Mr Krishna Moorthy is a ground-breaking London surgeon with specialist expertise in upper gastrointestinal surgery and hernia surgery. His upper gastrointestinal expertise includes surgery for cancer, weight loss (bariatric) and gastro-oesophageal reflux. He also specialises in all types of hernia surgery varying from simple inguinal hernias to complex hernias such as hiatal and incisional hernias. Mr Moorthy currently works at his private clinics alongside a clinic with the NHS.
With more than 25 years of experience in his speciality, Mr Moorthy has dedicated many years to research and development beyond his clinic hours. Most notably, Mr Moorthy was the first to perform the robotic gastric bypass and gastric band in the UK. Over the years, Mr Moorthy has performed thousands of laparoscopic procedures for all upper gastrointestinal conditions and complex hernias. Additionally, he is a specialist in the surgical management of cancers of the stomach and the oesophagus, and at present works in the reputable surgical unit in Imperial College.
Mr Moorthy has also published in over 80 peer-reviewed papers that have been in highly regarded journals. Furthermore, Mr Moorthy's research extends from the surgical table to patient, with topics including information transfer in surgery, multi-disciplinary handover, safety and teamwork in the operating theatre, and safety and quality of care of patients who are undergoing either elective and emergency surgery.
He focuses on improving patient safety and quality of care in surgery. He was involved in the development of the World Health Organisation surgical checklist which is now used throughout the NHS and often gives lectures on surgical training, patient safety in surgery, quality improvement and bariatric surgery. Mr Moorthy received the BMJ Surgical Team of the Year 2017 award for his lead in developing a novel prehabilitation programme called "PREPARE for surgery", which is a holistic patient programme regularly used within the NHS.
Mr Moorthy's most recent efforts have been co-founding a digital cancer programme called Onko to help prepare and support patients undergoing cancer treatment. It "combines the expert support you would get as an inpatient with all the convenience you would have as an outpatient"