Por qué es un doctor de primer nivel/Professional statement/Perché è un dottore di prim’ordine

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.

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Enfermedades, Pruebas y Tratamientos

  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Acid reflux
  • Appendicitis
  • Bowel cancer
  • BRCA gene
  • Cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer)
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Cholelithiasis (gallstones)
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Endolaser
  • Endovenous laser treatment (EVLA)
  • Epigastric hernia
  • Eventration
  • Femoral hernia
  • Foam sclerotherapy
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gynaecological cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Hiatal hernia surgery
  • Incisional hernia
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lipoma
  • Liver
  • Liver cancer
  • Liver cyst
  • Liver disease
  • Liver function tests
  • Liver surgery
  • Lymph nodes
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Mammography (breast screening)
  • Melanoma
  • Metastasis
  • Neuroendocrine tumours
  • Oesophageal cancer
  • Pancreas surgery
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peritoneal carcinomatosis
  • Phlebectomy
  • Radiofrequency treatment (RFA)
  • Sarcoma
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin cancer on face
  • Spleen removal
  • Stomach cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Upper GI surgery
  • Varicose veins
  • Varicose veins surgery

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