Mr Arjun Shankar, Consultant General Surgeon

Mr Arjun Shankar MD FRCS

Consultant General Surgeon

MD FRCS

Areas of expertise

  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumours
  • Abdominal sarcomas
  • Desmoids
  • Pancreatitis
  • Hernia

Recommendations for Mr Shankar

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Recommended by:

  • byMr Shadi Ghali, Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

    Mr Arjun Shankar is technically superb. I do a lot of joint cases with him. He’s my preferred surgeon. He does hepatobiliary surgery as well.

  • byDr George Webster, Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

    Excellent general surgeon, with specialist expertise in pancreaticobiliary and sarcoma surgery.

  • byDr Paul Glynne, General (Internal) Medicine

    Super surgeon who always goes the extra mile for his patients - very good availability.

  • byDr Gavin Johnson, Gastroenterologist

    Fantastic surgeon, excellent patient service

  • by Mr Eddie Chaloner, Vascular Surgeon

    The best pancreatic and general surgeon I know. Has operated on members of my own family

  • byMr Shadi Ghali, Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

    Mr Arjun Shankar is technically superb. I do a lot of joint cases with him. He’s my preferred surgeon. He does hepatobiliary surgery as well.

  • byDr George Webster, Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

    Excellent general surgeon, with specialist expertise in pancreaticobiliary and sarcoma surgery.

  • byDr Paul Glynne, General (Internal) Medicine

    Super surgeon who always goes the extra mile for his patients - very good availability.

  • byDr Gavin Johnson, Gastroenterologist

    Fantastic surgeon, excellent patient service

  • by Mr Eddie Chaloner, Vascular Surgeon

    The best pancreatic and general surgeon I know. Has operated on members of my own family

  • Address

    • The Lister Hospital

      Chelsea Bridge Road, London, SW1W 8RH

    • The Harley Street Clinic

      35 Weymouth St, Marylebone, London, W1G 8BJ

    • Telephone or video consultation

      Virtual

  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    250 Euston Road, London, Greater London, NW1 2PG

  • About Mr Arjun Shankar

    GMC number: 3452851

    Year qualified: 1990

    Place of primary qualification: University of London

    One of the top general surgeons in London, Mr Shankar is the Medical Director at Lister Hospital for HCA UK. Prior to this, he served as the Divisional Clinical Director of Gastrointestinal Services at University College London Hospitals. His other HCA UK private practice locations include HCA UK at University College Hospital, The Wellington Hospital, and The Harley Street Clinic.

    His primary locations in the NHS are University College and The Royal Free Hospitals, and he received the majority of his surgical training at The Middlesex, University College, and Hammersmith Hospitals in London. For his investigation into the growth of colorectal liver metastases, he received an MD.

    His interests include benign HPB disorders, particularly acute and chronic pancreatitis, complex gallstone-related conditions, emergency surgery, and duodenal polyposis. Mr Shankar works in one of the largest HPB facilities in the UK. He also oversees the London Sarcoma Service at University College Hospital's Abdominal Sarcoma Unit. He also oversees the Hernia Clinic, which offers both open and laparoscopic procedures, and he has a particular interest in handling complicated complications and recurrences.

    Areas of expertise

    • Abdominal pain
    • Abdominal sarcomas
    • Abdominal wall reconstruction
    • Appendicectomy
    • Appendicitis
    • Bowel cancer
    • Complex hernias
    • Cytoreductive surgery
    • Desmoids
    • Gallbladder cancer
    • Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)
    • Gallstone surgery
    • Gallstones
    • Gastrointestinal stromal tumours
    • Heated intra-peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)
    • Hernia
    • Hernia repair (keyhole)
    • Inguinal hernia
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Laparoscopy
    • Lipoma removal
    • Open hernia repair
    • Pancreatitis
    • Retroperitoneal sarcomas
    • Sarcoma
    • Skin lesion treatments
    • Splenectomy
    • Upper GI surgery

    Professional memberships

    Royal College of Surgeons
    General Medical Council

    Articles by Mr Arjun Shankar

    Radiological tumor density and lymph node size correlate with survival in resectable adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head: a retrospective cohort study.

    Endoscopic ultrasound in the assessment of advanced duodenal adenomatosis in familial adenomatous polyposis.

    Port-site metastases after robotic radical cystectomy: a systematic review and management options.

    The effect of renin angiotensin system genetic variants in acute pancreatitis.

    Patient-derived xenografts for individualized care in advanced sarcoma.

    The use of nasojejunal nutrition in patients with chronic pancreatitis.

    Postsplenectomy thrombocytosis with pseudohyperkalaemia.

    Big data in status epilepticus.