Urological Consultants
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Mr Henry Lewi, B.Sc(hons), M.B.B.ch. F.R.C.S. (Edin).

Consultant Urological Surgeon

Mr. Lewi is a consultant urological surgeon based in Chelmsford, Essex. He specialises in treatment of kidney stones, urological and prostate cancer, and reconstructive urology.
Mr. Lewi qualified in Medicine and Biochemistry at Cardiff University and the Welsh National School of Medicine (University Hospital of Wales), before undertaking postgraduate surgical training at the University of Edinburgh. He lectured in surgery at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh and the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. In 1983, Mr. Lewi was appointed Senior Registrar in Urology to the Greater Glasgow Health Board. In 1986, he began working with the Mid Essex Trust as a Consultant Urological Surgeon, whilst founding and developing the Urological Service to the Mid Essex Trust.
  • Prostate and Urological Cancer
  • Reconstructive Urology
  • Treatment of Kidney Stones
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Mr Ranjan Thilagarajah, MS FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Urol)

Consultant Urological Surgeon

Following his training at Charing Cross Hospital and Westminster Medical School, Mr Thilagarajah went on to attain a Master of Surgery Degree at Imperial College School of Medicine, investigating the causes, diagnosis and treatment of painful bladder disease and interstitial cystitis. In 2001, he achieved recognition on the Specialist Register for Urology (CCST), the FRCS (Urol). He then furthered his training as a laparoscopic urological surgeon as Urology Senior Fellow at Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
On return to the UK, he received specialist training in Stone Surgery at the Institute of Urology at the Middlesex Hospital, before being appointed Consultant Urological Surgeon at Mid Essex Health Services NHS Trust. Mr Thilagarajah was the Clinical Lead in Urology until 2012 and remains the Robotic Surgery Services Clinical Lead for Broomfield Hospital. He assisted in the creation of the Robotic Kidney Service in his role as Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon at the Royal Marsden Hospital. Mr Thilagarajah has also been instrumental in the initiation of the GreenLight laser prostate service at Broomfield Hospital that won an NHS Innovations award in 2005.
Mr Thilagarajah’s pastimes range from the positively sedate, namely his love of gardening and rallying in very old cars, to the positively dangerous, indulging in a penchant for winter sports. He completed the Monte Carlo Rallye Historique in 2008 as part of the Broomfield Laser Charitable Appeal which raised over £220,000 for laser equipment.
  • Urology
  • Prostate disorders
  • Stone disease
  • Bladder disorders
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Green Light Laser Prostatectomy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgery

 

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Mr Peter Acher, MA PGCAP FRCS (Urol) PhD

Consultant Urological Surgeon

Mr Archer completed his training in 2012 and was then appointed as a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Southend University Hospital. Mr Acher has a strong academic background, having completed a PhD on the subject of prostate brachytherapy.
Mr Acher has particular expertise in the diagnosis and minimally invasive management of localised prostate cancer including HDR and LDR brachytheraphy. He has now developed a state of the art prostate cancer diagnostic service with MRI and transperineal prostate biopsy, which attracts referrals from outside the region. Mr Acher is currently lead for audit within the urology department at Southend University Hospital and cancer lead for the South-East Essex Urology multidisciplinary team. Mr Acher has shown a strong commitment to teaching by attaining a formal qualification – the postgraduate certificate of academic practice – and he plans to remain involved with education in the future. He has also written a PhD thesis entitled “The dosimetric evaluation of permanent prostate brachytherapy implants”, awarded by King’s College School of Medicine, London. As well as publishing papers in a variety of journals and presenting work at scientific meetings, he writes reviews for several journals.
  • General Urology
  • Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and MRI Targeted transperineal prostate biopsy
  • Holmuim laser enuleation of the prostate
  • Endourological stone management including ureteroscopy
  • Prostate brachytherapy when facilities allow

 

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Mr Giulio Garaffa, MD, FRCS

Consultant Urological Surgeon

Mr. Garaffa is a consultant urological surgeon based in Chelmsford, Essex. He also runs a service of Andrology and Reconstruction at Whipps Cross University Hospital in London.
Mr. Garaffa graduated with honours at the University of Trieste, Italy, before training in urology. He has been a Fellow in Andrology and Reconstruction for 4 years at the Institute of Urology, London, specialising in male genital and urethral reconstruction. He is a member of the surgical and educational committee of the European and International Society of Sexual Medicine, and is a prolific publisher on the topics of Peyronie’s Disease, Erectile dysfunction, gender reassignment surgery and complex uro-andrological reconstruction.
Mr. Garaffa enjoys sports, and has twice completed a half marathon. He enjoys travelling and reading in his spare time.
  • Andrology
  • General Urology
  • Male Factor Infertility
  • Microsurgery
  • Urethral Surgery
  • Urogenital Reconstruction
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Mr Bill McAllister, BA, MB, BChir, Master of Surgery, MA, FRCS (Urol) - Gold Medal

Consultant Urological Surgeon

Mr McAllister is a consultant urological surgeon based in Chelmsford, Essex. He is a member of the British Medical Association, Royal College of Surgeons, Royal Society of Medicine and the British Association of Urological Surgeons.
Mr. McAllister studied at Cambridge University and the Royal London Hospital, before training in surgery and later urology at the South Thames Urology Rotation. Mr. McAllister was awarded the Ralph Shackman Travelling Fellowship and a British Urological Foundation Travelling Scholarship to study holmium laser prostatectomy in New Zealand, before returning to work in London at Kingston and St George’s. He was appointed consultant in 2003, has been at the forefront of a number of innovations in the field of urology including botulinum intoxin injections for overactive bladder symptoms and video urodynamic assessment of incontinence.
Gynaecological Consultants
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Mr Philip Robarts, MB CHb FRCOG.

Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon

Having qualified and served his junior posts in Edinburgh, Mr Robarts migrated south to East Anglia to become Senior Registrar at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital and Addenbrookes Hospital, where he held Honorary Lecturer Status.
In 1988 he became Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Mid Essex Hospitals working first at St John’s Hospital and Broomfield Hospital and was also Director of Clinical Studies for Undergraduate students from the Cambridge University Medical School for a decade. He subsequently became Clinical Director of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Directorate. Mr Robarts has pioneered several procedures in the United Kingdom including the “Adiana” hysteroscopic sterilisation and the single incision urethral sling procedure for stress incontinence. In 2008 he and a colleague were awarded the Barker Brettel Award for Medical Technology for devising a new surgical instrument to aid easier removal of uterine polyps.
When not in his consulting rooms he can be found fishing peacefully on a riverbank or enjoying an energetic game of tennis with his twin daughters.
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Female infertility
  • Transvaginal ultrasound
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Urinary Incontinence and Prolapse
  • Menopause problems
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Mr Christopher Goodfellows, FRCOG.

Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon

Mr Goodfellow gained his junior experience in obstetrics and gynaecology from busy NHS appointments in Leeds, Bristol, London and Chelmsford, over an 8-year period. In 1981, a two-year honorary consultant university appointment in Leeds combined successful research with an active clinical post, gaining him valuable senior experience.
He has had a broad base of experience in both NHS and private practice as a consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, since his appointment in 1983 at the Hartswood and Nuffield Hospitals in Chelmsford. Mr Goodfellow has a special interest in combined pelvic floor repair, and general gynaecology, particularly vaginal surgery, and has extensive experience in performing colposcopies.
Mr Goodfellow enjoys the challenge of lecturing and tutorials – usually to undergraduates, midwives and postgraduates and he teaches regularly to speciality-protected teaching sessions.
  • Minimally invasive treatment for stress incontinence (TOT)
  • Laparoscopy for endometriosis +/- diathermy
  • Hysteroscopy, Mirena
  • Endometrial resection of submucus fibroids
  • Endometrial resection of polyps
  • Endometrial morcellation of polyps (Myosure)
  • Endometrial abilation (NovaSure mainly)
  • Cervical LLETZ
  • Colposcopy
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Mr Subrata Gangooly, MBBS MD DNB MSc MRCOG

Consultant Gynaecologist

Mr Gangooly completed his medical degree in Calcutta, India in 1995. He did postgraduate training in gynaecology and obstetrics which led to an MD in Gynaecology and Obstetrics. During his training in the United Kingdom, he obtained the MRCOG in 2002.
Mr Gangooly’s training started at King’s College Hospital. He completed a Fellowship in Assisted conception and Infertility at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. The other emphasis in his training was in Advanced Endoscopic Surgery at Princess Royal University Hospital and Lewisham Hospital in London. He is currently a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology- Lead for Infertility Services and Gynae Endoscopy at Broomfield, Mid Essex Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He specialises in treating couples with subfertility, women with menstrual disorders and general gynaecological conditions with an interest in endometriosis. He aims to offer endoscopic treatment modalities where feasible and safe with an emphasis on subfertile couples.
Mr Gangooly enjoys travelling, cooking and music. He is married with one son.
  • General Gynaecology
  • Infertility
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Hysteroscopic surgery
General Surgeons
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Mr David Khoo, MS FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Urol)

Consultant General Surgeon

Mr. Khoo is a consultant general surgeon based at Queens Hospital, Romford. He also runs bariatric operations at the Nuffield Hospital and the Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood.
Mr. Khoo qualified from Guy’s Hospital London in 1983. He has practised extensively across the south-east of England, including at King’s College, Norwich, Ipswitch, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Guy’s, Papworth, Royal Free, Chichester, Portsmouth, Hammersmith, Colchester, Ashford and St Thomas’ hospitals. In 1996 he was appointed as a consultant at Harold Wood and Oldchuch hospitals. He is a current member of the British Society of Gastroenterology, the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons, the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Hospital and Consultants Specialist Association, as well as a Fellow of the RCS England. In 2009, Mr. Khoo was awarded the ‘Silver Scalpel’ award by the association of surgeons in training.
Mr. Khoo is a keen swimmer, cyclist and windsurfer. He also lists gardening and computers as personal hobbies.

Advanced laparoscopic surgery (various). Surgery of the gut. Cancer surgery.

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Mr Sri Kadirkamanathan, FRCS

Consultant General & Upper GI Surgeon

Mr. Kadirkamanathan is one of a team of three surgeons in Chelmsford who operate on patients with oesophageal and gastric cancer, and also operates out of Broomfield hospital.
Mr Sri Kadirkamanathan qualified from medical school in 1984 and undertook surgical training as a registrar in Liverpool, between 1989 and 1992. Following this, he obtained a research fellowship at the Royal London and St Bartholomew Hospital where he performed groundbreaking research work on capsule Endoscopy and Endoluminal surgery. He then undertook Senior Registrar training at London and North-East Thames Region. He is one of a team of three surgeons in Chelmsford who operate on patients with oesophageal and gastric cancer, and also operates out of Broomfield hospital. Mr Kadirkamanathan is an advocate of bariatric surgery. He believes that through providing treatments such as Gastric banding, people’s wellbeing can be radically improved both physically and mentally.

Upper GI cancer surgery Laparoscopic and Endoscopic surgery of the oesophagus and stomach Capsule Endoscopy Motility of the upper GI tract Gastric pacing/Gastric Electrical Stimulation therapy for Gastroparesis

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Mr Simon Smith, BSc MS FRCS

Consultant General Surgeon

Mr Smith completed his initial training at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School from 1987 to 1993. During this time he also studied for a BSc in Neuroscience and spent several months working in a hospital in the Namib Desert treating members of the Himba tribe.
Mr Smith’s Senior House Officer posts were also at St Mary’s and this is where he began his surgical career as Registrar in General Surgery with an interest in upper gastrointestinal and minimally invasive surgery. His next post was at Hillingdon Hospital where he joined the specialist breast surgery team. In 2002 he was awarded a Master of Surgery for his thesis on surgical dexterity and skills. He also won the Association of Surgeons Gold Medal for top position in the UK in the Intercollegiate Surgical Board Examinations in general and breast surgery. More gastrointestinal experience followed at this hospital before he went on to join the Breast Unit at St Mary’s Hospital in 2003. He was then awarded a National Oncoplastic Breast Fellowship working in Colchester and Chelmsford for a year. A year later he joined the Department of Endocrine Surgery at the Hammersmith Hospital, the largest endocrine surgical centre in the United Kingdom before finally being appointed to Broomfield Hospital. Mr Smith worked under Professor Ara Darzi for two years doing research into assessment, training and accreditation of technical skills in surgery, and was awarded a Master of Surgery Degree from the University of London for his research.

Breast Surgery: Oncological, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Endocrine Surgery General Surgery: Hernia Repair, Skin Lesions, Lumps and Bumps Hernia repair

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Mr Mr Shahab Siddiqi, BSc FRCS (Gen Surg) MD

General & Colorectal Surgeon

Mr Siddiqi is a Consultant Surgeon at Broomfield Hospital. Within the Department of General Surgery, he is the Lead Surgeon for Pelvic Floor Surgery and the Unit Training Director.
Since his appointment, he has initiated advanced Robotic Surgery for pelvic floor conditions and is one of the most experienced surgeons in this type of robotic surgery in the country. Broomfield Hospital is the only centre in Essex performing robotic operations and this extensive robotic surgical experience has now been used for other colorectal operations including surgery for cancer. Mr Siddiqi has introduced new and innovative therapies for faecal incontinence and constipation. He has developed academic links with Anglia Ruskin University and is currently involved in surgical research projects in the fields of colorectal cancer and surgical infections. Mr Siddiqi graduated from St. Georges Hospital Medical School, London and later undertook research at the University of London studying methods trying to improve the detection of colorectal cancer spread for which he was awarded a MD thesis. He completed his specialist surgical training in the North East Thames Higher Surgical Training programme. Mr Siddiqi obtained further advanced training in Castle Hill Hospital, Hull and Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand. In Hull, which is a leading pelvic floor centre, he undertook a Pelvic Floor Fellowship. Subsequently, Mr Siddiqi obtained the rare accreditation for Sacral Nerve Stimulation from this unit. In New Zealand, he worked as a Laparoscopic Fellow at a busy innovative unit specialising in keyhole surgery.
He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and new son.

Pelvic Floor -Treatment for obstructive defaecation, rectouterovaginal prolapse, faecal incontinence, constipation, pelvic floordysfunction and pelvic pain Advanced keyhole surgery Gall Stones Hernias Diagnostic & Therapeutic endoscopy Diverticular and inflammatory bowel disease Colon & rectal cancer including SILS

Plastic and Aesthetic Consultants
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Mr Matthew Griffiths, BMedSci, MBBS, MD, FRCS(Plast).

Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Mr Griffiths has a busy plastic surgery practice in Essex with a subspecialty interest in breast and lower limb reconstruction. 
As a consultant plastic surgeon, Mr Griffiths has a busy plastic surgery practice in Essex with a subspecialty interest in breast and lower limb reconstruction. He is a substantive NHS consultant and surgical tutor at the St Andrew’s Centre for Burns and Plastics Surgery where he performs many microvascular and implant based reconstructions for breast problems. More recently he has setup one of the first services in the UK to provide supra-microsurgical techniques for the treatment of lymphoedema using lymphatico-venous anastomosis and free vascularised lymph node transfer.
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Lymphoedema and Complex Limb Injuries
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Professor James Frame, FRCS, FRCS (Plast).

Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Professor Frame is Professor of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at Anglia Ruskin University.
Originally from New Zealand, Professor Frame has travelled throughout the world across his distinguished career, spending time in Australia, USA and Singapore. He is an Executive Committee Member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (BAAPS), Chairman of Committee and the UK National Secretary in the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS). He is the co-founder of the post-graduate Diploma in Aesthetic Surgery at Barts and the London Hospital. He is also a prolific writer on the topic of aesthetic surgery, as well as burn care and trauma, with over eighty published works to his name.
  • Breast cancer reconstruction
  • Surgical repair of soft tissue sports injuries
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Mr Garrick Georgeu, MB CHB, MSC., FRCS (Plas) / DIP Aesth Surg.

Consultant Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon

Mr. Georgeu is a consultant Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon based in Chelmsford, Essex, and London. He is also a visiting honorary Senior Lecturer in Aesthetic Surgery at Anglia Ruskin University.
Mr. Georgeu trained in medicine at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Since then, he has undertaken extensive postgraduate training in aesthetic surgery, culminating in a UK certificate of completion of training in plastic surgery (CCST) in 2007. He is registered with the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, and the United Kingdom Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (UKAAPS). Mr. Georgeu holds an MSc. in Surgical Sciences from University College London.
Mr. Georgeu lists golf and running as two personal hobbies. He is a five-time participant in the Cape Town marathon.
  • Breast surgery
  • Body Contouring
  • Facial Surgery
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Mr Bhagwat Mathur, MBBS, MS, MCh (Plastic Surgery) FRCS (Eng) FACS

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Mr Mathur is a senior plastic surgeon with over 25 years experience and is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Broomfield Hospital Chelmsford, Mid Essex NHS Trust. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a full member of the BAPRAS (British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons).
Mr Mathur qualified in 1979 and completed his postgraduate training in Plastic Surgery in 1988. He had further sub training in Breast, Head and Neck Surgery and Microsurgical reconstructions at Canniesburn Unit in Glasgow and St. Andrew’s Centre in Chelmsford. He worked as a consultant in India, Saudi Arabia, Glasgow and Swansea before taking up his Consultant role in Essex. With experience of follicular unit hair transplantation in India and Saudi Arabia, he provides this service within the NHS for burns and Scar alopecia patients. He is on the teaching faculty of various national and international courses and undertakes workshops on breast aesthetic surgery and cancer reconstruction.
  • FUT and FUE techniques for Male pattern baldness
  • Scar Alopecia
  • Eyebrow/Moustache and Beard
  • Female Alopecia or hair thinning
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Mr William Van Niekerk, MB ChB MSc MRCS MCMI FRCS(Plast) RAF.

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Burn Surgeon

Mr. Van Niekerk is a consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Burn surgeon at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine and Birmingham Children’s Hospital. He is also Honorary Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital, London.
Mr. Van Niekerk is a member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), the Combined Services Plastic Surgery Society (CSPSS), the United Kingdom Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (UKAAPS) and the European Burn Association (EBA). He is also registered with the General Medical Council, the Medical Protection Society and the Chartered Management Institute.
Mr Van Niekerk enjoys SCUBA diving and martial arts among his hobbies.
  • Natural Breast Augmentation
  • Implant Replacement
  • Nipple Correction
  • Breast Reduction

 

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Mr Adrian Richards, MBBS, MSc, FRCS (Plast.)

Consultant Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon

Mr. Richards is a leading UK plastic and cosmetic surgeon with over twelve years of experience in the aesthetic market. Mr. Richards gained experience at Stoke Mandeville NHS Trust working as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon before setting up a series of private clinics in London, Milton Keynes and Northampton.
Mr. Richards is a member of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is a founder of ‘Cosmetic Courses’, which offers training to medical practitioners pursuing a career in the aesthetic market, and has published extensively on the topic of plastic surgery. He has been listed as the “leading breast surgeon in the UK” by the Independent and the “Home Counties leading plastic surgeon” by the Daily Mail, with the Evening Standard dubbing him “the Boxtox Expert”.
  • Botox
  • Facial rejuvenation surgery
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Breast surgery
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Mr Makarand Tare, MB,MS,MRCS,MCh( Plast), DNB(Plast), FRCS(Plast).

Cosmetic Surgeon

Mr Mak Tare is a UK and internationally trained Consultant Plastic Surgeon and as a consultant Plastic Surgeon in the renowned St Andrews Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford. Mr Tare offers complex reconstructive procedures for upper and lower limb reconstruction, skin cancer and general plastic surgery services.
Mak Tare regularly presents his clinical work at international meetings. He is passionately involved in training young Plastic Surgeons both nationally and internationally. Mr Tare’s clinical practice follows the key principles of integrity, transparency and innovation and his two primary concerns are the safety and best interest of his patients. His clinical interests involve aesthetic facial surgery (eyelids, face lift, crooked nose correction by rhinoplasty, pinnaplasty for prominent ears), breasts augmentation, uplift and reduction, tummy tuck and liposuction to thighs, calf and arms for contouring and labiaplasty. Mr Tare offers the non surgical aesthetic treatment i.e. Botulinum toxin injection for facial wrinkles and excessive armpit sweating and also offers dermal fillers for facial rejuvenation and deep wrinkles. Mr Tare will help you to make the decisions and usually offers two consultations to cosmetic patients before performing the procedure. He is well supported by a team of specialist Plastic Surgery nurses and physiotherapists at the hospital.
  • Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
  • Skin Cancer and general Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Scar Revision
  • Hand Surgery
  • Cosmetic Fillers
Renal Physician
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Dr Aroon Lal, BSc, MBBS, PhD, FRCP

Consultant Renal Physician

Dr Lal is the lead consultant for chronic kidney disease in his unit and is involved closely with the teaching and training of doctors and nurses at all levels. He believes strongly in the importance of good communication and aims to treat all patients in a friendly and holistic way.
Dr Lal is a Consultant Renal Physician at Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at University College London Medical School who qualified at Kings College London in 1988.
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Abnormal kidney function or kidney blood tests
  • Urinary abnormalities
  • Nephritis/Glomerulo-nephritis
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney stones
Pain Management
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Dr Victor Mendis, MD, MD, FCARCS, FRCA,FFPMRCA

Pain Management Specialist

Dr Mendis is a consultant in pain management offering private pain treatment in Essex. He has been a consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthetics at Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust since March 2005. He also holds the post of regional advisor to the North Thames Region of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
Dr Mendis completed his training in London, Sri Lanka and also Ukraine where he graduated from Vinnitsa Medical Academy. Since 2004 Dr Mendis has been presenting original lectures on a wide variety of related topics and has given press interviews to local and international media as part of local and international awareness campaigns on chronic pain. Dr Mendis places high importance on full assessment and examination during the first consultation and any necessary investigations in order to give a clear clinical diagnosis to each patient. Dr Mendis can provide a number of interventional pain treatments including lumbar facet joint injections, peripheral nerve block, trigger joint injections and stellate ganglion block.
  • Pain Relief
  • Low Back Pain
  • Head and Neck Pain
  • Acute Myofascial Pain
Podiatric Surgeons
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Mr Ralph Graham

Pain Management Specialist

Ralph Graham is currently a Consultant Podiatric Surgeon for Kent CHT where he has been for the last 15 years. He practices in Surrey for Surrey and Sussex Consultant Practitioners and has had a practice in Essex for 25 years.
Ralph graduated from the London Foot Hospital in 1970. Sadly this excellent specialist hospital has been subsumed into University College Hospital in London and no longer trains podiatrists. Ralph was awarded a Churchill Scholarship in 1980 to visit the USA which led the world in foot surgery at that time. On his return he was part of the development of better foot surgery and had his first Consultant post at the Chelmsford and Essex hospital. He worked for Mid Essex until he moved to Kent.
When not organising conferences or lecturing he greatly enjoys the Theatre with his wife and travelling. He has an interest in history and the USA which is good because his wife is a Historian specialising in American History. He is trying to be a good grandfather.
The quality of bunion and forefoot surgery has improved immeasureably over the last 25 years but there is still much to learn especially in those under 20. This forms a great part of his practice. He is also keen to see adult flatfoot cases.
Anaesthetists
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Dr Martin Davis, MB BS FRCA

Consultant Anaesthetist

Since 1990 Dr Martin has held the post of Consultant in Anaesthetics for the Mid-Essex Hospitals Trust. He has written and presented papers on the control of hypertension during and after Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Dr Davis completed his initial training at The London Hospital where he worked extensively as Senior House Officer in the fields of orthopaedics, ENT, urology and general surgery. At Registrar level he worked not only in The London but also at Whipps Cross, the London Chest and Moorfields Eye Hospitals. He was a Research Fellow at The London Chest Hospital and at Senior Registrar level held appointments at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, Chelmsford Hospitals and The London Hospital.
  • Anaesthesia
  • Paediatric Anaesthesia
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Dr David Kelly, MB BS FRCA

Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr. Kelly obtained his initial training at London’s University College Medical School, qualifying in 1978. Further training took him as far as The Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia as well as St. Bartholemew’s Hospital and the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London.
His first consultant post was as anaesthetist with the North East Thames Regional Burns Unit where he was jointly responsible with only one other consultant for the Intensive Care of critically-ill burns victims. At this stage in his career any spare time was spent working as an aero-medical doctor for Europ Assistance. In 2003 Dr. Kelly was commissioned as Lieutenant Colonel in the 16 Medical Regiment of the Royal Army Medical Corps and toured both Iraq and Afghanistan in the course of his duties as clinical anaesthetist in deployed field hospitals and as a Medical Officer on the Medical Emergency Response Team. Having retired from the Army in 2012, he now works as a self-employed private anaesthetist and also has an Honorary Contract with the Mid-Essex Hospitals Trust at Broomfield Hospital where he participates in the teaching programme for trainee anaesthetists.
Dr. Kelly lists his interests as ultra marathon running, tennis, family, walking and camping – not necessarily in that order!
  • Anaesthetics
  • Trauma Management
  • Care of burns victims
  • Intensive care situations
  • Anaesthesia for burns cases including very young and very old patients
  • Anaesthesia for elective and emergency plastic and maxillofacial surgery

 

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Dr David O'Hara, MB BS FRCA

Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr David O’Hara qualified in 2000 from University College London Medical School. He completed specialist training in Anaesthesia at Barts and The London hospitals, developing an interest in trauma and worked on New Zealand’s Air Ambulance service.
Dr O’Hara undertook a Burns and plastics fellowship with advanced training in anaesthesia for burns and plastic surgery at the world famous St Andrew’s Centre, Chelmsford and advanced training in paediatric anaesthesia at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. He achieved specialist accreditation and was appointed Consultant in Anaesthesia at Broomfield Hospital in 2010. Dr O’Hara has a particular expertise in Paediatric Anaesthesia, Regional Anaesthesia, emergency Anaesthesia and pre-operative assessment including Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET).
On a personal level, Dr O’Hara enjoys cooking, scuba diving, and teaching.
  • Anaesthesia for Breast Reconstruction
  • Facial and hand surgery.