Mr Arjun Shankar

Mr Arjun Shankar


General Surgery

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31 years of experience
19 years as a specialist

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“I chose Mr Shankar because I have a history of recurrent hernias. He has a business-like approach but explained everything that he would be doing in detail. Having met him, I was confident that he was the right surgeon for me. Post-op, I believe I made the right choice.“
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  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
  • Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3452851
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    Practices worked at

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G 8BJ
    1,507 reviews

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    1,161 reviews


    Mr Shankar is one of London’s leading general surgeons and is Medical Director at HCA UK's, Lister Hospital, having previously been Divisional Clinical Director of Gastrointestinal Services at University College London Hospitals.

    His other HCA UK private practice locations include The Harley Street Clinic, The Wellington Hospital and HCA UK at University College Hospital.

    His NHS base is University College and the Royal Free Hospitals and His surgical training was in London, primarily at The Middlesex, University College and Hammersmith Hospitals. He was awarded an MD for his research into the Development of Colorectal Liver Metastases.

    Mr Shankar works in one of the largest HPB units in the UK and his interests include benign HPB conditions, in particular, acute and chronic pancreatitis, complex gallstone related conditions, emergency surgery and duodenal polyposis. He also leads the Abdominal Sarcoma Unit, which is part of the London Sarcoma Service, at University College Hospital. In addition, he runs the Hernia Clinic, which provides both open and laparoscopic techniques and he has particular interest in dealing with complex recurrences and complications.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Laparoscopic Surgery
    • Upper GI Surgery
    • Pancreatitis
    • Hernia
    • Sarcoma
    • Gallstones
    • Abdominal pain
    • Complex hernias


    • Gallstone Surgery
    • Open Hernia Repair
    • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
    • Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    • Splenectomy
    • Appendicectomy
    • Cytoreductive Surgery
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    • Heated Intra-Peritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)
    • Laparoscopy
    • Lipoma Removal
    • Skin Lesion Treatments
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Hernia
    • Sarcoma
    • Appendicitis
    • Bowel Cancer
    • Gallbladder Cancer
    • Gallstones
    • Pancreatitis
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    • MD FRCS - University College and Middlesex Hospitals Medical School 1990


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