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Orthopaedic Surgery
Recommended by 3 specialists
28 years of experience
Bone Tumour Surgery, Knee Surgery, Hip Surgery

Mr Rob Pollock is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hip and knee disorders and all bone and soft tissue tumours. He has vast experience in first-time and revision hip and knee replacements, as well as limb salvage surgery for musculoskeletal tumours. Mr Pollock has been a consultant at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) since 2004 and was the Clinical Director of the Joint Reconstruction and Sarcoma Units there from 2017 to 2021. His private practice is at Princess Grace and Wellington Hospitals. He has been recognised for his work with the NHS and has received seven clinical excellence awards during his career.


After graduating with honours from University College London in 1993, Mr Pollock pursued orthopaedic training at a number of hospitals in London. He went on to complete fellowships in Australia and the USA where he further trained in hip and knee replacement, arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery, and bone tumour care. He later earned the renowned American, British, and Canadian (ABC) Fellowship awarded by The British Orthopaedic Association and spent six weeks at top orthopaedic clinics in North America gaining invaluable knowledge.


Mr Pollock is active in research and has written over 90 articles on joint reconstruction and bone cancer and frequently presents at national and international conferences. He also teaches on a number of postgraduate courses at the RNOH.


In his free time, Mr Pollock enjoys cycling, jogging, and walking his dog in the Chilterns with his young family. He often competes in triathlons and completed Ironman in 2016.

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Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Recommended by 1 specialist
21 years of experience
Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery, Gynaecology

Award-winning Consultant Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Mr Shaheen Khazali, is globally renowned as an expert in the field of endometriosis and has devoted his career to cring for women with advanced endometriosis. Mr Khazali's NHS base is the Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Surrey, where he is a Senior Endometriosis Surgeon at the Centre for Endometriosis and Minimally Invasive Gynaecology (CEMIG), widely acclaimed as a Centre of Excellence for endometriosis treatment.

After completing his basic surgical training in London and Cambridge, Mr Khazali embarked upon his specialty training at John Radcliff Hospital in Oxford. He then ventured to the south of England to continue his training, working at hospitals in Pool, Southampton and Winchester. Mr Khazali is also an honorary senior lecturer and faculty member at the University of Surrey. He also frequently shares his research and experience in the field as a speaker at national and international congresses.

Mr Khazali is a firm believer in a patient-centred approach to care. He places significant importance on taking time to listen to each patients specific needs and providing them with a thorough explanation of their treatment options. He highly praises his personal assistant, Emma, for her consistently kind and accommodating nature, always going out of her way to ensure each patient feels comfortable and is well taken care of.

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Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Recommended by 2 specialists
25 years of experience
Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery, Gynaecology

Mr. Tsepov is an internationally recognised expert endometriosis surgeon performing laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery using DaVinci Xi surgical robot. Mr. Tsepov is a certified robotic DaVinci Xi console surgeon by The Intuitive Surgical. He and his multidisciplinary endometriosis team perform robotic surgery at The Princess Grace Hospital, HCA Healthcare UK. In his clinical practice, Denis widely uses traditional methods of diagnostics and treatment, as well as latest innovative approaches and techniques recommended by National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE), European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE) and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

At The Harley Street Clinic, Mr Tsepov has established and is currently leading a Multidisciplinary Endometriosis Clinic which has been accredited as an endometriosis referral centre by The British Society Of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE)

The centre offers full range of investigations, treatment and post-treatment support for patients with severe endometriosis and complex gynaecological surgical problems. This work involves complex gynaecological laparoscopic surgery, often performed together with designated colorectal and urology surgeons given the complex surgical nature of severe endometriosis.

The Harley Street Clinic Endometriosis Centre Philosophy:

Individualised treatment strategy and involvement of patients in decision making

Multidisciplinary team approach and constant support of our patients.

Excisional nerve sparing endoscopic / robotic endometriosis surgery of any complexity

Center's multidisciplinary team offers top surgical expertise in excisional nerve sparing, radical and fertility preserving treatment options of severe infiltrating endometriosis. Our aim is to avoid multiple surgical operations for deep endometriosis and clear the disease in a single surgical procedure. We use principles of conservative radicality and nerve sparing and our target is to remove the disease and cause minimal collateral damage to other pelvic organs, nerves and blood vessels.

Ongoing Care and Patient Support

Harley Street Clinic Endometriosis Centre is a coordinated multidisciplinary network. It offers comprehensive and personalised approach to endometriosis from all aspects.

This is the the clinic where gynaecology endometriosis surgeons, specialist endometriosis nurse, colorectal (bowel) surgeon, urologist, anaesthetists, chronic pain specialists, gastroenterologists, and consultant radiologist, specialising in endometriosis work together and always discuss the treatment of patients with severe endometriosis on multidisciplinary team meetings (MDM)

Apart from the core medical specialists our patients will have access to clinical psychologist, complimentary medicine specialist and psycho-sexual councillor. We work in close partnership with fertility team in Lister Hospital for those patients who have difficulty getting pregnant with endometriosis. We support our patients in all aspects of endometriosis care before, during and after surgery. Our aim is to improve reproductive health of our patients and enhance their quality of life.

Bowel Endometriosis

For suspected deep infiltrating endometriosis of the bowel clinic offers offer extensive pre-operative assessment including special MRI scan to asssess the extent of the disease before surgery. If deep infiltrating endometriosis of the bowel is confirmed by the MRI we offer surgical treatment options which may include bowel shaving, disciod stapler bowel resection or, for large or multiple bowel endometriosis nodules - economical segmental bowel resection. All these procedures are performed laparoscopically. Our surgical audit data shows excellent results in improving patients quality of life, pain levels and sexual function. Our serious complications rate for bowel endometriosis surgery is very low and we take enourmous efforts to maintain patients well being before, during and after surgery.

Urinary Tract Endometriosis

Our multidisciplinary team has vast experience in surgical treatment of deep infiltrating endometriosis of the bladder and ureters. If bladder endometriosis is confirmed by the MRI we offer excisional treatment which may include full thicknes bladder nodules excision, bladder reconstruction and ureteric re-implantation. All these procedures are performed laparoscopically. After surgery we offer bladder physiotherapy support to enhance post surgical recovery and speed up patients return to normality.

Diaphragmatic Endometriosis

We offer excisional treatment for confirmed diaphragmatic endometriosis. These operations are performed by a joint surgical team involving gynaecology, upper GI and thoracic surgeons. Procedures are performed endoscopically.

Mr. Tsepov widely participates in major European and Global meetings dedicated to complex gynaecological surgery and endometriosis as faculty member and invited speaker. Mr. Tsepov has received Surgical Video Competition Award by British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy in Edinburgh UK in 2018 and Silver Video Surgery Award by British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy in Newport, UK in 2019. He has also performed live surgery broadcasts to a number of International congresses dedicated to deep infiltrating endometriosis.

Mr Tsepov is a passionate supporter of preventive and evidence-based medicine. His other areas of expertise include diagnosis and treatment of pelvic pain syndrome, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, menstrual disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome, pelvic inflammatory disease, endocrine gynaecological disorders, early pregnancy problems, ectopic pregnancy, selection of the best contraception etc.

In his clinical practice, Denis widely uses traditional methods of diagnostics and treatment, as well as latest innovative approaches and techniques recommended by National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE), European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE) and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

Mr Denis Tsepov graduated from St. Petersburg State Medical University in Russia in 1997 and completed higher specialist training in the United Kingdom. Mr Tsepov is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of the United Kingdom (RCOG).

Mr. Tsepov has completed advanced special skills module in Gynaecological Oncology together with Labour Ward ATSM in 2010 and on UK specialist register.

In addition to his UK training he has learned and excelled advanced surgical techniques for excisional treatment of severe endometriosis in leading European Endometriosis Centres in Bordeaux and Rouen, (France) , Bologna and Negrar (Italy) and Moscow (Russian Federation)

Outside his clinic Mr. Tsepov is a passionate hiker and enjoys long walks on the British and French Countryside and also fishing trips to nothern Finland and Russia.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Excision of severe deep infiltrating endometriosis
  • Excision of recto-vaginal deep endometriosis
  • Excision of bowel deep endometriosis
  • Rectal shaving, disc bowel resection, segmental bowel resection
  • Urinary tract deep endometriosis
  • Excisional nerve sparing surgery for deep endometriosis
  • Complex endoscopic gynaecological surgery
  • General and surgical gynaecology
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic myomectomy
  • Hysteroscopy and hysteroscopic surgery
  • Office Hysteroscopy
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Gynaecological endocrinology
  • Menopause
  • Robotic surgery service
  • Deep endometriosis of the bowel and recto-vaginal space
  • Rectal shaving, discoid bowel resection, segmental bowel resection
  • Nerve sparing excisional surgery for endometriosis
  • Deep endometriosis of the urinary tract
  • Ureteric re-implantation, bladder excision and reconstruction.
  • Adenomyosis
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Complex gynaecological surgery
  • Multidisciplinary surgery
  • The Harley Street BSGE Endometriosis Centre
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Orthopaedic Surgery
Recommended by 2 specialists
34 years of experience
Hip Surgery

Mr Hugh Apthorp, Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon currently works within the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and also sees patients in a private setting. He is highly specialised in hip Surgery and joint replacement, with a special focus on rapid recovery hip replacement, minimally invasive surgery, complex and revision hip surgery, and hip problems in young adults.

Mr Apthorp graduated from St Bartholomew's Hospital in Medicine and Surgery, before starting his specialist orthopaedic training at St Thomas' Hospital. After this he moved to Australia to study abroad, working with Professor David Wood for a year while developing his skills in complex hip surgery. He has performed over 600 primary and revision joint replacements every year since he became fully qualified.

Mr Apthorp is also a excellent educator, where he assists trainee surgeons and develops training programmes focusing on novel and advanced surgical technique. He has developed a new rapid recovery hip replacement surgery, with his patients having some of the shortest in-patient stays for hip replacement. 

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Cardiology
Recommended by 3 specialists
17 years of experience
Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure, General (Internal) Medicine

Konstantinos Savvatis is a Consultant Cardiologist in the Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases Unit at Barts Heart Centre in London and Honorary Associate Professor in University College London and Queen Mary University London. He trained at the Department of Cardiology at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, Germany, one of the largest centres in Europe focusing on dilated and inflammatory cardiomyopathy. He acquired his PhD on the immunomodulatory role of matrix metalloproteinases in acute myocarditis and continued working as Clinician Scientist at the Charité and the Centre for Regenerative Therapies focusing on the role of fibrosis and fibroblasts in heart failure and cardiomyopathy.

His main clinical and academic interests are genetic and inflammatory cardiomyopathies and, especially, the risk assessment and therapy of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic and arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, myocarditis and cardiac involvement in Neuromuscular Conditions (limb girdle, Duchenne and Becker’s muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy, Friedreich’s ataxia).

He is specialised in advanced cardiovascular MRI and echocardiography.

His work has been published in several high impact journals, such as Nature Communications, Circulation, Circulation Research, JACC and European Heart Journal.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Myocarditis

Cardiac sarcoidosis

Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy

Dilated cardiomyopathy

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Gastroenterology
Recommended by 1 specialist
26 years of experience
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease

Dr Sean Preston is a London-based gastroenterologist specialising in the treatment of heartburn, irritable bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and endoscopy of the oesophagus, stomach, and colon. As the director of endoscopy at Barts Health NHS Trust, Dr Preston has significant expertise in all areas of gastroscopy, colonoscopy, and endoscopic ultrasound; he is also an accredited colonoscopist for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. At London Digestive Health, he works with a clinical team of gastroenterologists, GI surgeons, radiologists and dieticians from other London Teaching Hospitals.


Dr Preston is an advocate of gut health and uses diet, pre- and probiotics in order to achieve optimal bowel conditions. Dr Preston takes a patient-centred approach to his practice and ensures that patients have adequate time during their consultations to thoroughly explain their symptoms and understand any treatment options suggested. He has previously featured in the Tatler Doctors Guide of Britain's top 250 consultants.


Dr Preston gained his initial medical qualification from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School and went on to complete his PhD at Cancer Research UK in London. Following this, he pursued a senior endoscopy fellowship in Sydney before completing specialist gastroenterology training at the Royal London Hospital. Dr Preston has written numerous papers and chapters in books on GI cancer and is currently conducting research into Barrett’s oesophagus. He is also the Chair of Digestive Diseases and Renal Department at HCA Healthcare UK.


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Gastroenterology
Recommended by 3 specialists
18 years of experience
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Neuro-Gastroenterology

Dr Philip Woodland is a consultant gastroenterologist and honorary senior lecturer at the Royal London Hospital, a prestigious London teaching hospital. Dr Woodland's private gastroenterology practice is at the Princess Grace Hospital, which is located in close proximity to London's leading medical district around Harley Street.

Dr Woodland received his medical degree from University College London Hospital and went on to complete his PhD in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease at Queen Mary University, London.

In his clinics, Dr Woodland's approach is simple, he continually endeavours to ensure that his patients feel at ease. He makes certain that all his patients receive the time and attention they need when explaining their symptoms and the impact that this is having on their respective lives. To this extent, he is highly-skilled at correctly diagnosing and recommending the appropriate care and treatment programs.

In both his NHS and private clinics, Dr Woodland diagnoses and treats a wide range of gastrointestinal illness. He is also an advanced endoscopist and is highly skilled at performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as gastroscopies, colonoscopies and endoscopic ultrasounds.

Dr Woodland is passionate about research and has an active portfolio of projects that he is currently working on. His particular focus is on research into gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and difficulty when swallowing. Owing to his experience and exploits, it should therefore come as no surprise that he is regularly invited to present his findings and offer his views at prestigious international conferences and meetings on these subjects.

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Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Endoscopy
  • Therapeutic gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Acid reflux (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease)
  • Barrett’s oesophagus
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
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Urology
30 years of experience
General Urology, Urological Oncology

Professor Richard Hindley is a leading Consultant Urologist who takes pride in his patient-focused approach to care. Professor Hindley carries out his private practice alongside leading consultants in the field of Urology at HCA Princess Grace Hospital in London. Using the most recently proven techniques and latest technology, Professor Hindley is able to provide timely and low-risk treatment for a vast array of urological conditions. Known for his commitment to providing his patients with the highest possible quality of care and expert advice, he receives referrals from patients all over England and further afield.

In 1991, Professor Hindley graduated with a medical degree from the University of Dundee. He also completed a masters in Urology at University College London in 1999. He spent his initial surgical training years in Brighton, before undertaking specialist urology training in the South Thames region, which included 2 years spent at King's College Hospital before taking his final exams and venturing to Brisbane, Australia in 2003 to begin a fellowship in laparoscopic urology. In 2004, he was appointed as a consultant at Basingstoke Hospital. Since then, Professor Hindley has made impressive contributions to research in the field of urology, particularly in prostate cancer, and has been dedicated to the improvement of treatments and advances in patient care.

Professor Hindley is also the Director of training in Greenlight Prostate Cancer Vaporisation, a surgical technique which granted him an innovation award from the NHS excellence committee. More recently in 2017, he became the first surgeon to perform REZUM therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia. This innovative minimally invasive procedure uses steam therapy to reduce an enlarged prostate. Professor Hindley has performed over 500 of these procedures and offers them both privately and on as part of his NHS service.

Outside of his practice, Professor Hindley enjoys photography and is a lover of tennis, cycling and cricket.

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Gastroenterology
Recommended by 2 specialists
26 years of experience
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Dr Irving trained in Medicine at Cambridge University and The London Hospital Medical College, qualifying with distinction in 1995. He conducted his research at Bart’s and The London on inflammatory bowel disease before moving to Australia for a further period of research.

He is internationally known as an expert in inflammatory bowel disease (Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis) and leads the inflammatory bowel disease service at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London where he also runs a large research and clinical trial programme. He has previously sat on the IBD Section of the British Society of Gastroenterology and Chaired the Education Committee of the European Crohns and Colitis Organisation.

Dr Irving also has a specific interest in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Together with dietetic colleagues at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College London, he introduced the low FODMAP diet to the UK and continues to conduct research in this field. Overall he has over 150 publications and has published 3 books.

His practice includes all aspects of luminal gastroenterology with a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). His endoscopic interests include small bowel capsule endoscopy as well as gastroscopy and colonoscopy.

Along with his interest in inflammatory bowel disease, Dr Irving is interested in irritable bowel syndrome, and endoscopy, gastroscopy and colonoscopy.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Luminal gastroenterology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
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Urology
Recommended by 1 specialist
23 years of experience
General Urology, Urological Oncology

Mr Ben Challacombe, Consultant Urological Surgeon currently works within the Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Trust. He is highly specialised in minimally invasive procedures for prostatic disease. He is the clinical lead for urological cancer and clinical robotics, his expertise in robotics is unparalleled, he is a mentor and fellowship director for robotic surgery.

Mr Challacombe has trained in many highly prestigious institutions including Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, and The Royal Marsden Hospital, as well as abroad at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, alongside Professor Tony Costello. He was later awarded the Rowan Nicks Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. His intensive training allowed him to learn both laparoscopic and robotic techniques, he later performed the first clinical trial of tele-robotics in London and Oxford in 2002. This trial later became a section within his Master’s thesis on robotic medicine and tele-medicine.

Mr Challacombe has performed a vast range of procedures including over 1000 robotic radical prostatectomies, over 1100 robotic upper tract procedures (560 of which were robotic partial nephrectomies), and is also highly experienced in holmium laser prostatectomy (HoLEP) having performed over 900. He remains one of the most sought after surgeons in the UK for robotic partial nephrectomy and upper tract robotics. Additionally, he helped to create the robotic cystectomy and robotic partial nephrectomy programmes at Guy’s Hospital.

He remains an active member of the research community, his current research interests focus on robotic surgery training, trans-perineal template biopsy and sentinel node techniques, active surveillance of low risk prostate cancer, and haptic probe development in robotic surgery. He has also published over 230 articles in high-impact journals, written 3 books, and has contributed 25 chapters to textbooks. He holds positions for many associations including being Chairman for the British Association of Urology (BAUS) Oncology Section, and is a trustee for of The Urology Foundation Charity. On top of this he is also an associate editor for BJUI. 

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