After graduating from Manchester University, Mr Krysztopik gained an MD thesis in 1999. He completed his surgical training in the North West and South West of the UK as well as abroad (including research in Louisville, USA and specialist training in South Australia).
In 1992, he became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and entered the Specialist Register in 2000. He was also appointed in 2001 to the Royal United Hospital.
Richard Krysztopik is now the local lead for the team at the Royal United Hospital in Bath, which co-ordinates care for patients with cancers such as oesophageal and gastric cancer.
Richard Krysztopik was born in Lanchashire and brought up in the North West of England. He is now married with three children.
Current NHS or research position
Consultant Surgeon at the Royal United Hospital, Bath
Year of first medical qualification
Special clinical interests
Minimally invasive (key hole) surgery, including operations for gallstones and abdominal wall hernia repair
Gastro-oesophageal surgery, such as keyhole surgery for hiatus hernia repair or reflux control, achalasia and obesity surgery.
Endoscopy, using flexible cameras to examine the stomach.
Oesophageal and gastric cancer
Clinical outcomes, Reflux disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery Laparoscopic techniques and Oesophageal and Gastric Cancer
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Association of Surgeon of Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons
Association of Upper Gastro Intestinal Surgeons
British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society
UGI Tumour Panel Group (South West Cancer Intelligence)
Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire Cancer Network Site Specific Group (Chair)
British Medical Association
Clinical Society of Bath