Welcome to Aru’s website.  Aru is a Specialist , experienced Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeon and the topics relate to Colorectal conditions in addition to other conditions he manages in General Surgery.

We feel this site will help Aru’s present, potential and past patients to understand what he can offer and will augment the flow of information and communication with him. A referral from your general practitioner to consult with Aru either through the private sector or the NHS will be helpful. However, in the private sector open, direct patient referrals are now accepted. Aru practices at Duchy hospital in Truro, Probus Surgery  in addition to his NHS work at Royal Cornwall hospital and has 20 years experience as a Consultant.

He gives comprehensive advise on complex inflammatory bowel disease, Colorectal cancers and anal conditions such as Haemorrhoids , Anal fistulas, Pilonidal sinus and anal fissure. He works as part of the Colorectal multidisciplinary team at RCHT and is a talented Colonoscopist.

Aru has operated on successfully in his early career around 300 open complex colorectal cancers, in addition to another 400 Laparoscopic Colorectal cancer resections. His mortality rate and complication rates such as anastomotic leak are among the best in the Country and he has been benchmarked regularly.

He also offers all aspects of General Surgery such as laparoscopic and open repairs of inguinal hernias, umbilical hernias and incisional hernias. He undertakes approximately 300 hernia repairs every year in the private and NHS and has performed overall around 5000 hernia procedures. In Cornwall he is one among the Surgeons who operates on such high volume of patients with good success and feedback.

Aru submits his work to the Public health information network. He is a member of the Association of Coloproctology of GB and Ireland and MDU and is proud about his ethical practice.

Testimonials from patients are a reflection of a professional’s skill, expertise, and care delivered. Please browse through the testimonial section. A few are added to this page.

From a retired surgeon

Surgical Registrar feedback

Hernia patients feedback

The You tube video links show video clips of surgeries. We declare these videos are hosted on You tube and we are not involved in preparing these videos and are not aware of the identity of these patients. We acknowledge the video hosts for sharing their videos. We hope you will find it interesting and informative. However, we understand some aspects of the videos are only for professionals and one may find it difficult to comprehend medical terminology. This also applies to the power point presentation sections.

For Private referrals please contact:

Rebecca Trethewey

Private secretary

Ph: 01872 226102

Trading as “Kernow GI Surgery Limited’