Vinutha Shetty

Dr Shetty

Job Title: Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon

Department: General Surgery

Telephone Numbers:  
Judith Flynn - RPH sec 01772 523595

Nicola Sutton CDH sec  : 01257 245214

Primary Medical Qualification: MBBS ( VIMS, Bellary  India)

Other Qualifications: FRCS Ed, FRCS Gen

Year of Registration: 1995

GMC Number: 6036235

Career History:

I completed my primary qualification in Medicine and subsequent post graduate DNB training in General Surgery in India. In the UK, I gained experience in managing patients with complex intestinal fistulae with research interest in proximal loop jejunostomy and distal enteral feeding as a clinical fellow in the National Intestinal Failure Unit at Hope Hospital.

I underwent higher surgical training in General Surgery in the Northwest Deanery and completed sub-speciality training in upper GI, parathyroid and thyroid surgery.

I was appointed as a Consultant General, Upper GI and Endocrine Surgeon at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in June 2013.

Specialist Areas:  laparoscopic Surgery, Gallstone disease, Hernia surgery, Oesophago-gastric cancer surgery, Benign Oesophago-Gastric surgery (including hiatal hernia and anti-reflux surgery), surgical disease of the thyroid and parathyroid.

Research Interests:  Oesophago-gastric cancer, Distal Enteral Feeding, RIFT study, ROMIO Trial, Chole-QuIC Study

Clinics: General  & upper GI Cancer clinic -  Royal Preston Hospital

General & endocrine surgery clinic -  Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

Other Interests

Surgical Simulation Lead –since 2015 I have developed and conducted various surgical skills courses for surgical trainees and medical students such as Practical Suturing Skills, LTHTR Key Skills for Medical Students and LTHTR Chest Drain Masterclass. I am a teaching Faculty at the RCS England as the Course Director for the Intercollegiate SSS and BSS course conducting regular courses since 2015.

Trust Lead for IV Fluids  

NSSG chair for UGI cancer

Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu and Tulu

Awards and Prizes:

BMJ quality Awards 2018 - finalist for Improving Emergency Care in Acute Biliary Disease

Lancashire Evening Post – Hospital Doctor of the Year Award - June 2016.

Undergraduate Innovation in teaching awards 2017- Technical and nontechnical course for medical students

MRAS Regional Surgical Society Meeting best Registrar Presentation - 2009

  1. Recognition for fantastic improvements to patient experience

    A team at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been named as a finalist in a national awards ceremony for improvements to emergency care.

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