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

Professor Qasim Aziz is a Professor of Neurogastroenterology. He started his career at the University of Manchester and after clinical training in general medicine and gastroenterology which led to the award of a PhD in 1996.

He held posts of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Manchester, and is now Professor of Neurogastroenterology at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary, the University of London since 2006 and is the director of the world-renowned Wingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology.

Professor Aziz has obtained national and international awards for his research the two most important being the British Society of Gastroenterology Research Gold Medal and the American Gastroenterology Association, Janssen Award for Basic and Clinical Research. He has published approximately 200 original articles in reputed medical journals such as Nature Medicine, Nature Neuroscience, Lancet and Gastroenterology. He has made many pioneering discoveries, which include identification of the brain centres for swallowing and abdominal pain. Role of psychological factors in influencing abdominal pain and has established a translational research programme aimed at understanding the mechanisms and treatments for visceral hypersensitivity (excessive sensitivity of pain nerves from the gut) which causes chronic abdominal pain. Recently he demonstrated an association between the joint hypermobility disorders such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and gastrointestinal symptoms in functional gastrointestinal disorders. Gut involvement in EDS remains an active clinical and research interest For Professor Aziz.

He also has an interest in gut manifestations in other systemic diseases including connective tissue disorders such as Lupus and Scleroderma; neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis and stroke and endocrine diseases such as diabetes.

He lectures internationally on his areas of expertise.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Gastrointestinal motility proceedures
  • Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Functional Dyspepsia
  • Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome
  • Abdominal pain
  • Gastrointestinal motility disorders
  • Gastrointestinal manifestations of systemic diseases such as:
  • I) Diabetes
  • II) Neurological disorders and connective tissue disorders like scleroderma
  • III) Lupus and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
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Gastroenterology
Recommended by 4 specialists
18 years of experience
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease

Dr Evangelos Russo is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Imperial College Healthcare Trust, a large teaching hospital in London.

His specialist interests include:

  • The diagnosis and management of colonic polyps - Diagnostic and Therapeutic colonoscopy
  • The investigation and management of chronic diarrhoea- He leads a specialist clinic in Microscopic Colitis, a common but often neglected cause of chronic diarrhoea
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease, which was also the topic of his PhD, and the investigation and management of GI issues such as dyspepsia, reflux and changes in bowel habit. .

His endoscopic practice includes all aspects of diagnostic endoscopy, with a particular interest in colonoscopy and complex polypectomy.


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Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT)
Recommended by 3 specialists
26 years of experience
Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery, Head & Neck Surgery, Rhinology

Mr Simon Gane is a Consultant Rhinologist and ENT Surgeon with over ten years of training and qualifications. His special interests include rhinology, nasal inflammatory disease, smell disorders, benign nasal tumours, surgery of the sinuses, nose and anterior base skull and Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiecastia (HHT). Simon is also the ENT surgeon for Moorfields Eye Hospital and practices at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in London, UK.

Mr Gane qualified for medicine in 1996 at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and went on to gain his post graduate qualifications, including specialist surgical training in the North Thames Deanery, under Professor Valerie Lund. During this time, Mr. Gane gained fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons, England and membership the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Simon is also well respected in the scientific research community, with over 30 peer reviewed publications and book chapters on rhinology and smell. Mr Gane was awarded his MPhil in the physics of human olfaction and the olfactory receptor in 2019, showing his passion and desire for cutting edge knowledge in his field.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Functional Nasal Surgery

Endoscopic Anterior Skull Base Surgery

Benign Tumour Surgery

Endoscopic Dacro-cystorhinostomy (DCR)

KTP Laser Surgery for Nose Bleeds

Septodermoplasty

Nasal Closure

Biologic Therapy (Monoclonal Antibodies)

Smell Disorders

Nasal Polyps

Sinusitis

Epiphora (Excess Tearing)

Hay Fever and Allergy

Heavy Nose Bleeds

Nasal Blockage

Vasculitis

Chronic Rhinosinusitis With Nasal Polyposis

Churg-Strauss Syndrome (EGPA)

Wegener’s Granulomatosis (GPA)

Nasal & Sinus disease

Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)

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General Surgery
Offers video consultation
Recommended by 2 specialists
22 years of experience
Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery, Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery

Vincent Yip is a consultant Hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) and General Surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, Barthealth NHS Trust. He specialises in gallbladder, pancreas and liver surgery. He is also fully competent in performing all general surgical procedures to a high standard. 

His major interest focuses on using minimal invasive approach for the treatment of complex HPB diseases, in particularly using the Da Vinci Robot to perform complex HPB procedures. He is currently the robotic HPB lead at the Royal London Hospital.

After graduated in the University of Glasgow in 2000, he undertook his Doctor of Medicine research degree at the University of Edinburgh. His higher surgical training was at the Mersey Deanery from 2006 to 2013, where he was trained by imminent Professor John Neoptolemos in pancreatic surgery and Professor Graeme Poston for liver surgery. To advance his HPB surgical skills, he undertook his post specialist training fellowship at Hong Kong University and King’s College Hospital, London for 2 years in HPB and Liver transplantation, focusing on cancers in cirrhotic liver. 

Vincent was a Consultant HPB Surgeon at the largest pancreatic centre at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital before moving down to London in 2018. He was the clinical lead for pancreatic cancer MDT and pancreatic neuroendocrine service until then.

He has published over 30 scientific papers and book chapters, and numerous national/ international presentations. He is the principal investigator in multiple clinical trials for the HPB unit at the Royal London Hospital. 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Pancreas Surgery - including chronic pancreatitis procedure
  • Robotic and laparoscopic liver and pancreas resection
  • Laparoscopic and open bile duct surgery.
  • Liver cancer
  • Bile duct exploration
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Complex benign liver disease
  • Pancreatic disorders
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Robotic hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery


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Gastroenterology
Offers video consultation
Recommended by 2 specialists
37 years of experience
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease, Hepatology, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) + 2more

Note - virtual consultation price for initial is £150 and follow up £100

Dr Mike Mendall qualified from Cambridge University and the Middlesex Hospital Medical School with distinction in 1985. He was one of Tatler's top private gastroenterologists in 2013. He undertook specialist training in gastroenterology at St George's in south west London. He is an experienced gastroenterologist and is frequently sought for second opinions on difficult cases. His main NHS base is Croydon University Hospital where he is lead clinician for gastroenterology which delivers 12000 endoscopies per year and he leads the Inflammatory Bowel Disease service which serves 1700 patients. He is an expert interventional endoscopist having performed more than 7000 colonoscopies, 10000 upper GI endoscopies and 3000 ERCPs as well as a large number of other endoscopic procedures. including emergency endoscopy for uncontrolled gastrointestinal bleeding, stenting to relieve obstructions of the oesophagus and gut, videocapsule endoscopy, double balloon enteroscopy and oesophageal physiology studies.

He has served on the British Society of Gastroenterology Clinical Services committee, the Upper GI Cancer London Cancer Alliance board, the National Cancer Intelligence Network Upper GI Cancer committee, and the South Wes London Gastroenterology Training Committee. He has also served on a variety of hospital committees. Dr Mendall has always had a strong research focus and remains actively involved, presenting at and attending many international meetings. HE has made and continues to make important and original contributions in a number of different areas of gastroenterology including dyspepsia, inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel. He has more than 100 publications many in prestigious journals including the Lancet, British Medical Journal, Gastroenterology, Gut and the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Dr Mendall works with dedicated GI radiologists, a specialist histopathologist, upper and lower GI surgeons and GI dieticians.

On Behalf of Mendall Medical Services


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Upper GI endoscopy 
  • endoscopy 
  • colonoscopy 
  • ERCP
  • oesophageal stenting 
  • oesophagal manometry and Bravo pH studies
  • Enteroscopy
  • Endoscopy 
  • cancer 
  • dyspepsia 
  • irritable bowel and inflammatory bowel disease 
  • IBS

 

 

 

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Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT)
Offers video consultation
Recommended by 2 specialists
19 years of experience
Rhinology, Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery

Mr Mark Ferguson is a Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, with a specialist interest in Rhinology, sinus surgery (including balloon sinuplasty) and Rhinoplasty.

Mr Ferguson graduated from Imperial College, completing his Specialist ENT training in London working at The Royal National Throat, Nose, and Ear, Great Ormond Street, and Charing Cross Hospitals, winning Royal College of Surgeons post-CCT fellowship in Rhinology at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust through national competitive interview. During this fellowship he gained experience of advanced endoscopic sinus surgery, anterior skull base surgery and complex nasal reconstructions, furthering his experience in this field by visiting several other internationally renowned centres.

 

Mr Ferguson completed his PhD in Molecular Oncology at Barts Cancer Institute, continuing to have an active interest in oncology research in parallel with clinical research in rhinology, in particular assessing outcome measures in patients undergoing rhinological and facial plastic procedures. He has published more than 20 peer-reviewed publications, 2 book chapters and given more than 20 international or national presentations, winning numerous prizes for his work.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

 

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Cosmetic surgery on the nose
  • sinus surgery (including balloon sinuplasty)

 

  • Nasal blockage
  • Sinus problems including sinusitis and polyps
  • Problems with sense of smell
  • Cosmetic nasal surgery
  • Sore throats
  • Voice and swallowing disorders
  • Hearing and balance
  • Ear, nose and throat emergencies
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Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT)
Offers video consultation
23 years of experience
Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Head & Neck Surgery

Miss Safina Ali is undertook her undergraduate medical degree at the University Of Glasgow. Following this she went onto complete her higher training in Ear Nose Throat (ENT) Surgery on the East Of Scotland training scheme, training at hospitals in Inverness, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

Testament to her high performance throughout her early training, Miss Ali has to opportunity to undertake a prestigious Research Fellowship from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, USA; giving her excellent mentorship and broadening her skillset in ENT surgery.

Following her higher surgical training, following her interests within her field, she went on to train in her additional sub-specialty in Head and Neck ablative and reconstructive surgery. She undertook this training as part of Clinical Fellowships at Guys and Charing Cross Hospitals, London.

Miss Ali took up her first Consultant post in 2014, and she currently practices as a Consultant ENT/Head & Neck Surgeon at The Royal London and University College London Hospitals where she sees adult patients with a range of general ENT complaints. She particularly specialises in the management of benign and malignant conditions of the Head & Neck; with excellent outcomes for her patients.

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Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT)
Offers video consultation
36 years of experience

Mr Michael Oko qualified in 1986. He started his training in London, at both St Mary’s Hospital and the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital. In 1995, he was one of only twelve trainees to reach the final for the ‘Surgeon in Training Award’ for instrument design and innovation, organised by the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. Since 2005, he has worked as a Consultant ENT surgeon within the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT). He acted as Clinical Lead for ENT from 2007 to 2011 and Clinical Lead for General Surgery from 2009 until 2011 at ULHT.

Mr Oko has a keen interest and expertise in sleeping disorders, including sleep apnoea. In 2006, he founded the Snoring Disorders Centre based at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston and then opened satellite clinics at Johnson Hospital in Spalding. Mr Oko’s revolutionary sleep service at ULHT won the NHS East Midlands Healthcare Award for service transformation. He then went on to win the Middle East Hospitals Award for Respiratory Excellence in 2011 for raising awareness of sleep apnoea. Mr Oko has an active role in campaigning for improved research and services for sufferers of sleeping disorders.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Micro-suction (ear wax removal)
  • Nasendoscopy of upper airway
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
  • Snoring problems
  • Upper airway resistance syndrome
  • Sleep disorders
  • Swallowing disorder (dysphagia)
  • Ear wax
  • Tinnitus
  • Deafness
  • Otitis Media (Glue Ear)
  • Vertigo
  • Rhinitis
  • Laryngitis


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General Surgery
30 years of experience
Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery

Mr Paul Ziprin is a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant General Surgeon at Imperial College London. He also performs private work at The Wellington Hospital, London Digestive Centre and The Princess Grace Hospital. He specialises in general surgery, particularly the investigation and treatment of hernias and surgical management of gallstones. His subspecialty interests include laparoscopic (keyhole), endoscopy and colorectal surgery. This includes the investigation of patients with rectal bleeding, management of haemorrhoids and fissures, and treatment of patients with colorectal (bowel) and anal cancer.

After graduating in medicine from the University of Wales, Mr Zipin undertook General Surgery training. In 2003 he was awarded an MD by the University of London and a Fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons. He took up his post at Imperial College in 2004, and is now Chair of Colorectal Cancer Services and Lead for General Surgery.

He has an active interest in research into the role of circulating tumour cells in predicting outcomes in colon cancer surgery, simulation in surgical education and also in novel biomarkers in anal cancer

Mr Ziprin takes a patient-centred approach to care and works closely with a multidisciplinary team.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Colorectal Surgery 
  • Endoscopy 
  • Keyhole (Laproscopic) Hernia Repair 
  • Laproscopy 
  • Open Hernia Repair 

 

 

  • Anal Cancer 
  • Anal Fissure 
  • Bowel Cancer 
  • Colon Cancer 
  • Crohn's Disease 
  • Gallstones
  • Haemorrhoids 
  • Hernia 

 

 

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General Surgery
25 years of experience

Mr Edward Westcott is a Consultant General Surgeon, with sub-specialties in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and colorectal cancer. His NHS base was Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and currently, he sees patients privately, including at The London Digestive Centre.

Mr Westcott was appointed a consultant in 2012 and his main areas of practice are colorectal cancer, IBD, hidradenitis supurativa of the groin and perineum, proctology including fistula and hernia surgery. He performs both laparoscopic and open surgery.

He studied at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School and undertook surgical training at five of London’s main teaching hospitals. He attained an MD based on his research into the pathogenesis of Crohn’s Disease at St Mark’s Hospital.

 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Appendicectomy
  • Lipoma Removal
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Femoral Hernia
  • Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativea
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Fissures
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Diverticulitis
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