Consultant Profile

Mr Ankur Shah

Mr Ankur Shah MBBS,MS,FRCS. CORe HBX (Harvard)

Practising at: Ashford

Specialties: General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Hernia Repair Surgery, laparoscopic Cholecystectomies, Gallbladder Removal

Special clinical interests:
• Gallstones (Cholecystectomy)
• Bile Duct Exploration
• Splenectomy
• Groin hernias
• Umbilical and Paraumbilical hernia
• Ventral and Incisional Hernias
• Laparoscopic surgery
• Benign diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder and Pancreas

Research interests:

2022- Funds granted by the Charities of East Kent – £7500 for our proposed research on “Gut Microbiome in Gall stone disease” In Process of submitting the IRAS form (ethics approval form).

2005- 2008:
Research Registrar (at Bristol Royal Infirmary with Bristol University) on:
1) The role of Contrast Enhanced Intraoperative ultrasound for the detection of colorectal liver metastasis (Bristol, UK)
2) Contrast enhanced Intraoperative ultrasound for the detection of liver metastases during primary colorectal surgery. (Bristol, UK)
3) The role of staging laparoscopy and ultrasound in the staging of HPB cancers (Bristol)

Year of first medical qualification and medical school attended: 1997

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
• RCS of England
• Association of Surgeons of Great Britain (ASGBI)

Background Information

Mr Ankur Shah has experience of around 25 years in General surgery. He hold previous experience of Hepato- biliary and liver transplant surgery and has released more than 20 publications in the last 4 years.

Mr Ankur Shah has formed the Standard Operating Procedure for gall stone disease for the NHS Trust EKHUFT which has been adopted across the Kent region.

Mr Ankur Shah is currently the Chief Investigator for translational research on Gut Microbiome Disease – the first of its kind in the NHS Trust EKHUFT and across Kent.

Mr Ankur Shah has released various Publications:

Related to gall bladder disease:

Hot gall bladder service’ by emergency general surgeons: Is this safe and feasible? -Journal of Minimal Access Surgery 2021.

Evaluation of a novel laparoscopic cholecystectomy curriculum with the use of animal models and live operating-Journal of Surgical Education.

The important role of in-situ simulation in preparing surgeons for the COVID-19 pandemic- Surgeon 2020 (Collaborator)

Risk factors for litigation following major transectional bile duct injury sustained at laparoscopic cholecystectomy. World J Surg. 2010.

Routine On-Table Cholangiography During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Is Well Worthwhile- The Internet Journal of Surgery. 2007.

Related to Liver:

Role of Fibroscan and Non Invasive Markers to Assess Hepatic Fibrosis and Steatosis at Initial Presentation of Patients with Hepatitis B-Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders August 2020.

Clinical risk score can be used to select patients for staging laparoscopy and laparoscopic ultrasound for colorectal liver metastases. World J Surg. 2010.

Contrast-enhanced intraoperative ultrasound improves detection of liver metastases during surgery for primary colorectal cancer. 2010.

Alternative transplant procedures for acute liver failure.-Acta Gastroenterol Belg. 2010.

The clinical impact of magnetic resonance imaging in diagnosing focal hepatic lesions and suspected cancer. Clinical Imaging. 2009

Other publications:

“Awareness of Medical Leadership and Management: A Qualitative Study of Final Year Students at Two Medical Schools” -World Journal of Surgery and Surgical Research 2019.

COVID-19 and surgery: running on good will or guilt – Annals of Medicine and Surgery. (Letter).

Abdominal drainage during appendicectomy. Nepal Health Res Council 2020.

COVID – 19, isolation and the effect on NHS workers. The Surgeon-2020.

Perception, Barriers and Acceptance of COVID 19 Vaccination in Surgical Patients: A Single Centre Study: Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2022.

Perception And Adherence To The COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Amongst Health Workers In A General Surgical Department: BJOSS:2022.

Acute general surgical emergency and COVID-19 is a pandemic challenge for surgeons: a UK based practical experience–Journal of Perioperative Practise-2021.

Perceived barriers to medical leadership training and methods to mitigate them in the undergraduate medical curriculum: A mixed-methods study of final year medical students at two medical schools-Future Healthcare Journal. 2020.

COVID-19: adapting to change – general surgery at a district general hospital in the United Kingdom – Journal of Perioperative Practice. 2020.

Negative Pressure Wound therapy in Surgical Patients – A Single Centre Experience: J Surg Res 2020.

Acute Appendicitis and DeGarengot hernia- A review – Journal of Universal Surgery 2020

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