Pritam Singh is an Oesophago-Gastric Surgeon at the Regional Oesophago-Gastric Unit, Royal Surrey County Hospital and the joint Upper Gastrointestinal Clinical Lead for the Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance. Pritam specialises in benign and malignant disorders of the oesophagus and stomach including robotic/laparoscopic hiatal hernia and anti-reflux surgery. His general surgical interests include laparoscopic and open abdominal wall hernia surgery, gallbladder surgery and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Education and training
Pritam Singh conducted his pre-clinical training in Medicine at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge where he was also awarded an intercalated degree in Neurosciences in 2002. He completed his clinical training at University College London in 2005 where he was awarded a certificate of Merit in his final examinations.
During his Higher Surgical Training in the West Midlands Deanery, Pritam had the privilege of being trained in both radical open and minimally invasive surgery techniques across a range of disciplines including pancreatic and retroperitoneal sarcoma units before sub-specialising in benign and malignant Oesophago-Gastric surgery. He subsequently performed a specialist Oesophago-Gastric Fellowship at the high volume Trent Oesophago-Gastric Unit within Nottingham University Hospitals.
After completing his training, Pritam visited Takeshi Sano’s team at the Cancer Institute Hospital in Tokyo, Japan, where he learnt from their extensive experience in minimally invasive (both laparoscopic and robotic) gastric cancer surgery.
Pritam Singh specialises in the assessment, investigation and management of benign and malignant disorders of the oesophagus and stomach. His general surgical interests include minimally invasive and open abdominal wall hernia surgery and gallbladder surgery.
General Surgery Operations
Laparoscopic gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)
Specialist Oesophago-Gastric Operations
Laparoscopic/open/endoscopic feeding tube placement
Upper Gastrointestinal Interventional Endoscopy – stent placement, dilatation, feeding tube placement
Pritam enjoys teaching and is regularly invited as faculty on a number of national training courses and at the Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit, Guildford. Pritam has worked with the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng) to develop an online learning module in minimally invasive surgery as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Surgery and continues to work with the RSCEng teaching on the Basic Surgical Skills (BSS) and Care of the Critically ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP) courses.
Pritam enjoys most sports and is a keen skier. Since relocating from the Midlands to Guildford he enjoys the outdoor opportunities for walking and cycling in the Surrey Hills with his young family.
Treatments and tests offered by Mr Pritam Singh at Nuffield Health
- Local anaesthetic
- Umbilical hernia repair
- Reflux surgery (fundoplication)
- Hernia repair
- Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)
- Laparoscopic groin hernia repair
- Laparoscopic reflux surgery (fundoplication)
- Abdominal adhesion surgery
- Gastrointestinal tract
- Bilateral (inguinal) hernia repair
- Hernia unilateral
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
Pritam Singh was awarded a PhD from the department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London in 2015 for his research thesis entitled ‘An evaluation of the quality of surgical training’. Pritam was the chair of the West Midlands Research Collaborative from 2017 to 2018. He continues to play an active role in collaborative research sitting on the steering committee of the international Oeosphagogastric Anastomosis Audit and is a Surgical Representative on the national Perioperative Quality Improvement Project. He has authored over 50 peer reviewed publications and strives to incorporate research and quality improvement into his everyday clinical practice when he treats his patients.
- The Royal College of Surgeons of England
- Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland
- The International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
- British Medical Association
Other posts held
- Consultant Oesophago-Gastric Surgeon at the Royal Surrey County Hospital
Insurers Mr Pritam Singh works with
Mr Pritam Singh works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Aviva Health
- AXA Health
- AXA - Global Healthcare
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
- Westfield Health WPA
Mr Pritam Singh does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Mr Pritam Singh does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Mr Pritam Singh does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.