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Mr Vittal Rao

17 Coppicewood Drive
Littleover
Derby
DE23 4YQ


Contact Person: Mr Vittal Rao
Qualifications: MBBS MS FRCS(Ed & Glasg) MD FRCS(GenSurg)
Phone: 07719 495 560
Occupation: Consultant Laparoscopic and Upper GI & Bariatric Surgeon

Mr Vittal Rao
MBBS MS FRCS(Ed & Glasg) MD FRCS(GenSurg)

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Consultant Laparoscopic and Upper GI & Bariatric Surgeon

Mr Vittal Rao is a Consultant Laparoscopic and Upper GI & Bariatric Surgeon based at the University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust. He completed his surgical training in Yorkshire and research degree in Hull.

Mr Rao performs the whole range of advanced laparoscopic, upper GI and bariatric procedures. His main fields of work include weight loss surgery and laparoscopic (key hole) surgery for hernias and gallstones. With a special interest in endobariatric procedures and academia.

His expert witness service includes medical negligence and injury claims pertaining to abdominal wall injuries. He has undertaken extensive expert witness training and holds the Cardiff Bond Solon Expert Witness certificate.

His specialist areas of interest include:

  • Weight loss surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery including ventral, incisional and groin hernias and gallbladder surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Abdominal pain
  • Reflux disease
  • Gastroscopy for diagnosis
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Paraumbilical hernia
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Femoral hernia
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Laparoscopic hernia repair
  • Gastro oesophageal reflux disease

Mr Rao has a strong academic interest and has presented more than 50 papers in various national and international conferences and published about 20 papers in peer reviewed journals.