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Cardiology
20 years of experience
Electrophysiology

Dr Wright is a consultant cardiologist at Guys and St Thomas' NHS Trust and The Heart Rhythm Clinic specialising in the management of atrial fibrillation and atrial tachycardias. He is an expert in radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and complex cardiac mapping technologies. He has published over 100 scientific papers and books and is regularly asked to speak at major international meetings. He regularly performs 'live' Atrial Fibrillation ablation cases to teach European electrophysiologists.

Dr Wright trained at University College London after being selected for the prestigious MB PhD programme. He specialised in cardiology and electrophysiology. Following training at Oxford, The Hammersmith and St. Mary's, he spent two years at the world-renowned arrhythmia centre in Bordeaux, with Prof Haissaguerre, Jais and Hocini. He is a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the European Heart Rhythm Association.

 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Cardiac Resynchronisation
  • Electrophysiology
  • Pacemaker implantation

 

 

 

 

 

  • Arrhythmia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Palpitations
  • Tachycardia

 

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Rheumatology
Recommended by 11 specialists
15 years of experience

COVID19 update:

Dr Singh is seeing new and follow up patients face to face at The Physicians’ Clinic and at Chiswick Medical Centre. Clinics are following strict infection control guidance in order to maintain a safe & secure environment for patients.

Alternatively, he can see private patients via phone and video consult and arrange prescriptions to be delivered the same working day in London or next working day anywhere in the UK.

Please book an appointment and his PA will be in touch to confirm.

https://dranimeshsingh.com/

Dr Animesh Singh is a Consultant in Rheumatology and Acute & General Medicine working privately at The Physicians' Clinic, The Princess Grace Hospital and Chiswick Medical Centre. His NHS base is the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead.

He aims to offer holistic, evidence-based care to all his patients. He takes pride in treating individual patients and not just their medical problems and runs his clinics in a collaborative fashion with his patients, maintaining great respect for their beliefs and background.

He is proficient in the management of patients with all types of rheumatological disorders with particular interest in rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), osteoporosis, gout, lupus (SLE) and vasculitis.  In addition, he is heavily involved with acute and general medicine including the assessment and management of acutely sick patients as well as the investigation of complex undifferentiated symptoms.  He participates in the medical on call rota at both the Royal Free and Princess Grace Hospitals.

At the Royal Free, he runs a unique collaborative clinic with dermatology consultants concentrating on complex psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis patients. He is an educational supervisor for junior doctors, clinical tutor for undergraduate medical students and principal investigator in a number of clinical trials. He advises local commissioning groups and national bodies on the use of biologics in inflammatory diseases.

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Dermatology
Recommended by 5 specialists
19 years of experience
Skin Cancer, General Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology + 2 more

During the Coronavirus Outbreak video and remote consultations are being offered and insurance companies are covering such consultations

Nisith is a senior consultant in the Dermatology Surgery and Laser Unit of St John’s Institute of Dermatology (Guys' and St Thomas’ NHS Trust). He holds a substantive consultant post here and helps train junior doctors and the honorary consultants who visit from external departments to gain further experience from the UK and abroad. This is the largest clinical dermatology department in the UK. It opened in 1868 and is now one of the world’s leading centres for patients with skin problems. 

Nisith entered medical school with a British Medical Association scholarship and graduated with class and national prizes. He went on to train in the UK, USA and Canada and completed additional fellowship training in complex skin surgery, particularly Mohs micrographic surgery, lasers and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. He won an award at the American Academy of Dermatology for research in melanoma skin cancer.

Nisith treats a range of skin problems including acne, rosacea, moles, skin cancers, scars, discolouration, eczema, psoriasis and ageing skin. Nisith also receives referrals from GPs and other specialists for his opinion on managing common and rare skin problems and complications following cosmetic procedures.

He has access to the latest technology and has a network of highly trusted colleagues from other specialties who he can call upon to manage the most complex cases.

He is often invited to give lectures at specialty conferences and advises the media and legal profession on a range of skin topics. He is a regular speaker for the European Society of Micrographic Surgery.

Nisith sits on the boards of a number of national and European committees, including ones for the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group and the Royal College of Surgeons Cosmetic and Reconstructive Interface Group, that set standards for practice and training. He is also a college representative for The Royal College of Physicians.

For more information go to http://cedarsderm.co.uk/meet-the-team/dr-nisith-sheth/

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Cardiology
Recommended by 10 specialists
13 years of experience
Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy

Dr Kanaganayagam is a Cardiologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Cardiology for Imperial and Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trusts and also offers private consultations. He sees patients with complaints of chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations, dizziness and leg swelling. He also treats patients with known coronary disease, valve disease, arrhythmias and heart failure as well as common conditions such as hypertension and high cholesterol.

He is the Lead for Cardiology Imaging at Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals, and has expertise in CT coronary angiography (with calcium score), stress echocardiography, transoesophageal echos and cardiac MRIs. Importantly, he uses these to thoroughly investigate and treat his patients appropriately, and performs these for other heart specialists to help manage their patients. He has been the Lead for a Community Heart Failure service at Imperial and continues to manage patients with both reduced and preserved systolic function (HFPEF and HFREF).

He continues to participate in original cardiovascular research, and has written review articles and lectured on cardiac CT, echocardiography and cardiac MRI.

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Urology
Recommended by 7 specialists
18 years of experience
Kidney Stones, Benign Prostatic Enlargement, General Urology + 3 more

Mr Tamer El-Husseiny is a consultant urological surgeon at Charing Cross and St Mary's hospitals. In addition to general urology he sub-specialises in the diagnosis and management of kidney stones and Benign prostatic disorders. He is an expert in endourological surgery (minimally invasive surgery) such as ureteroscopy and laser stone fragmentation, PCNL (keyhole surgery for kidney stones), HoLEP (Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate), Urolift, Rezum water vapour therapy and the endourological management of upper tract urothelial cancers. He treats other upper tract abnormalities, including strictures and extrinsic obstruction. He also has special expertise in the use of different types of urological stents.


Mr El-Husseiny graduated from medical school with honours, he has then completed his basic surgical and urological training and was appointed as an assistant lecturer in urology. He underwent his higher specialist urological training on both the London and West Midlands urology training schemes. In addition, he has also completed the prestigious two-year subspecialty endourology fellowship (Awarded by the Endourological Society, USA) at St Bartholomew's Hospital, specialising in the management of complex stone disease.

He has completed a MSc and MD degrees in urology and is very passionate about research and academic urology. He has led on and completed numerous research projects and has extensively published in peer reviewed journals, authored book chapters and presented in international, national and regional conferences and meetings. He maintains a strong teaching interest and he has taught on numerous courses and workshops. He is also a peer reviewer for numerous international journals.


Publications:

Percutaneous Endourologic Procedures in High-Risk Patients in the Lateral Decubitus Position under Regional Anaesthesia. J Endourol. 2009 Oct; 23 (10): 1603-6.

The role of open stone surgery. A J Urol, May 2012; 10, 284–288.

The new Invisio® DUR-D “chip-on-the-tip” digital Flexible Ureterorenoscopes – evaluation of changes in physical properties over time. Therapy (2010) 7(4), 423–427.

Erectile Dysfunction; a review on current management. GPonline. December 2013. http://www.gponline.com/erectile-dysfunction-clinical-review/mens-health/erectile-dysfunction-premature ejaculation/article/1223911

Transurethral Ethanol Ablation of the Prostate (TEAP) for symptomatic Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH): long term follow up. T. El-Husseiny, N. Buchholz. J Endourol 2011 Mar; 25 (3): 477-80.

What is better in percutaneous nephrolithotomy – Prone or supine? A systematic review. A J Urol, 14, Issue 2, June 2016, Pages 101–107

Long-term follow-up of recurrent stone formers – who, how long and how often? BJU Int. 2010 Jan; 105(1): 1-2. Epub 2009 Nov 13.

A comparative study of the requirement of introducer sheaths for ureteric access between an old generation fibre-optic flexible ureteroscope and a new “chip on the tip” digital flexible ureteroscope. The Journal of Urology, Volume 183, Issue 4, Supplement, April 2010, Page e497.

The Current Role of Memokath 051 Thermo-Expandable Metal Stent in Management of Benign and Malignant Ureteric
Strictures. Med Surg Urol (2012) S4:003. Doi: 10.4172/2168-9857.S4- 003

A novel wire stent (Zebrastent) for ureteric stenting in stone patients. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2008 Sep; 5 (5): 545-7.

Pain in extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Urol Res. 2009 Apr; 37 (2): 51-3.

Ureteric guide wire damage by Holmium: YAG laser: preliminary results. Urol Res. 2009 Feb; 37(1): 7-10.

Treating bladder-outflow obstruction with thermo-expandable prostate metal stents. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2009 Jul; 6 (4): 357-363.

Assessing and developing percutaneous renal access skills of trainees using the state of the art PERC MENTOR™ simulation trainer. European Urology Supplements, Volume 9, Issue 2, April 2010, Pages 36-37.

‘Putting lead in your pencil’: self-insertion of an unusual urethral foreign body for sexual gratification. J R Soc Med Sh Rep 2010; 1: 18. DOI 10.1258/ shorts.2010.010014.

Characterising Stent Symptoms Associated with a Segmental Thermo-Expandable Metallic Stent Using a Validated Stent Symptoms Questionnaire. Cur Urol 2011; 5: 72–78.

'An interventional urology list' - a novel concept for UK urological services. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2010 Oct 25.

Improving Patient Positioning to Reduce Complications in Prone Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy. J Endourol. May 2009: 831-832.

A novel long-term thermo-expandable ureteric metal stent: Memokath 051TM. Papatsoris AG, Masood J, El-Husseiny T, Ndirika S, Junaid I, Buchholz N: In: BJU International website. Fitzpatrick JM, Drake M, Webber R (eds): Atlas of Surgical Devices, 2008.

Case based investigation: Urodynamics. Maan Z, Dickens N, El-Husseiny T, Moraitis K, Masood J, Junaid I, Buchholz N: Foundation Years Journal. June 2009 Volume 3, Issue 5: Urology.

Emergency inpatient extra-corporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) a safe and effective alternative. European Urology Supplements, Volume 9, Issue 2, April 2010.

Endovascular covered stenting for the management of post-percutaneous nephrolithotomy renal pseudo pseudoaneurysm: a case report. J Med Case Reports. 2010 Sep 23; 4 (1):316.

Simultaneous antegrade/retrograde upper urinary tract access: Bart's modified lateral position for complex upper tract endourologic pathologic features. Urology. 2012 Feb; 79(2): 287-92. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2011.08.023. 

Insertion of a Ureteric Memokath Stent through a Prostatic Memokath Stent Using Extracorporeal Needles Placed on the Skin to Mark and Measure the Ureteric Stricture in a Patient with Prostate Cancer. Curr Urol 2008; 2:200-203.

Should urologists in the UK perform their own nephrostomies and renal access for endourological procedures - what does the future hold? : BJU Int. 2009 Sep; 104(6): 755-7.

Comparison of Stent-Related Symptoms between Conventional Double-J Stents and a New-Generation Thermoexpandable Segmental Metallic Stent: A Validated-Questionnaire-Based Study. J Endourol. April 2010: 589-593.

A technique to flush out renal stone fragments during percutaneous nephrolithotomy. J Endourol. 2009 Jan; 23(1): 5-6.

Simultaneous anterograde and retrograde endourologic access: "the Barts technique". J Endourol. 2008 Dec; 22(12)

Endourological management of an iatrogenic ureteric avulsion using a thermoexpandable nickel-titanium alloy stent (Memokath 051).  J Endourol Case Reports. May 2017, 3(1): 57-60. 

Clinical, fiscal and environmental benefits of a specialist‐led virtual ureteric colic clinic: a prospective study. BJU Int 2019. 

Metallic Ureteric Stents in Malignant Ureteric Obstruction: a Systematic Review. Urology. 2018 Feb 2. pii: S0090-4295(18)30064-5. 


Book Chapters:

Ureteric stents; Physiology of stent flow. Tamer El-Husseiny & Martin Knight. In: N P Buchholz et al (Eds), Handbook of Urinary Stents: Basic Science and Clinical Applications. ISBN-10: 1907816658. ISBN-13: 978-1907816659 JP Medical Ltd, London, 2016  

Advanced Training of a Practicing Urologist in Stone Disease Management. In: Urolithiasis; basic science and clinical practice. T El-Husseiny and N Buchholz. In: Hans-Goran Tiselius, David M. Albala, Zhangqun Ye et al. (ends). Urolithiasis, 1 DOI 10.1007/978-1-4471-4387-1_102, © Springer-Verlag London 2013

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy: Renal Stones. El-Husseiny T, Papatsoris A, Masood J, Buchholz N. In: N.P. Rao et al.
(eds.), Urinary Tract Stone Disease, 455-467. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-84800-362-0_39, © Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy in Peyronie’s Disease. El-Husseiny T, Papatsoris A, Masood J, Buchholz N: In: Loske AM (ed): New Trends in Shock Wave Applications to Medicine and Biotechnology. Research Signpost Publishers, 2009.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy: Its application in orthopaedics. El-Husseiny T, Papatsoris A, Masood J, Buchholz N: In: Loske AM (ed): New Trends in Shock Wave Applications to Medicine and Biotechnology. Research Signpost Publishers, 2009.

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Urology
Recommended by 5 specialists
19 years of experience
General Urology, Kidney Stones, Benign Prostatic Enlargement + 3 more

Mr Patki is a Consultant Urological Surgeon and The Clinical Lead in Urology at St. Barts and The Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust as well as a Specialist Renal Cancer Surgeon at The Royal Free Renal Cancer Centre.

After gaining his primary medical qualification, Mr Patki completed higher surgical training in General Surgery and was subsequently awarded a Gold Medal for his Masters of Surgery degree. He undertook specialist training in Urology leading to his Diploma of the National Board in Genitourinary Surgery. After much success in competitive national training at The London Deanery, Mr Patki enrolled on training on the North Thames Rotation which culminated in a Fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons.

His innovative research has led to numerous groundbreaking discoveries and his work in fertility in spinal cord injury patients led to a successful vibro-ejaculation service for spinal injury patients. Furthermore, he has presented and published many scientific papers, reviews, letters and book chapters on a variety of urological conditions.

Mr Patki specialises in the care of a wide spectrum of general urological conditions such as urological stone disease, overactive bladder, prostate enlargement, incontinence and neuro-urology. Additionally, his subspecialist interest is urologic oncology, specifically renal cancer. He has established the Robotic and Laparoscopic renal surgical service at St. Bartholomew's and The Royal London Hospital and leads the renal cancer surgical pathway at The Royal London hospital. He is a specialist renal cancer surgeon at the Royal Free Renal Cancer Centre.

Mr Patki is a Faculty member of Chitra Sethia Laparoscopic and Robotic Training centre UCL and a founder member of Chelmsford Imperial Robotic Simulation (CIRS) Training Team involved in training in crisis management, communication and team working for robotic and laparoscopic surgical teams.

To book an appointment with Mr Patki, please book on the live appointment calendar or alternatively call his secretary on: 07510206477

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Dermatology
Recommended by 1 specialist
36 years of experience
General Dermatology, Skin Cancer

Dr Helene Menagé is a highly experienced Consultant Dermatologist based in London. She has extensive dermatological experience, with specialist interests in photodermatology, sun allergies, skin cancer and all aspects of general dermatology including inflammatory diseases such as eczema, acne and psoriasis.

After qualifying from Guys' Hospital with an intercalated BSc in Psychology, Dr Menagé trained in general medicine for 4 years at Hammersmith Hospital, Brompton Hospital, UCL St Luc Brussels,  Guys' and St Thomas' Hopitals and on the St Thomas’ medical registrar rotation.  Thereafter, she completed specialist training in Dermatology at St John's Institute, with research in photodermatology. In 1997 Dr Menagé was appointed as a general  Consultant Dermatologist to Lewisham Hospital and in Photodermatology at St John’s Institute, Guys and St Thomas' Hospitals.

Alongside her clinical work, Dr Menagé has been involved in research and has published  academic papers, book chapters and clinical case reports. She also helped develop consensus statements for the public through the British Photodermatology Group and NHS Choices, and has contributed to guideline publications for the British Association of Dermatologists.

Dr Menagé is passionate about education and professional development.  She teaches medical students and dermatology trainees, oversaw the integration of medical student teaching into Lewisham dermatology, interviews for KCl and is a former senior examiner for the MSc  in Clinical Dermatology (KCL).

Dr Menagé was a previous secretary/treasurer of the British Photodermatology Group and former Clinical Editor of Current Medical Literature: Dermatology. She is a past president of the St John's Dermatological Society and former president of the dermatology section of the Royal Society of Medicine. She is  a trustee of the Royal Society of Medicine.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Cautery
  • Cryolipolysis
  • Cryotherapy 
  • Cyst Excision
  • Dermoscopy
  • Electrodesiccation & Curettage
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Hair Loss Treatment
  • Mole Check
  • Mole Mapping
  • Mole Removal
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • Phototherapy
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Cancer Surgery 
  • Acne
  • Aged and Sun Damaged Skin
  • Blistering Disorders
  • Bullous Pemphigoid
  • Cysts
  • Dandruff
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
  • Fungal Infection
  • Hives
  • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
  • Impetiginised Eczema
  • Inflammatory Dermatoses
  • Lupus
  • Melanoma
  • Moles
  • Pemphigus
  • Photodermatology (Sunlight and Skin)
  • Polymyositis
  • Rosacea
  • Shingles
  • Skin Allergies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Tags
  • Sunlight Allergies
  • Urticaria
  • Verucca
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts (Viral) 
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Respiratory Medicine
Recommended by 1 specialist
30 years of experience
General (Internal) Medicine

Dr Michael Beckles is a Consultant Respiratory and General Physician with a special interest in lung cancer and sarcoidosis. He was named as one of the top respiratory physicians in the Tatler Guide to Private Practice in the UK in 2013.

Dr Beckles completed his undergraduate training at the University of Manchester and his postgraduate training was in Manchester and London. He was appointed as Consultant Physician at the Royal Free Hospital in 2001.

Dr Beckles has held clinical leadership positions in acute medicine, bronchoscopy, and lung cancer and he is the Chair of the Wellington Hospital Respiratory Group. He has also co-chaired the Harley Street Clinic Lung Cancer MDT.

Dr Beckles has an interest in medical research and education and he has contributed to national and international guidelines on the management of lung cancer. He is also actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Pneumonia treatment
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treatment
  • Sarcoidosis treatment
  • Lung cancer screening and diagnosis
  • Pulmonary embolism treatment
  • Management of pneumothorax (collapsed lung)
  • Cough
  • Breathlessness.
  • Lung cancer
  • Interventional bronchoscopy
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pleural disease
  • Pneumothorax
  • Cough
  • Asbestos-related lung disease
  • COPD
  • General medicine
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Cardiothoracic Surgery
Recommended by 2 specialists
30 years of experience
Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Mr David Lawrence is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon with nearly two decades of experience in the treatment and diagnosis of cardiothoracic conditions including lung cancer and mitral valve issues. He sees private patients at The Harley Street Clinic.

Dr Lawrence gained his primary medical qualifications at King’s College London in 1990, after which he undertook his specialist training at various renowned London Hospitals including Harefield Hospital, Kings College London, St George's, The Hammersmith and The Heart Hospitals. During this time, Dr Lawrence worked towards his Master of Surgery Degree, where he undertook Gene Therapy research. After this he was appointed as Thoracic Surgeon at the University College London Heart Hospital. Dr Lawrence is well versed in minimally invasive Thoracic surgical techniques such as the Da Vinci Robotic Si Surgical system, as well as more conventional straight forward surgical procedures.

Dr Lawrence centres his practice around a holistic approach and evidence-based medicine, in order to provide his patients with the information they require to make informed decisions regarding their treatment. This allows him to deliver the highest standard of care. Dr Lawrence is also an active member of the research community, authoring various papers on mesothelioma and coronary artery surgery.

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General Surgery
Recommended by 1 specialist
29 years of experience
Colorectal Surgery

Mr Christopher Chan is a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon based at Barts NHS Trust. He sees patients privately at The Lister Hospital and The Harley Street Clinic, where he is also the lead colorectal surgeon for The Endometriosis Centre.

Mr Chan graduated from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical School in 1991 and then undertook surgical training in Cambridge and London, He was awarded an MRC Clinical Fellowship for work on pelvic floor dysfunction, which culminatd in a PhD. He continued with further sub-specialist colorectal training fellowships, which took place in Sydney, Paris and St Mark’s Hospital in Harrow. 

He has wide experience in elective and emergency surgery and expertise in open, laparoscopic and robotic techniques, specifically with complex colorectal diseases. These include Colorectal Cancer, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Enterocutaneous Fistula, Intestinal Failure, Complex Anal Fistula, Anorectal and Pelvic Floor Problems, such as incontinence, evacuatory difficulty and constipation, and pelvic floor reconstruction. 

His research interests include investigating new techniques for treating faecal incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction, ultra-low sphincter preserving resections and inflammatory bowel disease. In addition to his clinical work, Mr Chan is active in teaching and lecturing at all levels, including MBBS, MRCA and Intercollegiate FRCS examinations. He also speaks at national and international conferences.

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
  • Colorectal Surgery 
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Bowel Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Irritable Bowel Disease
  • Pelvic Floor Problems
  • Crohn's Disease 
  • Anal Fistula
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