Mr Deepak Hariharan is a consultant general and hepato-pancreato-biliary surgeon in London who specialises in gallbladder surgery, liver surgery, pancreas surgery, laparoscopy, hernia surgery and pancreatitis.
Mr Hariharan has dedicated himself to improving the quality of surgery and enhancing the patient experience. He has been instrumental in setting up the Hot Cholecystectomy Pathway, which promotes immediate or early gallbladder surgery for emergency cases with symptomatic gallstones. He has also assisted in building an enhanced recovery programme after HPB (hepato-pancreatico-biliary) cancer surgery to advance postoperative care.
Aside from his consultancy work, Mr Hariharan has a clinical research interest in promoting early diagnosis and treatment in HPB cancers and has investigated possible diagnostic biomarkers in urine samples for pancreatic cancer. Pancreas Cancer Research Fund financed a £1.6M clinical study in 2019 that aims to verify the accuracy and reliability of a urine test in diagnosing early-stage pancreatic cancer.
Furthermore, Mr Hariharan has published in multiple peer-reviewed papers and is also both a tutor and mentor to undergraduate and post-graduate trainees and nurses.