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Mr P S Jambulingam

MBBS, MS (General Surgery), FRCS Ed, FRCS ( Gen Surg)
Consultant Upper GI/ Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon
Clinical Director - Upper GI / Bariatric Surgery

Mr Jambulingam is a Consultant General Surgeon with a special interest in Upper GI / laparoscopic & weight loss surgery.  His practice is based in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire and has been practising surgery since 1995.  He uses current surgical evidence in delivering excellence in surgical care with major emphasis in minimally invasive surgery.  He delivers upper GI cancer services and bariatric surgical service in a multidisciplinary setting providing the best care for his patients. He sees over 1000 patients and performs over 500 procedures per year.

Professional Background

Mr Jambulingam is a Consultant Surgeon at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Trust.  He is the Clinical Director for Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery.  He is the Lead clinician for Upper GI Cancers and Chair of the Upper GI Cancer MDT for the Trust.  He completed his higher surgical training in the West Midlands, at University Hospitals in North Staffordshire, Coventry & Warwickshire and Birmingham.  He spent a year in the Liver Transplantation Unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, where he passed the intercollegiate specialty examination (FRCS) in 2004 and obtained the Certificate of completion of surgical training (CCST). He completed a year’s post CCST fellowship in OesophagoGastric and advanced laparoscopic surgery at University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust.

He is trained in oesophago gastric cancer resections, laparoscopic cholecystectomy,  antireflux surgery, diaphragmatic hernia, inguinal & incisional hernia repair, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. His NHS practice reflects his subspecialty training in laparoscopic surgery.  His practice includes general surgery, weightloss surgery, benign and malignant GI surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery and hepatobiliary surgery.

He delivers bariatric surgical services at the Obesity Centre for research at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and enters his data regularly on the National Bariatric Surgery registry (NBSR).  He attended bariatric training courses in Hull, Taunton, Bruges in Belgium, UPMC - Pittsburgh and Rotterdam.  He is an experienced bariatric surgeon who performs insertion of intragastric balloons (Obera), Obalon, laparoscopic gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and revisional bariatric surgery.  He was an invited speaker for the Sleeve gastrectomy course at IFSO, Montreal 2014.

His special interest is oesophago-gastric surgery which includes the management of acid reflux disease in the form of laparoscopic hiatus hernia repair, fundoplication, paraoesophageal hernia repair and achalasia cardia.  He has visited the Cancer Institute Hospital and the National Cancer centre in Tokyo and the Division of Thoracic and Foregut surgery at UPMC Pittsburgh on an AUGIS travelling Fellowship.   He performs minimally invasive oesophagectomies (MIO) and gastrectomies for cancers and for excision GIST tumors.

He performs laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs extra-peritoneally (TEPP) which facilitates treatment of all groin hernias (including Spigelian hernias) and incisional hernias. He performs diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy including dilatations & insertion of stents and colonoscopy.

Qualifications

MBBS Madras Medical College, Madras, India January 1991
MS (General Surgery) MGR Medical University, Madras India April 1994
PLAB test General Medical Council June 1995
FRCS Ed The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh 1996
FRCS (Gen Surg) The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh 2004
CCST Intercollegiate Specialty Board, UK January 2005
Specialist Register General Medical Council January 2005
Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education University of Cardiff June  2014
 

Memberships

General Medical Council (GMC) Full Registration 4447025 1997
British Medical Association (BMA) 2004
The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh Fellow member 2004
The Association of Upper GI Surgeons, UK   - AUGIS 2002
British Hernia Society - BHS 2004
British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society, UK – BOMSS 2009
International Federation of Surgeons for Obesity -  IFSO 2009
National Association of Clinical Tutors – NACT 2010
Weight loss surgery info – WLSinfo 2011
British Obesity Surgery Patient Association – BOSPA 2011
Faculty of Surgical Trainers  - RCS Edinburgh 2013

Educational Profile

Apart from surgery he has an interest in medical education.  He has completed his Post graduate Diploma in Medical Education at University of Cardiff.  He is a  Clinical and Educational supervisor for core and Specialty Trainees in general surgery. He is an examiner for the MBBS exams for UCL medical students.

He is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons and is an instructor for the Basic Surgical Skills (BSS), Higher Surgical Skills (HSS) and Care of the critically ill surgical patient (CRISP) courses.

Awards

Robert H Sage Award (best HST) 2000 - 2001
University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust. Selly Oak.

Glory of India Award 2009
India International Friendship Society

Personal profile

Mr Jambulingam is married with two children and lives at St Albans.  He plays cricket regularly for the South Bedfordshire Doctors Cricket Club and for a local club at St Albans.  He is a keen Golfer and plays 18 holes over the weekends.  He listens to music and is a trained walking leader and continues this in his leisure time.

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