Mr Abuchi Okaro

Consultant General Surgeon at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Qualifications MS FRCS

Specialty General Surgery; Gastro-Intestinal (Upper) Surgery; Bariatrics.

Specialist interest Laparoscopic hernia surgery; Benign and malignant oesophagogastric disease; Reflux disease; Gallstone disease.

Clinic times By appointment.


Professional profile

Abuchi Okaro is a consultant general, upper GI and bariatric surgeon.  His sub-specialist area of expertise is in the management of benign and malignant diseases of the oesophagus and stomach.

He undertook his Basic surgical training (BST) in North-East Thames becoming a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1997. In early 1998 he was admitted into the Master in Surgery degree program of the University of London studying and performing his research at the departments of surgery of the Royal Free and Royal London Hospitals. He was awarded the MS degree in 2004.

In April 2000 having been appointed to the South West Thames Specialised Registrar Rotation in general surgery he began his higher surgical training (HST) completing his training in July 2006. He passed the third part of the FRCS exam in general surgery with sub-specialist interest in Upper GI in 2005.

Abuchi Okaro has published leading articles in national and international peer reviewed journals, he has also presented work from his thesis in numerous national and international meetings.

He spent 3 months doing a fellowship in surgical oncology at the National Cancer Centre in Tokyo, Japan in early 2006. He was appointed to his current post in 2006.