Mr Niteen Tapuria is an experienced Consultant General Surgeon specialising in Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HBP) surgery which is surgery of the liver, pancreas and bile system. He has performed more than 500 laparoscopic cholecystectomies for gallstones and is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as bile duct stones , pancreatic cancer, bile duct cancer and diseases of the liver as well as Spleen. However, he is also has a special interest in minimally invasive and open techniques for groin hernia repair and abdominal wall hernia as well . More recently he has developed skills in Robotic surgery and Virtual reality surgery .
Graduating with a medical degree from the University of Delhi in 1992, followed by MS in General Surgery from Delhi University, he moved to the UK and began his specialist training here in King’s College Hospital, London . His first job as an HBP Specialist Registrar began in the Royal Free and University College London Hospitals in 2011. Since then, he has worked across London at Kings College Hospital as well as The Royal Marsden Hospital before taking up a HPB Consultant post in early 2017 in the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust. Additionally, he completed a fellowship in HBP surgery and liver transplantation at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and Robotics in Italy.
His current NHS base is at Milton Keynes University Hospital.
Mr Tapuria takes a particular interest in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and robotics. He is a member of Great Britain Hepatobiliary Association and Association of Surgeons of Great Britain.
Mr Tapuria is a recipient of the European Society of Surgical Oncology Fellowship and Peter Samuel Grant . Mr Tapuria was awarded an MD in 2008 from the University College of London for his research work which demonstrated the protective role of preconditioning on organs by regulation of endothelial function. He has published in peer reviewed journals and presented at International conferences. He is a reviewer for the British Journal of Surgery .
I have a special interest in diseases of the gallbladder such as gallstones and gallbladder dyskinesia. I have a high volume practice in managing these conditions as well as perform laparoscopic surgery for groin and abdominal wall hernia, appendix, acute abdomen , bile duct and spleen . All patients with groin hernia regardless of symptoms should be offered a consultation as the long term outcome of early operation is better than wait and watch policy in asymptomatic hernia according to recent guidelines.
In addition I have an interest in a multidisciplinary team approach to complex abdominal wall reconstruction including both open and minimally invasive techniques. Abdominal wall hernia result in poor quality of life and abdominal wall function and surgical treatment can offer a significant improvement in quality of life.