I’m Paras Jethwa. I have beenConsultant General and Laparoscopic Surgeon since 2008 and am based in Surrey and Sussex. I specialise in minimally invasive surgical procedures, which are also commonly referred to as keyhole or laparoscopic operations. I have a particular interest in gallstones & gallbladders, all types of hernias and the surgical correction of reflux disease. I was one of the first surgeons in the UK to perform single site scar-less surgery for gallstones (a cholecystectomy) and strive to continually update and advance my practice. I perform keyhole surgery for gallbladder condition, hernia repairs (groin, abdominal wall and hiatus) and endoscopy. My General Surgery NHS practice is based at East Surrey Hospital and I also have private practices located at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital and Ramsay North Downs Hospital. Qualifications: I studied at St George’s Hospital Medical School and was awarded my MB BS in 1993. I trained in General surgery in Wessex and the West Midlands and received my Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) in 1997. I completed my higher training in the West Midlands and was awarded a Specialist in General Surgery in 2006. I undertook a specialist year in 2007 in Western Australia learning advanced laparoscopic techniques before returning to take up my Consultant post at East Surrey Hospital. Research: I have Doctoral Thesis in Medicine (MD) from the University of Birmingham and gained a Bachelor of Science – BSc(Hons) from the University of London. I have published and presented extensively and am regularly invited to both National and International meetings to present and teach. I have a particular interest in complex hiatus hernia repair and have the largest series in the UK of mesh assisted reconstruction of recurrent and giant hiatus hernia. Personal Life: I am a keen triathlete and cyclist. I have raced in many triathlons, up to and including the Ironman, but now concentrate on cycling events where I raise money for charities such as Wateraid, SCOPE and cancer charities. I was part of the medical support for the 2012 Olympic Triathlon race. I am married to Polly and we have two children, Arabella and Sachin. Paras Jethwa
Mr Jethwa helped me to understand the function of my adrenal glands, and clearly explained why one of the them needed to be removed. He was also very clear about what signs I could expect should the remaining gland decide not to function adequately. My surgery was fast, efficient and successful. Post-op care has been super and now all I need are periodic blood tests to check my cortisol levels. Thank you, Mr.Jethwa. Claire Benn, Betchworth, Surrey
Mr Jethwa was honest and straight with me and told me what I needed to do to have a successful surgery. When I lost the weight that I needed to do Mr jethwa was so pleased and it showed at our next appointment. Mr Jethwa like any doctor or surgeon is faced with hundreds of patients year round and some of those often need to be told they need to do something - loose weight, give up, give smoking, give up drinking, do more exercise, etc... I was one of the some to be told I had to loose weight, Mr Jethwa delivered the message very honestly which for me at the time was gut wrenching, and like many I had every excuse and reason as to why it was so hard for me to loose weight. I left my appointment feeling a Bit sorry for myself and wanted sulk in a corner however my fiance came to my appointment with me and when we left she already had a plan in her head for us to go food shopping as she had heard of the Micheal Mosely blood sugar diet so begrudgingly I started the diet and read the book and stuck to it. Two months later I returned to the hospital to meet Mr Jethwa but was greeted by his assistant instead and as he checked the notes he kept checking and questioning the before and current weight, I had lost 20kilos so the assistant called in Mr Jethwa and his reaction to my weight loss was excitement and pride, he was truly and genuinely happy with me absorbing his message and acting on it that he booked me straight in for surgery. Mr Jethwa is a great surgeon and i felt as though i had earned his respect, he regularly checked on me after surgery as I stayed in for a few days afterwards, he made sure the care and the wards I was staying were appropriate to provide the correct level of care.
I consider mr jethwa first class, easy to talk to my treatment under him could not have been bettered, discomfort after my operation was minimal, highly recommended.
I was very nervous and concerned before my triple hernia operation but after my visit with Dr Jethwa I found him calming and reassuring and very professional in all aspects but most of all I felt he listened