Mr Athur Harikrishnan

General & Colorectal Surgeon in Sheffield

MBBS MS MPhil FRCS (Ed) FRCS (Gen Surg)

Mr Athur Harikrishnan areas of expertise:

Professional statement

Mr Athur Harikrishnan is an expert consultant in general and colorectal surgery based in Sheffield. He specialises in treating anal fissures and fistulas, haemorrhoids, groin and umbilical hernias and pilonidal sinus. His clinical interests also lie in laparoscopic surgery for benign and malignant colorectal conditions, transanal surgery and colonoscopy. He also provides advanced laparoscopic techniques like single port laparoscopic surgery and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.

He currently practices privately at the BMI Thornbury Hospital and Claremont Private Hospital where he routinely performs colonoscopy and gastroscopy. Mr Harikrishnan qualified at the Madras Medical College, India in 1992 and completed basic surgical training and Masters Degree (MS) in India. He then obtained two fellowships in 1997: his first from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the next in Glasgow. His subsequent surgical training was in South Wales and in East Anglia. He completed a research project on colorectal cytogenetics from Swansea university which was awarded a MPhil degree in 2006. He obtained the inter-collegiate FRCS (General Surgery) in 2009 and is a practicing colorectal and general surgical consultant since 2010.

Mr Harikrishnan is the Training Programme Director for General Surgery in Health Education Yorkshire (formerly Yorkshire Deanery) and an honorary clinical senior lecturer at both Edge Hill and Sheffield University. He is the course director for several surgical skills courses and in the teaching faculty of the University of East Anglia, Edge Hill University and the University of Edinburgh. He is the academic director of the Sheffield Academy for Surgical Skills and Simulation (SHEALSS). He is the assistant honorary treasurer of the Association of Coloproctogists of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI).

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