Mr Ranjan Thilagarajah MS FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Urol)
Consultant Urological Surgeon
Mr Thilagarajah is a consultant urological surgeon, based in Chelmsford who specialises in prostate and bladder disorders, stone disease and cancers of both the kidneys and prostate.
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 his return to the UK, Mr Thilagarajah 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 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 winning 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.
Mr Ranjan Thilagarajah owns a 9.37% share in Baddow Hospital LTD
- Prostate disorders
- Stone disease
- Bladder disorders
- Kidney cancer
- GreenLight Laser Prostatectomy
- Prostate cancer
- Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgery
Mr Peter Acher MA PGCAP FRCS (Urol) PhD
Consultant Urological Surgeon
Mr Acher is based in Essex and is a consultant at the NHS Southend University Hospital. He practices general urology, urinary stone disease, problems with urinary flow and urological cancers.
Mr Acher qualified as a doctor in 1999 and in 2011 was appointed as Consultant Urological Surgeon at Southend University Hospital following comprehensive training on the South Thames part of the London Specialist Registrar rotation. Prior to this he studied at Cambridge University achieving a PhD in Prostate Cancer Brachytherapy and, in 2010, received a commendation at the prestigious Royal Society of Medicine Young Trainee of the Year Awards.
Mr Acher has particular expertise in the diagnosis and minimally invasive management of localised prostate cancer including HDR and LDR brachytheraphy. He has developed a state of the art prostate cancer diagnostic service with MRI and transperineal prostate biopsy, which attracts referrals from outside the region. Currently the 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. Mr Acher has been published in a variety of journals, presents work at scientific meetings and he regularly writes reviews for several journals. Mr Acher investigates and manages the following:
- General Urology
- Difficulty passing urine (laser surgery for benign prostate disease, urethral strictures)
- Raised PSA/Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and MRI Targeted transperineal prostate biopsy, active surveillance, brachytherapy
- Holmuim laser enuleation of the prostate
- Kidney stone disease
- Endourological stone management including ureteroscopy
- Circumcision (including local anaesthetic)
- Scrotal conditions eg. hydrocele repair, vasectomy, epididymal cyst removal
- Prostate brachytherapy when facilities allow
Mr Sam Datta FRCS (Urol)
Consultant Urological Surgeon
Mr Datta is a specialist in the treatment of the kidneys, bladder, prostate and genitalia in men and women. He is particularly skilled in the specialist treatment of urinary stone disease using minimally invasive surgery and the prevention of stones.
Mr Datta graduated from University College London, obtaining an intercalated degree in Neuroscience and a distinction in Medicine and Surgery.
He was a Royal College of Surgeons Research Fellow at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery whilst publishing several papers and book chapters and obtaining a masters and doctoral degrees in neuro-urology.
He trained in London at the Hammersmith Hospital Surgical Rotation and the North Thames Deanery from which he graduated as a Urological Surgeon in 2012. He has worked as a Consultant at the Royal Free London.
He is the undergraduate tutor for Urology at Colchester Hospital and has a postgraduate certificate in medical education.
f you are concerned about a higher than normal PSA reading, recurrent urinary infections, blood in the urine or erectile problems Mr Datta can provide you with a comprehensive diagnostic workup and treatment pathway.
He sees female patients with bladder problems as well as children with paediatric urological conditions requiring both medical and surgical management.
Mr Datta is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is a member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons and the European Association of Urologists. He regularly attends conferences with the American Urological Association.
Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust
- Female Bladder Problems
- Paediatric Urological Conditions
- Urinary Stone Diseases
Mr Anil Vohra MS, FRCS (Urol), FEBU
Mr Anil Vohra is a Consultant Urological Surgeon working in Essex at The Spire Healthcare Hospitals, Essex Nuffield Health, Holly House Hospital, Basildon University Hospital, the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre and here at Baddow hospital.
With a practice span of more than 25 years in UK, he has amassed a wealth of experience and continues to research in the areas of upper urinary tract, bladder dysfunction and lasers.
Furthermore, Mr Vohra introduced Holmium Laser enucleation of prostate (HoLEP) or Laser prostatectomy in Essex in 2006 and has performed over 500 procedures successfully.
He is well trained in all aspects of core urology and erectile dysfunction. His sub-specialty interests include laser prostate surgery, endo-urology, Laparoscopy/minimally invasive surgery and female urology
Mr Vohra offers a professional and sympathetic approach, and aims to provide first class private medical care to his patients.
- Benign Prostate Diseases
Mr Henri 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
Mr Philip Robarts MB CHb FRCOG
Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon
Mr Robarts is a consultant gynaecologist with the Mid Essex Hospital Trust, based in Chelmsford and practices general gynaecology with special interest in early pregnancy, menstrual disorders, female infertility and menopausal problems.
Having qualified in 1975 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, devising a new surgical instrument to aid easier removal of uterine polyps.
Mr Phillip Robarts owns a 24.4% share in Baddow Hospital LTD.
- Menstrual Disorders
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Female infertility
- Transvaginal ultrasound
- Endoscopic surgery
- Urinary Incontinence and Prolapse
- Menopause problems
- Early pregnancy
Dr Penelope Law .The Countess of Bradford BA HONS MRCOG
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Dr Penelope Law, BA Hons, MRCOG, author of Expecting a Baby? (One Born Every Minute) is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Hillingdon Hospital, London, Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London, and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at The Portland Hospital and Baddow Hospital.
Dr Penelope Law has 20 years’ experience teaching and practicing Obstetrics and Gynaecology in central London
Qualified both as a nurse and a doctor from The Royal London Hospital and previous to that she studied social policy at Bedford College, University of London
Dr Penelope Law's research into both obesity in pregnancy, and non-invasive procedures for the treatment of fibroids is recognised globally as the preferable alternative to surgery. She is a well-known speaker on these areas of expertise
She is also one of the founders of Night Doctor London, a leading out of hours GP service
- Uterine Fibroids
- Endometrial Disorders
Mr Subrata Gangooly MBBS MD DNB MSc MRCOG"
Mr Gangooly is a gynaecology consultant with Mid Essex Hospitals in Chelmsford. He treats general gynaecological conditions with special interest in treating couples with subfertility and women with menstrual disorders.
Mr Gangooly completed his medical degree in Calcutta, India in 1995. He undertook 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.
- General Gynaecology
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Hysteroscopic surgery
Mr Bruno Lorenzi MD PhD
Mr Lorenzi is a Consultant Surgeon at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, and specialises in Minimally Invasive and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, including Cancer and Weight Loss Surgery.
Mr Lorenzi graduated and completed his surgical training at the prestidious University of Siena in Italy, where he also achieved his Ph.D. in collaboration with the University of Oxford.
He obtained training in high volume renowned Centres in USA (Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida), in France (Istitut Paoli-Calmettes in Marseille), and in UK (Oxford Radcliffe University Hospitals, St. James’ University Hospital in Leeds, The Royal Marsden Hospital and Imperial College in London).
He has a particular interest in robotic and laparoscopic surgery, as well as weight loss surgery.
- Robotic Surgery
- Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery (Gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric band, intragastric balloon, revision weight loss surgery)
- Surgery for gastric and oesophageal cancers
- Mini and micro 'scarless' laparoscopy
- Laparoscopic and open hernia repair, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery
- Laparoscopic and open emergency surgery
- Gastrointestinal endoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic)
Mr Alexandros Charalampopoulos MD, MSc, PhD, MRCS (Eng), FRCS(Gen Surg)
Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon
Mr Charalampopoulos is a Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon based at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex. His main interests are oesophagogastric resections, gallbladder and hernia operations as well as surgery for the morbidly obese (weight loss surgery).
Mr Charalampopoulos graduated with honours from the University of Athens Medical School in 2002 (9th out of more than 600 students). He undertook his surgical training in the UK and Greece. In 2010 he completed his surgical training and gained his CCT in General Surgery. Following that he was offered a prestigious Fellowship at National Cancer Centre Hospital in Tokyo Japan in gastric and oesophageal cancer surgery, where his training was immensely enhanced in the field of extensive lymph node dissection and laparoscopic functional gastrectomies for early gastric cancer.
Following that and for two years, he completed fellowships in Bariatric and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery in both cancer and benign diseases at St George’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London.
He has attended surgical oncology courses in Mount Sinai Hospital New York and advanced laparoscopic surgery courses at the world-renowned centre IRCAD/EITS in Strasbourg France. He has performed thousands of open and laparoscopic operations, the majority of which are in Upper Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery.
Mr Charalampopoulos has completed a Master’s Degree (MSc) in the field of pancreatitis and he was been awarded a PhD with honours for his work in gastrointestinal oncology and adhesion molecules. His research has been published extensively including publications in one of the most prominent Medical Periodicals, the New England Journal of Medicine.
He has published more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed international medical journals being a first author in many of them. He is an active Editorial Board Member of many surgical journals and has been invited as an Associate Editor in a few of them. He has been an invited speaker in many international surgical and medical meetings and congresses and has received multiple awards and distinctions for his work.
Mr Charalampopoulos is an expert Consultant Upper GI Surgeon based in Broomfield Hospital Essex and specialises in laparoscopic (key hole) surgery for hernia repair. More than 80% of his operations are performed laparoscopically (key hole).
Other operations that he performs include oesophagectomies (removal of gullet), gastrectomies (removal of stomach), paraoesophageal hernia repair & anti-reflux surgery (treatment of heartburn), repair of abdominal wall hernias (inguinal, umbilical, and incisional), cholecystectomies (removal of gallbladder) and upper GI endoscopies.
He also has a special interest in morbid obesity (Bariatric Surgery) and he performs, laparoscopic gastric band insertion, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomies and laparoscopic gastric bypass.
Mr Sri Kadirkamanathan FRCS
Consultant General & Upper GI Surgeon
Mr Kadirkamanathan is a General Surgeon who is one of three surgeons in Chelmsford operating on patients with oesophageal and gastric cancer and his NHS base is Broomfield Hospital.
Mr Kadirkamanathan graduated 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's Hospital where he performed ground breaking research work on capsule Endoscopy and Endoluminal surgery. He then undertook Senior Registrar training in the London and North-East Thames Region. Mr Kadirkamanathan is an advocate of bariatric surgery. He believes, through providing treatments such as Gastric banding, patients' 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 Gastoparesis
Mr David Khoo MS FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Urol)
Consultant General Surgeon
Mr Khoo is a Consultant General Surgeon based at Queens Hospital, Romford.
Mr Khoo qualified from Guy’s Hospital London in 1983. He has extensive experience, practising across the South East of England, including King’s College, Norwich, Ipswich, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Guy’s, Papworth, The Royal Free, Chichester, Portsmouth, Hammersmith, Colchester, Ashford and St Thomas’ hospitals. In 1996 he was appointed as consultant in Harold Wood and Oldchurch 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’ prize by the Association of Surgeons in training.
Advanced laparoscopic surgery (various). Surgery of the gut. Cancer surgery.
Mr Miles Banwell PhD, FRCS(Plast).
Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Miles Banwell has a private practice in Essex and London. He is a substantive NHS consultant at St Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery, Chelmsford. Miles is a full member of both BAPRAS and BAAPS.
Miles has travelled extensively to learn advanced techniques in cosmetic surgery at leading international centres in Europe and North America. He has a Masters Degree in Aesthetic Surgery (University of London) and is a member of the Rhinoplasty Society of Europe.
- Cosmetic Surgery & Facial Aesthetics
- Breast Reconstruction, including both microsurgical and implant-based techniques.
Mr Matthew Griffiths BMedSci, MBBS, MD, FRCS(Plast).
Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive 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 micro vascular and implant based reconstructions for breast problems.
More recently he set up 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
Mr Garrick Georgeu MB CHB, MSC., FRCS (Plas) / DIP Aesth Surg.
Consultant Plastic & 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 and 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.
- Breast surgery
- Body Contouring
- Facial surgery
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 Consultant Plastic Surgeon at 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-speciality training in Breast, Head and Neck Surgery and Microsurgical Reconstructions at the 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, Mr Mathur now 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
Mr William van Niekerk MB ChB MSc MRCS MCMI FRCS(Plast) RAF.
Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & 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 trained in Pretoria, South Africa, qualifying as a doctor in 1996. He then went on to study at the University of Oxford where he produced his thesis on Cranofacial Surgery in 2000. Fellowships in Microsurgery, Burn surgery and Complex Military Trauma surgery took him to London, Glasgow and San Antonio (Texas, USA). Appointed as a Consultant in 2010, Wing Commander van Niekerk now splits his time between his military commitments in Birmingham and his private practice.
- Natural Breast Augmentation
- Implant Replacement
- Nipple Correction
- Breast Reduction
- Female genital cosmetic surgery
- Body contouring
Mr Makarand Tare MB,MS,MRCS,MCh( Plast), DNB(Plast), FRCS(Plast).
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 include 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 supported by a team of specialist plastic surgery nurses at the hospital.
- Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
- Skin Cancer and general Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Scar Revision
- Hand Surgery
- Cosmetic Fillers
Mr Naguib El-Muttardi MB CHB,MSc,MD,FRCS ed, FRCS (Plast)
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Mr El-Muttardi is a full-time Consultant Plastic and burns Surgeon based in Essex.
Mr El-Muttardi's area of interest are Melanoma and skin cancer where he operates on various types of skin cancer using different forms of reconstructive techniques.
Mr El-Muttardi is a consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Mr El-Muttardi consults at the St Andrew's centre for Burns and plastic surgery. Mr El-Muttardi trained in London Charing Cross Hospital, Chelsea, Westminster, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Cosmetic Fellowship at Wellington Hospital.
Melanoma and Skin Cancer
Burns and burns reconstruction
Abdominal wall reconstruction
Miss Claire Zweifel MD,FMH (Plast), EBOPRAS
Claire Zweifel is a consultant plastic and hand surgeon at the St. Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery in Chelmsford, one of the largest hand trauma units in the UK. surgery. Her NHS work includes hand trauma, elective hand surgery, hand, skin cancer and general plastic surgery, with special interests in osteoarthritis, paediatric hand surgery and secondary trauma surgery.
Miss Zweifel qualified as a doctor in 2003. Having completed her basic surgical training at the University Hospital, Zurich, Miss Zweifel remained in Zurich to undertake specialist plastic surgery training which included burns surgery, reconstructive surgery after massive weight loss, cosmetic surgery and maxillofacial surgery. She underwent specialist hand surgery training during a fellowship at St. Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery in Chelmsford and at Southend University Hospital. After completing plastic surgery training (FMH), Miss Zweifel was appointed as a consultant plastic surgeon at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford.
Miss Zweifel has published in international journals and regularly speaks at national and international meetings. She is a Fellow of the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and holds the European Hand Surgery Diploma (FESSH).
- Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
- Hand and Wrist Surgery
- Plastic Surgery
- Dermatological surgery
- Hand Surgery
- Reconstructive surgery
- Skin cancer
- Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
Professor James Frame FRCS, FRCS (Plast).
Consultant Plastic & 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 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
Mr Vyomesh Bhatt BDS(Hons), MDS(OMFS), FDSRCS, MBChB(Hons), MRCS, FRCS(OMFS)
Oral Maxillofacial Consultant
Mr Bhatt is a Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at both Southend University Hospital and Mid Essex Hospital NHS Trust. He treats patients with any oral and maxillofacial surgical problem although his main areas of practice are jaw deformity correction (both birth and acquired deformities); problems with salivary glands; facial skin lesions; lumps and bumps of the head and neck including those inside the mouth; difficult teeth extractions including impacted wisdom teeth; procedures to improve oral rehabilitation using dentures and implants. Holding the post of Honorary Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, Mr Bhatt believes and teaches clinical excellence; giving the best care possible with honesty, empathy and understanding to every patient.
Mr Bhatt qualified as a dentist from the internationally renowned College of Dental Surgery in Manipal, India in 1992. Following this he undertook postgraduate training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at King Georges Medical College in Lucknow, India where, while training as a Resident, he was awarded MDS(OMFS) from the University of Lucknow in 1997 for his clinical research, on the release and reconstruction of TMJ ankylosis in children
He went on to teach oral and maxillofacial surgery as Assistant Professor at the College of Dental Surgery in Mangalore, India, before moving to the UK to pursue further training.
After moving to the UK, Mr Bhatt completed his medical training at the University of Birmingham in 2004, undertaking basic surgical training in the West Midlands in trauma, orthopaedics, general surgery plus intensive and critical care. He was then appointed to the West Midlands Higher Surgical Training Programme where he gained experience in the entire range of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures. During this training, Mr Bhatt spent two years at Birmingham University Hospitals including Queen Elizabeth Hospital, home of the Royal College of Defence Medicine where pioneering cranio-maxillofacial trauma, deformity and reconstructive surgery is undertaken.
Mr Bhatt was selected for the Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Orthognathic Surgery Fellowship, sponsored by AOCMF Foundation which he undertook in the highly regarded department of oral and maxillofacial surgery at Albert Ludwigs University in Freiberg, Germany.
Mr Bhatt presents at national and international meetings and is widely published in indexed journals. He is a very active Advanced Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life support and European Trauma Course Instructor. He also organises and teaches on maxillofacial courses in the UK and abroad.
Mr Bhatt treats patients with any oral and maxillofacial surgical problem. His main areas of practice are jaw deformity correction (both birth and acquired deformities); problems with salivary glands; facial skin lesions; lumps and bumps of the head and neck including those inside the mouth; difficult teeth extractions including impacted wisdom teeth; procedures to improve oral rehabilitation using dentures and implants.
- dental implants and oral medicine
- oral surgery – all forms of surgery inside the mouth including removal of teeth and removal of lumps etc
- jaw deformity – orthognathic surgery to correct birth or acquired deformity
- facial plastic and cosmetic surgery and keyhole facial surgery for facial lumps and bumps
- surgical dermatology – removal of lesions of the skin on the face and neck, and reconstruction
- salivary gland disease
- facial trauma surgery
Mr Aria Ghassemi MBBS,MSC.FRCS (T&O)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Ghassemi is an Orthopaedic Consultant at London University College Hospital NHS Trust with sub-specialist interest in foot and ankle surgery.
Mr Ghassemi practices at Princess Grace Hospital, the Wellington Hospital, ISEH ( Institute of sport, Exercise Highgate Hospital , Springfield Hospital and here at Baddow Hospital.
Mr Ghassemi received excellent training in all aspects of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, finally super-specialising in Foot and Ankle surgery while working at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children and The Royal London Hospital.
His fellowship training took place at the prestigious Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, where he honed his skills on all aspects of complex Foot and Ankle surgery. His work with the Bone Infection Unit allowed him to provide the highest standards of surgical treatment of diabetic feet, a condition which has expanded throughout the world.
Mr Ghassemi's practice includes all aspects of elective and trauma Foot and Ankle surgery. He has a particular interest in minimally invasive surgery. He also has an ongoing interest in research and is involved with teaching orthopaedic trainees. Mr. Ghassemi has published widely including a medical text book on Heel pain.
Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery.
Mr Ralph Graham
Ralph Graham has been a Consultant Podiatric Surgeon for Kent CHT for the last 15 years and has practiced in Surrey and Essex for 25 years.
Mr Graham 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. Mr Graham was awarded a Churchill Scholarship, in 1980, to visit the USA which, at the time, led the world in foot surgery. On his return he was part of the development of better foot surgery and gained his first Consultant post at the Chelmsford and Essex Hospital. He worked for Mid Essex Hospital Trust until he moved to Kent.
The quality of bunion and forefoot surgery has improved, immeasurably, over the last 25 years however there is still much to learn especially in those under 20 which forms the greater part of his practice. He is also keen to see adult flatfoot cases.
Mr Timothy Williams MBBS FRCSG (Tr & Orth)
Consultant trauma & Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon
Tim Williams is a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics with a special interest in Foot & Ankle Surgery.
His ethos is to keep things Safe, Sensible and Straightforward.
Throughout Mr Williams senior training & consultancy years he has been interested in foot and ankle surgery. Though he has ensured a solid base in Orthopaedics and Trauma his specialist focus has been clear. Mr Williams’ maintains this through professional reading, attending courses and meetings, both national and overseas. A further ambition of his is to complete a travelling fellowship during the early stages of his senior career.
Having always enjoyed teaching and its many skills he hopes to expand this aspect of his career as it matures. He has both lectured to and formally examined medical students at Cambridge University as well as having been invited to speak to future radiographers at the University of East Anglia. He has been put forward to the Royal College of Surgeons as Instructor Potential in ATLS.
With considered reading of both the lay and professional press he tries to maintain an understanding of the ever evolving workings of the NHS and its many facets. He has experienced and now fully appreciate the need for self and departmental appraisal through the processes of clinical governance.
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Stephanie Lateo MB FRCP
Dr Stephanie Lateo is a Consultant Dermatologist with over 16 years-experience in the speciality. In addition to general dermatology, treating adults and children over 1 year, Dr Lateo’s work focuses on skin cancer and pre-cancerous skin lesions, mole screening and dermatological surgery.
Dr Lateo has been a consultant dermatologist since 2005. She completed her Certificate of Dermatology Specialist Training in Newcastle upon Tyne, after having carried out clinical research and held posts in Dermatology at two other leading teaching UK hospitals – Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge and Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. She held NHS consultant posts with Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2005-2010), where she was designated lead clinician of the Specialist Skin Cancer MDT, and also with Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2010-2014).
Excision of skin lesions
Inflammatory skin conditions eg eczema, psoriasis, acne
Dr Fawad Hussain MBBS FRCP MRCP PG Cert Aesthetic Medicine, PG Cert Healthcare Leadership
Dr Hussain is a consultant dermatologist with special interest in psoriasis, dermatological surgery and skin cancer. His NHS base is Queens Hospital in Romford.
Dr Hussain qualified as a doctor from the Frontier Medical College in Abbottabad in 2002 and moved to the Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust as Senior House Officer in 2007. Dr Hussain was appointed as Registrar in Dermatology in 2008 when he moved to the Royal Infirmary in Aberdeen where he also became an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen. In 2012 he became Locum Consultant in Dermatology and in 2013 was appointed Consultant in Dermatology at Queens Hospital, Romford.
General dermatology with a special interest in skin cancer, dermatological surgery, inflammatory dermatosis and psoriasis.
Dr Davide Altamura MD
Dr Altamura is a general dermatologist with an interest in skin cancers, management of pigmented skin lesions (“mole mapping”) along with skin and aesthetic surgery. He is currently based in Essex at the NHS Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow.
Dr Altamura graduated at the University of L’Aquila, Italy in 2003 and undertook postgraduate training in Dermatology, achieving recognition on the GMC Specialist Register in 2014.
Following his training in Dermatology Dr Altamura undertook a research fellowship at the Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Centre, Sydney, Australia, specialising in early detection and management of melanoma. He has published internationally recognised scientific articles on the topics of dermoscopy, management of pigmented skin lesions and early diagnosis of skin cancer. Since 2009 he has worked in pigmented skin lesion clinics and multidisciplinary melanoma services for various NHS Trusts such as Leeds General Infirmary, Ipswich Hospital and Princess Alexandra Hospital. In 2014 he was awarded a Master of Dermato-Surgery from the University of Siena, Italy. He is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists
Management of pigmented skin lesions (“mole mapping”)
General Dermatology in patients including adults and paediatrics
Skin and aesthetic surgery
Dr Ravi Suchak MB ChB, ,MRCP,MRCGP,MSc,DipRCPath,ICDP UEMS Dip Dermatopathology.
Dr Suchak is a consultant Dermatologist at Basildon University Hospital and has an interest in all aspects of General Dermatology including Skin Cancer, Pre-cancerous lesions, Mole Screening, Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema, Removal of skin lesions and Dermatopathology. He is currently the Clinical Lead for Dermatology at Basildon Hospital, has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and been an invited speaker at both national and international conferences.
Dr Suchak qualified as a doctor in 1995 and went on to train in internal medicine and general practice. He then undertook his specialist training in dermatology at St Thomas's Hospital, The Royal London and the Royal Free. Dr Suchak then spent a further 2 years training in dermapathology at the St John's Institute of Dermatology at St Thomas's Hospital where he earned the Royal Society of Dermapathology Diploma. Further specialisation came from some time at Boston University in America.
A consultant in Dermatology and Dermapathology at Basildon University Hospital since 2010, Dr Suchak underwent additional training in non-surgical cosmetic aesthetic treatments.
Non-Surgical cosmetic treatments
Dr Rohaj Mehta MBBS, FRCP
Dr Rohaj Mehta completed his undergraduate education at St Bartholomew's Medical College. His postgraduate training was completed in the North West and Midlands regions.
Dr Mehta was a specialist registrar in dermatology at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge and at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital before becoming a consultant dermatologist in Essex.
Management of cutaneous malignant and premalignant lesions
Botulinum toxin injections for hyperhidrosis
Mr James Roast Diploma in CBT, Diploma in Child Psychology, Advanced Diploma in Psycho/Hypno Analysis, Diploma in Psychotherapy with Hypnosis
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Mr Roast is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based in Essex. Mr Roast's main specialism is Child and Adolescent development and his clinical preferences are:
Mr Roast qualified as a psychotherapist in 2008. Initially trained in Psycho-dynamic psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy, he began operating an outpatient clinic in South Woodford, East London, specialising in Trauma; specifically with the Fire Service.
Later more specialised training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and further study at the University of Cambridge has qualified Mr Roast to combine strengths from all Psychotherapy theoretical models.
Mr Roast began his work with adults before further training enabled a specialism in the Child & Adolescent field. Mr Roast has also studied under Prof. Chris Fairburn, specialist in Eating Disorders.
Mr Roast has worked mostly in the private sector on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Mr Roast worked full time at The Priory Hospital on an acute tier 4 psychiatric inpatient unit, implementing 1:1 therapy services and developing group programs for patients.
Mr Roast also provides consultancy and advisory services for primary and secondary schools and has written programmes to support the Emotional Wellbeing syllabus taught under the National Curriculum.
The world of Psychotherapy continues to evolve and therefore training is ongoing for all therapists; Mr Roast is currently finalising his Masters Degree in Educational research from the University of Cambridge.
- Child and Adolescent development
- Eating Disorders
- Pain Management
- Childhood emotional wellbeing
Karen Mackrodt BSC (Hons) in Health studies and a Masters in Pain management
I am a Registered Nurse with a post graduate Diploma from University College London on Clinical Medical Hypnosis, previously working with patients using hypnosis at the Laurels GP surgery at Boreham. I have a BSC (Hons) in Health studies and a Masters in Pain management before training in hypnosis. I have contributed and co-edited the “Chronic Pain Management” book by wiley
I trained as a Registered Nurse at Scarborough General Hospital before moving to Oxford to study Orthopaedic Nursing. I then came to Chelmsford in 1987. I have had a varied professional life as a theatre and recovery sister, then as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Pain Management gaining a Masters degree in the subject. I have been using hypnosis within my practice for the past 8 years working with a small team in a primary care setting in a GP practice. I have presented hypnosis papers at National and International conferences.
Antenatal anxiety, nausea and vomiting
Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
I have a wealth of experience with many problems which may not be within this list.
Dr Nicholas Cooper
I retired as a GP after 30 years in practice in Danbury in April 2013. I also worked as a Medical Assistant at Farleigh Hospice for 17 years. In 1999 I gained a Diploma in Care of the Dying, the Bereaved and their Families at Middlesex University. I started practising Medical Hypnosis after the Foundation Course in 2011. I gained my BSCAH Accreditation in 2014. I also worked in the NHS Boreham Hypnosis Clinic from 2013-2015.
I qualified at the London Hospital Medical College in 1978 and did a GP training scheme based around Harold Wood/Basildon Hospitals. I did my GP training year in Doddinghurst. During my 30 years as a GP Partner I had many medical interests, I was on the Relate Committee, the Psychiatric Division and was on the board of Farleigh Hospice, I was Cancer Lead for the PCT. With Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Acharrya I started a joint Psychiatric Clinic at the Danbury Surgery. Lee House Surgery was the first practice in Mid-Essex to have in house counsellors. As the result of my interest in psychiatric care/counselling I became interested in Medical Hypnosis. My one regret is leaving it so long before I took this course as I really appreciate the beneficial effect Hypnosis has on patients.
• Psychosomatic problems
• Pain Management
• Victims of abuse
• Ante-natal anxiety, nausea and vomiting
• Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting
• Eating Disorders especially bulimia
• Palliative Care
Dr Leslie Brann
He has recently retired after 30 years as a GP in Boreham, Essex. He has used hypnotherapy as part of his practice throughout that time. He is currently President of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH).
His first degree was in Applied Biology and worked as a clinical biochemist before studying medicine at Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital London. Having completed his General Practitioner training in Chelmsford he became a partner in the Boreham & Hatfield Peverel practice where he remained until his retirement in 2014 after 30 years. During that time he held various posts: chair of the Mid Essex GPAC, Chair of Chelmsford PCG, Chair of EGPC then GP member of Mid Essex CCG. He practiced hypnotherapy throughout his time as a GP. He obtained the Accreditation of BSCAH in 1985, was amongst the first cohort to obtain the post graduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (1990) from Sheffield University and went on to obtain the Masters Degree (MMedSci 1996) both with distinction. He became President of BSCAH in 2010. He was instrumental in the preparation of a definitive new textbook on hypnotherapy for the society being one of the editors and a major contributor “The Handbook of Contemporary Clinical Hypnosis, Brann, Owens, Williamson (eds) 2012 Wiley.
• Psychosomatic problems
• Medically unexplained symptoms
• Chronic Pain
• Victims of abuse
• Psychosexual problems
• Obstetrics & infertility
Antony Gross is a consultant physiotherapist based in Essex. Antony specialises in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries including:
Low Back Pain
Antony qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 2008 and soon specialised in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. In 2012 he became the lead physiotherapist for a local pain service, specialising in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of spinal and chronic pain. Since 2010, Antony has also worked extensively in professional sport, providing expert physiotherapy treatment at both national and international tournaments.
Low Back Pain
Chronic Pain Management
Dr Tom Walton MBBS MSc MRCP
Dr Walton is a Consultant Rheumatologist with special clinical interests in soft tissue rheumatology, gout, rheumatoid arthritis and paediatric rheumatology. Dr Walton is a member of the British Medical Association, the British Society of Rheumatology and the Royal College of Physicians.
Having qualified, as a doctor, in 1992 from the University of London, Dr Walton went on to train in General Medicine & Rheumatology at St Thomas’, Guy’s & Kings College hospitals in London where he completed research into the Management of Painful Shoulders and Connective Tissue Disease. Dr Walton joined Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust in 2002. He has been heavily involved in education as Royal College Tutor and is both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Clinical Tutor in Rheumatology.
Dr Walton is responsible for the management of over 800 patients with inflammatory arthritis and is the department lead for Paediatric Rheumatology.
He has a special interest in and has developed local treatment guidelines for the management of gout.
In addition he has developed new services including a joint clinic with a hand surgeon.
Dr Claire Olver
Dr Claire Olver is a GP with over 10 years’ experience as a partner in NHS General Practice in Essex. She covers all aspects of general practice, with special interests in Women’s Health, Child Health and Development, and Palliative Care.
Having qualified in 1998 from St George’s Hospital Medical School in London, Dr Olver then returned to the Chelmsford area where she grew up. She completed her training posts with Mid Essex Hospitals in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, General Medicine, and Psychiatry. She was a GP Registrar in two Chelmsford practices, and extended her training to include a module in Community Paediatrics. In 2004 she joined an NHS partnership in North East Essex.
Dr Olver is a dynamic and passionate GP with an emphasis on good communication and continuity of care. As a mother of three sons, she has a good understanding of the pressures on the working parent, and the importance of the healthcare needs of the whole family.
- Womens Health
- Contraception, including the fitting of intrauterine devices and systems, and subdermal implants.
- Children’s Health and Development
- Palliative Care
- Depression and Stress related problems
Dr Kim Wilbraham
Dr Kim Wilbraham qualified from Liverpool Medical School in 1989 and finished her GP training in 1994. Dr Wilbraham always wanted to be a GP and enjoys being a family doctor with a general, cross specialty knowledge of medicine. She is very experienced, having worked as a GP in Colchester for over 20 years, both in the NHS and private sector. She feels her strength lies in her communication skills and the relationships she and her patients build up over time. In a recent audit of her performance, completed by colleagues at her present and previous practices, Dr Wilbraham scored 100% on commitment to patients. She feels that it is difficult, however, for her to ensure good patient care in traditional 10 minute appointments and prefers to spend longer with each patient.
In the past Dr Wilbraham has been a hospital Clinical Assistant in Psychiatry for the Elderly, Care of the Elderly, Neurology and Accident and Emergency. She retains an interest in elderly care and family medicine.
Dr Wilbraham was a member of the Performance Review Panel for monitoring poor performance in doctors, dentists and opticians in North East Essex. Along with this she is a GP appraiser and trainer, with responsibility teaching trainee GPs and appraising other qualified GPs and helping them to achieve revalidation, so she is aware of the need to constantly refresh medical knowledge and the requirements of the code of good medical practice as laid out by the General Medical Council, which she strives always to uphold.
She has also been a member of the Service Restrictions Appeal Panel for North East Essex. This panel was in place as a means of appeal for patients who had been declined treatment on the NHS. This has made her very aware of the rationing which has become a necessary part of the National Health Service and she is pleased that this is not an issue in the private sector.
Dr Wilbraham is a generalist with a broad knowledge across the whole spectrum of medicine. She has held hospital clinical assistant posts in care of the elderly; psychiatry for the elderly; neurology and accident and emergency. She has also been a GP appraiser since 2002, which involves carrying out annual appraisals on her GP colleagues to help them become revalidated every 5 years. Dr Wilbraham is qualified as a GP trainer and enjoys teaching young doctors about general practice.
Dr Aroon Lal MB BS, BSc, FRCP, PhD
Consultant Renal Physician
Aroon is a Consultant Renal Physician at Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital Foundation Trust, where he looks after patients with all stages of kidney disease including dialysis and transplant patients. He is also an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at University College London.
Aroon qualified from Kings College London in 1988 and trained at several hospitals including Guy’s & St Thomas’, University College and Bart’s and the London. He undertook a PhD at UCL and was appointed a consultant at Basildon University Hospital in 2000, where he is currently the lead for chronic kidney disease. He continues to work with UCL medical school and is currently the lead for the final year of training.
• Chronic Kidney Disease
• Urinary abnormalities (including proteinuria and haematuria)
• Acute Kidney dysfunction
• Nephrotic syndrome
• Renal stones
Dr Victor Mendis MD, MD, FCARCS, FRCA,FFPMRCA
Pain Management Specialist
Dr Mendis is a consultant in pain management offering private treatments for pain in Essex. . 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 the Ukraine where he graduated from Vinnitsa Medical Academy. Since 2004 Dr Mendis has presented 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. He has been a consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthetics at Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust since March 2005.
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.
Lower Back Pain
Head and Neck Pain
Acute Myofascial Pain
Dr Carol McCartney MB BS FRCA FFPMRCA
Pain Management Consultant
Dr Carol McCartney is a Consultant in both Anaesthesia and Pain Management and, while based at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, has been instrumental in the development of the pain management programme in Mid Essex, which is an evidence based multi-disciplinary programme to educate & enable better coping skills to manage chronic pain for chronic sufferers. She has recently been elected to the board of the Faculty of Pain Medicine at the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
Having qualified as a doctor at St Georges Hospital, London in 1984, Dr McCartney moved to East Surrey Hospital to begin her specialist training in Anaesthesia. In 1996, following terms as a Registrar at St Barts, Greenwich and Broomfield hospitals, Dr McCartney was appointed as Consultant Anaesthetist with an interest in Pain Management at Broomfield Hospital.
In 1996 Dr McCartney was appointed Clinical Lead, of the Pain Clinic at Broomfield Hospital. Since 1996 Dr McCartney has built the department from just two Pain Management Consultants and one Specialist Nurse into a fully functioning multi-disciplinary team including five consultants, six specialist nurses, one physiotherapist and an acupuncturist.
- Back and Neck pain
- Persistent post operative pain
- Pain Medicine
- Interventional pain management
- Complimentary therapies for pain management
Dr Zahid Waheed
Pain Management Consultant
Dr Waheed completed his speciality training in pain medicine in the east of England and joined a substantive consultant post at Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust in March 2009. Prior to that, he underwent training in Ireland and Pakistan.
Dr Waheed is a member of the British Pain Society, the International Association for the Study of Pain, the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, the Royal College of Anaesthetisists and the Society for Treatment and Study of Pain.
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Muscular syndromes
- Neuropathic pain
- Post surgical pain
- Failed back surgery
- Complex region pain syndromes
Dr Shamim Haider MBBS,MD(Anaesthesia), FRCA, FFPMRCA
Pain Management Consultant
Dr. Haider believes in a holistic approach to pain management which includes medications, physical therapy, simple and high end interventions, as well as cognitive behaviour therapy.
Dr Haider was appointed as pain and anaesthetic consultant in 2012, following extensive and high quality training in anaesthesia and pain medicine in Yorkshire deanery, Nottingham, North London and India - spanning a period in excess of 12 years.
He undertook Advanced Pain Fellowship in a West Yorkshire scheme at Leeds and Bradford and was awarded Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
Dr. Haider is on the editorial board of the Journal of Observational Pain Medicine. He has co-authored a chapter in a pain textbook titled ‘Symptom Oriented Pain Management’. He also co-founded and manages the national group for pain fellows in the UK.
Mr Albert Pace-Balzan MRCS FRCS MD
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Mr Pace-Balzan is a General ENT Surgeon with vast experience in nasal, throat and ear problems and with particular interest in paediatric surgery. Mr Pace-Balzan also has a special interest in salivary gland problems (including parotid surgery) and other neck pathology. British Medical Association, ENT UK (British Association of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery)
Royal Society of Medicine
Mr Pace-Balzan qualified as a doctor in London in 1977. He was Senior House Officer and then Registrar in General Surgery before starting his training in ENT at Manchester Royal Infirmary before joining the senior registrar rotation in Manchester. He was a research fellow at the Ear Pathology Research Laboratory in Toronto, Canada in 1991. Having completed his higher surgical training Mr Pace-Balzan was appointed Consultant ENT Surgeon at Mid Essex Hospital Trust in Chelmsford, Essex in 1992.
Mr Pace–Balzan’s special interests are ENT problems in children, ear disease, nasal obstruction and neck lumps, including salivary glands.
Mr Arcot Maheswar MBBS FRCS
Consutlant ENT Surgeon
Mr Maheshwar's clinical practice includes treating and operating on patients with general adult and paediatric ear, nose and throat problems like tonsillectomy, grommet surgery in children, nasal and sinus surgery, surgery for voice problems including vocal cord paralysis, major surgeries for head and neck cancers, neck lumps, salivary gland problems and thyroid surgeries as well. .-
Having qualified as a doctor at the University of Bangalore in India in 1988, Mr Maheshwar completed his ENT training in Wales.
Mr Maheshwar has been a consultant for seven years, having previously completed his ENT training in Wales, followed by a year‘s clinical fellowship at the world renowned Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand and a six-month TWJ research fellowship at Cincinnati Hospital, USA. Mr Maheshwar developed the head and neck unit at Colchester hospital, setting up its Multi Disciplinary Team (MDT) and subsequently with colleagues from across Essex: The Essex Cancer Head and Neck MDT at Chelmsford. He is the Lead Consultant for both Head and Neck cancers and Thyroid cancers at Colchester hospital and has been published in numerous papers in peer reviewed journals.
tonsillectomy, grommet surgery in children, nasal and sinus surgery, vocal cord paralysis.
Mr Martyn Barnes MD MSc(Oxon.) FRCS-ORL(Ed.)
Consultant Rhinologist and Ear Nose and Throat surgeon
Martyn is a consultant Rhinologist (a sub-specialist Ear Nose and Throat surgeon) with an NHS practice in Southend hospital.
He has particular experience in sinus, nasal airway, and lacrimal (tear duct) disorders.
Martyn completed his basic medical training at St Bartholomew's hospital, London.
He obtained an MSc in Evidence based medicine at Oxford, and an MD by research in nasal (and lung) airways disease in Dundee.
He went on to an ENT training in Scotland, then undertook two sub-specialist fellowships in Auckland and Amsterdam.
In both fellowships he trained with world leaders - Advanced sinonasal and skullbase surgery in Auckland, and Facial Plastic Surgery in Amsterdam.
He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, chairman to SurgTech (non-profit surgical education), a keen educator, and regular contributor to international meetings in his speciality.
Subspecialist and Revision Rhinology (Nasal Surgery) including...
Sinusitis (better called Chronic Rhinosinusitis)
Nasal airway surgery - Septoplasty and Functional Rhinoplasty (Congenital, Traumatic, or Post Surgical)
Repair of Nasal Perforations
Lacrimal (Tear Duct) Surgery
Associated conditions - Anosmia (loss of the sense of smell), Facial pain, Allergy.