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General Surgery
28 years of experience
Breast Surgery

Mr M S Absar graduated from the Calcutta National Medical College in Eastern India and was awarded a degree in medicine at the University of Calcutta in 1993. He subsequently undertook postgraduate training in surgery and was awarded the Masters in Surgery by Utkal University in 1999.

After moving to the UK in 2000, Mr Absar obtained his fellowship in surgery (FRCS) from the Royal College of Edinburgh in 2001. He started a surgical registrar rotation in 2002 under the North Western Deanery. He completed his FRCS in General Surgery in 2007. To further enhance his experience and oncoplastic skills he spent a year out at the Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.

Mr Absar then took a consultant post at the North Manchester General Hospital. He has published a number of papers in journals and regularly presents at national and international conferences. Since joining the Pennine Acute NHS Trust he has started the sentinel lymph node biopsy for auxillary staging in early breast cancers. His main area of interest is oncoplastic breast conservation and breast reconstruction.

Mr Absar provides a breast service for both benign and malignant breast conditions including cosmetic and corrective breast surgery.

At The Wilmslow Hospital, Mr Absar offers a weekly breast Triple Assessment Clinic.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Benign breast conditions
  • Malignant breast conditions
  • Cosmetic
  • Corrective breast surgery
  • Benign breast conditions
  • Malignant breast conditions
  • Cosmetic
  • Corrective breast surgery
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Oncology
32 years of experience

Dr Valle is based in the department of medical oncology at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust within the gastrointestinal disease group and treats cancers of the pancreas, liver and biliary tract, neuroendocrine tumours and colorectal cancer. He is the lead clinician of The Christie's neuroendocrine tumour service, awarded the European Centre of Excellence status in March 2011.

Dr Valle is a member of the UK National Cancer Research Network (NCRN) upper gastrointestinal clinical studies group and a co-founding member of its cholangiocarcinoma working party. He also sits on the NCRN pancreatic cancer, hepatopancreatobiliary and neuroendocrine subgroups. He has been awarded a number of grants for research leading to numerous publications and presentations, as well as national and international meetings, and he is a peer reviewer for a number of international medical journals.

Dr Valle is a member of ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology), ESMO (European Society of Medical Oncology), UKI NETS (the UK and Ireland Neuroendocrine Tumour Society) and ENETS (European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society).


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancer
  • Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Biliary tract cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Gall bladder cancer
  • Ampullary tumour
  • Liver cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Neuroendocrine cancer
  • Upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancer
  • Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Biliary tract cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Gall bladder cancer
  • Ampullary tumour
  • Liver cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Neuroendocrine cancer
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Oncology
37 years of experience

Professor Robert Hawkins is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at The Christie NHS Trust in Manchester and he also sees patients privately at The Christie Private Care. His specialist interests include adrenal cancer, kidney cancer, melanoma and soft tissue cancer.

He focuses on immunotherapy as a treatment for cancer, including the delivery of high does interleukin-2 as a potentially curative treatemetn for selected patients with renal cancer. He also undertakes Phase I/II trials of immune and other biological therapies in a wider range of cancers including gastrointestinal cancers, melanoma and B cell lymphomas as well as renal cancers.

In addition, adoptive cellular therapy is the major translational research interest of Professor Hawkins who leads the EU 'ATTACK' programme and the EU 'ATTRACT' training network (www.attack-cancer.org), which links leading European researchers in the engineered T-cell field.

He has established a specialist Cellular Therapy Laboratory Unit in Manchester, which currently supports trials/treatments of cellular therapy for B-cell malignancies and melanoma. Further, he hass published widely on clinical/translational cancer research and is on several research committees.

Professor Hawkins attended medical school at Cambridge University and University College London and then undertook medical oncology training at the Royal Marsden and Addenbrooke’s Hospitals. He attained a PhD in antibody engineering at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge.

 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Immunotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Renal Cancer
  • Adrenal Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Soft Tissue Cancer
  • Gastro-intestinal Cancers
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Dr Fairuz Awenat is a Chartered & Consultant Clinical Psychologist who qualified in 2004 from the University of Manchester. She has over 13 years' experience of working in the NHS, prior to moving to the independent sector and she is Director-Founder of Taylor-Awenat Specialist Psychological Services.. She sees patients privately at a number of locations, including HCA at The Wilmslow Hospital.

She previously worked at Priory Cheadle Royal Hospital as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in January 2011 where she stayed until September 2019 as the Head of Psychology (Adult and Young People's Services). She provided clinical and managerial supervision to team members across the entire hospital while providing clinical input herself into the secure Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs). 

She is experienced in treating a range of mental health difficulties (such as depression, anxiety, trauma, stress), as well as physical health (chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, weight management, psychological responses to physical health problems), and also with individuals who find that life is not working as they like (relationship difficulties, interpersonal effectiveness) and want to develop psychological skills to gain more fulfilment and enriched living. Dr Awenat's research interests include anger management, social anxiety and psychological alternatives to psychiatric diagnosis

She is experienced in the use of CBT, Compassionate Mind Therapy, Metacognitive Therapy, Schema Focussed Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and is intensively trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Her primary therapeutic modality is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - a third generation form of CBT.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • CBT
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • CBT
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Weight management
  • Anger management
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
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Podiatry
39 years of experience
Foot & Ankle Surgery, Podiatric Surgery

Mr Francis Webb is a podiatrist based at The Wilmslow and Oaklands Hospital. He is committed to ensuring that each patient receives the best quality care. He treats a range of conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ingrown toenail, plantar fasciitis, bursa excision, rheumatoid foot, and diabetic foot complications. He has extensive experience in orthotics and the surgical treatment of sports patients with foot and ankle injuries.

Mr Webb qualified as a Podiatrist in 1987 before joining the Diabetic Foot Team at Hope Hospital, Salford. He further developed his skills in rheumatology, peripheral disease and foot problems related to renal Impairment, and developed an interest in Orthotics and Biomechanical function of the lower limb. He later undertook surgical training and was awarded a Fellowship in Podiatric Surgery in 1995. Working at Hope Hospital, he gained experience in the surgical management of the foot and ankle. In 2003, he became a Consultant Podiatric Surgeon at Hope Hospital with a specialist interest in high-risk foot conditions.

He later became the Lead Consultant Podiatrist at Buxton in 2011 and was as awarded a Fellowship in Podiatric Medicine in 2014 from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. His expertise enabled him to establish the High Risk Diabetic Foot Surgery and create strong links with Stepping Hill Hospital MDFC. Due to the success of the Diabetic Clinic and high-risk surgery, new links have also been developed with Chesterfield Royal.

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Oncology
32 years of experience

Dr Andrew Sykes is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at The Christie. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Birmingham in 1989, before moving to Manchester to train in oncology. He gained his Fellowship with the Royal College of Radiologists in 1996. He was appointed as a Consultant at The Christie in 1997 and is currently Clinical Director of the Department of Clinical Oncology. He specialises in treating head and neck cancer with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. He also provides radiotherapy support for the melanoma team.

Alongside his clinical work he is actively involved in research, with a particular interest in radiotherapy and chemotherapy for head and neck cancer, and electro-Chemotherapy. Currently he is Chairman of the Head and Neck Clinical Subgroup for the Greater Manchester & Cheshire Cancer Research Network


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Chemotherapy 
  • Radiotherapy 
  • Head & Neck Cancer 
  • Skin Cancer 
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Oncology
20 years of experience
Clinical Oncology

Dr Colaco trained in clinical oncology at the Christie before undertaking specialist fellowships in the USA at the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute and Yale University. He was the first UK doctor to train in proton therapy, spending 12 months at the Florida Proton Therapy Institute where in addition to treating patients with proton therapy he also published several peer-reviewed manuscripts on proton therapy research in international journals.

Following this, he was the first doctor selected to undertake a year-long period of training in stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic radiotherapy at Yale University working with both the Gamma Knife and Cyberknife and gaining expertise in the stereotactic treatment of brain, bone and spine metastases. At Yale, he also published several peer reviewed manuscripts on stereotactic radiotherapy and radiosurgery.

He was appointed as a consultant at the Christie on his return to the UK and has been involved in the development of The Christie Proton Therapy centre with a leading role in the development of treatment protocols for proton therapy.

He was principal investigator at the Christie for the CORE trial examining the role of stereotactic radiotherapy in metastatic lung, breast and prostate cancer and also leads the development of the stereotactic radiotherapy for oligo-metastasis at the Christie.

As a member of the UK SABR consortium committee, Dr Colaco is involved in development of stereotactic radiotherapy for oligo metastatic disease nationally. He also specialises in stereotactic radiosurgery to metastatic brain tumours, proton therapy to primary brain tumours and conventional radiotherapy and chemotherapy for primary brain tumours.

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Psychiatry
32 years of experience
Addiction

Dr Justin Haslam graduated from the University of Manchester Medical School in 1989. He completed his training in the North West of England, then gained membership to the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1993. By March 1998, he was a full-time Consultant Psychiatrist within the NHS, working at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport and covering the High PeaK area of North Derbyshire.

During his training, he spent three years at the Christie Hospital researching burnout in healthcare staff, providing mental health care and treatment to patients with cancer and their relatives, and teaching clinical and communication skills to trainees. Since 2002, he has worked solely in Private Practice.

Dr Haslam has a special interest in a range of general adult psychiatric conditions, including depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety and addiction. He had tenure as Medical Director from 2011 to 2018 but is now solely focused on clinical practice. In collaboration with his psychology colleagues, he co-authored ‘Coping with Depression: A Guide to What Works for Patient, Carers and Professional’ in 2011, and published a paper on psychological treatment for OCD.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Stress
  • Panic disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Alcohol use disorder
  • Non-opioid drug misuse
  • Burnout
  • ADHD in adults
  • Mental health difficulties in conjunction with physical illnesses
  • Chronic pain
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Rheumatology
32 years of experience

Dr Abbas Ismail is a leading Consultant Rheumatologist with HCA Healthcare at The Wilmslow Hospital along with an NHS post at Stockport Hosptial. He has a wide range of experience in all areas of rheumatology but has a particular interest in inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. He is also interested in helping these suffering from bone issues such as osteoporosis and Paget's Disease.

The talented physician qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School with a Medical Degree in 1989. He completed further training in rheumatology and general medicine across numerous centres of excellence in London, Sheffield and Manchester. He was appointed Consultant in 2000 and is heavily involved in research, particularly in male and female osteoporosis.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Osteoporosis
  • Paget's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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Oncology
33 years of experience

Professor Gordon Jayson is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at The Christie and a Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Manchester. He specialises in gynaecological oncology with a particular interest in ovarian and endometrial cancer.

After studying Medicine at the University of Oxford, he undertook his medical and oncology training and PhD in Manchester. In 1997 he became a Senior Lecturer at The Christie and The University of Manchester. He previously served on Cancer Research UK's New Agents Committee, the Medical Research Council's Drug and Device Development Committee and the National Clinical Trials Committee. He is now Chair of Translational Research for the Medical Research Council ICON7 as well as the Manchester Cancer Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy Board.

Professor Jayson is actively involved in research on the development and optimisation of anti-angiogenic (anti-blood vessel) drugs for the treatment of ovarian cancer.  His work has been published widely in peer-reviewed journals and he has been invited to speak at international conferences on these.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Chemotherapy 
  • Endometrial Cancer 
  • Gynaecological Cancers 
  • Ovarian Cancer 
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