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Richard Krysztopik

Name   Richard Krysztopik
Current post:   Consultant Surgeon - Bristol Royal Infirmary and Royal United Hospital Bath
Specialties:   Oesophago-gastric cancer. Minimally invasive surgery
Medical qualifications:   MD FRCS (Gen Surg)
Date of registration:   GMC - 1989
Specialist Register - 2000
Membership of professional bodies:   AUGIS, ALS, ASGBI, BOMSS, BMA, Clinical Society of Bath
Special clinical interests:   OG cancer surgery. Minimally invasive (key hole) surgery, including operations for OG cancer, gallstones and abdominal wall hernia repair. Gastro-oesophageal surgery, such as key hole surgery for hiatus hernia repair or reflux control, achalasia and obesity surgery.
Professional profile/background:   Richard graduated from Manchester University in 1988, later gaining an MD thesis in 1999. He completed his surgical training in the UK (the North West and South West), as well as abroad with research in the USA (Louisville) and specialist training in South Australia.


In 1992 he became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, and entered the Specialist Register in 2000, before being appointed to the Bristol Royal Infirmary and Royal United Hospital Bath in 2001. He is the local lead for the RUH team, which co-ordinates care for patients with such cancers, and is part of the multidisciplinary team of surgeons performing cancer surgery at BRI.

Further to this, Richard is the Chairman of the 'South West Site Specific Group' for Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer - a group set up to discuss issues related to cancer care.

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