Professor Ameet Ghanshyam Patel

Consultant Hepato-pancreato-biliary Surgeon

A leading authority on laparoscopic procedures and the gastric band.

Professor Ameet Patel is a hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgeon in the Institute of Liver Studies and Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon in the Division of Surgery at King’s College Hospital.  His main specialist interest is in minimal access surgery, and he has developed laparoscopic techniques in treating both malignant and benign disease of the liver, pancreas and biliary system.  

As an expert in his field, Professor Patel has performed live link surgery for a number of national and international medical conferences, demonstrating laparoscopic liver resections, laparoscopic pancreatic surgery and bariatric procedures. His research interests focus on three categories: Bariatric, HPB, and minimal access surgery.

Professor Patel has been integral in establishing King's as a designated pancreatic centre. He is continuing to expand the boundaries of laparoscopic liver and pancreatic surgery with both left and right hepatectomies, and pylorus preserving pancreaticoduodenectomies (“Whipples’s procedure) being successfully undertaken laparoscopically. He has also performed many UK firsts, including ‘single incision’ laparoscopic liver resection.

Professor Patel is also a renowned bariatric surgeon, with over 15 years’ experience in performing basic bariatric procedures such as gastric banding, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and sleeve gastrectomy; both laparoscopically and using a single-incision technique which he perfected at the Princess Grace Hospital. 

He has a special ability to perform the most complex procedures, such as laparoscopic duodenal switch, revision bariatric procedures and dealing with complications of bariatric surgery.  He is involved in developing and utilising more novel procedures such as endobarrier, and modifying existing procedures to optimise diabetes resolution. 

Professional background

Professor Patel qualified from St George’s Hospital Medical School in London, and has postgraduate qualifications including Master of Surgery (University of London) and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh. He continued his training in the UK, US and Australia, before being appointed Consultant Surgeon at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in 1999.

Published widely, he is co-authored of a report into a quantitative and qualitative study: Exploring the impact of obesity surgery on patients’ health. He has written on Endothelial function and weight loss in obese humans; and he has contributed to a paper on Divergent effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition on blood pressure and endothelial function in obese humans.   

Services provided to HCA

Patel provides medical advisory services for HCA's Princess Grace Hospital. In his role, Professor Patel leads interactions with hospital medical staff and the hospital leadership team to assist the hospital by providing medical advice and promote high quality, cost effective care.

In his role, he contributes to the strategy, policies and decision making regarding HPB treatments and advises HCA to ensure that care provided within the facility is appropriate and efficient. In his role, Professor Patel advises on initiatives to drive clinical standards by providing professional advice on clinical governance matters and ensuring the adoption of those by colleagues in the HPB area.

In addition, he works with medical insurance companies, GPs, other relevant local NHS contacts, and patients to educate and advise on relevant clinical updates to treatments in HPB available in the facility. Furthermore, he advises on the accuracy of literature that may be published regarding relevant services. He will also advise on how to make the patient referral smooth to reduce stress and anxiety for patients.

HCA UK is charged by doctors in return for their expertise and advice, including on how to operate safe hospital facilities delivering complex care. All services provided under this agreement are charged to HCA UK. From April to December 2015, the total charge was £12,692.

HCA requires the doctors that advise us to attest that if they also practice in the NHS that they are not compromising their NHS commitments.

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