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

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

Consultant Urological Surgeon

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

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.
  • Urology
  • Prostate disorders
  • Stone disease
  • Bladder disorders
  • Kidney cancer
  • GreenLight Laser Prostatectomy
  • Prostate cancer
  • Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgery
Mr Peter Acher, MA PGCAP FRCS (Urol) PhD

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 Giulio Garaffa, MD, FRCS

Mr Giulio Garaffa, MD, FRCS

Consultant Urological Surgeon

Mr. Garaffa is a consultant urological surgeon based in Chelmsford, Essex. He also runs a service of Andrology and Reconstruction at Whipps Cross University Hospital in London.
Mr. Garaffa graduated with honours at the University of Trieste, Italy, before training in urology. He has been a Fellow in Andrology and Reconstruction for 4 years at the Institute of Urology, London, specialising in male genital and urethral reconstruction. He is a member of the surgical and educational committee of the European and International Society of Sexual Medicine, and is a prolific publisher on the topics of Peyronie’s Disease, Erectile dysfunction, gender reassignment surgery and complex uro-andrological reconstruction.
  • Andrology
  • General Urology
  • Male Factor Infertility
  • Microsurgery
  • Urethral Surgery
  • Urogenital Reconstruction

  Mr Garaffa enjoys sports and has twice completed a half marathon. He enjoys travelling and reading in his spare time

Mr Bill McAllister, BA, MB, BChir, Master of Surgery, MA, FRCS (Urol) - Gold Medal

Mr Bill McAllister, BA, MB, BChir, Master of Surgery, MA, FRCS (Urol) - Gold Medal

Consultant Urological Surgeon

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

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.
When not in his consulting rooms he can be found fishing peacefully on a riverbank or enjoying an energetic game of tennis with his twin daughters.
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Female infertility
  • Transvaginal ultrasound
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Urinary Incontinence and Prolapse
  • Menopause problems
  • Labiaplasty
  • Early pregnancy
Mr Christopher Goodfellow, FRCOG.

Mr Christopher Goodfellows, FRCOG.

Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon

Mr Goodfellow practices gynaecology in Chelmsford, Essex and has special interest in combined pelvic floor repair, vaginal surgery with extensive experience in performing colposcopies.
 Mr Goodfellow gained his junior experience in obstetrics and gynaecology from busy NHS appointments in Leeds, Bristol, London and Chelmsford, over an 8-year period. In 1981, a two-year honorary consultant university appointment in Leeds combined successful research with an active clinical post, gaining him valuable senior experience. He has a broad base of experience in both NHS and private practice as a consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  Mr Goodfellow has a special interest in combined pelvic floor repair, general gynaecology (particularly vaginal surgery) and has extensive experience in performing colposcopies.
In his spare time Mr Goodfellow enjoys sailing
  • Minimally invasive treatment for stress incontinence (TOT)
  • Laparoscopy for endometriosis +/- diathermy
  • Hysteroscopy, Mirena
  • Endometrial resection of submucus fibroids
  • Endometrial resection of polyps
  • Endometrial morcellation of polyps (Myosure)
  • Endometrial abilation (NovaSure mainly)
  • Cervical LLETZ
  • Colposcopy

Mr Goodfellow enjoys the challenge of lecturing and tutorials – usually to undergraduates, midwives and postgraduates and he regularly teaches speciality-protected sessions

Mr Subrata Gangooly, MBBS MD DNB MSc MRCOG

Mr Subrata Gangooly, MBBS MD DNB MSc MRCOG

Consultant Gynaecologist

 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.
Mr Gangooly enjoys travelling, cooking and music. He is married with one son.
  • General Gynaecology
  • Infertility
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Hysteroscopic surgery
General Surgeons
Mr David Khoo, MS FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Urol)

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.
Mr Khoo is a keen swimmer, cyclist and windsurfer. He also lists gardening and computers as personal hobbies.
Advanced laparoscopic surgery (various). Surgery of the gut. Cancer surgery.
Mr Sri Kadirkamanathan, FRCS

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 Simon Smith, BSc MS FRCS

Mr Simon Smith, BSc MS FRCS

Consultant General Surgeon

Mr Smith is a Consultant General Surgeon practising at Mid Essex Hospital Trust in Chelmsford and with special interest in reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery, hernia repair and endocrine surgery.
Mr Smith completed his initial training at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School between 1987 and 1993. During this time he also studied for a BSc in Neuroscience and spent several months working in a hospital in the Namib Desert treating members of the Himba tribe. Mr Smith’s Senior House Officer posts were also at St Mary’s and this is where he began his surgical career as Registrar in General Surgery with an interest in upper gastrointestinal and minimally invasive surgery. His next post was at Hillingdon Hospital where he joined the specialist breast surgery team. In 2002 he was awarded a Master of Surgery for his thesis on surgical dexterity and skills. He also won the Association of Surgeons Gold Medal for top position in the UK in the Intercollegiate Surgical Board Examinations in general and breast surgery. More gastrointestinal experience followed before he went on to join the Breast Unit at St Mary’s Hospital in 2003. He was awarded a National Oncoplastic Breast Fellowship, working in Colchester and Chelmsford for a year. He later joined the Department of Endocrine Surgery at Hammersmith Hospital, the largest endocrine surgical centre in the United Kingdom before moving to Broomfield Hospital. Mr Smith worked under Professor Ara Darzi for two years undertaking research into assessment, training and accreditation of technical skills in surgery and was awarded a Master of Surgery Degree from the University of London for his work.
Breast Surgery: Oncological, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Endocrine Surgery General Surgery: Hernia Repair, Skin Lesions, Lumps and Bumps Hernia repair
Mr Mr Shahab Siddiqi,  BSc FRCS (Gen Surg) MD

Mr 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.
He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and son.
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
Plastic and Aesthetic Consultants
Mr Miles Banwell,  PhD, FRCS(Plast).

Mr Miles Banwell, PhD, FRCS(Plast).

Consultant Plastic and 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).

Mr Matthew Griffiths, BMedSci, MBBS, MD, FRCS(Plast).

Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Mr Griffiths has a busy plastic surgery practice in Essex with a subspecialty interest in breast and lower limb reconstruction. 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).

Professor James Frame, FRCS, FRCS (Plast).

Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Professor Frame is Professor of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at Anglia Ruskin University.
Originally from New Zealand, Professor Frame has travelled throughout the world across his distinguished career, spending time in Australia, USA and Singapore. He is an Executive Committee Member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (BAAPS), Chairman of Committee and the UK National Secretary in the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS). He is 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.

Mr Garrick Georgeu, MB CHB, MSC., FRCS (Plas) / DIP Aesth Surg.

Consultant Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon

Mr. Georgeu is a Consultant Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon based in Chelmsford, Essex, and London. He is also a visiting honorary Senior Lecturer in Aesthetic Surgery at Anglia Ruskin University.
Mr. Georgeu trained in medicine at the University of Cape Town, South Africa 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.
Mr. Georgeu lists golf and running as just two of his personal hobbies. He is a five-time participant in the Cape Town marathon.
  • Breast surgery
  • Body Contouring
  • Facial surgery
Mr Bhagwat Mathur, MBBS, MS, MCh (Plastic Surgery) FRCS (Eng) FACS

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.

Mr William van Niekerk, MB ChB MSc MRCS MCMI FRCS(Plast) RAF.

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Burn Surgeon

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

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

Consultant Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon

Mr Richards is a leading UK plastic and cosmetic surgeon with over twelve years of experience in the aesthetic market. Mr Richards 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.   
  • Botox
  • Facial rejuvenation surgery
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Breast surgery
Mr Makarand Tare, MB,MS,MRCS,MCh( Plast), DNB(Plast), FRCS(Plast).

Mr Makarand Tare, MB,MS,MRCS,MCh( Plast), DNB(Plast), FRCS(Plast).

Cosmetic Surgeon

Mr Mak Tare is a UK and internationally trained Consultant Plastic Surgeon and as a consultant Plastic Surgeon in the renowned St Andrews Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford. Mr Tare offers complex reconstructive procedures for upper and lower limb reconstruction, skin cancer and general plastic surgery services.
Mak Tare regularly presents his clinical work at international meetings. He is passionately involved in training young Plastic Surgeons both nationally and internationally. Mr Tare’s clinical practice follows the key principles of integrity, transparency and innovation and his two primary concerns are the safety and best interest of his patients. His clinical interests 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.

Miss Claire Zweifel, MD,FMH (Plast), EBOPRAS.

Cosmetic Surgeon

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
      • Body
      • Breasts
      • Ears
      • Eyes
  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
      • Dermatological surgery
      • Hand Surgery
      • Reconstructive surgery
      • Skin cancer
Oral Maxillofacial Consultants
Mr Vyomesh Bhatt, BDS(Hons), MDS(OMFS), FDSRCS, MBChB(Hons), MRCS, FRCS(OMFS)

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 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 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 is married to an orthodontist and together they have one son. Included in his favourite activities are; reading stories with his son, travel, cycling, golf, skiing, languages and researching World War 2. Mr Bhatt is fluent in seven Indian languages, French and Italian and is learning Spanish. He is also a qualified private pilot.

Renal Physician
Dr Aroon Lal, BSc, MBBS, PhD, FRCP

Dr Aroon Lal, BSc, MBBS, PhD, FRCP

Consultant Renal Physician

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


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.

  • Pain Relief
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Head and Neck Pain
  • Acute Myofascial Pain
Podiatric Surgeons

Mr Ralph Graham

Podiatric Surgeon

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.
When not organising conferences or lecturing he greatly enjoys the theatre with his wife and travelling. He has an interest in history and the USA which is extremely appropriate because his wife is an historian specialising in American History. He is trying to be a good grandfather.
The quality of bunion and forefoot surgery has improved, immeasureably, over the last 25 years 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.
Dr Martin Davis, MB BS FRCA

Dr Martin Davis, MB BS FRCA

Consultant Anaesthetist

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

Dr David Kelly, MB BS FRCA

Consultant Anaesthetist

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

Dr David O'Hara, MB BS FRCA

Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr David O’Hara is a Consultant Anaesthetist with Mid Essex Hospital Trust with particular expertise in paediatric, regional and emergency anaesthesia.
Dr O’Hara qualified in 2000 from University College London Medical School and completed specialist training in Anaesthesia at Barts and The London hospitals where he developed an interest in trauma. Dr O’Hara spent some time in New Zealand where he joined the New Zealand Air Ambulance Service. On returning to the UK, Dr O’Hara undertook a burns and plastics fellowship with advanced training in anaesthesia for burns and plastic surgery at the world famous St Andrew’s Centre, Chelmsford and advanced training in paediatric anaesthesia at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. He achieved specialist accreditation and was appointed Consultant in Anaesthesia at Broomfield Hospital in 2010. Dr O’Hara has particular expertise in paediatric anaesthesia, regional anaesthesia, emergency anaesthesia and pre-operative assessment including Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET).
On a personal level, Dr O’Hara enjoys cooking, scuba diving, and teaching.
  • Anaesthesia for Breast Reconstruction
  • Facial and hand surgery.
Dr Nilesh Randive, MBBS MD FRCA

Dr Nilesh Randive, MBBS MD FRCA

Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Randive is Consultant Anaesthetist with Mid Essex Hospital Trust. He has considerable experience in regional anaesthesia for hand surgeries and the management of difficult airways, which he teaches across Essex and London.
Qualifying as a doctor at the University of Mumbai in 1998, Dr Randive began his specialist anaesthetics training at the Barts and London School of Anaesthesia.
Dr Randive enjoys playing table tennis, listening to music and cooking.
  • Regional anaesthesia for hand surgery
  • Management of difficult airways in head and neck reconstruction surgery
  • Anaesthesia for cosmetic surgery
Dr Davide Altamura, MD

Dr Davide Altamura, MD

Dermatology consultant

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

Dr Altamura is family orientated and enjoys free time with his wife and his three daughters. He loves sport and has twice completed a half marathon.

Skin Cancers

Management of pigmented skin lesions (“mole mapping”)

General Dermatology in patients including adults and paediatrics


Dr Fawad Hussain, MBBS FRCP MRCP PG Cert Aesthetic Medicine, PG Cert Healthcare Leadership

Dr Fawad Hussain, MBBS FRCP MRCP PG Cert Aesthetic Medicine, PG Cert Healthcare Leadership

Dermatology consultant

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.

A keen traveller abroad, Dr Hussain particularly enjoys trying local cuisines. Dr Hussain and his wife also share a passion for visiting places of natural beauty and historical interest in the UK.

General dermatology with a special interest in skin cancer, dermatological surgery, inflammatory dermatosis and psoriasis.

Dr Georgi Tsakov, MD MSc

Dr Georgi Tsakov, MD MSc

Dermatology consultant

Dr Tsakov practices general dermatology with a special interest in sexually transmitted diseases.

Dr Tsakov qualified in 1997 in Bulgaria from the University of Sofia, Medical faculty, Bulgaria and worked as Resident in the Sofia County Dispensary for Skin & Sexually Transmitted Diseases from 2003 to 2007. In this time he also volunteered for the Bulgarian Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team. In 2007 Dr Tsakov joined the US Peace Corp as a Medical Contractor, remaining with them until present.

Autoimmune skin diseases, photo dermatoses, dermatology surgery, aesthetic dermatology, STDs and skin cancers: prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Stephanie Lateo, MB FRCP

Stephanie Lateo, MB FRCP

Dermatology consultant

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).

Dr Lateo enjoys the arts, especially music, dance and world cinema. She also finds pleasure in long, country walks and travelling. Dr Lateo dances the Argentinian Tango

Skin cancer

Mole screening

Solar keratosis

Excision of skin lesions

Inflammatory skin conditions eg eczema, psoriasis, acne