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Gastroenterology
37 years of experience
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease, Neuro-Gastroenterology

Professor Stuart Bloom is a consultant gastroenterologist at University College London with his private practices operating at HCA Healthcare UK's, The Wellington Hospital and the Physicians' Clinic. Prof Bloom's special interests lie in general gastroenterology, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, IBS, diverticular disease, food intolerance, coeliac disease and gastro-oesophageal reflux. He set up the Bowel cancer screening programme at UCLH and is an accredited bowel cancer screening colonoscopist.

He has been a consultant since 1996 and has been chair of the IBD section of the British Society of Gastroenterology. He is medical director for the UK Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Registry.

Prof Bloom has been researching the cause of Colitis and Crohn's disease and together with Professor Tony Segal at the Raine Institute, he has published a recent paper on the latest findings on the causes of the illness.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • General gastroenterology
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • IBS
  • Diverticular disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Food intolerance
  • Coeliac disease
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Bowel cancer screening
  • General gastroenterology
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • IBS
  • Diverticular disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Food intolerance
  • Coeliac disease
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Bowel cancer screening


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Diabetes & Endocrinology
Recommended by 1 specialist
21 years of experience

Dr Efthimia Karra is a leading Consultant Endocrinologist with HCA Healthcare at The Princess Grace Hospital and The Harley Street Clinic, along with an NHS post at the Royal Free London Trust where she is the Clinical Lead for Endocrine Outpatients Services transformation and redesign programme. She offers a holistic approach to clients suffering from a variety of endocrinology issues including diabetes, osteoporosis and disorders of the pituitary, adrenal and parathyroid glands. 

After qualifying with a Medical Degree, she completed an extensive training programme across the North London Central Specialist Scheme in endocrinology and became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2006. In 2011 she was awarded the coveted Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship, and undertook research in the field of obesity, gut hormone physiology and Metabolic Medicine in the Academic Centre for Diabetes & Endocrinology of University College London. Following this, she was awarded a PhD for her contribution to her field

 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Common and Rare Thyroid Disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Calcium Balance Disorders
  • Antenatal Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Obesity
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Adrenal Disease
  • General Medicine
  • Acute Medicine


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Neurosurgery
25 years of experience

In 2004 Mr Marco Sinisi was appointed Consultant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) in Stanmore working on the Peripheral Nerve Injury (PNI) Unit. He is a Neurosurgeon by training, having graduated from the University of Milan in 1997 and then completed his training in Neurosurgery in the Institute of Neurosurgery of Milan.

In 2002, Mr Sinisi was appointed to a permanent consultancy at the Carlo Besta Neurological Institute of Milan, a centre of excellence among neurosurgical centres in Italy, where he was the lead surgeon for the development of the treatment of surgical disorders of peripheral nerves.

Mr Sinisi holds the post of Honorary Associate Professor at University College London. His scientific work encompasses over forty nationally and internationally published scientific papers/presentations.

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Diabetes & Endocrinology
Recommended by 1 specialist
30 years of experience
Diabetes


Dr Yousseif is committed in delivering holistic, individualised patient-centred clinical care. Dr Yousseif became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2002. He subsequently undertook his specialist registrar training in Diabetes and Endocrinology in the University College London Hospital (UCLH) Specialist Registrar rotational programme of the London Deanery.


Dr Yousseif undertook three years of research towards a PhD degree in the field of Obesity and Bariatrics at the UCLH Centre for Weight Loss, Metabolic & Endocrine Surgery. His research work has been published in peer-reviewed papers.


Appointed as a substantive Consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetes at St Peter’s and Ashford Hospital in 2013, Dr Yousseif practises across all aspects of Diabetes and Endocrinology. He is the Medical Lead for Diabetes Foot Complex MDT, the Medical Lead for Tier 4 Bariatric Services, and the Clinical Lead for the Acute Medical Service at St Peter’s and Ashford Hospitals.


 In 2017, Dr Yousseif was appointed by the Royal Free Hospital as a Substantive Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology and the Clinical Lead for the Royal Free London Complex Diabetes Foot Services.


Dr Yousseif has extensive knowledge in Complex Diabetes, Diabetes Foot Disease, weight management and Bariatric Medicine, as well as clinical experience spanning across all aspects of Diabetes and Endocrinology in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. His strong clinical acumen and knowledge in General Medicine is key to providing evidence-based, high-quality and holistic clinical care to all patients.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • fine needle thyroid biopsy 
  • blood glucose monitoring 
  • pituitary function test
  • synacthen test
  • dexamethasone suppression test
  • Adult Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes mellitus services
  • Transition Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes mellitus services (including insulin pumps and glucose
  • sensors)
  • Complex Diabetes mellitus
  • Diabetes Foot Disease  
  • Obesity & Weight loss Management
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Common and rare Thyroid disorders
  •  Osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease disorders
  • Parathyroid disease and calcium balance disorders
  • Hypothalamic-Pituitary Endocrine disorders
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Investigations and management of fatigue   
  • Investigations and management of sweating and flushing
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome  
  • Female endocrine health (menopause, excess hair growth)
  • General and Acute Medicine
  • prolactinoma 
  • vitamin d deficiency 
  • osteoporosis 
  • thyroid nodules


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Orthopaedic Surgery
24 years of experience
Hip Surgery, Knee Surgery, Sports Injury

Mr Jonathan Miles is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in London. Mr Miles specialises in hip and knee surgery, and he carries out many complex procedures for difficult cases. Mr Miles treats sports injuries for patients of all backgrounds and uses minimally invasive techniques to minimise recovery time. Mr Miles is one of the UK''s leading surgeons in cartilage repair. He uses robotic techniques and custom-made hip and knee replacement implants to achieve high quality outcomes. Mr Miles is interested in research, and he publishes papers and delivers courses on hip and knee surgery nationally and internationally. Mr Miles also advises the Department of Health on hip and knee replacement techniques.

It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Robotic hip and knee surgery

Dance knee and hip injuries

Complex revision hip replacement

Complex knee revision replacement

Infected joint replacement

Revision hip and revision knee replacement

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Gastroenterology
34 years of experience
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease

Professor Martyn Caplin is Professor of Gastroenterology and Tumour Neuroendocrinology at the Royal Free Hospital and University College London.

Prof Caplin leads the Royal Free Hospital European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society Centre of Excellence. He leads scientific and clinical research programmes into these rare cancers across University College London. He was elected Chairman of European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society 2014-2016 and now serves on its advisory board. He is a founder and Past-Chairman of the UK & Ireland Neuroendocrine Tumour Society and received a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his clinical leadership and research in the field of rare cancers. He was a member of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) and a Past-Chairman of the rare cancer group. He is currently Chairman of the European Union Reference Network for Rare Cancers for neuroendocrine tumours.

He was previously the clinical lead for “NHS Evidence” for Gastroenterology and Liver diseases (under the auspices of NICE). He has a particular interest in diet and disease and has published on the evidence base for diet and food supplements and their impact on disease. Specific interests: general gastroenterology problems (including complex); endoscopy including gastroscopy and colonoscopy; diet associated g.i symptoms and disease; neuroendocrine tumors.

It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.

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Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT)
39 years of experience
Head & Neck Surgery

Prof Paul O'Flynn is a Consultant ENT Surgeon who qualified in 1982. Prof O'Flynn trained in London and Nottingham before becoming a Consultant at The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in 1993.

Prof O'Flynn undertakes a full range of general ENT procedures including tonsillectomy, nasal and sinus surgery as well as a special interest in Parotid gland surgery, Neck lumps including thyroid swellings.

He has managed and assessed hundreds of airways and support ITU care with tracheostomies. 

He has a unique role in the rehabillition service at the Wellington hospital managing swallowing, voice and airway issues.

In the out patient setting he manages a range of conditions from nasal blockage to ear infections and deafness, to hoarseness. Mirosuction and flexible nasendoscopy are avilable at all clinics.

Aside from his clinical work he is a Council member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Chair of the ENT examinations Board ( JCIE Board in Otolaryngology ).

  • Parotid gland surgery
  • Neck lumps
  • Tracheostomy
  • Airway assessment
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Stopping nose bleeds (Nasal Cautery)
  • Surgery of the larynx for cancer
  • Thyroglossal Duct Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Vocal Fold/Laryngoscopy
  • Endoscopic anterior skull base surgery
  • Head and neck cancer surgery
  • Parotid gland surgery
  • Neck lumps
  • Tracheostomy
  • Airway assessment
  • Laryngitis
  • Nasal blockage
  • Nasal polyps
  • Noisy breathing
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
  • Otitis externa
  • Otitis Media (Glue Ear)
  • Rhinitis 
  • Sinusitis
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General Surgery
35 years of experience
Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery

Professor Giuseppe Kito Fusai is a Consultant Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgeon in the Liver Units at the Royal Free Hospital and at The Wellington Hospital and is Professor of Surgery at University College London (UCL). After qualifying at the University of Milan in 1987 and obtaining a Master of Surgery from the University of Parma in 1992, he moved to the UK in 1995 and in 1996 he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

He specialised in HPB surgery and Liver Transplant and since 1999 has worked in several centres of excellence including King’s College Hospital in London and Nagoya University Hospital in Japan. Professor Fusai’s primary clinical and academic interest is in pancreatic cancer, liver metastases and cholangiocarcinoma and in the modalities to treat patients with advanced disease including vascular reconstruction.

He is highly trained in Hepato-pancreato-biliary, general and laparoscopic surgery including the treatment of benign conditions such as gallstones and pancreatitis, He has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications and he is a member of various societies and committees, including the European Association of HPB surgery (E-AHPBA), the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO), the European Surgical Association (ESA) and the International Study Group for Pancreatic Surgery (ISGPS). He is the President of the Italian Medical Society of Great Britain (IMSoGB) and in 2010 he founded Fiorina, a charitable fund for the treatment of pancreatic cancer which supports several clinical and research projects.

It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.

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Cardiology
22 years of experience
Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy, Electrophysiology, Interventional Cardiology

Dr Whinnett is a cardiologist with a specialist interest in pacing, heart rhythm disturbances and heart failure. He performs ablation for atrial and ventricular arrhythmias and implantation of pacemakers including cardia resynchronisation devices and defibrillators.

Dr Whinnett is an international expert in the field of cardiac pacemaker implantation and treatment of heart rhythm problems. He is frequently invited to present at the major international conferences. He regularly trains other cardiologists from around the world in advanced techniques for pacemaker implantation. 

He leads a research program at Imperial College London which is focused on developing more effective treatments for people with heart rhythm problems. He has published many scientific papers in medical journals.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • pacemaker implantation
  • cardiac pacing
  • Atrial Fibrillation ablation 
  • Ablation to treat arrhythmia
  • Leadless pacemaker implantation
  • Pacemaker extraction
  • pacing and heart failure
  • cardiac electrophysiology 
  • atrial fibrillation 
  • ventricular fibrillation 
  • dizziness
  • loss of consciousness
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Neurosurgery
22 years of experience
Functional Neurosurgery, Neuro-Oncology, Skull-Base Surgery

Mr Dimitrios Paraskevopoulos is a Consultant Neurosurgeon working at multiple HCA UK owned facilities, with NHS bases at Barts Health NHS Trust, St. Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospital. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Blizard Institute, Queen Mary, University of London. He is the Lead for Skull base surgery and the Lead for Neuro-oncology at Barts Health.

His sub-specialist interests include brain tumours, skull base surgery (anterior and lateral), acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, stereotactic radiosurgery (Gamma knife), head injury and adult spine surgery. He has a particular interest in endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery.

He graduated from the Aristotle University Medical School of Thessaloniki and completed a higher degree Doctorate of Medicine at the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg after experimental research in Neuronavigation. He also graduated with a Master of Science (MSc) in Health Information Management from the University of Heidelberg.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Brain tumours
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopic pituitary surgery
  • Adult spine
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Head Injury
  • Brain tumours
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopic pituitary surgery
  • Gamma knife radiosurgery
  • Adult spine
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Head Injury


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