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Miss Sharmila Gupta is a Consultant General Surgeon at Oaks Hospital specialising in hernia, gall bladder surgery, coloproctology and GI endoscopy.
Miss Gupta’s areas of expertise are laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery and colorectal surgery. Her practice includes surgery for abdominal wall hernias, gallbladder surgery and laparoscopic bowel surgery. She has an interest in malignant and benign colorectal conditions including bowel cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and diverticular disease.
She performs surgery for proctological conditions including open and stapled haemorrhoidectomy as well as outpatient treatments for haemorrhoids, surgery for anal fistulae, fissures and pilonidal disease. She performs diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy.
Miss Gupta graduated from the Medical College of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London in 1995. Following house jobs at Barts, The Royal London and Whipps Cross Hospitals, she taught anatomy at Queen Mary and Westfield College, London.
Her initial three years of surgical training were at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, Papworth Hospital and City Hospital, Nottingham. Following this she completed six further years of Higher Surgical Training, having worked at Bedford, Peterborough, Norfolk and Norwich and Ipswich Hospitals. She gained Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons and the Intercollegiate Examination in 2006.
Following this she was awarded further specialist training fellowships in laparoscopic and colorectal surgery, working for one year at St Mark’s Hospital, London, and completing her laparoscopic colorectal training with a fellowship at Colchester University Hospital NHS Trust. Other fellowships have included periods at The Mayo Clinic Minnesotta, Leuven Belgium, and The Christie Hospital pseudomyxoma unit in Manchester.
Miss Gupta was awarded her MD from the University of London for research into colorectal cancer. This followed a two year period of research at the Royal Free Hospital, London into the insulin-like growth factor system and how this has an effect on the development of colorectal cancer, as well as ways in which this effect may be attenuated. As a result of this work she has published papers and had presentations at many national and international meetings.
She was appointed a national trainer for the Department of Health's national laparoscopic colorectal training programme and also teaches colonoscopy on a national basis. She holds an honorary senior lecturer post at Anglia Ruskin University and is a tutor for the MSc in minimally invasive and robotic surgery. She regularly teaches at the ICENI centre which is an international training centre for laparoscopic surgery. She teaches on courses around the country on laparoscopic surgery, colorectal surgery, colonoscopy and trauma, as well on various train the trainer and team training courses.
Miss Gupta is a member of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons and the Medical Defence Union. Miss Gupta is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust
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