Mr Shwetal Dighe is an esteemed consultant general surgeon, practising in Maidstone and Caterham. Specialising in hernia, gallbladder, anti-reflux, thyroid, and haemorrhoid surgery, Mr Dighe has gained much experience in his medical career spanning more than 20 years.
Mr Dighe obtained his MBBS from Grant Medical College in Mumbai, and upon completion of his postgrade MS in General Surgery from Mumbai University, he undertook training in general surgery. He spent a further 2 years as a post-fellow resident and lectured in general surgery at Grant Medical College. During this period, he earned memberships as both a Diplomat of the National Board New Delhi (DNB) and as a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCS).
In 2003, Mr Dighe relocated to the UK to gain more experience in surgery. He was presented with a Doctorate of Medical Research (MD Res) from the Institute of Cancer Research, London University for his research in imaging of colonic cancer.
In 2015, Mr Dighe was appointed as an Upper GI surgeon at the Darrent Valley Hospital, a reputable public NHS hospital. Thanks to his extensive training and expertise, numerous cutting-edge treatments, such as g laparoscopic bile duct exploration, anti-reflux surgery, and hiatal hernia repair, are now offered to patients. Mr Dighe is now the clinical lead for laparoscopic UGI surgery and pancreatitis at Darrent Valley.
Privately, Mr Dighe offers treatments to patients at KIMS Hospital and North Downs Hospital. Outside of his clinic work, he leads surgical simulation and audit lead in the surgical department at Darrent Valley. He also pursues his interest in research by contributing to many peer-reviewed publications as well as giving presentations at both a national and international level.