Mr Vittal Rao is a Consultant Laparoscopic and Upper GI & Bariatric Surgeon based at the University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust. He completed his surgical training in Yorkshire and research degree in Hull
Vittal performs the whole range of advanced laparoscopic, upper GI and bariatric procedures. His main fields of work include weight loss surgery and laparoscopic (key hole) surgery for hernias and gall stones. With a special interest in endobariatric procedures and academia.
Expert witness service includes medical negligence and injury claims pertaining to abdominal wall injuries. He has undertaken extensive expert witness training and holds the Cardiff Bond Solon Expert witness certificate.
Areas of interest include:
Weight loss surgery
Laparoscopic surgery including ventral, incisional and groin hernias and gall bladder surgery
Gastroscopy for diagnosis
Laparoscopic hernia repair,
Gastro oesophageal reflux disease
Vittal has a strong academic interest and has presented more than 50 papers in various national and international conferences and published about 20 papers in peer reviewed journals.