Mr Venkatesh Shanmugam

MBBS, MS, DNB, MD, FRCS (Glasg) , FRCS (Gen Surgery)

  • Specialities General Surgery, Colorectal
  • Telephone 01642 367448 (Frances)
  • Year of first qualification 1989
  • Email
  • Languages spoken

    English, Tamil

  • GMC Number 6026169


Mr Shanmugam is a Consultant General Surgeon with specialist training in Colorectal Surgery. He is currently working at the University Hospital of North Tees and has experience in dealing with surgical cases including gall bladder operation, hernia, piles, skin lumps, endoscopic examination of upper and lower bowel and bowel related problems including incontinence and prolapse operations.

He performs key hole operations for gall bladder, bowel related pathology and also deals with piles by various techniques.


  • Every other Friday: 09:30 - 12:30


Current posts

  • Consultant Laparoscopic General and Colorectal Surgeon
  • Honorary Lecturer Teesside University
  • Colorectal Cancer Lead, University Hospital of North Tees


General surgery – Key hole gall bladder operation, Open Hernia operation, Skin lumps operation,  Colorectal surgery – Piles treatment, Endoscopic bowel examination, Pilonidal operation, Bowel (both simple and complex) operations, treatment for prolapse and incontinence.

Personal interests

Swimming, cricket, badminton, cycling.

Member of

  • Association Coloproctology Great Britain and Ireland
  • Medical Protection Society
  • General Medical Council


Mr Venkatesh Shanmugam has contributed significantly for research activities and recruited for many national and international multicentre researches. His research activity was on treatment of piles and he published various papers on haemorrhoids and other general surgical and colorectal related topics.


Mr Venkatesh Shanmugam works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA

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

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

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