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The London Clinic


  • General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • General surgery
  • Hepatobilliary Surgery
  • Liver Diseases

Sub specialties

  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Pancreas diseases
  • Liver surgery
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Pancreatitis
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  • Gall stones
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Clinical interests

  • Liver cancer
  • Liver metastasis
  • Liver lesions
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatic lesions
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  • Hernia
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Professional profile

Hemant Kocher is Professor of Liver and Pancreas Surgery at the Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary, University of London. He is also Consultant Surgeon at the Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals.

His clinical interests include caring for patients with diseases of the gall bladder and bile duct, the liver and the pancreas as well as performing complex major operations for these conditions. He also performs general and laparoscopic operations and operations for hernias.

He runs a large multi-disciplinary pancreas and liver research programme at the Barts Cancer Institute training the next generation of clinicians and scientists in cellular and molecular biology approaches to treating diseases of the liver and the pancreas.

He is Director of the Cancer Tissue Bank, Barts Pancreas Tissue Bank and the world's first national pancreas tissue bank.

He is board of number of national and international organisations and charitable institutions. He has been awarded a number of prestigious national and international awards such as the Pancreatic Society Travelling Fellow, NIHR Clinician Scientist, Cutler’s Fellow, GSK Young Fellow and Agostino Trappani International Prize amongst others.

Personal profile

Prof Kocher enjoys cricket, chess, gardening and music.

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Conditions treated



'New research hope' from pancreatic cancer tissue bank
Professor Kocher is quoted in this item, in which medical researchers hope a new tissue bank will give them a clearer insight into pancreatic cancer.

BBC News, January 2016

Vitamin A may help improve pancreatic cancer chemotherapy
The addition of high doses of a form of vitamin A could help make chemotherapy more successful in treating pancreatic cancer, according to an early study. Professor Kocher is quoted in this report.

Science Daily, May 2016

Current posts

  • Professor of Liver and Pancreas Surgery
    Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London
  • Consultant General and HPB Surgeon
    Barts Health NHS Trust (Royal London Hospital)

Medical training

Year qualified
  • Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai, India (MBBS, MS)
  • Kings College London (MD)

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Clinic location

120 Harley Street
London W1G 7JW
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Clinic times

Wednesday: 5pm - 7.30pm

Appointment enquiries: +44 (0) 20 3944 1073 Concierge service: +44 (0) 203 219 3323 Self-Pay service: +44 (0) 203 918 7301International office: +44 (0) 203 219 3266 Invoice and payment enquiries: +44 (0) 207 616 7708 General enquiries: +44 (0) 20 3918 9135

Breast services appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7653 Diagnostics appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7653 Endoscopy appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7760 Eye centre appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7768 Haematology appointments: +44 (0) 207 535 5503 Kidney services appointments: +44 (0) 207 224 5234 Liver services appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7719 Physiotherapy appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7651 Radiology appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7653

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