About Professor Viswanath
Professor Viswanath YKS is a highly experienced general surgeon specializing in upper gastrointestinal disorders, laparoscopic procedures, and endoscopic surgeries, boasting over two decades of expertise in the field. He earned his qualification in 1989 and underwent extensive training in the Tyne and Tees regions as well as in Leeds. Prof. Viswanath has previously held the esteemed position of leading the Upper-Gastrointestinal oncology team and has served as the Cancer Lead clinician for the trust, Network Chairman, overseeing various oncological specialties.
Prof. Viswanath’s clinical practice encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of a diverse range of gastrointestinal conditions, including hernias, gallstones, acid reflux, hiatus hernias, achalasia, upper GI cancers, and he is particularly renowned for his proficiency in advanced laparoscopic surgeries and various endoscopic procedures, including endoscopic myotomy, mucosal resection,dilatation and stent placement. He routinely performs laparoscopic surgeries for reflux, hiatal hernia, complex revisional surgery inclding placement of magenic device for reflux (Linx).
Notably, he has established the STRETTA (Endoscopic Anti-reflux Radio-frequency Treatment) center in the United Kingdom, pioneering the use of restech pH studies for the evaluation and management of patients suffering from acid reflux and LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux), characterized by symptoms like chronic cough, a sensation of throat blockage, and hoarseness.
Professor Viswanath is a prominent figure in his field and is President Elect for BBUGSS ( British Benign Upper GI Surgical Society).His commitment to excellence is underscored by his receipt of the esteemed National Clinical Excellence Awards in 2011, 2015, 2018 and 2022 as well as the distinguished National HSJ Award and BMJ Leadership award(finalist). Furthermore, his peers within the medical community have recognized his expertise, as evidenced by his elected representative roles for laparoscopic surgery within the British Benign Upper GI Surgical Society and the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.
In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Prof. Viswanath is actively engaged in medical education and training and has gained recognition as a national leader in laparoscopic and endoscopic training.
All Professionals at The Gut Clinic UK have an extensive experience and offers latest evidence-based techniques in gut pathologies. Prof. Viswanath’s provides consultation at Nuffield Health Tees Hospital, Junction Road Norton STOCKTON-ON-TEES TS20 1PX (01642360100) and Ramsay Tees Valley Hospital, Church Lane Acklam Middlesbrough TS5 7DX (01642130791, 01642737854), BMI Woodlands Hospital, Morton Park, Darlington, DL14PL.(01325341700)
Initial consultation fees beginning at £250