Mr Patel is a HPB, Upper GI and Bariatric surgeon who has a specialist interest in minimal access surgery and has developed laparoscopic techniques in treating both malignant and benign disease of the liver, pancreas and biliary system. As an expert in his field, Mr Patel has performed live link surgery for a number of national and international medical conferences, demonstrating laparoscopic liver resections and laparoscopic pancreatic surgery. He has been integral in establishing King’s College Hospital as a designated pancreatic centre, and combines his interest in pancreatic surgery with continuing to expand the boundaries of laparoscopic liver surgery with both left and right hepatectomies successfully undertaken laparoscopically, and has performed the first ‘single incision’ laparoscopic liver resection in the UK. Mr Patel is also a renowned Bariatric surgeon, with over 1000 operations performed, including Laparoscopic gastric banding, laparoscopic roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and the laparoscopic duodenal switch as well as revision bariatric procedures. Keen to take minimal access surgery to a new level, many of these procedures are now being performed using a ‘single incision’ (SILS) technique.
Mr Patel has written many peer-reviewed papers, is a supervisor to two research fellows and is a Reader in minimal access surgery at King’s College, London. Mr Patel qualified in 1985 from St Georges Hospital Medical School, London and his postgraduate qualifications include a Master of Surgery (University of London) and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons. He continued his training in the UK, UCLA (USA) and Australia before being appointed a consultant surgeon at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in 1999.