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Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon

Professor Arul Immanuel


GMC 4777252
Mr Arul Immanuel is a highly regarded consultant specialising in General and Upper Gastrointestinal surgery. He holds the position of Head of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery at the prestigious Northern Oesophago-Gastric Unit located at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary. Mr Immanuel joined the Newcastle team in 2011 after completing a two-year fellowship at the Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreatic and Biliary Unit at the Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide, Australia. In his pursuit of expertise, he has undergone further training in minimally invasive cancer surgery in Japan, Hong Kong, and China. With a comprehensive range of interests, Mr Immanuel focuses on all aspects of oesophageal and gastric surgery, including cancer and complex revisional benign surgery. He has established the Robotic Oesophago-Gastric program in Newcastle, demonstrating his commitment to advancing surgical techniques. Moreover, he specializes in therapeutic endoscopy, offering procedures such as endoscopic resection for oesophageal and gastric cancer, as well as providing a specialist ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) service. Mr Immanuel holds notable membership and advisory roles within the surgical community. He currently serves as an advisor to both the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and England on robotic upper gastrointestinal surgery, contributing his expertise to guide advancements in the field. Additionally, he is an invited member of the International Society of Diseases of the Esophagus Database and Research Committee, underscoring his involvement in shaping research and knowledge sharing in the global surgical community. As an accomplished professional, Mr Immanuel has an extensive publication record and has presented his work nationally and internationally, further establishing his expertise in oesophago-gastric surgery.



MD Newcastle University



FRCS Royal College of Surgeons


Madras Medical College, India

MS Madurai Medical collage

1995 - 1998

Madras Medical College, India

MBBS Madurai Medical collage

1988 - 1994

Professional Memberships

Fellow Royal College of Surgeons

Medical Protection Society

Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon, Royal Victoria Infirmary