Consultant SurgeonCVO MB MS MPhil FRCS

    Satyajit Bhattacharya photo

    Mr Satyajit Bhattacharya (“Satya”) is a Consultant General Surgeon in London. He specialises in surgery of the gall bladder, liver and pancreas, a specialty known as Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgery.

    He qualified as a doctor in 1984. He was appointed Consultant Surgeon at the Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals (Barts Health NHS Trust) in 1999. He held that position up to 2020 and remains affiliated to that department in an honorary capacity.

    Mr Bhattacharya now practises primarily at The London Clinic, and also has practising privileges at King Edward VII’s Hospital.

    He has served as The Surgeon to the Royal Household from 2006 to 2016 and as The Serjeant Surgeon to The Queen from 2016 to 2023.

    To make an appointment to see him (in person or on video), please contact his PA Iza Herzog by

    Phone: +44 20 7034 6104 



    Positions held

    Clinical roles

    Mr Bhattacharya has served as a surgeon to The Royal Family for over 16 years. He was the Serjeant Surgeon to Her Majesty The Queen from August 2016 to March 2023. The Serjeant Surgeon is the senior surgeon in the panel of doctors who care for the Royal Family and their staff. Prior to that he was Surgeon to the Royal Household from 2006 to 2016. 

    As Consultant Surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, he helped set up a specialist HPB referral service for North East London and South Essex. He served as Clinical Lead for that service for 17 years. He currently chairs the HPB MDT (multi-disciplinary tumour group) at The London Clinic.

    Director/leadership roles

    Mr Bhattacharya was the Medical Director of The London Clinic for 5 years (2017-2022) and helped steer the hospital through the difficult time of the Covid 19 pandemic.

    He has also served as Lead for HPB Cancers for North and East London, Cancer Lead for Barts Health NHS Trust and as the Associate Clinical Director for Surgery, Barts Health NHS Trust.

    He is a non-executive director of MDDUS, a major medical indemnity provider.

    Academic roles

    Satya Bhattacharya was an Honorary Reader at the Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) from 2016 to 2023.

    He has over 75 publications largely on diseases of the liver and pancreas. These include chapters in major textbooks of surgery and oncology.

    He is an Examiner for the FRCS examinations conducted by the Intercollegiate Specialty Board in General Surgery for the Royal Colleges of Surgeons.

    Other activities

    Satya has raised close to a million pounds in funds for cancer research.

    He has published two collections of poetry. All proceeds from those have gone to charity.

    Satya is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Barbers, where he is a member of the Court.

    See below for:

    Conditions treated by Satya Bhattacharya

    Costs and facilities

    Satya’s articulation of his surgical philosophy

    Background and training

    Satya Bhattacharya was born in Mumbai, India, and grew up there.

    He read medicine at the Grant Medical College, Mumbai. He received his surgical training initially in Mumbai at the Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy (JJ) Group of Hospitals.

    He came to London in in 1989 and trained at the Royal Free and University College Hospitals in London for 10 years. At the Royal Free he trained in HPB surgery and liver transplantation as a Registrar under Professor Kenneth Hobbs and Professor Brian Davidson. He was then a Stanley Thomas Johnson Research Fellow. He undertook postgraduate research and completed an MPhil from the University of London in 1996. He finished as a Lecturer and Senior Registrar from 1996 to 1999. At the University College Hospitals, he specifically trained in pancreatic surgery at the Middlesex Hospital with Mr Chris Russell.

    Mr Bhattacharya did a stint as a visiting fellow at the University of Minneapolis in Minnesota in 1999, supported by a Fellowship from The King’s Fund.

    Conditions treated

    The common surgical conditions that Mr Bhattacharya treats are listed below. If you have been diagnosed with a cancer, your condition will be discussed at the HPB MDT (multi-disciplinary tumour group) before a treatment plan is confirmed. Your care will be provided in every instance by a large team that will include other consultants, resident doctors, specialist nurses, ward nurses, health care assistants, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitians and other specialists/therapists who may be called in as required.

    Gall bladder stones, inflammation of the gall bladder, gall bladder polyps

    Keyhole surgery to remove the gall bladder is called laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and Mr Bhattacharya has performed over 2500 of these operations through his career. For more information on gallstones and their treatment, please visit a website that he has helped create primarily for patients.

    Pancreatic cancer 

    Operations on the pancreas are technically difficult. They include the Whipple’s operation, also known a pancreatico-duodenectomy (or PPPD), which involves removing the head of the pancreas along with an adjacent bit of the bowel known as the duodenum. If the problem lies in the body or tail end of the pancreas then a distal pancreatectomy may be required. This involves removal of the body and tail of the pancreas and often involves removal of the spleen (splenectomy) as well. Mr Bhattacharya has performed over 500 pancreatic resections. For more information on pancreatic cancer, please visit

    Liver cancer, liver cysts 

    Surgical removal of a part of the liver is among the most difficult abdominal operations. Mr Bhattacharya trained in liver surgery at The Royal Free, one of the UK’s leading liver surgery and liver transplant centres, and set up the HPB Surgery service at Barts Health NHS Trust. He has performed over 400 liver resections. While he will carry out smaller liver resections and operations for liver cysts via the keyhole, for larger operations he prefers the open approach. For more information on liver cancer, please visit .

    Bile duct strictures, bile duct injuries and bile duct cancer

    Having set up and run a tertiary HPB unit in London, Mr Bhattacharya has considerable experience in treating complex biliary problems. For more information on these conditions and their treatment, please visit .

    Neuro-endocrine tumours of the pancreas 

    These rare tumours of the pancreas are treated at specialist centres. Mr Bhattacharya has worked closely with the internationally famous Endocrinology Unit at Barts for many years and has a particular interest in treating these tumours. For more information on NETs and PNETs, please visit .


    An abdominal hernia is a swelling that develops through a weak area in the abdominal muscles. Hernias can develop in the groin (inguinal hernia), the belly button (umbilical hernia) or in existing surgical scars (incisional hernia). Mr Bhattacharya prefers to repair groin hernias by the tried and tested, traditional, open approach. For umbilical or incisional hernias he may use the open or the keyhole (laparoscopic) method, depending on the size of the bulge.

    Inflammation of the pancreas (acute or chronic pancreatitis) 

    This can be a difficult condition to treat and often requires input from multiple specialties, all of which are available at The London Clinic. Mr Bhattacharya has substantial experience in treating patients with complicated pancreatitis.

    Costs and facilities

    Satya Bhattacharya is approved by all major insurers. He is not fee-assured in every instance (which means there may be an excess for the patient to cover, but this will be discussed prior to treatment). If you are a patient and funding your care yourself, a clear quotation will be provided to you prior to your hospital admission.

    Mr Bhattacharya carries out most of his surgical work at The London Clinic, which is London’s largest and oldest independent hospital. It has a superb intensive care unit, excellent operating theatres, state of the art endoscopy and radiology servcies, and its own blood bank and laboratories. It is very well equipped to provide complex surgical care.

    Surgical philosophy

    What is the role of a surgeon?

    Explanation: Surgeons need to clearly explain to their patient what they are going to do. There needs to be trust between the patient and the surgeon, but it does not have to be blind faith. The patient who understands what is going to be done will have far more confidence in the surgeon and in the whole process.

    Empathy: No matter how strong we think we are, illness is a time of deep anxiety and insecurity for all of us. That is why kindness and empathy from carers are such essential components of good surgical practice. 

    Objectivity: Surgeons strive to practise evidence-based medicine. When helping a patient decide on a particular strategy to deal with an illness, the surgeon has to recommend what will be in the patient's best interests, and is based on the current surgical evidence, namely data from research studies and trials

    Teamwork: To adapt John Donne’s phrase, “No surgeon is an island”. All surgeons function within teams. They work very closely with fellow surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses, theatre assistants, therapists and administrative staff, and are utterly dependent on them.

    Technical excellence: Of course, surgical skill underpins the work that is done in the operating room. Some of that is inherent ability. Much of it is learnt. Reputation and stature reflect only in part how good a surgeon is. The same goes for surgical volume (how many operations a surgeon or a team may do in a year). You need to look at surgical outcomes to get the full picture.

    Innovation: This is an essential part of surgical progress. But if a patient is to be offered something new, that should be within a properly constructed trial, and should come with appropriate explanations to the patient and informed consent from the patient. If there is no trial framework available, it should at the very least be approved by a multi-disciplinary group of peers. In terms of the current innovation of robotic surgery, I am not yet fully convinced that it is of benefit to patients undergoing HPB operations, and do not offer it to my patients as yet.


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    • Articles in peer-reviewed journals

      60. Froghi F , Soggiu F , Ricciardi F , Vindrola-Padros C , Floros L,  Martin D , Filipe H , Varcada M , Gurusamy K, Bhattacharya SFanshawe A, Delcea B, Mathur P, Davidson B, GAP Collaborators. Ward based goal directed fluid therapy (GDFT) in acute pancreatitis (GAP) trial: A feasibility randomised controlled trial. INT J SURG 2022 Aug; 104:106737. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2022.106737. Epub 2022 Jul 12.

      59. Nadhamuni VS, Iacovazzo D, Evanson J, Sahdev A, Trouillas J, McAndrew L, Kurzawinski TR, Bryant D, Hussain K, Bhattacharya S, Korbonits M. GHRH secretion from a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor causing gigantism in a patient with MEN1. ENDOCRINOLOGY DIABETES & METABOLISM CASE REPORTS 2021 June ID: 20-0208; June 2021 DOI: 10.1530/EDM-20-0208

      58. Bridgewater JA, Pugh SA, Maishman T, Eminton Z, Mellor J, Whitehead A, Stanton L, Radford M, Corkhill A, Griffiths GO, Falk S, Valle JW, O'Reilly D, Siriwardena AK, Hornbuckle J, Rees M, Iveson TJ, Hickish T, Garden OJ, Cunningham D, Maughan TS, Primrose JN; New EPOC investigators. Systemic chemotherapy with or without cetuximab in patients with resectable colorectal liver metastasis (New EPOC): long-term results of a multicentre, randomised, controlled, phase 3 trial. LANCET ONCOL. 2020 Mar;21(3):398-411. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(19)30798-3. Epub 2020 Jan 31. PMID: 32014119 (I am listed a s local investigator in this study)

      57. Marques P, Tufton N, Bhattacharya S, Caulfield M, Akker SA ENDOCRINOL DIABETES METAB CASE REP. 2019 May 3; 2019: 18-0164.  Published online 2019 May 3. doi: 10.1530/EDM-18-0164 PMCID: PMC6499913

      56. Roy M, Kyaw Tun J, Banerjee A, Mohandas S, Abraham AT, Hutchins RR, Bhattacharya S, Renfrew I, Low D, Fotheringham T, Kocher HM. Factors affecting length of stay after percutaneous biliary interventions. BR J RADIOL 2019; 92: 20180814.

      55. Roy M, Ban EJ, Mohandas S, Mownah O, Banerjee A, Kocher HM, Bhattacharya S, Hutchins RR. Comparison of lipase and amylase for diagnosing post-operative pancreatic fistulae. ANZ J SURG 2018 Nov;88(11):1213-1214. doi: 10.1111/ans.14890.

      54. Shaw SE, Cameron D, Wherton J, Seuren LM, Vijayaraghavan S, Bhattacharya S, A'Court C, Morris J, Greenhalgh T. Technology-Enhanced Consultations in Diabetes, Cancer, and Heart Failure: Protocol for the Qualitative Analysis of Remote Consultations (QuARC) Project. JMIR RES PROTOC. 2018 Jul 31;7(7):e10913. doi: 10.2196/10913.

      53. McCluney SJ, Giakoustidis AA, Segler A, Bissel J, Miller RL, Valente R, Hutchins RR, Abraham A, Bhattacharya S, Kocher HM. Predicting complications in hepatic resection for colorectal liver metastasis: the lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio. ANZ J SURG2018 Jul 16. doi: 10.1111/ans.14725. [Epub ahead of print]

      52. Shaw S, Wherton J, Vijayaraghavan S, Morris J, Bhattacharya S, Hanson P, Campbell-Richards D, Ramoutar S, Collard A, Hodkinson I, Greenhalgh T. Advantages and limitations of virtual online consultations in a NHS acute trust: the VOCAL mixed-methods study. Southampton (UK): NIHR JOURNALS LIBRARY; 2018 Jun.

      51. O’Toole SM, Sahdev A, Bhattacharya S, Feakins R, Evelien F Gevers EF and Drake WM Paediatric pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours in von Hippel–Lindau disease ENDOCR RELAT CANCER 2018 25 (Sept 1)  L43-L47  doi: 10.1530/ERC-18-0123

      50. McCluney SJ, Giakoustidis A, Segler A, Bissel J, Valente R, Hutchins RR, Abraham AT, Bhattacharya S, Kocher HM.  Neutrophil:Lymphocyte ratio as a method of predicting complications following hepatic resection for colorectal liver metastasisJ SURG ONCOL. 2018 Feb 15. doi: 10.1002/jso.24996. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:2944830

      49. Greenhalgh T, Shaw S, Wherton J, Vijayaraghavan S, Morris J, Bhattacharya S, Hanson P, Campbell-Richards D, Ramoutar S, Collard A, Hodkinson I. Real-World Implementation of Video Outpatient Consultations at Macro, Meso, and Micro Levels: Mixed-Method Study. J MED INTERNET RES. 2018 Apr 17;20(4):e150. doi: 10.2196/jmir.9897. PMID:29625956

      48. McCluney S, Wijesuriya N, Sheshappanavar V, Chin-Aleong J, Feakins R, Hutchins R, Abraham A, Bhattacharya S, Valente R, Kocher H. Solid pseudopapillary tumour of the pancreas: clinicopathological analysis. ANZ J SURG. 2018 Jan 8. doi: 10.1111/ans.14362. [Epub ahead of print]

      47. Arumugam P, Bhattacharya S, Chin-Aleong J, Capaso M, Kocher HM. Expression of polymeric immunoglobulin receptor and stromal activity in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. PANCREATOLOGY 2017 Feb 1. pii: S1424-3903(17)30025-X. doi: 10.1016/j.pan.2017.01.013. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28173980

      46. Solaini L, Atmaja BT, Arumugam P, Hutchins RR, Abraham AT, Bhattacharya S, Kocher HM. The role of perioperative inflammatory-based prognostic systems in patients with colorectal liver metastases undergoing surgery. A cohort study. INT J SURG. 2016 Dec;36(Pt A):8-12. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2016.10.010. PMID: 27742565

      45. Arumugam P, Balarajah V, Watt J, Abraham AT, Bhattacharya S, Kocher HM. Role of laparoscopy in hepatobiliary malignancies. INDIAN J MED RES. 2016 Apr;143(4):414-9. doi: 10.4103/0971-5916.184300. Review. PMID: 27377496

      44. Inflammatory and Immune Responses to Surgery and their Clinical Impact. Alazawi W, Pirmadjid N, Lahiri R, Bhattacharya S. ANN SURG 2016 Jul;264(1):73-80.

      43. Greenhalgh T, Vijayaraghavan S,  Wherton J, Shaw S, Byrne E, Campbell-Richards D, Bhattacharya S, Hanson P, Ramoutar S. Gutteridge C, Hodkinson I, Collard A, Morris J.   Health informatics: Virtual online consultations: advantages and limitations (VOCAL) study. BMJ Open 2016;6:e009388 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009388

      42. Lahiri R, Derwa Y, Bashir Z, Giles E, Torrance HD, Owen HC, O'Dwyer MJ, O'Brien A, Stagg AJ, Bhattacharya S, Foster GR, Alazawi W.  Systemic inflammatory response (SIRS) after major abdominal surgery is predicted by early upregulation of TLR4 and TLR5. ANN SURG 2016 May;263(5):1028-37

      41. Solaini L, Atmaja BT, Watt J, Arumugam P, Hutchins RR, Abraham AT, Bhattacharya S, Kocher HM. Limited utility of inflammatory markers in the early detection of postoperative inflammatory complications after pancreatic resection: Cohort study and meta-analyses. INT J SURG. 2015 May;17:41-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2015.03.009. Review.  PMID: 25779213

      40. Lahiri RP, Abeles A, Burnand KM, Alazawi W, Bhattacharya S, Foster GR, Knowles CH. A cross sectional study of colonic diverticulosis in the London Bangladeshi populationUNITED EUROPEAN GASTROENTEROL J. 2013 Jun;1(3):191-7

      39. Kadaba R, Birke H, Wang J, Hooper S, Andl CD, Di Maggio F, Soylu E, Ghallab M, Bor D, Froeling FE, Bhattacharya S, Rustgi AK, Sahai E, Chelala C, Sasieni P, Kocher HM. Imbalance of desmoplastic stromal cell numbers drives aggressive cancer processes. J PATHOL. 2013 May; 230(1):107-17.

      38. Malliwal RS, Bhattacharya S. Durable cell: a case of multiple AA battery ingestion as a mode of deliberate self-harm. Short Rep. J R SOC MED 2013 Apr; 4(4):28.

      37. Lahiri R, Bhattacharya S. Pancreatic trauma (Review). ANN R COLL SURG ENGL 2013 (May; 95(4); 241-5

      36. Vyas S, Bent C, Partelli S, Abraham AT, Hutchins RR, Bhattacharya S, Low D, Fotheringham T, Kocher HM. Portal vein embolization for extended hepatectomy: single centre experience. J GASTROINTEST CANCER 2012 Sep;43(3):413-9.

      35. Sutcliffe RP, Bhattacharya S. Colorectal Liver Metastases (Review). BR MED BULL. 2011;99:107-24.

      34. Partelli S, Mukherjee S, Mawire K, Hutchins RR, Abraham AT, Bhattacharya S, Kocher HM Larger hepatic metastases are more frequent with N0 colorectal tumours and are associated with poor prognosis: Implications for surveillance. INT J SURG 2010;8(6):453-7

      33. Druce MR, Muthuppalaniappan VM, O’Leary B, Chew SL, Drake WM, Monson JP, Akker SA, Besser GM, Sahdev A, Rockall A, Bhattacharya S, Vyas S, Matson M, Berney D, Grossman AB.  Diagnosis and Localisation of Insulinoma: The value of Modern MRI in Conjunction with Calcium Stimulation Catheterization. EUR J ENDOCRINOL 2010 May;162(5):971-8

      32. Fellous TG, McDonald SA, Burkert J, Humphries A, Islam S, De-Alwis NM, Gutierrez-Gonzalez L, Tadrous PJ, Elia G, Kocher HM, Bhattacharya S, Mears L, El-Bahrawy M, Turnbull DM, Taylor RW, Greaves LC, Chinnery PF, Day CP, Wright NA, Alison MR. A methodological approach to tracing cell lineage in human epithelial tissues. STEM CELLS 2009 Jun;27(6):1410-20.

      31. Fellous TG, Islam S, Tadrous PJ, Elia G, Kocher HM, Bhattacharya S, Mears L, Turnbull DM, Taylor RW, Greaves LC, Chinnery PF, Taylor G, McDonald SA, Wright NA, Alison MR. Locating the stem cell niche and tracing hepatocyte lineages in human liver. HEPATOLOGY 2009 May;49(5):1655-63

      30. Iype S, Mirza TA, Propper DJ, Bhattacharya S, Feakins RM, Kocher HM. Neuroendocrine tumours of the gallbladder: three cases and a review of the literature. POSTGRAD MED J 2009 Apr;85(1002):213-8

      29. Curry L, Sookur P, Low D, Bhattacharya S, Fotheringham T. Percutaneous cystgastrostomy as a single-step procedure. CARDIOVASC INTERVENT RADIOL. 2009 Mar;32(2):289-95. Epub 2008 Dec 9

      28. Dar FS, Mukherjee S, Bhattacharya S. Surgery for secondary tumours of the pancreas. HPB (Oxford). 2008; 10(6):498-500

      27. Mukherjee S, Kocher HM, Hutchins RR, Bhattacharya S, Abraham AT. Palliative Surgical Bypass for Pancreatic and Peri-ampullary Cancers. J GASTROINTEST CANCER. 2008 Sep 23.

      26. Mukherjee S, Kocher HM, Hutchins RR, Bhattacharya S, Abraham AT. Impact of hospital volume on outcomes for pancreaticoduodenectomy: A single UK HPB centre experience. EUR J SURG ONCOL. 2008 Jun 9.

      25. Iqbal N, Lovegrove RE, Tilney HS, Abraham AT, Bhattacharya S, Tekkis PP, Kocher HM.    A comparison of pancreaticoduodenectomy with extended pancreaticoduodenectomy: A meta-analysis of 1909 patients. EUR J SURG ONCOL. 2008 Mar 18.

      24. Iqbal N, Lovegrove RE, Tilney HS, Abraham AT, Bhattacharya S, Tekkis PP, Kocher HM. A comparison of pancreaticoduodenectomy with pylorus preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy: A meta-analysis of 2822 patients. EUR J SURG ONCOL. 2008 Feb 1.

      23. Biswas A, Bhattacharya S. Spontaneous rupture of mucinous cystadenoma of the pancreas. GRAND ROUNDS 2007 7:1-4

      22. Agha A., Carpenter R, Bhattacharya S, Edmondson S J, Carlsen E, Monson JP. Parathyroid carcinoma in Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN1) Syndrome: Two case reports of an unrecognized entity. J ENDOCRINOL INVEST. 2007 Feb;30(2):145-9.

      21.  Hewes JC, Dighe S, Morris RW, Hutchins RR, Bhattacharya S, Davidson BR.  Pre-operative chemotherapy and the outcome of liver resection for colorectal metastases. WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY 2007 Feb;31(2):353-364

      20. Kar P, Price P, Sawers S, Bhattacharya S, Reznek RH, Grossman AB. Clinical case seminar: Insulinomas may present with normoglycaemia after prolonged fasting but glucose-stimulated hypoglycaemia. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM 2006 Dec;91(12):4733-6. Epub 2006 Sep 26.

      19. Grossman AB, Kelly PA, Rockall A, Bhattacharya S, McNichol AM, Barwick T. Cushing’s Syndrome due to an occult source: difficulties in diagnosis and management. NATURE CLINICAL PRACTICE ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM 2006 Nov;2(11):642-7.

      18. Hoh IM, Fusai G, Bhattacharya S.  Adult intussusception caused by Peutz-Jeghers hamartoma – an unusual presentation. GRAND ROUNDS 2003; 3:6-7

      17.  Hewes JC, Baroni ML, Krissat J, Bhattacharya  S   An unusual presentation of hepatic aneurysm as a complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY 2002;168(10):566-8

      16. Gnanapavan S, Kola B, Bustin SA, Morris DG, McGee P, Fairclough P, Bhattacharya S, Carpenter R, Grossman AB, Karbonits M. The tissue distribution of the mRNA of ghrelin and subtypes of its receptor, GHS-R, in humans. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM 2002; 87: 2988-2991

      15. Flora HS, Bhattacharya S. Spontaneous cholecystocutaneous fistula. HPB (Oxford).  2001;3(4):279-80.

      14. Sirivatanauksorn Y, Sirivatanauksorn V, Bhattacharya S, Davidson BR, Dhillon AP, Kakkar AK, Williamson RCN, Lemoine NR. Evolution of genetic abnormalities in hepatocellular carcinomas demonstrated by DNA fingerprinting. JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY 1999;189:344-350

      13.  Sirivatanauksorn Y, Sirivatanauksorn V, Bhattacharya S, Davidson BR, Dhillon AP, Kakkar AK, Williamson RCN, Lemoine NR. Genomic heterogeneity in synchronous hepatocellular carcinomas. GUT 1999;45:761-765

      12. Taylor-Robinson SD, Turjanski N, Bhattacharya S, Seery JP, Sargentoni J, Brooks DJ, Bryant DJ, Cox IJ.  A proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study of the striatum and cerebral cortex in Parkinson's disease.   METAB BRAIN DIS. 1999 Mar;14(1):45-55

      11.  Saada J, Bhattacharya S, Dhillon AP, Dick R, Burroughs AK, Rolles K, Davidson BR. Lipiodol CT in the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinomas in cirrhotic livers. GUT 1997; 41 (3): 404-407

      10.  Bhattacharya S, Dhillon AP, Rees J, Savage K, Saada J, Burroughs AK, Rolles K, Davidson BR. Small hepatocellular carcinomas in cirrhotic explant livers. HEPATOLOGY 1997; 25: 613-618

      9.   Bhattacharya S, Dhillon AP, Winslet MC, Davidson BR, Shukla N, Al-Mufti R, Datta Gupta S, Hobbs KEF. Human liver cancer cells and endothelial cells incorporate iodised oil. BRITISH JOURNAL OF CANCER 1996; 73: 877-881

      8.   El-Refaie A, Savage K, Bhattacharya S, Khakoo S, Harrison TJ, El-Batanony M, Soliman E-S, Nasr S, Mokhtar N, Amer K, Scheuer P, Dhillon AP. HCV-associated hepatocellular carcinoma without cirrhosis.  JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY 1996; 24: 277-285

      7.   Khakoo S, Grellier L, Soni  P, Bhattacharya S, Dusheiko G. Treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma. MEDICAL CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA 1996; 80(5): 1121-1145

      6.   Bhattacharya S, Novell JR, Dusheiko GM, Hilson AJW, Dick R, Hobbs KEF. Epirubicin-Lipiodol chemotherapy versus 131Iodine-Lipiodol radiotherapy in the treatment of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. CANCER 1995; 76: 2202-2210

      5.   Bhattacharya S, Davidson BR, Dhillon AP. The blood supply of early hepatocellular carcinoma. SEMINARS IN LIVER DISEASE 1995; 15: 390-401 

      4.   Bhattacharya S, Novell JR, Winslet MC, Hobbs KEF.  Iodised oil and the management of hepatocellular carcinoma. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY 1994; 81(11): 1563-1571 (Review)

      3.   Bhattacharya S, Tate JJT, Davidson BR, Hobbs KEF. Abdominal wall haematoma complicating laparoscopic cholecystectomy. HPB SURGERY 1994; 7: 291-296

      2.   Stansby G, Bhattacharya S, Hilson AJW, Hobbs KEF.  Localisation of lipiodol-radioiodine in hepatic metastases from renal cell carcinoma. BRITISH JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY 1994; 67: 822-824

      1.   Paul R, Bhattacharya S, Berger L, Winslet MC.  Computerised tomography in the diagnosis of chronic small bowel obstruction secondary to Crohn's disease. COLOPROCTOLOGY 1993; 15(2): 108 - 110

    • Dissertations and Theses

      2.  Bhattacharya S. Iodised oil in the management of hepatocellular carcinoma. An experimental and clinical investigation. Thesis for the degree of M Phil, University of London, 1995

      1.  Bhattacharya S. Incisional Hernias. Dissertation for the degree of MS, University of Bombay, 1988

    • Reviews & book chapters

      8. A. O’Sullivan and Bhattacharya S. Chapter on ‘Liver’ in GENERAL SURGERY OUTPATIENT DECISIONS  2nd Edition. Eds Gaunt ME, Tang T, Walsh S. Radcliffe Publishing Ltd. 2008

      7. Bhattacharya S. Chapter on ‘Pancreas’ in BAILEY AND LOVE’S SHORT PRACTICE OF SURGERY 27th Edition Eds Williams NS, O’Connell  PR, McCaskie AW. Taylor and Francis, UK 2018. (have contributed a chapter to the 25th and 26th editions as well)

      6.   Kocher  HM, Abraham AT, Bhattacharya S. Chapter on ‘Biliary Tract Cancer’ in TREATMENT OF CANCER 6th Edition. Eds Price P, Sikora K. CRC Press 2015

      5.   Hutchins R, Krissat J, Bhattacharya S. Chapter on ‘Colorectal Liver Metastases’ in FRONTIERS IN COLORECTAL SURGERY Eds.  Phillips RKS, Clark S. TFM Publishing, UK. 2005

      4.   Bhattacharya S. Chapter on 'Liver and portal venous system' in KIRK'S GENERAL SURGICAL OPERATIONS  5th Edition 2005. Harcourt Brace.

      3.   Bhattacharya S, McPherson S, Mokbel K. Surgery (proceedings of symposium on Cancer 2025). Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2004 Jun;4 Suppl 1:S33-6.

      2.   Bhattacharya S, Wray GMH. Chapter on ‘Pre-operative preparation for surgery’ in CLINICAL SURGERY IN GENERAL  (Ed: Kirk RM)  4th Edition 2002. Royal College of Surgeons of England and Churchill Livingstone.

      1.   Bhattacharya S, Dusheiko G. Treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma using iodized oil. chapter in HEPATITIS C VIRUS AND ITS INVOLVEMENT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF HEPATO-CELLULAR CARCINOMA (Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium of the Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund). Eds. Kobayashi K, Purcell RH, Shimotohno K, Tabor E. Princeton Scientific Publishing Co., Princeton, USA. 1995 PRINCESS TAKAMATSU SYMPOSIA 1995; 25: 253-264

    • Correspondence

      3.   Bhattacharya S, Beard C, Jackson D, Davidson BR. Central venous pressure and its effect on blood loss during liver resection. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY 199

      2.   Bhattacharya S, Dhillon AP, Davidson BR. (Re: Small hepatocellular carcinomas in cirrhotic explant livers. Hepatology 1997; 25: 613-618)  HEPATOLOGY 1998; 28:274-275

      1.   Bhattacharya S, Davidson BR. Lipiodol computed tomography should be part of pre-operative assessment for liver transplantation. JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY 1994; 20(2): 310

    • Articles in journals that are not peer reviewed

      5. Banerjee A, Bhattacharya S. The use of meshes in male groin hernia repairs TRENDS IN UROLOGY AND MEN’S HEALTH. 2021 Jul/Aug; 12(4): 7-12

      4. Bhattacharya S. Obscure diagnosis – Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. PULSE 26 January 2016

      3. Bhattacharya S. Hindu names. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SECRETARIES. Vol 7, Issue 2, Summer 2006

      2. Bhattacharya S.  Changes in the British National Health Service:
      The agonies of reform.
      ISSUES IN MEDICAL ETHICS 1997; 5(1): 24-26 (this is an Indian journal published from Bombay)

      1. Bhattacharya S.  Research and the Surgical Trainee: Where next?   SCALPEL December 1996 (Surgery Vol 14 Issue 12)

    Charitable work

    Cancer research

    Satya Bhattacharya set up the Lewin International Research Fellowships in Barts in 2009 (named after Mr Donald Lewin, OBE, a principal contributor) to support fellows pursuing higher research degrees. He has raised close to a million pounds in charitable donations for cancer research and education.

    Should you wish to support research into diseases of the liver and pancreas, particularly cancer, please do contact him directly. All contributions will be to a registered charity. They will carry the usual tax exemptions and will be used expressly for the stated purpose.


    During the first lockdown of the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020 Satya raised funds for charities supporting food banks and the homeless by writing limericks (

    Satya has published a book of poems, Have Knife Will Travel ( It is available to purchase on Amazon and all royalties from it go to medical charities.