Professor Kocher


  • Gallstones
  • Hernia
  • Liver cancer
  • Liver surgery
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatitis

Professor Hemant Kocher

GMC: 4558514

Professor Hemant Kocher is an internationally renowned professor of liver and pancreas surgery at the University of London.

He is a leading consultant general, laparoscopic and HPB surgeon based in London. His special interests include diseases of the gallbladder and bile duct, the liver, and the pancreas. He counts innovative surgical techniques and patient care pathways among his research interests.

Professor Kocher qualified from the University of Mumbai with various distinctions before travelling to London and completing his MD at King's College London. 
A supremely knowledgeable and dedicated professional, Professor Kocher runs a multi-disciplinary pancreas and liver research program at the Barts Cancer Institute. He is at the cutting-edge of his field and keen to offer up-to-date, evidence-based techniques and treatments for his patients.

Professor Kocher has been a prolific research contributor to his discipline and has published widely. Highly respected by his peers, he has made numerous appearances in the press, worked with medical charities, and has been interviewed by the BBC. He has also gained both national and international recognition, receiving numerous prestigious awards in his field, chairing national and international committees and conferences.

 Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Appendicitis
  • Gallstones
  • Hernia
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lipoma
  • Liver cancer
  • Liver surgery
  • Lymph nodes
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Radiofrequency treatment
  • Spleen removal
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Upper GI surgery

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Can you live without the pancreas?

The pancreas plays an important role in digestion and blood sugar control. Unfortunately, if it becomes affected by cysts or cancer, part or all of the pancreas may need to be removed. So can you live with only a part of your pancreas, or no pancreas at all? We asked internationally renowned professor of liver and pancreas surgery, Professor Hemant Kocher. of the University of London:

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Surviving pancreatic cancer

Symptoms of the most common form of pancreatic cancer are usually non-specific. Often a person starts to experience mid-back pain, which may or may not be associated with upper tummy pain. A feeling of heartburn may also bother the affected person for a long period, requiring repeated medical attention. Professor Hemant Kocher talks to us about spotting the signs, screening and survival rates of pancreatic cancer.

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Pancreatitis: can the pancreas heal itself?

Pancreatitis, or an inflamed pancreas, can have serious consequences on the human body. The condition comes in two forms: acute and chronic, both of which can lead to serious symptoms. When pancreatitis strikes, can the pancreas heal itself? Can the condition be prevented and what is the treatment? Renowned surgeon Professor Hemant Kocher explains.

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Pancreatitis: acute vs. chronic

The pancreas is an important organ, instrumental in both digestion and in regulating blood sugar levels. When it becomes inflamed, the effects can be serious for the whole body. Renowned surgeon Professor Hemant Kocher explains the dangers of pancreatitis.

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Gallstones: what are they and where do they come from?

Gallstones are hard stones found in the gallbladder. Often they are composed of cholesterol, bile salts or bile pigments and can sometimes require treatment. Leading surgeon Professor Hemant Kocher explains everything you need to know about gallstones.

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  • Prof Kocher is a world class physician in every dimension of the term. Highly recommended.