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 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.
- 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
Urinary stone diseases
Female bladder problems
Paediatric urological conditions
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.
- Menstrual Disorders
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Female infertility
- Transvaginal ultrasound
- Endoscopic surgery
- Urinary Incontinence and Prolapse
- Menopause problems
- Early pregnancy
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 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 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 Gastroparesis
Mr Shahab Siddiqi BSc FRCS (Gen Surg) MD
General & Colorectal Surgeon
Mr Siddiqi is a Consultant Surgeon at Broomfield Hospital where, within the Department of General Surgery, he is Lead for Pelvic Floor Surgery and the Unit Training Director.
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.Mr Siddiqi 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, 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 Laparoscopic Fellow at a busy, innovative, unit specialising in keyhole surgery.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 cancers. 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 field of colorectal cancer and surgical infections.
Pelvic Floor -Treatment for obstructive defaecation, rectouterovaginal prolapse, faecal incontinence, constipation, pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic pain Advanced keyhole surgery Gall Stones Hernias Diagnostic & Therapeutic endoscopy Diverticular and inflammatory bowel disease Colon & rectal cancer including SILS
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 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 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
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 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 Adrian Richards MBBS, MSc, FRCS (Plast.)
Consultant Plastic &Cosmetic Surgeon
Mr Richards is a leading UK plastic and cosmetic surgeon with over twelve years of experience in the aesthetic market. 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’, offering training to medical practitioners pursuing a career in the aesthetic market, and has published extensively on the topic of plastic surgery. He was 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 Botox Expert”.
Mr Richards qualified as a doctor in 1982. He underwent training as a general surgeon and become a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1992. Mr Richards then began his training as a plastic surgeon, at some of the major plastic surgery units around the UK and was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Plastics) in 2000. Having gained extensive experience as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Stoke Mandeville NHS Trust, Mr Richards now concentrates exclusively in Cosmetic Surgery.
- Facial rejuvenation surgery
- Breast surgery
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
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
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 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.
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 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 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