Professor Bijendra Patel

MBBS, MS
Professor of Surgery (Laparoscopy and Surgery Skills)
Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
Teaching Focus

I am a leading expert in establishing higher education degrees for acquiring operative surgical skills by simulation. I pioneered the Masters course in Surgical Skills and Sciences at Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London and have set up a “Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation Centre” for training surgeons.

Key Publications

Hereditary diffuse gastric cancer: updated consensus guidelines for clinical management and directions for future research. J Med Genet (2010) 47: 436-444. PMID: 20591882

Emergency Room surgical workload in an inner city UK teaching hospital. World Journal of Emergency Surgery (2008) 3:19. PMID: 18513422

Procedural Performance in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: An Assessment & Self-Appraisal Tool. American  Journal of Surgery (2008) 196(3):450-5. PMID: 18585680

Simulation and surgical training. International Journal of Clinical Practice (2007) 61(12):2120-5. PMID: 17949430

Other Activities
  • Laparoscopy surgery tutor at the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Themes/Keywords
Other Activities
  • Laparoscopy surgery tutor at the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Recent Publications

Acquiring basic and advanced laparoscopic skills in novices using two-dimensional (2D), three-dimensional (3D) and ultra-high definition (4K) vision systems: A randomized control study Abdelrahman M, Belramman A, Salem R et al. International Journal of Surgery (2018) 53(7) 333-338

Femorofemoral crossover bypass graft has excellent patency when performed with EVAR for AAA with UIOD Akingboye AA, Patel B, Cross FW Southern Medical Journal (2018) 111(7) 56-63

Unplanned medical visit and readmission within 30 days following day case surgery Eltweri AM, Islam S, Patel B BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY (2015) 102(11) 27-28
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The effect of varying doses of caffeine on laparoscopic skill performance in novices Quan V, Elbakbak W, Gavrila A et al. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY (2014) 101(11) 34-34
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Does stereoscopic vision accelerate the laparoscopic skills acquisition as compared to conventional laparoscopy: a randomized control trial Alaraimi BS, ElBakbak WS, Makkiyah S et al. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY (2013) 100(11) 2-3
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Is your XX genetic makeup interfering with your surgical future? Gender is not everything Bouhelal A, Patel H, Alade M et al. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY (2013) 100(11) 92-92
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Accuracy of FAST scan in blunt abdominal trauma in a major London trauma centre. Fleming S, Bird R, Ratnasingham K et al. Int J Surg (2012) 10(2) 470-474
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22659310

Minimal Invasive Surgery Skills Acquisition in Novices Using Virtual Reality Bouhelal AA, Patel HRH, Farhanandfar RM et al. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY (2012) 99(11) 62-62
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Post cholecystectomy diarrhoea: a systematic review Farahmandfar MR, Chabok M, Bouhelal AA et al. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY (2012) 99(11) 209-209
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Establishing a level of competency for acquiring basic endoscopy skills on a virtual reality endoscopy simulator Dent H, Vasas P, Glassman D et al. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY (2011) 98(3) 23-23

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Biography

I am a leading expert in establishing higher education degrees for acquiring operative surgical skills by simulation. I pioneered the Masters course in Surgical Skills and Sciences at Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London and have set up a "Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation Centre" for training surgeons. The course employs novel techniques in the education of surgeons, using computer simulations to enhance surgical skills. I am also on the faculty at the Royal College of Surgeons for teaching laparoscopy skills.

My main academic interests are in:

  • Surgical education in acquiring operative skills by simulation
  • Developing curriculum for acquiring surgical skills by simulation

My main clinical interests are in:

  • Surgery for benign and malignant diseases of the oesophagus and stomach
  • Laparoscopic and bariatric surgery
  • SILS - Single Incision Surgery
  • General and gastrointestinal surgery

Profile

I joined the Queen Mary College and Barts and The London NHS Trust in August 2004 as a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery. I graduated from University of Bombay, India, in 1992 and have obtained the higher specialist training in Laparoscopic and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery in the UK  from 1994 to 2004. I am a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

In my current consultant post at Barts and the Royal London Hospital, I provide the regional gastro-oesophageal cancer service for Inner East London.

I am also the course director for the Masters (MSc) in Surgical Skills and Sciences MSc course at Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London. As a director I am involved in the delivery, quality assurance, and quality enhancement of this course.

Upcoming Events
  1. Thursday Seminar Series – Dr Benjamin Werner

    November 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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