology and minimal access surgery




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