Krishna Lingam graduated from University of Glasgow in 1986. He was trained in the West of Scotland for 12 years during which time he was very fortunate to have been trained by renowned surgeons as well as being exposed to a wide range of surgery covering upper and lower gastrointestinal surgery, vascular surgery and endocrine surgery, making him a rounded general surgeon. During his training he also successfully completed his doctorate thesis in 1994 in the surgical management of malignant melanoma.
He was appointed as a general surgeon with an interest in vascular surgery in 1999 at the then Derbyshire Royal Infirmary and now Royal Derby Hospitals. He continues to practice general surgery along with vascular and endocrine surgery. His repertoire in the surgery covers from investigation of rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, endoscopy, lumps and bumps to surgical treatment of minor general surgical problems such as haemorrhoids, anal fissures, and abdominal and inguinal hernia, both open and laparoscopic, varicose vein surgery to major procedures such as laparoscopic removal of gall bladders, bowel resection for benign bowel conditions, repair of aortic aneurysm, arterial bypass surgery, carotid surgery, thyroid and, parathyroid surgery.
Since his appointment in 1999 as a consultant, he has been instrumental in growing the vascular unit at Royal Derby Hospitals to become a 7 consultant vascular surgical unit with 6 interventional radiologists providing vascular surgery for South Derbyshire. In 2013, he successfully has integrated North Derbyshire vascular services with the South delivering an intergraded vascular service for the whole of Derbyshire.
Malay, English, Tamil
Treatments and tests offered by Mr M Lingam at Nuffield Health
- Foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins
- Ingrown toenail (and ingrown toenail surgery)
- Thread vein treatment (sclerotherapy)
- Therapeutic Endoscopy
- Hernia repair
- Excision of skin lesion
- Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)
- Endovascular treatment
- Colorectal surgery
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy
- Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation for Varicose Veins
- Diagnostic endoscopy
- Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy (or gastroscopy)
- Gastrointestinal tract
- Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
Mr Lingam has published in both vascular medicine and surgical treatment of malignant melanoma, contributed to book chapters, and peer reviewed journals. He has supervised DM thesis and continues to support his juniors in presenting papers both at National and International meeting and continues to contribute to the department of vascular medicine at Royal Derby Hospitals.
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow)
- Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
- British Medical Association
- Association of Surgeons Great Britain and Ireland
- Association of Vascular Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
- Derby Medical Society
Other post held
- Consultant General Surgeon, Royal Derby Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Mr M Lingam does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Mr M Lingam does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Mr M Lingam does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.