Mr Chandra Cheruvu

Mr Chandra CheruvuMr Chandra Cheruvu

MBBS, MS (Gen Surg), FRCS (G), FRSC (Engl), FRCS (Gen Surg)
Consultant Bariatric, Laparoscopic & Upper GI Surgeon
BOMSS Council Member

Mr Cheruvu is a Consultant Bariatric, Laparoscopic and Upper Gastro-intestinal Surgeon at the University Hospital North Midlands where he has been instrumental in developing a complex variety of advanced Laparoscopic procedures. He also specialises in bariatric, benign upper gastrointestinal problems, operating regularly on the oesophagus (gullet) and stomach. He has a special interest in keyhole (Laparoscopic) surgery since 1993 which forms a major part of his practice and started bariatric surgery in 2002. He has considerable clinical research and teaching interests.

He has an extremely busy practice at:

Medical Education

  • Nov 2014
    FAMS (Fellow of Academy of Minimal Access Surgery) Awarded by AMASI – In Dubai
  • June 2004
    FRCS (Engl)
  • January 1999
    Intercollegiate FRCS (Gen. Surg) Specialty: Upper GI, HPB & Laparoscopy
  • June 1993
    FRCS (Glasgow)
  • December 1989
    MS (Surgery), Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
  • June 1984
    MBBS, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, India

Awards

  • Citizen of the Year 2005
    North Staffordshire County & Stoke City Council
    Medical Innovation & Technology
  • SHA (Strategic Health Authority) Innovations Award
    Runner up – Day case Laparoscopic Anti- Reflux Surgery
  • Fellowships – National Cancer Centre
    Tokyo, September 2003
    Bariatric Centre
    Melbourne, October 2003
  • Awarded a Study Scholarship (GSE) by Rotary International for 8 weeks in Brazil (1991)

Present Appointments

Consultant General & Upper GI Surgeon
From 2003
University Hospital North Midlands

I have been a consultant surgeon since 2003 in this busy teaching hospital, which is a specialist centre for Upper GI cancer. I have been appointed as the Lead Clinician for Cancer in 2006. I have a wide experience in general surgery, with special interest in advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Upper Gastro-intestinal surgery. In addition, I perform Bariatric (Obesity) surgery & a joint Bariatric clinic with endocrinologists & Dietician. I have performed over 150 bariatric operations in Stoke apart from my earlier experience. These include Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Laparoscopic Roux-Y Gastric Bypass.

There are ten surgeons dealing exclusively with upper GI cancer, benign disease and bariatric surgery. We have a weekly multi-disciplinary team meeting where all upper GI cancer cases are discussed. This unit routinely performs Open & Laparoscopic 3 stage, Ivor-Lewis, Left Thoraco-abdominal & Trans hiatal oesophago gastrectomies, Radical Total & Subtotal D1 & D2 gastrectomies, Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication & staging laparoscopy for malignant disease.

I do a general surgical on call where I deal with all major trauma, abdominal and other general surgical procedures.

We do a joint bariatric clinic every week with endocrinologists, dieticians & nurse specialists, which also includes a teaching clinic every third week for medical students form the Keele medical school.

Previous Appointments

Post-CCST Laparoscopic Bariatric Fellow
1/01/03 – 30/08/03
University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool

This unit also has a special interest in bariatric surgery & upper GI cancer. This hospital was a national recognised bariatric centre performing over 200 procedures per year in 2001-2002. I did the bariatric clinic on a weekly basis and weekly an all-day three session bariatric list on Wednesday and a weekly Thursday benign and cancer surgery list under supervision. This was a tertiary referral centre for North west of England & North Wales. I learnt the basic assessment, preoperative, & post-operative management of bariatric patients. I performed Laparoscopic Gastric banding, Open & Laparoscopic Roux-y Gastric bypass under supervision.

Lecturer - Surgery
1/01/01 - 31/12/02
St. James's University Hospital, Leeds

This is a specialist tertiary referral upper GI unit & Research Unit – where I was involved in Advanced Upper GI cancer & Laparoscopic surgery.

Courses Attended

  • March 1994
    Laparoscopic Surgery Workshop
    . Royal College of Surgeons, London
  • June 1994
    Colorectal Workshop
    , St Marks Hospital, London
  • October 1994
    Professional Relations Course
    , Knutsford, Manchester
  • April 1995
    Advanced Laparoscopic Skills Course
    - Prof. Cusheri, Dundee
  • 1998
    Training the trainer's course
  • September 2000
    ATLS
    Provider course, Cardiff
  • April 2001
    SAGES
    Advanced Laparoscopic Workshop, St. Louis USA
  • September 2001
    Leeds HPB
    teaching day, St. James's Hospital, Leeds
  • April 2002
    GI Masterclass
    – University Hospital Cardiff, Wales
  • July 2003
    Bariatric Surgical Course
    , European Institute, Hamburg
  • March 2004
    Alpine Meet the Experts Bariatric course
    in Salfenden, Austria
  • November 2004
    Post-Graduate Diploma course
    at EITS Strasbourg Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • 2009
    SILS course in IRCAD
    , Strasbourg
  • May 2012
    High Resolution Manometry Workshop
    , San Diego, USA

Experience

Clinical Experience in Training

I have over 14 years of general surgical experience at consultant level in a teaching hospital in UK. I initiated the Upper GI cancer centre in 2003 in Stoke University Hospital and later in 2006 initiated the Bariatric Surgical Service which is now recognised as a major Bariatric centre in UK. This service has grown rapidly where we appointed three bariatric surgeons. I am a recognised trainer for Level 3 Pre CCST-trainees in gastrointestinal surgery as well as in the wide repertoire of general surgery. I have performed Ivor-Lewis oesophago-gastrectomies, both D1& D3 gastrectomies, Open & Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, Hepatico-Jejunostomies low anterior resections with TME (total meso-rectal excision), Abdomino-Perineal Resections (APR), Delorme's rectopexy, Reconstructive Ileo-Anal Pouch Surgery, apart from other routine general surgical elective & emergency work.

I have a particular interest in both lower & upper GI diagnostic & therapeutic endoscopy. I am JAG recognised trainer for Upper GI endoscopy. I have also performed Femoro-popliteal grafts, performed aortic aneurysm surgery & fem-distal graft procedures. I have done a few augmentation & reduction mammoplasty, abdominoplasty in addition to routine breast cancer surgery. I have had some useful experience in endocrine surgery- Thyroidectomy and Adrenalectomy.

Emergency & Trauma Experience

We have a major trauma centre and I routinely deal with major abdominal trauma, both Blunt and penetrating injuries. These include oesophageal, diaphragmatic, duodenal & bowel injuries in addition to solid organ injuries i.e., liver, spleen, pancreas & kidneys.

I routinely performed thoracotomies for oesophageal perforation's & major laparotomies in the emergency settings. I had been an active member of hospital GI bleed- endoscopic & surgical team for 6 years.

Presentations (Oral & Poster Presentations)

  • Post graduate Student lecture on "Genito- Urinary Tuberculosis"
    CVN Cheruvu, K. Venugopal. (1987)
    Postgraduate Academic Society, KMC, Manipal (Oral)
  • Clinicopathological Study of Carcinoid Tumour
    CVN Cheruvu, HD Shenoy
    South India CME, Manipal India, June 1988 (Oral)
  • Is Diagnostic Laparoscopy in Chronic Abdominal Pain a Useful Therapeutic Guide?
    CVN Cheruvu, MD Koya, VR Chowdary, AAG Thomson
    Autumn meeting of the Association of Endoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI)
    Leicester. UK, 1st /2nd November 1996 (Oral)
  • Percutaneous Feeding Jejunostomy, A Simple Laparoscopic Technique
    CVN Cheruvu, GPH Gui, AGTW Fiennes
    Autumn meeting of the Association of Endoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI).
    Leicester .UK, 1st /2nd November 1996 (Poster)
  • Can Pre-Operative Factors Predict Relief by Cholecystectomy?
    GPH Gui, CVN Cheruvu, N. West, KS Sivaniah. AGTW Fiennes
    4th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgeons. (EAES)
    Trondheim, Norway, 23rd - 26th June 1996 (Poster)
  • Feeding Jejunostomy: Percutaneous Laparoscopic-Guided Technique
    GPH Gui, C Cheruvu, AGTW Fiennes
    4th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgeons (EAES), Trondheim, Norway 23-26 June 1996 (Poster)
  • Value of Diagnostic Laparoscopic in Chronic Abdominal Pain
    CVN Cheruvu, S. Singh, M Koya, AAG Thomson
    11th Asian Surgical Biannual Surgical Congress. Hong Kong
    2nd - 5th March 1997 (Oral)
  • Completion and Accuracy of Discharge Letters after Day Case Surgery
    GPH GUI, CVN Cheruvu, I Subak Sharpe, L Bidlake, AGTW Fiennes
    2nd International Congress on ambulatory Surgery, London
    15th-18th April 1997 (Poster)
  • Therapeutic Considerations of Diagnostic Laparoscopy in Chronic Pain at Medium - Term Review
    CVN Cheruvu, NS Kumar, VR Chowdary, AAG Thomson
    SMIT 9th Annual international meeting. Kyoto, Japan 14th –16th July 1997 (Oral)
  • Preoperative ERCP Predicts a Difficult Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
    CVN Cheruvu, S Singh, J Mathew, M Uheba and IM Paterson
    SMIT 9th Annual international meeting. Kyoto, Japan
    14th –16th July 1997 (Oral)
  • The Need for a Pre-operative ERCP Predicts a Difficult Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
    CVN Cheruvu, S Singh, J Mathew, M Uheba, IM Paterson
    Annual Scientific meeting of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland. Edinburgh, (ASGBI) May13-15th1998 (Oral)
  • Judicious Use of Stents in Difficult CBD Stones Is Safe & Effective
    CVN Cheruvu, S Singh, J Mathew, M Uheba and IM Paterson
    Annual Scientific meeting of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland. Edinburgh, ASGBI) May13-15th1998 (Oral)
  • Surgical Outcome After Treatment of Advanced O-G Cancer with Combination Chemotherapy
    CVN Cheruvu, AR. Norman, PK. Agarwal, D. Cunningham, AG. Nash, S. Ebbs & WH. Allum.
    25th Anniversary meeting of the British Association of Surgical Oncology (BASO) in November 1998 (Oral)
  • Consequences of Prolonged Wait Before Gallbladder Surgery
    CVN. Cheruvu, IA. Eyre-Brook
    Association of Endoscopic Surgeons annual meeting, at Cardiff International Arena, 26th May 2000 (Poster)
  • Conservative Treatment as an Option in the Management of Pancreatic Pseudocyst
    CVN. Cheruvu, MG. Clarke, M. Prentice & IA. Eyre-Brook
    Association of Upper GI surgeons meeting (AUGIS) in Edinburgh. 13th –14th September 2001 (Poster)
  • Endoscopic Sphincterotomy Without Cholecystectomy for Gall Stone Pancreatitis in the Elderly
    JT. O' Hara, GG, Wansbrough, CVN. Cheruvu, IA. Eyre-Brook
    Annual scientific meeting of the Association of Endoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland in Dublin, 24th May 2002 (Poster)
  • Problems in Providing Emergency Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Service in Patients with Acute Cholecystitis
    CVN. Cheruvu, TD. Murray & IA. Eyre-Brook
    Annual scientific meeting of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (ASGBI)in Dublin, 22nd May 2002 (Oral)
  • Assessment of Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux surgery without a bougi using a validated postoperative symptom score
    Ramkumar. K. Deakin. M & Cheruvu. CVN
    Annual meeting of the Association of Laparoscopic surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (ALS), Liverpool November 2002 (Poster)
  • Evaluation of Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux surgery without a bougie using a validated postoperative symptom score
    Ramkumar. K. Deakin. M & Cheruvu. CVN
    Annual Scientific Meeting of Society of American Gastro-Intestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    13-16th April 2005 (Poster)
  • Do the Results of Minimal Hiatal Dissection Technique Compare with Nissen-Rosetti Fundoplication for Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease?
    Nijjar.RS, Cherian. T, Ramkumar. K, Deakin .M, Cheruvu. CVN.
    EAES annual meeting in Venice for June 1-3rd2005. (Oral)
  • Ambulatory Versus Inpatient Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication (LNF): A Prospective Analysis of Benefits, Patient Satisfaction and Healthcare Costs
    Cherian. T, Nijjar.RS, Ramkumar. K, Deakin. M, Cheruvu. CVN.
    EAES annual meeting in Venice for June 1-3rd2005 (Oral)
  • Does the Non-use of Bougie Influence the Type of Fundoplication? A Comparative Study between 3600 Complete and 1800 Anterior Partial Fundoplication
    Nijjar.RS, Cherian. T, Ramkumar. K, Deakin. M, Cheruvu. CVN.
    EAES annual meeting in Venice for June 1-3rd2005(Oral)
  • Prospective Single Cohort Analysis of Day Case Nissen-Rossetti Fundoplication; Evaluation of Clinical Outcome and Patient Satisfaction
    Cheruvu CVN, Smith I, Khan A, Nijjar RS
    Annual ALS Scientific Meeting in Galloway November 2005 (Oral)
  • A Comparative Study of Day Case Versus Inpatient Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication for Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease
    Nijjar RS, Ramkumar K, I. Smith, CVN. Cheruvu
    Presentation at the Annual scientific meeting of ASGBI Edinburgh May 2006 (Poster)
  • Predictors of Outcomes of Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer in the Elderly
    Moorthy Krishna, Balaji NS, Sreenath M, Deakin Mark, Chandra VN Cheruvu
    7th IHPBA/ 10th AUGIS meeting Edinburgh 3-7 September 2006

Poster under Prize category

  • Predictors of Biological Behaviour in Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumours (GIST)
    Moorthy Krishna, Balaji NS, Joseph Immanuel, Victoria smith, Crisp William, Cheruvu. Chandra VN
    7th IHPBA/ 10th AUGIS meeting
    Edinburgh 3-7 September 2006 (Poster)
  • Is Fast Tracking with Early Feeding After Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer Feasible?
    Balaji NS, Moorthy Krishna, Durkin Damien, Cheruvu CVN
    7th IHPBA/ 10th AUGIS meeting Edinburgh 3-7 September 2006 (Poster)
  • Pre-cut Fistulotomy Cannulation in ERCP An Equally Safe Technique of Cannulation of Common Bile Duct in Difficult Access Situations
    Balaji NS, Moorthy K, Cheruvu CVN, Durkin Damien D, Deakin M
    7th IHPBA/ 10th AUGIS meeting Edinburgh 3-7 September 2006 (Oral)
  • The Influence of Laparoscopic Anti Reflux Surgery on Dietary and Postural Triggers of Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux
    NS Balaji, K Moorthy, D Vasanth, M Deakin, CVN Cheruvu
    Karl Storz EAES Award session paper –14 September 2006 14th International Congress of EAES Berlin (Oral)
  • Shift in Paradigm of Laparoscopic Anti reflux surgery for GORD – Day Case Laparoscopic Fundoplication
    NS Balaji, K Moorthy, R Nijjar, MI Khan, CVN Cheruvu
    14th International Congress of EAES 14 September 2006 Berlin (Oral)
  • Predictors of Early Post-Operative Pain and Dysphagia in Patients Undergoing Day Case Nissen fundoplication
    K Moorthy, NS Balaji, A Jaiprasad, A Khan, CVN Cheruvu
    14th International Congress of EAES 14 September2006 Berlin (Oral)
  • Outcomes of Day Case Versus Inpatient Anti Reflux Surgery for Gastro- Oesophageal Reflux
    R Nijjar, I Joseph, NS Balaji, K Moorthy, CVN Cheruvu
    14th International Congress of EAES 14 September 2006 Berlin (Oral)
  • Differentiating PPI resistant Vs PPI dependant reflux – Does it really matter?
    NS Balaji, K Moorthy, M Sreenath, I Joseph, CVN Cheruvu
    14th International Congress of EAES, 14 September 2006 Berlin (Oral)
  • Assessing the true potential of staging Laparoscopy in Lower Oesophageal & Gastric cancers.
    A Samee, K Moorthy, NS Balaji, D Durkin, M Deakin, CVN Cheruvu
    14th International Congress of EAES 14 September 2006 Berlin (Poster)
  • Predictors of Immediate Postoperative Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Gastrectomy For Cancer.
    A. Jaipersad, K. Moorthy, N. Balaji, R.H. Bhogal, D. Durkin & C.V.N Cheruvu.,
    7th International Gastric Cancer Congress. May 2007, Sao Paolo Brazil (Oral)
  • Predictors of Conversion of Emergency Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for Hot Gallbladders
    R.H. Bhogal, R. Athwal, K. Moorthy, N. Balaji, M. Deakin, D. Durkin & C.V.N. Cheruvu
    15th European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) 2007 published in Surgical Endoscopy
  • Early Results from Laparoscopic Perforated Gastric and Duodenal Ulcer
    R H. Bhogal, R Athwal & C.V.N Cheruvu
    Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS). 2007
  • Emergency Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Selective Operative Domain
    R. H. Bhogal & C.V.N. Cheruvu
    Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS). 2007
  • Improved Patient Outcome Following Laparoscopic Repair of Perforated Peptic Ulcer Disease: A Prospective Study
    RH Bhogal, S Velmurugan, V Kuzinkovas & CNV Cheruvu
    Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons (SAGES) 2008 (Oral)
  • Specialist Intervention Improves Results Following Laparoscopic Acute Gallbladder Surgery.
    RH Bhogal, S Velmurugan, V Kuzinkovas & CNV Cheruvu
    Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons (SAGES) 2008
  • Trigger Based Evaluation of Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery in Gastrointestinal Oesophageal Reflux Disease
    S Velmurugan, NS Balaji, RH Bhogal, D Vasant, PN Nesargikar & CVN Cheruvu
    Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons (SAGES) 2008 (Poster)
  • Laparoscopic Assisted Subtotal Gastrectomy with D2 Lymphadenectomy for Antral Carcinoma of the Stomach
    S Velmurugan, S Agrawal, M Seenath, N Battula, C V N Cheruvu
    16th International Congress of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) – June 11-14,2008; Stockholm, Sweden (Poster); Surgical endoscopy, 2009, Vol 23: p S74 (S46-S116)
  • Paediatric re-do Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
    S Agrawal, M Seenath, N Battula, S Ahmed,C V N Cheruvu
    16th International Congress of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) – June 11-14, 2008; Stockholm, Sweden (Poster); Surgical endoscopy, 2009, Vol 23: p S106 (S46-S116)
  • Impact on Early Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Services Following the Introduction of Surgeon of the Week (Sow) in a Teaching Hosp
    N Battula, S Agrawal, L Barraclough, M Seenath, C Moffat, C V N Cheruvu
    International Surgical Congress, Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (ASGBI) – May 14-162008; Bournemouth, UK (Poster); British Journal of Surgery, 2008, Vol 95(S3): p129 (87-192)
  • Improved Patient Outcome Following Laparoscopic Repair of Perforated Peptic Ulcer Disease: A Prospective Study
    RH Bhogal & CNV Cheruvu.
    World Congress of the Endoscopic Surgery (WCES) 2008 (Oral)
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy: Is It Safe for Giant Spleens?
    M Elhassan, S Agrawal, M Seenath, E O Bagouri, C V N Cheruvu
    Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons (ALS) meeting,
    November 20-21,2008; Colchester, UK (Poster)
  • The safety and Efficacy of the Same-Day Discharge After Laparoscopic Fundoplication: A Prospective Cohort Study Over a Four-Year Period
    S Agrawal, E O Bagouri, M Elhassan, N S Balaji, C V N Cheruvu
    Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons (ALSGBI) meeting,
    November 20-21,2008; Colchester, UK (Poster)
  • Enhanced Recovery with Early Postoperative Oral Feeding vs. Conventional Management After Gastrectomy: A Case-Controlled Study
    S Agrawal, V Kaur, A Hancock, W C Crisp, C V N Cheruvu
    International Surgical Congress, Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (ASGBI) – May 13-15,.2009.; Glasgow (Oral)
  • The Management of Oesophageal Perforations: an 8-year Experience
    A Esawi, M Elhassan, K Moorthy, N S Balaji, S Agrawal, C V N Cheruvu
    International Surgical Congress, Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (ASGBI) – May 13-15,2009; Glasgow, UK (Poster)
  • The Safety and Efficacy of The Same-Day Discharge After Laparoscopic Fundoplication: A Prospective Cohort Study
    S Agrawal, M Elhassan, E O Bagouri, P N Nesargikar, V Kaur, C V N Cheruvu
    17th International Congress of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), June 17-20,2009; Prague, Czechoslovakia (Oral)
  • Adherence to Routine Follow-Up, A Crucial Element to Weight Reduction Following Laparoscopic Obesity Surgery
    Nesagikar PN, Bonney GK, Corless DJ & Cheruvu CVN
    17th International Congress European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Prague 17-20 June 2009 (Poster)
  • Enhanced recovery with Early Postoperative Oral Feeding vs. Conventional management after Gastrectomy: A Case-Controlled Study
    S Agrawal, V Kaur, A Hancock, W C Crisp, C V N Cheruvu
    8th International Gastric Cancer Congress (IGCC) – June 10-13; 2009, Krakow, Poland (Oral)
  • Specialist Upper GI Intervention Improves Patient Outcome Following Emergency Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
    S Agrawal, R H Bhogal, L Barraclough, D Durkin, C V N Cheruvu In: International Surgical Congress, Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (ASGBI) – May 13-15; 2009Glasgow, UK

Operative Video Presentations

  • Keele Technique: an innovative approach to Laparoscopic Incisional hernia repair
    K Moorthy, NS Balaji, CVN Cheruvu
    Video presentation 14 Sept'06
    14th International Congress of EAES Berlin
  • Laparoscopic Cysto-Gastrostomy and Necrosectomy for Pseudocyst Of Pancreas
    S Velmurugan, S Agrawal, M Seenath, C Moffat, C V N Cheruvu
    16th International Congress of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) – June 11-14,2008; Stockholm, Sweden
    Surgical endoscopy, 2009, Vol 23: p S136 (S117-S140)
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in a Morbidly Obese Patient with Giant Incisional Hernia with Overlying Ulceration
    S Agrawal, S Velmurugan, C Moffat, S P L Dexter, C V N Cheruvu
    16th International Congress of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) – June 11-14,2008; Stockholm, Sweden (Video); Surgical endoscopy, 2009, Vol 23: p S131 (S117-S140)
  • Laparoscopic Repair of Perforated Duodenal Ulcer
    S Agrawal, V Kaur, P N Nesargikar, C V N Cheruvu
    17th International Congress of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) – June 17-20; 2009.Prague, Czechoslovakia

Publications

Papers:

  • Laparoscopic feeding Jejunostomy
    GPH Gui, CVN Cheruvu, AGTW Fiennes
    European Journal of Coelio-Surgery, January 1997; 1; 31-34
  • Intra corporeal Laparoscopic - guided feeding Jejunostomy
    GPH Gui, CVN Cheruvu, AGTW Fiennes
    Ann R Coll Surg Eng.1997;79: 462-463
  • Is Cholecystectomy effective treatment for symptomatic gallstones? outcome after long-term follow-up
    GPH Gui, CVN Cheruvu, N West, K Sivaniah, AGTW Fiennes
    Ann R Coll Surg Eng.1998;80: 25-32
  • Case report and surgery quiz on "MIRIZZI SYNDROME"
    Chandra Cheruvu, R. Raja
    Surgery August,1998; 16:8 192b
  • Communication between Hospital and Practitioners after daycase Surgery. A patient safety issue
    GPH Gui, CVN Cheruvu I Subak Sharpe, L Bidlake, AGTW Fiennes
    Ann R Coll Surg Eng (Suppl) 1999; 81: 8-9
  • An assessment of clinical guidelines for the management of Acute Pancreatitis
    SA Norton, CVN Cheruvu, J Collins, FP. Dix, IA. Eyre-Brook
    Ann R Coll Surg Eng.2001; 83: 399-405
  • Consequences of Prolonged Wait before Gall Bladder Surgery
    CVN. Cheruvu, IA. Eyre-Brook
    Ann R Coll Surg Eng. 2002; 84; 20-22
  • Conservative Treatment as an Option in the Management of Pancreatic Pseudocyst
    CVN. Cheruvu, MG. Clarke, M. Prentice, IA Eyre-Brook
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2003;85: 313-316
  • Early Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Service Provision is Feasible and Safe in the Current UK National Health Service
    S Agrawal, N Battula, L Barraclough, D Durkin, C V N Cheruvu
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 91: 8. 660-664 November 2009

Publications -Abstracts:

  • Value of diagnostic laparoscopy in chronic abdominal pain
    CVN Cheruvu, S. Singh, M Koya, AAG Thomson
    Asian Journal of Surgery 1997; 20: 2. 38
  • Preoperative ERCP predicts a difficult laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    CVN Cheruvu, S Singh, J Mathew, M Uheba and IM Paterson
    Minimally Invasive Therapy 1997; 6: 1, 22
  • Therapeutic considerations of diagnostic laparoscopy in chronic abdominal pain at medium-term review
    CVN Cheruvu, NS Kumar, VR Chowdary, AAG Thomson
    Minimally Invasive Therapy 1997; 6: 1, 22
  • The need for a pre-operative ERCP predicts difficult laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    CVN Cheruvu, S Singh, J Mathew, M Uheba, IM Paterson
    British Journal of Surgery 1998; 85: 1, 11
  • Judicious use of stents in difficult CBD stones is safe & effective
    CVN Cheruvu, S Singh, J Mathew, M Uheba and IM Paterson
    British Journal of Surgery 1998; 85: 1, 46
  • Surgical outcome after treatment of advanced o-g cancer with combination chemotherapy
    CVN Cheruvu, AR. Norman, PK. Agarwal, D. Cunningham, AG. Nash, S. Ebbs & WH. Allum
    European Journal of Surgical Oncology 1998; 24:6.616
  • Trigger based evaluation of laparoscopic anti reflux surgery in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
    Velmurugan S, Balaji NS, Bhogal RH, Vasant D, Nesargikar PN, Cheruvu CVN
    Surg Endosc 2008; 22: S257
  • Benefits of laparoscopic repair of perforated peptic ulcer disease: A prospective study
    RH Bhogal, S Velmurugan, V Kuzinkovas, CVN Cheruvu
    Surg Endosc 2008; 22: S284
  • Specialist intervention improves results following laparoscopic acute gallbladder surgery
    RH Bhogal, S Velmurugan, V Kuzinkovas, M Deakin, D Durkin, CVN Cheruvu
    Surg Endosc 2008; 22: S284

Clinical Projects at Work

  • Obesity surgery, clinical outcomes between different techniques
  • Fast tracking of oesophago- gastric cancer surgery.
  • Preoperative and post-operative assessment of Vitamins in patients undergoing bariatric surgery.

Research

I have been constantly involved in clinical research since 1995, which has resulted in a few presentations (both oral & poster) at national & international meetings. My persistent clinical research activity over the last fifteen years has also lead to several presentations a few publications in-indexed journals.

Chairmanship & Invited Lectures

  • National & International Scientific Meetings
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
    Advisory and Appointment Committee (AACs)
    Member and College Assessor, since November 2016
  • British Obesity and Metabolic Surgical Society (BOMSS)
    Council Member since June 2016
  • Association of Surgeon of India (ASI) - December 2004
    Annual Scientific meeting, Hyderabad
    Plenary Session Oration – "Obesity the World Wide Epidemic".
  • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons - November 2006 Leeds
    Annual Scientific Meeting – Chaired - Live operating session.
  • European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons (EAES) Athens May 2007
    Plenary Session -Video Lecture demonstration of "Laparoscopic Gastrectomy" for Cancer
  • 8th World congress of IHPBA Mumbai 2nd March 2008
    Lecture & Debate on "Laparoscopic Vs ERCP management of CBD Calculi"
  • 8th World congress of IHPBA Mumbai 2nd March 2008 Chairman – Free Oral Paper Session "Pancreatic Cancer"
  • European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons (EAES) Prague June 2009 Invited Faculty PG course & Lecture "Day case Anti-Reflux Surgery"

Clinical Research Group

I initiated a surgical clinical research group in 2006 and we met once in two months on Tuesday evenings to discuss the research projects. Several trainees have learnt the basic principles of research, which includes data collection, project design, analysis and presentation. The minutes were recorded and distributed. Since 2006 we have completed & presented over twenty projects leading to oral & poster presentations at prestigious national & international scientific meetings. The abstracts were also published in major peer reviewed journals. A few papers were also published.

Journal Review

I have been reviewing manuscripts Since 2006 for

  • Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • World Journal of Surgery

Teaching Experience

I have a special interest in teaching & I take every opportunity to involve myself in teaching programmes involving medical students & foundation years, core surgical trainees and SpR's

Under-graduate

  • Under-graduate ward / theatre-based teaching.
  • Under-graduate PBL session teaching
    "Ask the expert session" Final year MB student Tutorials since April 2004 to date

F1 /F2 Teaching

I have been teaching on the foundation years teaching

Since 2003 on various upper GI problems (UHNS)

  • "Lecture on Upper GI Surgery" – bleeding, cancers
  • "Obesity"

SHO (CT1/CT2) Teaching

I initiated the weekly SHO teaching programme along with my colleague in 2003 for surgical trainees & later in 2006 this programme was extended to all the surgical speciality trainees in UHNS to a monthly half day teaching which includes tutors from all specialities.

Regional Training / Appointment Committee

  • Specialist Registrar RITA assessments - Birmingham 2004 -2008
  • Registrar's Appointments committee –West midlands Surgical training programme. 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Staffordshire BST training committee for training and appointments.
  • I have been active in SHO/ STI appointments since 2004 as a Trainer, later Surgical Tutor and later a Programme Director.

Memberships

  • Association of the Upper GI Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • International Gastric Cancer Association
  • European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons (EAES)
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England

Postgraduate Teaching & Courses

  • European Course - European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons
    Invited Faculty for the "GERD" Postgraduate course
    Annual scientific meeting, Prague.17-19TH June 2009
  • Faculty member - MATTU RCS London Laparoscopic core skills course" at the Royal college of surgeons of England since 2003
  • Faculty Member - LIMIT"
    Leeds institute of Minimally invasive therapy for the
    Laparoscopic basic & intermediate Laparoscopic courses – since 2003
  • Course Director – Laparoscopic Core Skills course – since 2006
    Stoke on Trent (Conducted annually)
  • Course Director - SpR Skills RCS England in 2006, 2008 and 2010
    Stoke on Trent
  • Co- Director - MRCS course
    Keele Post Graduate Medicine Education Unit
    Stoke on Trent
  • Co - Director - Basic Surgical Skills (BSS)
    Keele Post graduate medicine education unit
    Stoke on Trent 2004, 2005

Faculty

  • National Leeds Bariatric Course
    St James’s University Hospital Leeds. February 2008
  • Crisp Course, Gynaecology Skills course
    Keele Post graduate medicine education unit
    Stoke on Trent

Development & Organisation Courses

I have been actively involved since 2001 in teaching on the basic surgical skills, MRCS & Laparoscopic Core skills courses. I have also been actively involved in developing two courses at the Royal college of Surgeons in London.

  • Laparoscopic Core skills (3 days)

    A three-day programme which was developed for the Royal college of Surgeons of England, London. I organised the first Pilot programme in UHNS, Stoke on Trent to cost the course in 2006, which was later rolled out across England & Wales.

  • Laparoscopic Anastomosis Course (Intermediate) - 2 day course

    This course was designed to teach Laparoscopic suturing & intestinal anastomosis for Specialist Registrars. I organised this course for the SpR’s in West-midlands, where they performed Laparoscopic Gastro-jejunal & small bowel anastomosis both with suturing and stapling techniques. This was arranged with industry and University Hospital support without any fees for our trainees in the region.

  • Bariatric Course

    I convened for the first National Bariatric course along with another surgeon for trainees & consultant surgeons in the Royal College of Surgeons in London In September 2009. I was actively involved in the design & developmental process of this 2-day Bariatric essential course.

We organised the second course in April 2010 in RCS London.

Laparoscopic Skills Lab Establishment

In 2007 I established the Laparoscopic Skills Lab with Eight Lap Stack systems and the monies were raised from the above courses. I conducted in Stoke-on-Trent along with help from industry & colleagues.

My experience in teaching & training since 2001 has helped me to understand the needs, the aims, the content and the structure of surgical course design. I have developed training exercises & methods taking into account the application of clinical operative skills into simulated activity. This experience has enabled me to design & develop new courses in Stoke-on-Trent, one of which is being delivered nationally in 2009 in the fields of Laparoscopic & Bariatric surgery.

National

  • 2007 - 2010 – National Council member ALS (Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons)
  • 2010 - Carried out the National UK Laparoscopic Equipment Survey on behalf of ALS (Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons) - in Public domain
  • 2010 - 12 – Committee member -Published the National "Clinical Standards for Bariatric Surgery
  • 2014 - 15 – I carried out the national Bariatric Infrastructure Survey of all UK Bariatric centres - published on BOMSS website
  • 2014 – Ist "Keele Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Symposium on Surgery for Diabetes" - with 8 international and 18 national expert faculty
  • 2015 – 2nd "Keele Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Symposium" - with 10 international & 20 national expert faculty

International Lectures/ High Profile Activities

  1. Betametasurg, Puna, India-International Live Bariatric Surgical Congress - June 2018
    • Chairman and Moderator for Live Telecast of Bariatric Surgery
    • Live Operation Telecast of Mr Cheruvu's Operative Technique of Sleeve Gastrectomy
    • Lecture - Video Analysis of Complications of Bariatric Surgery
  2. British obesity and metabolic surgical society (BOMSS) annual conference-Telford, U.K- January 2018
    • Chairperson for Bariatric and Metabolic Session
    • Chairperson for Bariatric Commissioning, National Bariatric Surgical Registry, and Research Session 
    • Chairperson Surgical Free Paper Session
    • Chairperson Council Prize Paper Session
    • Lecture Consideration of Revisional Bariatric Surgery
  3. Laprofit 8th International Conference and Live Workshop in Bariatric Surgery- Coimbatore, India - Nov 2017
    • Chairperson Clinical Workshop- Indication for Bariatric Surgery
    • Chairperson for Session on Diabetes Based Surgical Case Scenario
    • Premier Invitational Lecture - Weight Regain after Roux-Y Gastric Bypass- The Way Out
    • Live Surgical Demonstration - Laparoscopic Roux - Y Gastric Bypass- Mr Cheruvu's Operative Technique
  4. International federation of surgical obesity (IFSO)22nd world congress, London, U.K- August 2017
    • Local Organising Committee Member
    • Scientific Committee Member
    • Chairperson for Asia- Pacific Symposium
    • Chairperson Gastric Banding Symposium
    • Chairperson Sleeve Gastrectomy Abstract Presentation Session
    • Lecture - Emotions Food and Obesity a 21st Century Problem
    • Live Operating - Revisional Bariatric Surgery - Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy to Gastric Bypass
  5. Royal Society of Medicine, London, U.K- Invitational lecture - May 2017
    • Technical Aspects of Bariatric Surgery and Decision Making for Undertaking a Specific Operation: What is the Evidence
  6. British obesity and metabolic surgical society (BOMSS) annual conference- Staffordshire, U.K- January 2017
    • Conference convenor and organiser
    • Chairman for BOMSS training day
    • Chairperson for Bariatric Commissioning and Fast-Tracking Session
    • Chairperson - Free Papers Presentations by Surgeons and AHPS Session
    • Chairperson for Surgical DVD Presentations Session
    • Chairperson - for Presidential Guest Lecture- 50 yrs. on is Gastric Bypass Still the Gold Standard Operation?
  7. 2nd Keele Bariatric and Metabolic International Symposium, Keele University, U.K- December 2015
    • Convenor and Organiser
    • Global Expert Faculty
    • Chairperson for Controversial Aspects of Bariatric Surgery and Complications Session
    • Lecture- surgical risks in patients with end organ damage
    • Lecture- what is next after failed primary bariatric procedure?
  8. 1st Keele Bariatric and Metabolic International Symposium, Keele University, U.K- December 2014
    • Convenor and Organiser
    • Global Expert Faculty
    • Lecture- Sugar is the New Fat
    • Lecture- Gastric Band for Diabetes and Metabolic Surgery
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