Mr Bijendra Patel is a pioneering upper GI and laparoscopic surgeon based in London. Mr Patel provides expert care and attention to patients with both common and complex surgical problems including indigestion, abdominal pain, hernia, heartburn, gallstones and cancer of the oesophagus and stomach. He is the Clinical Lead for General & Emergency Surgery at Royal London Hospital and North East London Network Director for Upper GI Surgery.
Mr Patel is a world leader in establishing higher education degrees for acquiring operative surgical skills by simulation. He founded the Masters course in Surgical Skills and Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London and has set up a "Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation Centre" for training surgeons. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Surgical Simulation.
Originally graduating from the University of Bombay in 1989, Mr Patel moved to the UK in 1994 to pursue training in general surgery and higher specialist training in laparoscopic and gastrointestinal surgery. After being awarded the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in 2004, Mr Patel was appointed consultant upper GI surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust, where he works to this day.