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14 years of experience

Dr Anet Soubieres is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Her interests include management of Upper GI disease including dyspepsia, reflux and swallowing difficulties as well as small bowel pathology and investigation of change in bowel habit. Her endoscopic practice includes diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy and video capsule endoscopy.

Dr Soubieres completed her undergraduate training at Imperial College London and later trained in Gastroenterology within the North West London Deanery. During her specialist gastroenterology training, she completed an MD at St George’s University in lower gastrointestinal disease.

She also has an interest in medical education particularly endoscopy training, and she is Unit Training Lead within her department at Imperial.

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

Jim Khan is a specialist colorectal cancer surgeon with comprehensive training in general and emergency surgery and an experience that spans over 25 years since graduation as a doctor. He treats a wide range of disorders affecting the small intestine, colon and rectum, in particuar has considerable experience treating bowel cancer and performing robotic and laparoscopic surgery. He practices at PGH, QAH Portmsouth and Spire Portsmouth Hospitals

Prof Khan graduated in 1996 and specialised in general surgery. He did basic surgical traiing in wet of Scotland and after his Masters from the Cardiff University, he joined Wessex surgical rotation for specialist registrar training in colorectal surgery. He learned complex pelvic and rectal cancer surgery while working with Professor Heald at Basingstoke. He was awarded a UK National Laparoscopic Fellowship at Colchester in 2007, where he received training in advanced laparoscopic pelvic surgery. He was subsequently offered a second travelling clinical fellowship to the Mayo Clinic Rochester (US). Later on he travelled to Korea to work with Prof Kim and trina in advanced robotic surgery.

Prof Khan is an international KOL (key opinion leader) in robotics ad colorectal surgery. He is actively involved in medical education and clinical training. He teaches on a variety of courses and is co-director fo VIMARS (Victory Institute of Minial Access Robotic Surgery)He is a national and European trainer in robotic surgery and laparoscopic surgery.

Prof Khan is a keen resaerher and holds an honorary chair in surgery at the University of Portsmouth . He has pubslihed over 120 peer reviweed papers in various aspects of colorectal surgery. He is the principal investigaror of various natioanl and international tirals and is director of a number of courses and TME fellowship program

Prof khan is married to a gynaecologists and has two daughters studying to become an aeronautical engineer and a doctor Mr Khan is also a keen cricketer and plays regularly for a local club in Romsey. He also enjoys playing badminton, golf and running.

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General Surgery
15 years of experience
Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery

Miss Theodora Pissanou is a consultant surgeon specialising in sarcoma surgery, segmental liver transplantation, and hepatobiliary diseases. She was the first woman in the UK to become a consultant surgeon in liver transplantation.

She has specialised in many areas of liver surgery, including hepatocellular carcinoma, colorectal liver metastases, liver adenomas, gallstone disease, laparoscopic surgery, complex hernia surgery, and emergency surgery. Due to this, she has gained significant medical experience and skills.

Miss Pissanou gained her medical qualification from Semmelweis University in Budapest in 1996, before undertaking her general surgery training at the University of Athens in 2004.

She later relocated to the United Kingdom, where she received training in HPB, liver transplantation, and sarcoma surgery at a number of hospitals, including Birmingham and Newcastle. She also trained at The Royal Free Hospital in London, where she joined as a consultant surgeon in the Sheila Sherlock Liver Unit in 2011.

Her primary areas of research include organ preservation for transplantation and liver regeneration. She is also passionate about encouraging organ donation and promoting live donor liver transplantation in the UK. She is an active member of various scientific surgical societies, including the IHPBA, ILTS, ESOT, and BTS.

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General Surgery
39 years of experience
Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery

Professor Massimo Malago is a Consultant General Surgeon at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and he also sees patients privately at The Princess Grace Hospital, The Harley Street Clinic and the London Digestive Centre.

He specialises in liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, gallbladder bile duct problems, retroperitoneal sarcoma, liver metastasis and pancreatitis.

Professor Malago is both European and American trained and certified. He performed the first right living donor hepatectomy and the first successful adult living donor living transplantation in Europe.

He is currently the Chair of the North London and Mount Vernon Cancer Network HPB and the Director of the University College London Partners Liver and Digestive Health Programme.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Liver and Pancreatic Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Liver Cancer
  • Gallbladder Problems
  • Sarcoma
  • Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic
  • Oncologic and Transplantation Surgery
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33 years of experience
Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Liver Cancer + 1more

Dr Gregory Wilson is a Consultant Medical Oncologist, based in Manchester at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Wilson also sees patients privately at a range of centres, both in the north west and in London. His interests include breast and colorectal cancer and he has a particular focus on metastatic diseases and patients with liver metastases. Dr Wilson is the Lead Clinician for liver-directed therapies and he provides The Harley Street Clinic with both an advisory and visiting clinical service. He works closely with consultant oncology, surgery and radiology colleagues to provide liver-directed therapies for patients of the Harley Street Clinic and The London Oncology Clinic.

He advises on a range of treatment options including Selective Internal Radiation Therapy, Chemotherapy Saturation of the liver and DC beads, a novel drug delivery embolisation system for tumours in the liver. Dr Wilson is a member of the breast and gastrointestinal disease groups of The Christie Hospital and takes an active role in recruiting patients onto national and international clinical research trials of newer treatment regimes.

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Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Chemotherapy
  • Biological Therapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
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General Practice (GP)
27 years of experience
Lifestyle Medicine

Dr Caroline Houlihan-Burne is a Clinical Hypnotherapist working at London Digestive Health. Her clinical interests are anxiety, panic attacks, sleep problems, irritable bowel syndrome, confidence and low self-esteem, stress, depression, fears and phobias, migraine, pain management, tinnitus, menopausal symptoms, infertility, pregnancy and labour, breaking habits e.g. smoking, weight loss, trichotillomania. 

Dr Houlihan-Burne's background is in clincial medicine having worked as a GP for 20 years. She graduated from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, in Paddington in 1994 and then completed General Practice training based at St Marys Hospital. She worked as a GP in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire both for the NHS and in the private sector. In 2012 she completed a Medical Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis at the London College of Clinical Hypnosis and found hypnotherapy to be a useful treatment option for her patients. Whilst always advocating conventional medicine first and foremost, she now focusses purely on clinical hypnotherapy to treat a wide variety of physical and psychological conditions. 

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Stress Management 
  • Hypnotherapy 
  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • sleep problems
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • confidence and low self-esteem
  • stress, depression
  • fears and phobias
  • migraine
  • pain management
  • tinnitus
  • menopausal symptoms
  • infertility
  • pregnancy and labour
  • breaking habits e.g. smoking and weight loss
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18 years of experience
Interventional Radiology

Dr Kannan Rajesparan is a consultant musculoskeletal radiologist working at UCLH and ISEH who specialises in diagnostic imaging and intervention of bone, joint and soft tissue disorders.

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General Surgery
22 years of experience
Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery

Mr Deepak Hariharan is a fulltime Consultant General and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgeon at The Royal London Hospital, part of Barts Health NHS Trust, which is one of the largest NHS health care trusts in the country.

His specialist interest includes treating all benign and malignant conditions affecting the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts and pancreas along with common general surgical conditions presenting electively or as an emergency.

His clinical research interest has been to facilitate early diagnosis and treatment in HPB cancers. He investigated potential diagnostic biomarkers in urine for pancreatic cancer. His seminal paper established urinary proteomics as a strategy for investigation of biomarkers for pancreas cancer. In September 2019, Pancreas Cancer Research Fund, funded a £1.6M clinical study that would validate the accuracy and reliability of a urine test in detecting pancreatic cancer at an early stage.

He has multiple peer-reviewed publications in HPB and General Surgery and is a tutor and mentor to undergraduate, post-graduate trainees and nurses.

He is driven by quality improvement in surgery and is instrumental in setting up the Hot Cholecystectomy Pathway. This facilitates immediate/early gallbladder surgery for suitable cases presenting as an emergency with symptomatic gallstones. He helped establish enhanced recovery programme after HPB cancer surgery to advance postoperative care.

He is motivated and focused on developing high performing surgical teams to improve quality of surgical care and enhance patient experience.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Complex bilary surgery

Pancreatic resections

  • Gallstone disease
  • Primary Cancers of the Liver
  • Colorectal Liver Metastases and other Secondaries to Liver 
  • Gallbladder and Bile duct cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Solid and cystic tumours of Pancreas
  • Pancreatitis
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Abdominal wall Hernias / Groin hernias

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18 years of experience
General (Internal) Medicine, Hepatology

Dr William Alazawi is a London-based Consultant Hepatologist and Reader in Liver Medicine. He qualified from Cambridge University and trained at Addenbrooke’s, Hammersmith, Royal London and King’s College Hospitals. He holds accreditation in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

William can see patients at the Royal London Hospital or privately at London Bridge and Sloane Hospitals. He looks after patients with a broad range of liver diseases and abdominal conditions. His particular focus is on abnormal liver tests, non-alcoholic and alcohol-related fatty liver disease and viral hepatitis. He is a skilled diagnostic upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopist.

Will runs a thriving Medical Research Council-funded research group which studies the mechanisms and potential treatments of liver disease. He has published widely, and is a reviewer and editor for a number of leading medical journals. He consults and lectures on liver disease internationally. He has won numerous prizes including the Physician Scientist Award of the European Association for the Study of the Liver.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Abnormal liver tests and scans

Fatty liver disease

Hepatitis - including viruses

Cirrhosis and its complications

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24 years of experience
General (Internal) Medicine, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) + 1more

Dr Ayesha Akbar is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at St Mark's Hospital. She qualified from the University of Manchester with honours and undertook her specialist training in gastroenterology in London. She obtained her PhD degree from Imperial College London studying the molecular mechanisms of visceral hypersensitivity in the colon. Dr Akbar has received numerous prestigious awards for her work and she holds several management roles.

Dr Akbar offers the management of all general gastrointestinal pathologies. Her focus is on inflammatory bowel disease and she has a particular interest in abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome. She sub-specialises in neurogastroenterology and is a member of the British Society of Gastroenterology Neurogastroenterology committee. 

Dr Akbar is actively involved in research, education and training. She has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and regularly presents at national and international conferences. She is the national Education Chair of the British Society of Gastroenterology and Research and Development Director for London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust. 




Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy 
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) 
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Chron's disease 
  • Irritable bowel syndrome 
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Reflux 
  • Bloating
  • Polyps 
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