Ash Prabhudesai

Kenneth W. Bramlett, M.D.
Ash Prabhudesai

MS (Gen Surg) MD FRCS Gen. Surg
Consultant Colorectal
General & Laparoscopic Surgeon

Training & Background

After completing my Basic Surgical Training, I successfully sat the FRCS examinations. I then undertook a period of research involving the management of rectal cancer at St George’s Hospital, London. I successfully defended my thesis and was awarded the MD degree by the University of London in 2006.

Thereafter I was selected on the Higher Surgical Training Scheme in the North West London region. I obtained training in all aspects of General Surgery with particular emphasis on gastrointestinal surgery, working in well-known units at Charing Cross and St Mary’s Hospitals. In 2007, I successfully completed the examination conducted by the Intercollegiate Board of General Surgery and was awarded the FRCS in General Surgery with a declared subspecialty in Colorectal Surgery.

I was then selected at national interview to spend a year as Fellow at St Mark’s Hospital, London, which is an internationally renowned centre for bowel disorders. Following this, I obtained my Certificate of Completion of Training in General Surgery (CCT) in 2008 and then undertook a Post CCT Fellowship in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery at The Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey, a nationally accredited training centre for laparoscopic colorectal surgery.

I am interested in clinical research and have published in various journals. I encourage my trainees to undertake audit projects, which help to change practice. I am passionate about teaching and regularly conduct teaching sessions for medical students and surgical trainees. I have also organised interactive sessions for GPs.


  • MBBS 1992
  • MS (General Surgery) 1996
  • FRCS 1999
  • MD 2006
  • FRCS (Gen Surg) Subspecialty: Colorectal Surgery 2007

Special interests

My main interests are laparoscopic (keyhole - minimally invasive) surgery for colorectal diseases, both benign and malignant. I help set up the Enhanced Recovery programme at Hillingdon Hospital. I am also interested in laparoscopic surgery for gall bladder disease and hernias. I maintain an interest in proctology inc. management of PR bleeding, minimally invasive treatments for haemorrhoids(piles), perianal sepsis(infection) incl. anal fistulas and Botox for anal fissures.

Research interests

  • Enhanced Recovery Programme
  • Rectal cancer
  • Diverticular disease


  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • General Medical Council
  • St Mark’s Association