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Mr Shashidhar Irukulla
Mr Shashidhar Irukulla
MBBS, FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Gen.Surgery)
General Surgery
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SUBSPECIALTIES

Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery
Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery

REGISTERED WITH

General Medical Council: 4447049

LANGUAGES

english, urdu

About

Mr Shashidhar Irukulla (Shashi) is a consultant Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon with private practices in Ashtead, Surrey, Chertsey, and Farnham in the UK.  He specializes in laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures, which enable faster recovery time for patients than traditional open surgeries.  

Mr Irukulla received his MBBS in 1992 from Gulbarga University in India.  He later moved to the UK to complete his speciality training, with bariatric training at St. George’s Hospital in London.  He has also received advanced training at the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, Australia, and in the UK on the South West Thames rotation.  Currently, he serves as the senior Bariatric Surgeon at Ashford & St. Peter’s Hospitals in Chertsey, UK.   

In the last decade, the doctor has developed a particular interest in the treatment of patients with morbid obesity and has undertaken additional extensive training in this area.  He has visited various international centres of bariatric surgery excellence in Hamburg, Germany, Bruges, Belgium, and Strasbourg, France in order to further develop his skills in this area.  

In his practice, Mr Irukulla has his own well-trained team, including a preparatory dietician, bariatric nurse specialist, and specially-trained anaesthesiologists, all working together to provide patients with a personal and customized comprehensive journey towards their weight loss surgery and goals.  The doctor has extensive experience in this area, having performed more than 1,000 successful gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy procedures.  His commitment to his patients and a whole-person approach to weight loss surgery has ensured his reputation for excellence and resulted in patients coming to see him from all around the UK, and indeed the world as a whole, including patients who have travelled from Kuwait and Pakistan.  

The doctor is also on the cutting edge of medical science, developing new treatment approaches.  This includes his own novel approach for endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, which so far has had quite positive results.  He has also spearheaded an innovative project at St. Peter’s Hospital on the NHS, setting up an oesophageal manometry/pH monitoring service for patients, to aid in the further diagnosis of reflux problems for patients with ongoing symptoms.  These are just some of the reasons why patients from around the globe flock to Mr Irukulla for their GI and weight-loss surgery needs.

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Medical Procedures


  • General surgery
  • Hernia surgery open and laparoscopic
  • Weight Loss surgery
  • Laparoscopic Roux en Y gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopic mini gastric bypass (Omega Loop/Single Anastomosis)
  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
  • Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)
  • Laparoscopic Anti-reflux surgery (Fundoplication)
  • Laparoscopic Hellers Cardiomyotomy for Achalasia
  • Oesophageal High Resolution Manometry
  • pH monitoring (BRAVO)
  • Endoscopy/colonoscopy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery)

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Special Interests

  • Gall bladder surgery
  • Anti reflux surgery (fundoplication)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Heartburn/reflux
  • Hernia surgery
  • LINX procedure
  • Gastric bypass
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Gastric banding
  • Gastric balloon insertion
  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Oesophageal pH & Manometry

Education

Primary Medical Qualification
MB BS 1992 Gulbarga

Specialist Register entry date
General surgery From 19 July 2012


Professional memberships
BMA
AUGIS
BOMSS

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09-09-2019
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From the moment I met Mr Irukulla he filled me with confidence. He explained everything in detail and is a credit to his profession.
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20-06-2019
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Mr Irukulla was professional, polite and courteous, he put my mind at ease and made me feel more relaxed about my procedures. After I was returned to my room, he returned to the hospital to see me and talk through the next steps. His care to date has been second to none.
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17-05-2019
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Very pleasantr manner and calm throughout
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04-05-2019
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Mr Irukulla went out of his way to get my operation arranged as soon as possible and was really helpful and friendly.
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02-05-2019
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Mr Irukulla is friendly and kind. He took the time to understand my problem, and clearly explained the surgical procedure required to correct it and the risks of both treatment and non-treatment. On the day of the surgery, he visited me before and after the procedure. Everything went smoothly, and the nurse who changed my dressing a few days later commented on how neat the stitching was. :-)

Mr Shashidhar Irukulla

Many thanks for your kind words. Shashi Irukulla
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26-04-2019
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Mr Irukulla is an excellent consultant whom I would recommend to anyone having bowel problems. He genuinely cares a great deal about his patients. He is very professional, caring and kind.I am truly grateful for finding such an amazing consultant from the beginning of treatment to my operation. Thank you so much for helping when no one else would. many thanks

Mr Shashidhar Irukulla

I am glad to hear you found my management helpful. Thank you for leaving a kind feedback
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04-03-2019
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I have been under Mr Irukulla's care for a number of procedures (2 * elective Gastric Ballons and 2 other abdominal surgeries) His standard of care is excellent, all dealings with him have been very positive and he seems to be very well respected amongst his colleagues at the BMI Runnymede hospital
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18-02-2019
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There are several words I would use to describe Mr Irukulla, professional, knowledgeable, friendly and courteous. I honestly cannot rate him highly enough. He put me totally at ease and had answers for all my questions and concerns, both pre and post surgery.
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10-12-2018
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Mr Irukulla is such a lovely man, professional, down to earth, kind, explains everything so it's crystal clear and just a pleasure to see. Some Consultants are so patronising, rude and arrogant, they could learn alot from Mr Irukulla. A friendly Consultant is a wonderful thing
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27-09-2018
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17-09-2018
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I found Mr Irukulla to be a caring consultant who listens to his patients wishes. The procedures I have had done by him have all gone according to plan and I have been kept informed of all that is happening. I couldn't wish for a better consultant to be in charge of my case.
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19-08-2018
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I found Mr Irukulla to be professional in explaining the procedure to me and putting my mind at ease.
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16-08-2018
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Mr Irukulla has a professional, calm and confident manner. I received Excellent treatment and care from him and the team
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03-08-2018
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Excellent surgery care give before and after the operation. Everything was explained very clearly to understand before the operation and what to except after the operation. Excellent care received, by all staff that cared for me whilst I stayed at Clare Park hospital.
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01-08-2018
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Great bedside manner (so to speak) and clear good information and advice
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30-07-2018
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Life changing surgery that has left me diabetes free. Highly Recommend. Thank you.
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20-07-2018
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Very pleased thankyou
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17-07-2018
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A very dedicated and thorough surgeon. I feel confidence in his abilities and recommendations.
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09-07-2018
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Mr Irukulla carried out my halri comybotomy precedure after diagnosis for achelisia by him. Unfortunately my NHS date was very late and I decided to go private with him. The service I received was completely professional and successful and I am very pleased that I put my health in his hands.
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28-06-2018
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Almost made having surgery a pleasant experience. The procedure and results exceeded my expectations and recovery time was exactly as forecast. A very professional surgeon.
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21-06-2018
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Very pleased with the consultation process, overall care and professionalism.
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20-06-2018
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It was extremely satisfying and nspiring to have gone through an evaluation session with so much details.
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18-06-2018
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I bless the day a friend recommended Mr. Irukulla. I have known him for 3 years. He has operated on me twice. He had a very pleasant personality, an extremely good surgeon, also very conscientious. I would recommend him to anyone.
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18-06-2018
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Excellent diagnosis. Quick to understand patient's complaint.
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25-05-2018
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I was impressed with Mr.Irukulla. He explained everything that would happen during my procedure in a very friendly way. Both during my initial consultation and on the day of the procedure. I would certainly recommend him to anyone.
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09-05-2018
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Mr Irukulla couldn’t have been kinder, more professional and helpful. He explained everything very well and put me at my ease.
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16-04-2018
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I had gastric bypass surgery with Mr Irukulla just over twelve months ago. In that time I've lost over 150lb, come off all my medication for high cholesterol and high blood pressure and no longer have sleep apnoea. I ran my first half marathon at the weekend in under two hours at the ripe old age of 46! In the space of a year my life seems unrecognisable from what it used to be. From my first consultation Mr Irukulla was friendly and professional, explaining everything thoroughly. I've always felt able to contact him if I had any concerns, and his skills as a surgeon speak for themselves - I was fortunate to have no pain in the days following surgery, and any scars are minimal. I'm so grateful to Mr Irukulla and his team (in particular Deborah the dietician who has been so helpful over the past twelve months) and really can't recommend him highly enough.
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20-02-2018
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MR IRUKULLA is a very kind and very caring doctor , understands what you require done and the aftercare is great and i would recommend him .
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16-02-2018
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I had a bariatric balloon procedure with Mr Irukulla. He was courteous, professional and explained every stage with clarity. All of my questions were answered and he managed my expectations throughout the experience. I would recommend him without hesitation.
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14-02-2018
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One year ago yesterday, Mr Irukulla performed a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy at Ashtead Hospital. My weight at that time was 101kg. My weight today is 56.9kg, and to say I am delighted is an understatement. The weight loss (and the steady manner in which I lost the weight) has literally transformed my life. I have never once put on weight since my operation. Progress was slow at first, and I struggled with a few difficulties; but I am now a healthy, happy 52 year old who walks in all weathers (and loves it), eats when she’s physically, not emotionally hungry, and no longer suffers the almost intolerable pangs to binge that have blighted my life since a teenager. Thank you for helping me so significantly to help myself. Kindest regards
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13-02-2018
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Mr Irukulla - Words are not enough to thank you for all the help extended. Please know that I will remain grateful for all the support. God Bless you always!!
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29-01-2018
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Dear Mr Irukulla, I am deeply grateful to you for facilitating my Mother's admission at such short notice and for examining her on arrival. Thanks too for enabling my Mother to see Dr. Roberts so quickly. The level of care from the nurses and the RMO was very high indeed. It was a huge relief for my mother to be in such good hands!! Best wishes.
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29-01-2018
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