Mr Neil Bhardwaj


MBChB, MD, MRCS, MMIS, PGCert (Med. Ed.), FRCS

GMC number: 6029561

Practicing since: 2001


General Surgery

Consultation times

  • Monday evenings
  • Overview

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0116 2743709 - Medical Secretary, Judith Lacey


I graduated from University of Leicester Medical School in 2001. I undertook most my surgical training in Leicester and then spent 1 year each in Adelaide and Oxford undertaking prestigious fellowships. I work full time at the Leicester General Hospital as a consultant liver, pancreas and gallbladder surgeon. I have a specialist interest in hernia, adrenal and spleen surgery and in particular keyhole (laparoscopic surgery). I treat a wide variety of liver & pancreatic problems including acute & chronic pancreatitis & undertake laparoscopic cholecystectomy & open & laparoscopic hernia repairs. .  I have published widely and presented at national and international meetings along with authoring book chapters. My aim is to provide expert surgical care to my patients whilst taking a holistic approach to their illness.

I have been working as a consultant HPB surgeon at the Leicester General Hospital for over 3 years.

I treat all manner of liver, pancreas and gallbladder problems. I specialise in keyhole gallbladder, liver, pancreatic and hernia surgery.

I have performed over 1000 keyhole (laparoscopic) gallbladder operations and at least 400 open and keyhole hernia operations.

I am the chair of the Leicester hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer multidisciplinary team. 

Special interests

  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Hernia repair surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery 
  • Liver disease
  • Minimal access surgery
  • Pancreatic and biliary surgery
  • Pancreatology
  • Gallbladder / gallstone removal (cholecystectomy)
  • Hernia surgery

Personal interests

I have a young family and in-between a busy NHS job and running after a toddler, I manage to do some cycling and get in a round of golf, weather and wife permitting.

Languages spoken

  • English 
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Neil Bhardwaj at Nuffield Health

  • Laparoscopic groin hernia repair
  • Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic incisional hernia
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Hernia repair
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)

Locations Mr Neil Bhardwaj works with

Related experience


Microwave ablation of liver tumours, treatment of patients with chronic pancreatitis, medical education. 


  • General Medical Council
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • International Hepato-Pancreato Biliary Association (IHPBA)
  • Pancreatic Society

Other post held

  • Consultant Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and General Surgeon at Leicester General Hospital and University Hospitals Leicester.

Insurers Mr Neil Bhardwaj works with

Mr Neil Bhardwaj works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Bupa
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


Mr Neil Bhardwaj does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Neil Bhardwaj does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Neil Bhardwaj does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.

Free events with Mr Neil Bhardwaj

Virtual event: Meet our expert on Hernia Repair & Gallstones

Friday 13 November 2020

Leicester Hospital

Mr Neil Bhardwaj

This event is for anyone who requires Hernia Repair or Gallstone Removal and is exploring the option for private treatment.

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