Mr Tarun Singhal
Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon
- Year Qualified
- MBBS, MS, FRCSEd, FRCSEng, FRCS (General Surgery)
- Colorectal Surgery
- Colon, rectal and anal cancers
- Colovesical fistulae
- Haemorrhoids, anal fistula, anal fissures
- Inflammatory bowel disease (Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease)
- Laparoscopic Surgery for colorectal cancer
- Pilonidal disease
Mr Tarun Singhal is a Consultant Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgeon at the Princess Royal University Hospital.
He qualified in 1995 and completed his Masters in Surgery in 2001. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) of England and Edinburgh. He has completed a Fellowship in laparoscopic colorectal surgery, peritoneal malignancy, low rectal surgery, and multivisceral resections from Basingstoke. He has also completed a Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Colorectal Surgery from Portsmouth.
He has more than 20 years experience in surgery, including laparoscopic (or advanced keyhole) surgery for colon cancers, inflammatory bowel diseases, complex hernias and haemorrhoids. He also performs routine general surgery for conditions such as pilonidal disease, Rafaelo procedure and THD for haemorrhoids, fistulas, anal fissures, and gastrointestinal investigations such as gastroscopy, colonoscopy and removal of polyps.
He has a keen interest in teaching and training, and has completed the PGCert in Managing Medical Careers (KSS Deanery and Brighton and Sussex Medical School). He is a faculty member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England for various courses, including Core Skills in Laparoscopic Surgery and Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient. He completed Training the Trainer courses for Endoscopy and Laparoscopic colorectal surgery. He is a JAG Certified Trainer and regularly teaches and supervises trainees on planned and emergency laparoscopic colorectal surgery and endoscopic procedures.
He has published, and made national and international presentations on, numerous papers on the treatment of various gastrointestinal conditions. In 2018 he was awarded a King’s Commendation for his service to patients and the Trust.
Hussain A, Mahmood H, Singhal T, El-Hasani S (2010) ‘Failed laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery and indications for revision. A retrospective study‘, The surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland, 8,(2):74-8
Hussain A, Singhal T, Almusawy H, El-Hasani S (2010) ‘The use of medication after laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery‘, Surgical endoscopy, 24,(9):2358
Chandra A, Hussain A, Singhal T, Aravind B, Sinha P (2010) ‘Advancing the case for combined laparoscopic-colonoscopic polyp resection?‘, Surgical endoscopy, 24,(3):732; author reply 733-4
Singhal T, Balakrishnan S, Hussain A, Nicholls J, Grandy-Smith S, El-Hasani S (2009) ‘Laparoscopic subtotal cholecystectomy: initial experience with laparoscopic management of difficult cholecystitis‘, The surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland, 7,(5):263-8
Hussain A, Mahmood H, Singhal T, Balakrishnan S, Nicholls J, El-Hasani S (2009) ‘Long-term study of port-site incisional hernia after laparoscopic procedures‘, JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 13,(3):346-9
Hussain A, Mahmood H, Singhal T, El-Hasani S (2009) ‘Laparoscopic treatment of early small bowel obstruction after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair‘, Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques, 19,(4):e123-4
Singhal T, Balakrishnan S, Hussain A, Grandy-Smith S, Paix A, El-Hasani S (2009) ‘Management of complications after laparoscopic Nissen’s fundoplication: a surgeon’s perspective‘, Annals of surgical innovation and research, 3,():1
Hussain A, Singhal T, Ansari T, Aravind B, El-Hasani S (2009) ‘Long-term outcomes of revisional surgery following laparoscopic fundoplication (Br J Surg 2009; 96: 391-397)‘, The British journal of surgery, 96,(8):955-6; author reply 956
Balakrishnan S, Singhal T, Samdani T, Hussain A, Shuaib S, Grandy-Smith S, Nicholls J, El-Hasani S (2008) ‘Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair: over a thousand convincing reasons to go on‘, Hernia : the journal of hernias and abdominal wall surgery, 12,(5):493-8
Hussain A, Mahmood H, Singhal T, Balakrishnan S, El-Hasani S (2008) ‘Laparoscopic appendectomy in a district hospital: does the technique influence the outcome?‘, Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A, 18,(2):204-8
Singhal T, Balakrishnan S, Grandy-Smith S, El-Hasani S (2007) ‘Consolidated five-year experience with laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair‘, The surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland, 5,(3):137-40, 142
Balakrishnan S, Singhal T, Grandy-Smith S, Shuaib S, El-Hasani S (2007) ‘Acute transhiatal migration and herniation of fundic wrap following laparoscopic nissen fundoplication‘, Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A, 17,(2):209-12
Singhal T, Balakrishnan S, Paix A, El-Hasani S (2005) ‘Early experience with laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair in a district general National Health Services hospital‘, Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A, 15,(3):285-9