Mr Venkatesh Shanmugam


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

GMC number: 6026169

Practicing since: 1989


General Surgery

Consultation times

  • Every other Friday: 09:30 - 12:30
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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.

Special interests

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.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Venkatesh Shanmugam at Nuffield Health

  • Appendicectomy
  • Urea Breath Test 13C
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Hernia repair
  • Excision of skin lesion
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Pelvic floor repair
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Diagnostic endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy (or gastroscopy)
  • Ileostomy
  • Rectal prolapse repair
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Bilateral (inguinal) hernia repair
  • Anterior resection

Locations Mr Venkatesh Shanmugam works with

Related experience


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.


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

Other post held

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

Insurers Mr Venkatesh Shanmugam works with

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.