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Shwetal Dighe

Mr Shwetal Dighe works as a Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal and Thyroid Surgeon at the Darent Valley Hospital Dartford and Queen Mary Hospital in Sidcup.

He is currently the clinical lead for Laparoscopic UGI surgery and Pancreatitis.

Professional Statement

My goal is to ensure that each patient has a complete understanding of their diagnosis and are confident while making an informed decision, should it be surgery. It is my endeavor to provide patients a minimally invasive alternative to traditional open surgeries which allow them to quickly return to their daily routine with minimum scarring, less pain and fewer complications.


Shwetal Dighe

He was appointed at the hospital as an Upper GI surgeon in 2015 and was responsible for introducing a new service in the hospital offering complex gallbladder surgery including laparoscopic bile duct exploration, anti-reflux surgery for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and complex hiatal hernia repair.

He pursues his research interests as an Audit Lead in the Surgical Department and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at National and International meetings. He is passionate about teaching and is the Lead of Surgical simulation designing and conducting various courses.

Placing your trust in

Mr. Shwetal

  • 15 years of extensive laparoscopic surgical experience gained in the UK and overseas
  • To make patients feel comfortable and cater to their needs is his utmost priority/ practicing in the best interest of his patients.
  • Staying at the forefront of the field by being updated of new technologies and exploring new applications.
  • Set up a new UGI service in the current hospital and Clinical lead for UGI surgery and Audit.
  • Membership of numerous professional bodies (AUGIS/ALSGBI/EAES/BHS)
  • Passionate about learning and research

What our patients say

Mr Dighe was very professional and made me feel at ease about my forthcoming operation. Not once was I apprehensive as I knew I was in very good hands. The operation went very well and I made an excellent recovery. Mr Dighe comes very highly recommended.


Mr Dighe had a good bedside manner and explained all that was going to happen. Now I have been discharged from the hospital. He explained what I could do and how long the healing process will be. So overall I would highly recommend him.


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